Great blog from the perspective of a Quark employee - but a first timer to Antarctica.
Very detailed trip report from Cruise Critic:
GAdventure's ship "Expedition" Dec. 22, 2012 to Jan 3, 2013, titled "Quest for the Antarctic Circle
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Well dang, Perfectly Perth, I was just checking to see who'd linked to my site and see it's an Aussie ... just a coincidence that I'm contemplating a trip to Australia including a couple days in Melbourne!
Anyone thinking about Antarctica should stop thinking and just book it. An incredible experience and the MS Expedition is a fantastic ship and crew to take!
Explorer wannabe, thank you for those encouraging words, spending $50000plus makes me nervous but it is good to see your comments. Now I feel happy about parting with my money....... For all the right reasons..
No probs at all. Everyone is welcome to post external blog links here as they come across them. I had a lot more but lost all my favourite links in a computer changeover so I have been avidly searching to rebuild the list.
I'm off to Antarctica with Quark on the Sea Adventurer Dec 6-17, 2014!
I've been blogging about my experience so far here:
I'll be posting updates along the way including events and prep and everything in between!
Hope you like itEdited: 4:10 pm, August 24, 2014
Our first Antarctica trip pre-dates my blogging days. I did write an extensive review on CruiseCritic and Fodor's as back in 2006-2007, finding small-ship trip reports was quite difficult. I also set up my photo galleries in a journal style, with captions providing the text.
This information can be accessed from this link: …blogspot.com/2007/01/antarctica-land-shaped…
That first trip took us to the Falklands and South Georgia, as well as the Peninsula. We are returning to Antarctica in January 2015, doing the M/V Ortelius Ross Sea expedition from Ushuaia to New Zealand. I hope to blog about the trip, though it will likely be after the fact.
eenusa, I haven't (yet) read your review, but your photographs are simply magnificent -- some of the best I've seen. Thank you for sharing them!