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Some cruise and land photos from South America

 

Glacier Romanche

 

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Glacier Italia

 

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And don't forget the Beagle Canal

 

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Our most intimate glacier experience was not in Antarctica but in Argentina

 

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Nice pics.  I hope to get the same great weather on my Feb 2021 Antarctica cruise.

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1 hour ago, Crew News said:

Nice pics.  I hope to get the same great weather on my Feb 2021 Antarctica cruise.

 

Thank you and we hope so too . The weather is very changeable there . We had sleet the day before we went through Glacier Alley and the port of Ushuaia was closed. The next morning it was 80% cloudy but it cleared after breakfast and stayed clear throughout the day .

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Tabular icebergs

 

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Antarctica from our balcony

 

 

 

 

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It was snowing when this penguin took the plunge

 

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The Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol

 

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Antarctica is still on our bucket list, we made it as far as Ushuaia & had great weather for the sail through Glacier Alley.  

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2 hours ago, ski ww said:

Antarctica is still on our bucket list, we made it as far as Ushuaia & had great weather for the sail through Glacier Alley.  

 

Super , we had foggy in Glacier Alley and windy that kept us from port in Ushuaia on Christmas Day last year so we showed some photos from our previous trip . We had a short visit around the Horn and left early to try to beat a storm to Antarctica which we mostly did .

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The turn to Route 40 in Argentina

 

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A Rhea beside the road

 

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The clouds shadow on the hills

 

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Envy makes it hard to compliment your pictures, but I will.

 

🙂

 

Dave

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1 hour ago, pierces said:

Envy makes it hard to compliment your pictures, but I will.

 

🙂

 

Dave

 

Thank you , coming from an accomplished photographer such as yourself that is quite a compliment . It's a great place to shoot some photos !

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We were thrilled to be going to El Chalten for the first time and we really prefer the open road driving to the scenery in cities

 

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 Horses

 

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An Estancia and our first sighting of Mt. Fitz Roy in the center

 

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Getting closer

 

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20 hours ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

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Always wanted to take that cruise Rio/Buenas Aires to Chile. Many years ago we were on a Miami to Chile cruise. Your photos definitely has got me convinced that I got to do so! Great photos!

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1 hour ago, tommui987 said:

 

Always wanted to take that cruise Rio/Buenas Aires to Chile. Many years ago we were on a Miami to Chile cruise. Your photos definitely has got me convinced that I got to do so! Great photos!

 

If you are considering Antarctica there are only about 2 years left before the larger cruise ships will not be able to go there .

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I know that there are upcoming restrictions on which ships can cruise the Norwegian fjords, but I can’t find any affecting Antarctic cruises other than that landings are only allowed from ships with 500 or less passengers. Can you give any further information on this?

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5 minutes ago, Paul S said:

I know that there are upcoming restrictions on which ships can cruise the Norwegian fjords, but I can’t find any affecting Antarctic cruises other than that landings are only allowed from ships with 500 or less passengers. Can you give any further information on this?

 

 

 

 

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  On 8/19/2019 at 3:27 PM, Hawaiidan said:

The have special built small  expedition ships..... expect to pay $1000 a day pp.  or more   ALL the other lines without expedition ships  under 400 PAx I think, will  be prohibited .     It will be supply and demand cutting the available cabins from thousands a month  to a few hundred $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  Your pockets will have to be pretty deep in 2020

However, since these "small expedition ships" were built in 2000, long before the new Polar Class was even being discussed by the IMO, they are not PC-6 classed, and therefore will not be allowed north of 60*n or south of 60*s.  It does not matter the size of the ship, the ship must meet the new structural and operational requirements of the unified Polar Code.

 

And, the ships are not "special built" as they were originally built for Renaissance cruises and then owned by Pullmantur before Azamara acquired them.

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14 hours ago, Paul S said:

I know that there are upcoming restrictions on which ships can cruise the Norwegian fjords, but I can’t find any affecting Antarctic cruises other than that landings are only allowed from ships with 500 or less passengers. Can you give any further information on this?

 

More information on the Polar Ice Code

 

 

 

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This was our second time to El Calafate and we love the scenery

 

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Perito Moreno Glacier

 

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240' tall , 2 - 1/2 miles wide and 19 miles long and increasing in size .

 

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We saw this Marine Ice Iceberg float up from beneath the glacier

 

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The different colors come from frozen sea water in addition to lighter colored frozen fresh water

 

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A gourmet Glacier cruise

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The trip to Puerto Bandera is the same way as to Perito Moreno only you turn right instead of left . It takes about 40 minutes by car .

 

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The door to the smaller private area on the boat has a map of the trip . The door nob is where we begin our cruise .

 

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Eight of us sat at the dining table .You can see our camera bags at the bench where we sat .

 

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The first offering was the carb course .

 

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The first ice berg

 

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The black ice has it's color from the rocks and sand that it rubbed against sliding down the glacier .

 

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An ice cave

 

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Like people , icebergs come in many different sizes and shapes

 

 

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Gauge the iceberg by the trees growing on top of the hills

 

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More icebergs from this beautiful area

 

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