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Peter Harnett'
by Peter Harnett' on Antarctica

This 100 passenger ship was ideal for minimising sea sickness and maximising bird and mammal sightings.

Dawn Gurtner
by Dawn Gurtner on Antarctica

Antarctica is not a destination for the faint of heart, and it should not be. Once you get past the "Drake Shake" with your seasickness remedy working, you settle down for the real joy: the excursions...

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by SISI QIAN on Antarctica

Best Cruise, expedition, and excellent Staff.

Geoffrey (Mike) Waring
by Geoffrey (Mike) Waring on Antarctica

With apologies to penguins, seals and whales, the voyage itself aboard MV Ortelius was the attraction for me; unsailed seas, spectacular geography and experience of Antarctic weather. Being aboard was déjà...

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Jesse Staines
by Jesse Staines on Antarctica

This trip was everything as advertised and more. The first morning we arrived in Antarctica we had Humpback Whales breaching next to the ship, and the 2 landings that day I had penguins coming right up to me,...

James Tietjen
by James Tietjen on Antarctica

All excellent. Great experience. Very professional in every regard. Once in a lifetime opportunity. In true expedition style, the crew and all responsible for the safety, comfort, and success of our mission adapted...

Mitchell Stephens
by Mitchell Stephens on Antarctica

Very impressed with the staff, the ship and even the (creative) food. Crew and expedition leaders had to think on their feet -- since the ice was building with the end of summer down south. They were making changes,...

Emiel Mostert
by Emiel Mostert on Antarctica

Travelling on a cruise into the Antarctic. Now there were expectations, I am not much of a person to go on a cruise. To massive, sailing hotels, not my thing and going on an outing like sheep changing fields,...

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Ashton Kinsey
by Ashton Kinsey on Antarctica

I had a great time during my trip. Ali was a great head and all of the other staff and expedition leaders were beyond fantastic. Esp Sara and Adam, both were SUPER passionate about the animals and everything...

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