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Antarctica cruises
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Seasick prone

It takes about two days to cross the Drake Passage, the body of water separating South America and Antarctica. It's where the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans meet. This can cause rough seas. If someone is very seasick prone, he should consider skipping the cruise. If he is only marginally seasick prone, seasick pills or patches will likely solve the problem.


Unless a person is fit and agile, he may not be up to taking shore trips on the inflatable Zodiac watercrafts. However, if he doesn't mind staying aboard the ship, his lack of sufficient fitness and agility won't matter. He can enjoy the scenery.

Poor health

The ship will be remotely situated, far from highly sophisticated medical facilities. A ship's doctor can deal with only basic medical ailments. He has neither the medicine nor equipment for more serious conditions. Therefore, a person should not go on an Antarctica cruise if he suffers from a life-threatening condition.

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