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We wore trainers without any issues. The...
We wore trainers without any issues.

The Falklands are not too cold during the time you will be there so there's no need for heavy clothing. Waterproof may be more appropriate, though we had...
Have a look at Bluff Cove Lagoon for king and...
Have a look at Bluff Cove Lagoon for king and gentoo penguins. A much shorter, but still quite bumpy, ride. Delicious complementary refreshments at the Sea Cabbage Cafe.
If your equipment shows 100 - 240v the you only...
If your equipment shows 100 - 240v the you only need an adapter.

The only issue you may find is that some adapters will not handle the wattage required for a hair drier. We have one which will...
As you have worked out, Hurtigruten don't do...
As you have worked out, Hurtigruten don't do 'cruises' along the Norwegian coast of the kind you are looking for. Probably the nearest you would get would be to book a number of legs on different...
As I suggested previously, the only place to be...
As I suggested previously, the only place to be in in Antarctica is outside on deck. In terms of a cabin, low down and midships will help mitigate any rough seas (Drake Passage...).
You have done this to death on your other thread...
You have done this to death on your other thread where you received zero support. You made a mistake, why not just leave it and move on?

As for ' some have suggested that you purchase travel...
Can I gently suggest that you have a look at an...
Can I gently suggest that you have a look at an expedition cruise which will provide a very different experience, including landings in Antarctica. There will be no landings on a HAL cruise. If you...
I think you will find that you have posted in the...
I think you will find that you have posted in the wrong thread (and he has already said that he didn't read the Ts & Cs)!
If you intend going in 2020 then you should look...
If you intend going in 2020 then you should look to book this year when brochures are released if you want the best choices and best prices.
We, too, were disappointed with the Chilean...
We, too, were disappointed with the Chilean fjords when we did a Santiago - Buenos Aires cruise a few years ago.

Nothing can compare with Antarctica!
Midnatsol uses zodiacs because she is a much...
Midnatsol uses zodiacs because she is a much bigger ship than Fram and so needs larger craft to get the increased numbers ashore speedily. Because she is bigger, and landings for all ships are...
December 2017/January 2018 have been and gone......
December 2017/January 2018 have been and gone... 2018/2019 perhaps?

We found the difference in cost between an expedition trip focussed on Antarctica on Hurtigruten's Fram, and booked at the...
Yes, Hurtigruten's Fram (note that the larger...
Yes, Hurtigruten's Fram (note that the larger Midnatsol uses zodiacs).

Glad it was helpful!
A quick search turned this up......
A quick search turned this up... http://www.satsignal.eu/Hols/2009/Antarctica/album/slides/2009-01-26-2024-14.jpg

You can see the rails to help with getting in and out, and the central rail to...
Fram's Polarcirkels really are very good. Firm...
Fram's Polarcirkels really are very good. Firm seating and plenty of rails to hold onto. On our first Antarctic trip the expedition team and crew got a lady in a wheelchair ashore in one.
One of our trips was in November and we saw...
One of our trips was in November and we saw whales. It's not that you won't see any, just that the number varies over the season. Whenever you go you will see wildlife and landscapes to amaze you....
There is little point in booking your cabin based...
There is little point in booking your cabin based on the view in Antarctica. The view there (wildlife, seascape and landscape) will be 360° for much of the time and you really should be out on deck...
Is...
Is https://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/practical-information/sailing-plan/ what you were looking for?
There is a bar and prices are higher than you...
There is a bar and prices are higher than you will be used to in Newcastle: it's Norway with Norwegian prices. Just think about the price as a percentage of the overall cost of the trip and it won't...
And for more than a few years UK (and, I believe,...
And for more than a few years UK (and, I believe, Australian) travellers have been charged more than US travellers for identical trips on quite a number of cruise lines.
That timing sounds very tight and allows for no...
That timing sounds very tight and allows for no delays. On the occasions we have flown out of Bergen the traffic to the airport has been quite heavy. You are also relying on arriving in Bergen on...
We always get our foreign currency from an ATM at...
We always get our foreign currency from an ATM at our arrival airport. I seem to remember that there are such ATMs in Oslo airport and I expect there will be at least one in Kirkenes. Not wholly...
Ah, many thanks for the clarification! ...
Ah, many thanks for the clarification!




Yes, but the end is (almost) nigh!
Not yet, but we're working on it. 29 March 2019...
Not yet, but we're working on it. 29 March 2019 is the day we leave but there will almost certainly be a transition period.




It was long overdue, though some smaller outlets are finding...
Thanks, but sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. ...
Thanks, but sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.

Does the UK law not apply because we would be paying a Norwegian company?

Or does it not apply if we in the UK use an 'EU' credit card (but what...