Today was our most perfect day in Antarctica Peninsula. Everything we did and saw today was enough to justify the ticket price to Antarctica. Upon wakening, we saw huge ice mountains surrounded us. The boat was sailing slowly towards Southern Gerlache Strait and our first location was Dorian Bay at Domay point.
This is the day that we are boarding Ocean Nova. We have used up 1/4 of our one year budget on this 10 day so I was quite naturally nervous about starting our journey. The most worrying part is that if our clothes will stand the cold of Antarctica since we couldn’t carry too much in our 8 Kg carry on luggage. After the notorious Drake Passage, I shall know if my 8 Kg packing gear article is useful or not.
York and I have officially quit our job and will be travelling the world in less than a month’s time! That means we have to pack all our clothes for the year in a carry-on! Things would’ve been a lot easier if we didn’t book a “Last-Minute Antarctica Cruise” to our trip, now we have to pack for cold Antarctica weather as well as hot climate of the Amazons jungles. Below is a detailed packing list for long term travel and what we going to survive on for the next year.
According to all the on-line resources, last minute Antarctica cruises happen all the time! Especially if you happen to be at Ushuaia during the summer months, potentially it could save you thousands of dollars if you are flexible with your schedule! I thought this is an awesome idea and below is a summary of all the information I know about booking last minute Antarctica cruises.