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Is Antarctica right for me?

There are a few factors to consider before deciding to travel to Antarctica, we recommend taking the time to read through our essential advice.


Is Antarctica right for me?

Wellbeing and Fitness
Antarctica is very remote and we recommend you only consider travel to Antarctica if you are in good health. While today’s Antarctic expedition ships are comfortable, only very basic medical facilities are available on board. Recourse to emergency assistance within Antarctica is extremely limited and sometimes impossible.
Unless you are considering an activity cruise, shore landings are not normally strenuous and you will not need to walk long distances. However, you do need to be sure-footed: all landings require sufficient agility to get in and out of the inflatable Zodiac craft in choppy conditions, and you will have to walk through snow.

Solo Travellers
Antarctica is a great place to travel solo. There is usually an inclusive and sociable atmosphere on board ships. Willing-share policies operate on most ships meaning you will not have to pay a single supplement if you are happy to share with another traveller of the same sex. However if you would prefer to pay for a single cabin, this is easily arranged. Some ships have competitively priced single occupancy cabins.

Children
We have been taking well-travelled families to Latin America for many years, so please speak to us if you are thinking of taking your family to Antarctica. By and large, expeditions are orientated towards adults but for families with older children a holiday in Antarctica will be an unforgettable experience. Some cruise operators offer child discounts or offer family-friendly departures. The unpredictable nature of travel and long days on board makes it less suitable for children under the age of 12.

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