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Solo cruise traveler: double or triple ?

Postby donate2boinc » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:51 am

Hello !

I am hoping that some of the more experienced (Antarctic) cruiers would comment about just how much time a (solo) travler actually spends in their room.

Is it literally only to sleep/shower/etc? If so, for what other reasons would a traveler consider upgrading ($) to a double?

If on the other hand, you spend A LOT of time in your room, I guess I could understand the desire to switch from a triple to a double?

Thoughts anyone?
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Re: Solo cruise traveler: double or triple ?

Postby TravelFun » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi there, interesting this one. I went to Antarctica in Feb'09 and put my name down to share a twin cabin and on the day found out I didn't have a room-mate...so a cabin to myself. I wasn't sure how I would react on the cruise and was during the days of crossing the Beagle channel (upto 3 days) feeling seasick but more nauseas and spent an hour at a time in my cabin lying down for a rest and then would feel better and go back on the bridge/wander around the ship. I was actually glad I wasn't sharing my cabin at all this time around! It was nice to be able to rest in my own space when I wasn't feeling so great.

Mind you, once we could make landings throughout the day I was fine. Alot of the free time on the ship was spent somewhere on the boat just taking in the spectacular landscapes or whale spotting etc...real fun!

The trip I went on had a fantastic group and everyone really got on and there were no problems with individuals sharing double and triple cabins.

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Re: Solo cruise traveler: double or triple ?

Postby donate2boinc » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:11 am

Wow! The cruise-gods were certainly smiling on you!

I know I won't be that fortunate, lol!

I don't mind sharing for sleeping, washing-up, etc, even with two other cabin-mates. Been in the Navy, and have stayed in my fair share of hostels.

Just was concerned, I guess, about a dearth of open/public space for those "at sea" days.

Seems like the M/S Expedition has a lot of open space, and there really shouldn't be a need to spend a lot of "free time" in the cabin itself.

The price difference between a triple and double would pay for my round trip airfare to Ushuaia.

Glad you sailed with a fantastic group. Hope in this respect, I am as fortunate.

Thanx for taking the time to respond!
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