3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2008 9:04 PM by gijane RSS

Antartica

bagsarepacked Silver
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The seventh continent--a must if you want to say that you did it all! One time we did it on a small cruiser--great. But on our second trip we took the Russian Akademik Ioffe reseach vessel---ice rated so that we could get right in with the ice-bergs and narrow channels. Twice a day Zodiac trips to shore to visit the scientific stations of Chili, Poland and the abandoned British base. You'll never forget it and you will have "done it all".      Bagsarepacked

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    mourningalaska Silver
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    This sounds awesome!  Just how do you go about getting on one of those vessels???  Do you have any websites where I can do some research?  Thanks...

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    bagsarepacked Silver
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    to Mourning----Google Akademic Ioffe. You will find many links to this ship's planned voyages from Antarctica to the Northwest Passage. This ship is fully ice-rated,well staffed with knowledgable lecturers as well as good food. For this kind of voyage, the Akademic Ioffe cannot be beat.  Bon Voyage

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    gijane Gold
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    I went in December 2004.  It was an incredible trip.  Here is some information to help for the ship I took:

    http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/our-fleet/lyubov-orlova

    http://www.polarcruises.com/ship.cfm?pole=Antarctica&ship_id=13&mainnav=ships

     If other readers want more information, you may contact me here.

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