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Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) Review

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An amazing adventure

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2017
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Chinstrap Penguins
An Arch in an Iceberg with fellow passengers in a Zodiac on the other side

I have been on quite a few cruises and ships but this one was special. The organization, (can't say enough about how good the organization of the adventure was), quality of the excursions, sea (zodiac) and landings were very interesting, informative. I have a new appreciation for penguins and could have sat there all day watching them. The quality/quantity of the food was excellent. The information sessions should not be missed as these prepare you for what you will see and experience once off the ship. There are numerous activities that you can participate in (book early), sea kayaking, Stand-up-Paddle boarding, mountaineering, overnight camping, cross country skiing, and the 'Polar Plunge'. Certainly enjoyed my cabin. Traveling Solo I had an exceptional roommate whom I was paired up with. We got along very well. The Cabin had a bedroom and sitting room with two bathrooms. What more can you ask for? I now want to go on some of the other cruises that Quark offers - ever hopeful! The other guests aboard the ship also helped to make this an amazing trip. Everybody seemed to be enjoying the trip A LOT! It makes for a special time.

The list of clothing they provide should be followed. A must is the waterproof pants. It is quite cool when traveling in the zodiacs and sometimes wet from the spray as your going along (on a zodiac excursion you will be on it for perhaps 1.5 to 2 hours without much movement so a tendency to chill is possible). I found the clothing a bit warm when walking on the land but you still have to get there and back to the ship in the zodiacs.

I would definitely go again if the opportunity comes my way!

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Cabin Twin Porthole Plus (2)

Sharing a cabin which had two bathrooms, ultimate luxury! Bedroom, two twin beds, TV closets desk, Sitting room, TV (supposed to have DVD player, didn't notice, not in there long enough), with sofa (pull out bed?), coffee table, lots of room.

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