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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2018, 08:20:47 AM »
It's expensive, but at the end of the day you'll be happier spending $$$$$ on experiences rather than goods.

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2018, 08:24:42 AM »
"Have a ton of miles to burn? We can also work out a method to pay for the cruise with them!"

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2018, 08:26:34 AM »
It's expensive, but at the end of the day you'll be happier spending $$$$$ on experiences rather than goods.
At least youíre honest with the $$,$$$

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2018, 08:27:20 AM »
"Have a ton of miles to burn? We can also work out a method to pay for the cruise with them!"

How many points?
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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2018, 08:28:08 AM »
X,XXX,XXX
How about XXX,XXX IHG
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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2018, 08:31:40 AM »
How about XXX,XXX IHG
Lol

On a more serious note:
What happens if they arenít enough commitments or the cruise cancels? Who covers nonref expenses? Putting down a huge deposit and prepayment, id think people would want  assurances (didnít fully read site in case this is discussed)

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2018, 08:32:57 AM »
It's expensive, but at the end of the day you'll be happier spending $$$$$ on experiences rather than goods.
Different strokes for different folks. Some will be happy going to the zoo and see penguins for free.  :)
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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2018, 08:43:13 AM »
Lol

On a more serious note:
What happens if they arenít enough commitments or the cruise cancels? Who covers nonref expenses? Putting down a huge deposit and prepayment, id think people would want  assurances (didnít fully read site in case this is discussed)
travel / cancellation insurance
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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2018, 08:51:34 AM »
travel / cancellation insurance
Would cover everything you need to string together to book this? And even if cancellation is by SF/Dan, for example

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2018, 09:53:12 AM »
(Disclaimer: purely curiousity question as I'm not considering going)

Is there already a minyan committed to going? If a minyan doesn't materialize, would that be a covered reason to cancel for traveler's insurance? Even if I were going, a minyan isn't a deal breaker, but I didn't see that discussed on the FAQ.

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2018, 12:17:32 PM »
Slightly tempted. Was thinking about Antartica this winter but this cruise doesn't hit the Antarctic Circle. Also wife wants to fly over the Drake Passage, though I would rather sail it. Would be fun to do it with DDF members though

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2018, 12:27:07 PM »
Slightly tempted. Was thinking about Antartica this winter but this cruise doesn't hit the Antarctic Circle. Also wife wants to fly over the Drake Passage, though I would rather sail it. Would be fun to do it with DDF members though
You'll be able to walk on the continent, why does the circle matter? Being in the circle also makes Shabbos wayyyyy more complicated.
We looked into flying, but it couldn't work out for a myriad of reasons.
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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2018, 12:44:12 PM »
We looked into flying, but it couldn't work out for a myriad of reasons.
Why, isn't much simpler?

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2018, 12:51:21 PM »
You'll be able to walk on the continent, why does the circle matter?
You're right, more about bragging rights I guess. Just seems like if I'm going to spend that kind of money for a once in a lifetime trip, might as well go as south as possible.

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2018, 12:52:46 PM »
You're right, more about bragging rights I guess. Just seems like if I'm going to spend that kind of money for a once in a lifetime trip, might as well go as south as possible.
Unless you're going to the true south pole, I don't see a difference in bragging rights what you're stepping foot on the continent. You're in rarefied territory. JMHO though.

Crossing the Arctic circle is a whole lot easier...
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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2018, 01:19:05 PM »
Why, isn't much simpler?

- Most flights are delayed or moved up due to winds, commonly by 1-2 days. When they say to get on the plane, you have no choice - even if it's Shabbos. And most flights are on weekends, so the chance of you being forced onto a plane off Antarctica on Shabbos is incredibly high.
- Ships that operate fly/cruise cannot accommodate kosher food due to stocking issues and schedules.
- After your tallis/tefillin and a change of underpants, your baggage allowance is too small for a tuna sandwich, let alone a week's worth of food.

Shall I continue ;D?
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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2018, 01:20:19 PM »
Unless you're going to the true south pole, I don't see a difference in bragging rights what you're stepping foot on the continent. You're in rarefied territory. JMHO though.

Crossing the Arctic circle is a whole lot easier...
Much fewer ppl have flown EY/SQ/LH/CX F than have gone to Antarctica, in all likelihood. Itís rarefied territory on ddf, though.

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2018, 01:22:28 PM »
- Most flights are delayed or moved up due to winds, commonly by 1-2 days. When they say to get on the plane, you have no choice - even if it's Shabbos. And most flights are on weekends, so the chance of you being forced onto a plane off Antarctica on Shabbos is incredibly high.
- Ships that operate fly/cruise cannot accommodate kosher food due to stocking issues and schedules.
- After your tallis/tefillin and a change of underpants, your baggage allowance is too small for a tuna sandwich, let alone a week's worth of food.

Shall I continue ;D?
Main issue seems to be your desire to make this about photography as opposed to the experience. You really think itís impractically difficult with basic food and camera gear? Iíd prefer to cruise myself because thatís part of the experience, but the issues and risks you mention donít seem insurmountable.

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Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2018, 01:24:53 PM »
- Most flights are delayed or moved up due to winds, commonly by 1-2 days. When they say to get on the plane, you have no choice - even if it's Shabbos. And most flights are on weekends, so the chance of you being forced onto a plane off Antarctica on Shabbos is incredibly high.
- Ships that operate fly/cruise cannot accommodate kosher food due to stocking issues and schedules.
- After your tallis/tefillin and a change of underpants, your baggage allowance is too small for a tuna sandwich, let alone a week's worth of food.

Shall I continue ;D?
Interesting.