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It will be near impossible to not hugely enjoy...
It will be near impossible to not hugely enjoy your trip. Fram, her crew and the expedition team are superb. As is your destination!!
Their charges are just silly and I'm determined...
Their charges are just silly and I'm determined to avoid using them. £36 per person for making the application plus £12.50 for posting passports back to us. I could (almost) pay for return fares to...
Agreed, though I have seen the crew on...
Agreed, though I have seen the crew on Hurtigruten's Fram take a lady in a wheelchair ashore in Antarctica.
Many thanks for the response: appreciated. ...
Many thanks for the response: appreciated.

I, too, am baffled! I've spent an age on the phone but the visa section don't answer and my email to them of a week ago appears to have fallen into a...
Apologies for cross posting. Fletcher, I...
Apologies for cross posting.


Fletcher, I would be very grateful if you could have a look at post #14 at https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/showthread.php?p=53782255#post53782255

Thanks.
Can I gently suggest that anyone considering a...
Can I gently suggest that anyone considering a cruise ship visit to Antarctica researches the expedition ship options?

Generally a much better chance of getting there (and longer there when you...
We did Buenos Aires, the Falklands, South...
We did Buenos Aires, the Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica and Iguazu Falls on one of our trips with a laptop, three DSLR bodies and a bunch of lenses, long and short, and still made the weight...
Hi. I would really appreciate it if you...
Hi.

I would really appreciate it if you could offer advice on getting the visa by post.

Post #14 in this thread explains my lack of understanding!
The visa page on the Mozambique High Commission's...
The visa page on the Mozambique High Commission's Consular page (www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk/… (http://www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk/?id_w=3&id_w1=16)) is less than clear on what is...
It is very yellow but I have worn it on a few...
It is very yellow but I have worn it on a few occasions since we returned.

The odd thing is that Hurtigruten spent thousands on Fram in repainting the superstructure with its polar destinations...
Bodo was far from one of our favourite ports....
Bodo was far from one of our favourite ports. There was little to see there and we were drenched to the skin in a sudden rainstorm as we returned to the ship!
We have done Bergen to Tromso (with an additional...
We have done Bergen to Tromso (with an additional night in Tromso to allow for dog sledding) in February, and Tromso - Kirkeness - Bergen in October.

In terms of northbound or southbound, we...
We'll be in Australia this time next year and...
We'll be in Australia this time next year and will most likely be visiting Kangaroo Island. We have used our Fram jackets on quite a few trips away from our polar trips but never imagined that they...
The gangway and goods doors are on the port side...
The gangway and goods doors are on the port side and so noise is a little more intrusive on that side when they are operating. Choose a cabin on the starboard side?
Agreed on video. Too often overlooked but it...
Agreed on video. Too often overlooked but it really does take you back, especially with the sounds but, thankfully, not some of the smells!

Steadying with a long zoom can be helped by waiting...
I think you will find that 'pioneer point' is...
I think you will find that 'pioneer point' is actually 'Volunteer Point'...
Fram's jacket are, in our opinion, not warm....
Fram's jacket are, in our opinion, not warm. Windproof and waterproof, but not warm.
I usually have a couple of DSLRs with long...
I usually have a couple of DSLRs with long lenses, but you're not going to get that sort of equipment for less than $1,000. You could, though, get a bridge camera like the Panasonic FZ2000 with its...
We have sailed to the Falklands three times....
We have sailed to the Falklands three times. Twice it was calm, once it was a Force 12. No-one this far out can say what the weather will be like at the time of the eclipse. December is the Austral...
You might want to have a look at the UK Antarctic...
You might want to have a look at the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust website: http://www.ukaht.org/shop/books-and-maps/

Anything you spend there will go to a very good and appropriate cause.
We have been at both ends of the season and saw...
We have been at both ends of the season and saw plenty of ice, snow and wildlife. Whatever time you go you will not be disappointed. Just don't fix on seeing anything in particular. These are not...
We haven't done Fram in the Amazon but we have...
We haven't done Fram in the Amazon but we have considered it. And rejected it as the number of sea days, though no doubt necessary, were too many. And it was expensive.

If we do go to the Amazon...
Make sure you include the Falklands, South...
Make sure you include the Falklands, South Gerogia and the peninsula in your trip. After that ask yourself how, without the crew telling you, you would know you had crossed the circle.

One of our...
As I suggested earlier, you will get a better...
As I suggested earlier, you will get a better response if you start a new thread with a suitable title. This thread is about 'Falklands Shore Excursions' and so you are unlikely to reach many who...
Landings in Antarctica are usually included in...
Landings in Antarctica are usually included in the cost of the trip...

However, can you be more specific about the excursions? If they're not solely in the Falklands it might be best to start your...