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Cruise to Antarctica is really the cruise of a lifetime

Call me naïve, but I have never thought that a normal person who is not a scientist can visit Antarctica.

That is until I visit a cruise forum, and they mention about taking a cruise to the Antarctica.

It seems that there are many cruise liners with expedition ship to take paying passengers to this unique location.

There are some who have visited both Antarctica and Alaska, and they say that Antarctica is way better than Alaska.

When I check the price, the price is really eye popping to me.

The lowest price for a cruise with National Geographic Expeditions price is about $13,000.

This excludes the cost of airfare. You have to travel to Ushuaia, Argentina to take the cruise. The cost of airfare from your country to Argentina is a big expenditure on its own.

Other cruise liners offer similar price for 10 days cruise.

If you want better cabin that allows you to have unblocked view from your cabin, be prepared to pay $20,000 to $30,000 per person.

A cruise to Antarctica is really the cruise of a lifetime if you can afford it.

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CoralLevang wrote on June 21, 2015, 12:34 PM

There is a company called Quark Expeditions that I would love to go on a cruise with. I'll let you check them out yourself. Been following them for about 10 years. I just cannot justify the cost.

MegL wrote on June 21, 2015, 12:54 PM

A cruise would be a holiday from H**l for me. I have only been on one and it was SO BORING!

valmnz wrote on June 21, 2015, 4:22 PM

That certainly counts most of us out then. Actually, one thing I like about cruising is meeting local people and seeing different ways of life during the short shore trips, so Antarctica wouldn't appeal to me.

valmnz wrote on June 21, 2015, 4:23 PM

MegL that is so sad to read, as all the cruises I've been on have been so much fun, food, people and places.

MarshaMusselman wrote on June 22, 2015, 12:14 AM

I'm not interested in going to Alaska nor Antarctica for that matter. I prefer much warmer climates and I think I wouldn't be happy spending that type of money on a cruise there. If I had the extra funds, I'd go back to Maui in a heartbeat, and I'd take my kids too.

msiduri wrote on June 22, 2015, 8:44 AM

I for one would love to see Antarctica. It would be a cold day in the inferno before I could drag my husband down there, though. And at that cost, well, it would be a much colder day in the inferno, I'm afraid. But aside from the cost, it would be wonderful. And then a cruise to Alaska, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time.

rescuegal wrote on June 23, 2015, 4:08 AM

I saw a documentary last night on the people who work in Antarctica.

rescuegal wrote on June 23, 2015, 4:09 AM

I didn't mean to post that before I finished. I don't know if I could take working there. I'd love to know what those people get paid.

iwrite28 wrote on June 26, 2015, 9:12 AM

This sounds so exciting ... and so expensive. Maybe I can start saving up just for this cruise now.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 6, 2015, 5:49 PM

Hubby and I have always wanted to go on a cruise, until all of the bad things started happening. The ship wrecks, people getting sick and being stranded with no amenities in the middle of the ocean just does not sound like my kind of fun. Now I would love to go visit Alaska but I am not sure about Antarctica.