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Luggage

Postby anonymous928 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:19 am

Hello!

I am going to be on board the MS Expedition to Antarctica at the beginning of November and I was wondering what kind of luggage is appropriate. I have read elsewhere that some ships have limited storage space and you should use a duffle/collapsable type bag as opposed to the boxy roller-wheel luggage. I currently only own the boxy roller-wheel luggage and I am wondering if it is necessary to purchase duffle luggage instead. I am spending time in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia before so it seems wheel luggage would be more convenient (not to mention passing through all the airports en route). If anyone who has been on board before can offer advice on storage space or what most people used that would be most helpful.

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Re: Luggage

Postby tletter » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:59 am

anonymous928 wrote:I currently only own the boxy roller-wheel luggage and I am wondering if it is necessary to purchase duffle luggage instead.

I used a duffle bag with wheels but it was not collapsed in the cabin since it still had stuff it in. I just stored it at the end of my bunk as did my cabinmate. The bottomline is that your current luggage should be fine.
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Re: Luggage

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:07 pm

I used a collapsible wheeled duffel and stored it in the closet behind my clothes. You can probably get by with your current luggage despite the inconvenience in the cabin since you should be spending most of your time out of the cabin.
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Re: Luggage

Postby jen_the_rockhopper » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:42 pm

On a similar theme here are there any luggage brands to avoid? I have never traveled anywhere and thus do not have any sort of suitable luggage for my trip in January and need to start looking for soem luggage. Any advice? I have heard Briggs and Riley to be a good brand available here in Canada though kinda $$$ but perhaps worth it?
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Re: Luggage

Postby tletter » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:55 am

jen_the_rockhopper wrote:Any advice? I have heard Briggs and Riley to be a good brand available here in Canada though kinda $$$ but perhaps worth it?

I used a $39 wheeled duffel bag (the model with 'Canada' writ large on it) from WalMart here in Canada. It worked fine for me.
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