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What kind of Travellers visit Antarctica – Is this you?

Antarctica is unlike any other travel destination. There are no fancy hotels or restaurants. There are no architectural wonders, museums, or popular attractions. Churches, theatres, gardens, parks, and festivals are also absent. There isn’t even a sense of native culture as indigenous groups have never settled on the great Southern Continent. Antarctica Travellers So how does a place such as …

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Cruising Antarctica Solo – When Travelling Alone is Anything But Lonely

Cruising Antarctica solo? Here’s how!   Planning a cruise to Antarctica without a travel companion to share cabin costs? We give you the lowdown on the amazing benefits of solo travel to this amazing continent and give you tips on how to avoid high supplement costs. And remember: just because you travel solo to the end of the world, it …

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10 Must Visit Sub-Antarctic Islands

Antarctica is rightly a destination on many people’s bucket list. Antarctica’s mountainous landscapes, glimmering glaciers and imposing icebergs are truly breath taking. But Antarctica is also surrounded on all sides by sub-Antarctic islands. Most of them are mere specks in the Southern Ocean – not even shown on most world maps. You may ask – considering they are so small …

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How much does it cost to visit Antarctica From Australia?

The cost of a cruise to Antarctica is arguably the primary concern for potential adventurers. We could bet our bottom dollar that you’ve already heard about how expensive this destination is, and you’re likely sweating buckets thinking you’d have to sell your right kidney in order to afford this most majestic of journeys. Relax. Antarctica is certainly not the cheapest …

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How Long Does It Take To Get to Antarctica from Australia?

Wondering how long it takes to reach Antarctica from Australia? We give you the lowdown of all your options, outline the time frames involved, and include tips on what you should consider, before planning what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable adventure to the end of the world. When planning a trip from Australia to Antarctica, it helps to have an …

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The Best Antarctica Cruise Ship

 Choosing the best Antarctica cruise ship for your upcoming venture to the end of the world, may seem like an adventure of its own accord. With so many vessels to choose from, and so many things to consider, navigating your way through the fleet (pun totally intended!) can seem a little daunting. So we’re here to help. We’ve combined our …

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The 10 Best Things to See & Do in Antarctica

Are you planning a cruise to Antarctica and think all you’ll do is sit back on your deck-chair, hot cuppa in hand, and admire the scenery? Think again! Antarctica is not only one of the most mesmerising travel destinations on the planet, it is also one of the most interactive. The 10 Best Things to See and Do in Antarctica …

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How to get to Antarctica?

Want to know how to get to Antarctica? We detail the most popular ways to reach the great White Continent and give you the lowdown of the pros and cons of each method. Because when it comes to reaching Antarctica…getting there is half the fun! Antarctica is an enigmatic destination, a place that seems so far removed from most people’s …

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Travel Insurance tips for Antarctica Cruising for Australians

Planning a visit to Antarctica is an exhilarating process yet although choosing the right insurance cover for your trip isn’t nearly as glamorous as choosing which cruise ship or flight option you’ll take, it is just as important. If not more so. Frequent travellers attest to insurance being one of the most important components of any trip, be it to …

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Activities in Antarctica – walk with penguins, dive with seals

Antarctica, the continent where the silence is deafening and where emptiness is fills the scenery, is known as a great destination to spot a plethora of wildlife such as great penguin colonies, sleepy seals or different types of whales. But beside spotting the wildlife on Antarctica, there are many other Activities in Antarctica that can be done to make an …

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7 Items To Pack For Antarctica

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve either booked your Antarctic adventure, or you’re in the midst of your research and deciding whether or not to go. If it’s the former, then congratulations, you’re going to have the trip of a lifetime! If not, then read through to check out all the cool things that you totally “need” to pick …

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A Month by Month Guide to Antarctica

Antarctic cruising season starts in late October and runs until about March, as these are the only months of the year when temperatures can be known to reach above 0 degrees Celsius during the day on the Antarctic Peninsula, though the East tends to be colder it is comparatively temperate. If you are planning the trip of a lifetime and …

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USHUAIA FOOD GUIDE

It may be the world’s southernmost city but this colourful place offers a wonderful range of restaurants with a mixture of local and South American cuisine at reasonable prices.Those suggested by Chimu as providing good value are within walking distance of the hotels and hostels which number over 120 but this total includes ski lodges scattered outside the city. There …

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A few thoughts… The drake lake

It’s not every day you wake up on the first morning of a cruise to Antarctica, to find stillness, not a breath of wind and not a white cap in sight. Yes, it’s the Drake lake!

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A comparison of two poles from a traveller’s perspective

It’s a question I often get: Which is the best Polar Region to travel to? The Arctic or Antarctica? I was fortunate enough to take my first Antarctic cruise in 2007. For me the continent was everything I was hoping it would be – otherworldly, on an unfathomable scale and teeming with intriguing wildlife. And because my job involves talking …

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Top 10 Tips For Dealing With Seasickness

  We understand that spending hours on end dry reaching (or worse) into a paper bag, just ain’t your idea of a fun cruising adventure. That’s why we’ve created this list for you with great tips to help battle your seasickness. Nausea caused by changes in your equilibrium and incongruent messages between brain and body (the brain thinks you’re not …

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Top Packing Tips for an Antarctica Adventure

You’ve spent years pouring over National Geographic magazines, almost salivating at breathtaking photos of Antarctica. And now you’re finally headed there. To that barren frozen land, at the end of the world; that one last uncharted territory you’ve been dreaming of visiting. Whether you’re an experienced traveller weathered by years of global gallivanting, or on a first major overseas journey …

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48 Incredible Things You Can Experience in Antarctica

1. Icebergs It might be obvious, but Mother Nature’s fine works of ice sculpted over centuries deserve to kick off this list. These glassy white behemoths standing tall in the midst of rough, choppy waters dominate the landscape in Antarctica, and you’ll be glad they do. It’s easy to forget about your stresses of modern life with the cold, fresh …

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