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Live trip report begins in the beginning of this thread and continues (amid a fair amount of banter) until post #321 here.

Regular trip report begins here.



Other people's trip reports:

@chff: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101296.0

@Dan:
Original Post for the trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/join-lifetime-kosher-catered-trip-antarctica/
Intro to trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/follow-me-to-antarctica/
Part 1: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-antarctica-part-1-buenos-airesplanning-positioning-adventure-lifetime/
Part 2: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/antarctica-trip-notes-part-2-flying-end-world-southernmost-chanukah-party-ushuaia/
Part 3: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/shabbat-shalom-southernmost-shabbos-earth/



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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #680 on: January 20, 2022, 08:56:35 PM »
From the ship tracking at https://shipinfo.net/vessels_map.php?imo=7367835&mmsi=538071436&hours_ago=336

It looks like all they did was cruise around King George Island and a couple of the other South Shetlands. They likely flew from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island and spent a couple days at sea eating and drinking, then flew back to Chile.

I pity them - no Zodiacs, no polar plunge, no Prime Minister, no 24-hour fast, no Drake crossings, possibly no shore landings or even penguins, and most importantly, no Bing Bong!
Yup, it's the equivalent of connecting in an airport versus actually exploring a location.

Plus, I'd take plated meals from @Jolu any day over buffets.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #681 on: January 20, 2022, 10:45:56 PM »
They didn't have a choice if it was a private trip of Jewish pax.
Even if they don't actually travel on Shabbos?

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #682 on: January 20, 2022, 10:48:11 PM »
Doesn't it say that if you leave three days before shabbos it's not a problem?
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #683 on: January 20, 2022, 11:18:18 PM »
Even if they don't actually travel on Shabbos?
From my research back then, it's still a problem. Lots of melacha is needed.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #684 on: January 20, 2022, 11:19:02 PM »
Doesn't it say that if you leave three days before shabbos it's not a problem?
2 completely distinct halachas and reasons.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #685 on: May 02, 2022, 01:44:57 AM »
Yes, crazy rich guy taking friends. His trips are private jets, full-chartered trains, that sort of level.

Remember the guys dancing for the pope a few years ago? That's him.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #686 on: May 02, 2022, 06:50:14 AM »
Translate for the OOTers please? Gevir taking friends on an outing?
From what I heard, he's very makpid on minyan. So whenever he travels, he always makes sure to bring a minyan with him.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #689 on: May 17, 2023, 09:50:23 AM »
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Thanks for sharing, this isn't relevant for me BH, but Dayan Raskin's psak on the chartered cruise over Shabbos was shocking for me!
Seeking clarification now with the always helpful @dirah breaking down the issues and circling back to the dayan.

They were both part of the team, along with Rabbi Heber and Rabbi Kuber, that helped clarify very thorny shabbos timing issues for the Antarctica cruise.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #690 on: May 17, 2023, 10:04:23 AM »
Thanks for sharing, this isn't relevant for me BH, but Dayan Raskin's psak on the chartered cruise over Shabbos was shocking for me!
Seeking clarification now with the always helpful @dirah breaking down the issues and circling back tot he dayan.

They were both part of the team, along with Rabbi Heber and Rabbi Kuber, that helped clarify very thorny shabbos timing issues for the Antarctica cruise.
Sounds interesting. Can you share more details about his psak regarding Shabbos?