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Thanks for the feedback.
Thanks for the feedback.
Just to follow up, we are currently leaning to...
Just to follow up, we are currently leaning to the Holiday Inn Express, though the Hilton is still in the running. This is partly driven by risk-averseness and partly by a desire to accumulate...
Going on Seabourn in December, any tips, clothing?
My girlfriend and I are going on Seabourn in December, Buenos Aires to Santiago. Anyone who has gone with Seabourn, we would be grateful for any Seabourn-specific tips. I imagine clothing is going...
Many thanks. What is 1-2-1?
Many thanks. What is 1-2-1?
Thanks, Russ. We will definitely arrive early to...
Thanks, Russ. We will definitely arrive early to be safe. We have not yet figured out how early. Work issues is squeezing us on both sides of the cruise. But arriving on the 18th seems like a...
Thanks. I think I found an answer to my seat...
Thanks. I think I found an answer to my seat question at seatguru.com, apparently part of Trip Advisor.
Flight and Hotel Recommendations?
We are going with Seabourn, which leaves on 12/20. We likely will fly into Buenos Aires on 12/19 to be safe. Maybe even a little earlier so we can see some of the city. It looks like we will fly...
I don't know if that post was encouraging or...
I don't know if that post was encouraging or discouraging. I have never used nurofen sticks, but bring a heating pad with me. I have a Therastem machine, sort of a massage machine, but have never...
Well, my girl friend vetoed the tiny rooms on...
Well, my girl friend vetoed the tiny rooms on Ponant, so it looks like we are going with Seabourn. As Chairsin said and Seabourn confirmed, we will only get to go ashore once a day for about an...
I did on CruiseCritic. Both Ponant and Seabourn...
I did on CruiseCritic. Both Ponant and Seabourn have vastly more excellent and very good ratings than those lower than that. Specifically for Antarctica, Ponant was even better. As I recall, there...
Thanks, Chairsin. How much time did you get...
Thanks, Chairsin. How much time did you get ashore? Larger number of passangers an issue in this regard?
Ponant v Seabourn
Via trip advisor, I found some fairly cryptic info on these two lines. Both are luxurious. Seabourn is the bigger boat, probably a bit more comfortable when underway. Ponant is smaller, can...
Thanks for all of the feedback. I have back...
Thanks for all of the feedback. I have back issues, hence the massage query.
I hear that. I went to the Seabourn section of...
I hear that. I went to the Seabourn section of this site. People were mostly very positive.
Thanks, Keith. That is what I found on one site,...
Thanks, Keith. That is what I found on one site, but I wondered how reliable it was. Is there a place on this site where cruise lines are generally rated?
Ranking of Antarctica Cruise Lines
We want to do a cruise where we can fly 1st class to departure point, and probably prefer Buenos Aires to Santiago or vice versa. We also would like a December to January trip. We were thinking in...
I am originally from San Diego and thought that...
I am originally from San Diego and thought that once. As an east coaster, I now think 60 is balmy.
12/20 cruse from Fort Lauderdale to LA. Warm Clothes?
On Princess, my girl friend and I are going on our first cruise (not counting World Campus Afloat in 1972) on December 20, leaving from Fort Lauderdale and ending up two weeks later in LA. We assume...
Thanks! When I checked, that did not seem to be...
Thanks! When I checked, that did not seem to be the case. I must have looked in the wrong places.
Good question. Probably. The problem is being...
Good question. Probably. The problem is being stuck in a small coach seat where I can barely move for hours. That problem would not exist on the ship. I wonder a bit, though, about bouncing...
It is that charter flight that is the problem. ...
It is that charter flight that is the problem. That is all coach, right? And I could not find commercial flights down there with first class.
Flying first class
I have chronic back trouble which pretty much requires me to fly first class. As best as I can tell, if you want to go ashore in Antarctica, you need to take a ship from the southern tip. But no...
Thanks for the feedback. I think I was imagining...
Thanks for the feedback. I think I was imagining AA to be a big block of ice. NG may be a little adventurous for my girlfriend. I don't think she gets seasick, but she has rarely been on a boat,...
National Geographic worth it? Going ashore?
Is NG worth the candle? Very pricy, but I guess I could talk myself into it. This may be a stupid question, but how big a deal is going ashore? Holland Lines would be a lot cheaper....
Forum: Alaska
Posted By der110
Did a tour in Barrow, which I recommend highly. ...
Did a tour in Barrow, which I recommend highly. It is probably standard, but we got to see the Arctic Ocean, learned about native life styles, etc.