Antarctica

Famous for its enormous icebergs, towering glaciers and shimmering summer light, Antarctica offers some of the planet's most awe inspiring landscapes. The North Atlantic and Arctic evoke images of sparse snow covered lands, but when summer comes it bursts with colour and life.

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Antarctica

Postby mya1 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 pm

I just found this site and I don't really understand it. Does this forum connect people to take trips together? I am planning a trip for august with my best girlfriend to Antarctica and this will be our first trip there. If there is an opportunity to go with others, then we definitely will take it! Please let me know if any of those trips are being planned.
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Re: Antarctica

Postby ballu » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:29 pm

Hi,

This forum is mostly to answer questions people have about their upcoming trips. Also once you book a trip, you can post in the "Departure Lounge" section to see if you can find any others travelling with you before you reach your destination.

There's no need for you to find a group to travel with before you book. With the exception of the "independent" trips (I don't think any Antarctic trips are independent), others will also be booked on your trip and you'll travel with them.

For example, I am a solo traveller who has an upcoming trip to Nicaragua for a January departure. Others have also booked that departure so I'm travelling with them, but I don't know who they are yet. Most trips are a maximum of 15 people, but Antarctic trips would have more because it's on the boat. You and your friend will have the opportunity to meet a lot new people!
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Re: Antarctica

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:31 pm

mya1 --

This forum is here for people to discuss their upcoming or past trips to the Arctic and Antarctica and ask or answer questions about travel there. G Adventures doesn't go to Antarctica in August; I don't think Polar Expeditions or any Quark do either as that's the middle of winter for Antarctica.

I'm not sure how you get to Antarctica without going with others. To look at G Adventures' scheduled trips, go to the home page and browse through their available trips. You can find the Antarctic expeditions by either looking in the Artic/Antarctic regional trips or select M/S Expedition trips.

G Adventures and other tour companies typically have trips approximately every 1-2 weeks (depending on time of season and length of trip) plus travel days to/from the port with the tour season centered around January. G Adventures then sends their ship up to Longyearbyen to do Arctic trips for the northern hemisphere summer.

The M/S Expedition is a fantastic small cruise ship with great crew and well-planned expeditions. It would be hard to find a better value for Antarctic touring.
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Re: Antarctica

Postby helenfromdownunder » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:49 pm

now it's 2013 season, where is the departure lounge section in this forum? I could not find one. :shock:
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Re: Antarctica

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:00 pm

helenfromdownunder wrote:now it's 2013 season, where is the departure lounge section in this forum? I could not find one. :shock:


Helen, if you go to the main menu for the forum and scroll nearly all the way down, you'll see a section labeled "Departure Lounge" with subforums for each month. Alternatively, you can use this link: http://wateringhole.gadventures.com/viewforum.php?f=69
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Re: Antarctica

Postby jasonarmstrong » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:18 am

I have always had a desire to see both the Arctic and Antarctic. I would love to see the poles, but the reality of that happening is slim to none. I would at least love to see the Northern Lights though. That is one goal I will accomplish before the end of my life. My question is how does one even go about planning a trip to Antarctica? It's not like the Arctic where I could drive there through Canada from where I live in the United States. How does one go about getting a ride to Antarctica?
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Re: Antarctica

Postby kcupp95 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:17 pm

Take a cruise?

I hear g adventure has a nice boat they take down there a few times a year.....
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Re: Antarctica

Postby TravelFun » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:30 pm

By cruise only and most start from Ushuaia in Argentina and take a look at G's trips:
https://www.gadventures.com/trips/antarctica/
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