A question I've always had about Antartica

Discussion in 'Antarctica' started by WAporter, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. WAporter

    WAporter New Member

    I have done some horrific winter English Channel crossings back in the day and I just wonder what to expect on Antarctica cruises before getting to those calm seas shown in the glossy Antarctica cruise brochures...How nauseating is it really the crossover to Antarctica by sea?
  2. Ruby

    Ruby Guest

    On my trip to Antarctica we enjoyed the "Drake Lake" on the way down since the seas were pretty calm. Having said this, on the return trip we were not so lucky as we went through a massive storm that really turned our stomachs:(

    Going through a storm can really make the whole journey very nauseating indeed, though it also depends on the sailor as much as the weather.

    Either way, choose a lower deck cabin even if these cabins may be more basic than higher ones, since being lower deck will help with the sea sickness.
  3. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    That is a very good question. I would think that the of year can change your chances of seeing storms. The warmest, calmest time of the year is March through November in Antarctica.

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