French Southern and Antarctic Lands Hotels

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you get there by helicopter

While navigating we slept in the cabins of the boat. There were singles, doubles and triples, with bathroom inside, table, chairs, radio with music, but not TV or video. Everyday the Malagasies cleaned our rooms and changed the linen. Usually in the cruises there are all facilities for the tourists such as sauna, Jacuzzi, but MARION DUFRESNE was a scientific ship and the only ludic activity was a gymnasium. When there was storm we were forced to secure ourselves to the beds with the help of belts to avoid falling down. In the islands we had basic refuges, simple, but convenient, although some visitors preferred to sleep in the boat instead, and those with family members in the Islands could use the dormitory of the bases. We had to carry with us sleeping bags because it was very cold at night, and the refuges had not heaters. Toilets were in the nature, together with the sea elephants and penguins. For showers we waited until we got to the bases or to our boat.

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  • Written October 13, 2005
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That was our lodge in Kerguelen Island


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Clipper Cruise Lines: Small Cruise Ship

Your cruise ship is your transportation and accommodations for Antarctica. Pick a small one so it can reach farther. The law of Antarctica only allows 100 visitors on LAND at a time, so don't go with a ship that has more passengers, you'll have to wait your turn and rotate how long you can sit with the penguins.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism
  • Written November 3, 2003
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Clipper Cruise in Antarctica


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