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Planning Your Trip

  • Which ships travel to Antarctica?
  • When does Lindblad Expeditions travel to Antarctica?
  • When is the best time of year to travel to Antarctica?
  • Are there differences in the types of wildlife I’ll see, and the experience I’ll have, depending on the timing of my expedition?
  • What kind of weather can I expect in Antarctica?
  • Can I bring my children or grandchildren to Antarctica?
  • What are the requirements of minors under age 18 traveling with one parent/or legal guardian?
  • Do I need any vaccinations?
  • Is a medical form necessary?
  • Do I need a valid passport?
  • Is a visa necessary?
  • What is the currency in Antarctica?
  • What is included in my expedition cost?
  • Is there a time difference in Antarctica?
  • Are airport transfers included?
  • Are there luggage restrictions on the charter flight?

Packing and Preparation

  • Will I need Dramamine or seasickness patches?
  • How much cash per person should we bring?
  • What kind of clothes do I need?
  • What footwear is a necessity in Antarctica?
  • Is a parka provided?

Life Aboard

  • What are the ships’ amenities?
  • What are the cabin amenities?
  • What is the food like?
  • Do I need to dress up for dinner?
  • Are snacks available during the day and in between meals?
  • Is alcohol available on board?
  • What is Recap?
  • What type of meal requests can be accommodated on the ship?
  • Is there a gym or fitness center on board?
  • Is there a spa onboard? What kind of treatments do you offer?
  • Will I be able to access the Internet while onboard?
  • Can my family and friends contact me in case of emergency at home?
  • Is there a doctor on board?
  • How will I pay my bill for personal items on board?
  • What is the cost of the voyage video created by the video chronicler?
  • Are gratuities included?
  • Can I visit the ship’s Bridge?
  • Do the ships have a pool?

Activities

  • How will I explore Antarctica?
  • Will we see emperor penguins?
  • Do we cross the Antarctic Circle?
  • Do we set foot on the continent?
  • You often refer to the value of flexible schedules. What does this mean to me?
  • Is Antarctica physically challenging?
  • Are there short and long hikes?
  • Would hiking sticks be helpful or just get in the way? Are they even permitted?
  • What activities can be done on one’s own while in Antarctica?
  • What is a wet landing?
  • Will there be kayaking opportunities?
  • What kinds of photography assistance and learning opportunities do you offer?

Expedition Team

  • What can you tell me about the expedition staff on board?
  • Will there be talks or presentations on board?
  • What does the video chronicler do?
  • Is English spoken on board?

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