Jan 2020 15 day Antarctica Silver Cloud voyage including South Georgia Islands

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#21
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Originally posted by thecleave
I booked it on December 7th in anticipation of the change. They have updated the prices since yesterday. I'm in a Vista which was $15,000 when I booked as a single, now it's pricing at $20,375.
Holy cow, that means the base fare based on double occupancy moved from $12,000 to $16,300 overnight, costing a couple an incremental $8,600. Ouch! So much for those 18 - 20 new Expedition Ships sailing in 2020 impacting prices.

Congratulations on snagging a great fare TheCleave!
#22
Somewhere On Earth
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Was the 'old' ($10,800 pp) fare a mistake?

I've seen Princess make mistakes... and people 'jump on' to book... only to get upset and claim to have booked non-refundable air tickets & hotels etc. only to find out Princess will not honor the $132 pp fare for a 10-day cruise.
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#23
Albany, NY
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Originally posted by Bill B
Was the 'old' ($10,800 pp) fare a mistake?
I'm pretty sure it was. That is the same price they're charging for the 10 day trip. The new and improved price results in a per diem rate that matches up better with their other sailings, given that this voyage is 5d longer.

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Last: Silver Explorer - Along the Humboldt Current, Guayaquil to Valparaíso - Oct 2017 (review)

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Silver Cloud Expedition - #1001, Ushuaia RT with South Georgia - January 2020

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#24
Boston, MA
285 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
Definitely not sure if I will get my original fare. At that point I will have to decide whether the increase is worthwhile - although I do love South Georgia and cruising the Lemaire Channel.
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Regent Mariner Papeete to Auckland 11/15/18
Silver Cloud Ushuaia to Ushuaia 1/4/20
#26
United Kingdom
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Joined Jan 2016
Nice photo just uploaded on marine traffic which I’d like to introduce.....


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#27
Albany, NY
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Beautiful! And we put the deposit down yesterday for this January 2020 voyage.

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Last: Silver Explorer - Along the Humboldt Current, Guayaquil to Valparaíso - Oct 2017 (review)

Future bookings - come join us!
Silver Wind - #2828, Copenhagen to Tower Bridge - Sept 2018
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1918, Reykjavik to Reykjavik - August 2019
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1001, Ushuaia RT with South Georgia - January 2020

Past: All trip pictures are now in my SmugMug galleries, HERE
Ganges Voyager II (Uniworld) - India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges - Feb 2017 (review)
River Beatrice (Uniworld) - Danube - April 2016
(photo review)
SS Catherine (Uniworld) - Burgundy and Provence - March 2015 (review)
Silver Cloud - Eastern Med - Istanbul to Athens - October 2014 (photo review)
Silver Cloud - North Atlantic - Tower Bridge to Reykjavik - August 2014 - (photo review)
SS Antoinette (Uniworld) - Castles on the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam - April 2014 (photo review)
Silver Explorer - Central America - Colon to Puerto Caldera - October 2013 (photo review)
MS Sun Boat III - Nile River - November 2012
Silver Wind - Athens to Rome - June 2012 (report)

Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - November 2011
Silver Explorer - Longyearbyen to Tromso - August 2011 (report)
Silver Wind - Cape Town to Cape Town - Feb 2011
Silver Cloud - London to Nice - September 2010
Silver Wind - Black Sea - June 2010
Silversea PAII - Antarctica - Dec 09
#28
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Joined May 2011
Originally posted by jpalbny
Beautiful! And we put the deposit down yesterday for this January 2020 voyage.
Pumped to learn that you have booked #1001 JPAlbny!


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#30
Albany, NY
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Joined Jul 2009
Yes! What a cool itinerary. And a chance to revisit our first SS destination, ten years and a month after our first trip.

I'm most likely not going to prepay. For me, the savings is not worth paying 20 months early. We did it for our last Explorer cruise, but that was only 12 months early.

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Last: Silver Explorer - Along the Humboldt Current, Guayaquil to Valparaíso - Oct 2017 (review)

Future bookings - come join us!
Silver Wind - #2828, Copenhagen to Tower Bridge - Sept 2018
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1918, Reykjavik to Reykjavik - August 2019
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1001, Ushuaia RT with South Georgia - January 2020

Past: All trip pictures are now in my SmugMug galleries, HERE
Ganges Voyager II (Uniworld) - India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges - Feb 2017 (review)
River Beatrice (Uniworld) - Danube - April 2016
(photo review)
SS Catherine (Uniworld) - Burgundy and Provence - March 2015 (review)
Silver Cloud - Eastern Med - Istanbul to Athens - October 2014 (photo review)
Silver Cloud - North Atlantic - Tower Bridge to Reykjavik - August 2014 - (photo review)
SS Antoinette (Uniworld) - Castles on the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam - April 2014 (photo review)
Silver Explorer - Central America - Colon to Puerto Caldera - October 2013 (photo review)
MS Sun Boat III - Nile River - November 2012
Silver Wind - Athens to Rome - June 2012 (report)

Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - November 2011
Silver Explorer - Longyearbyen to Tromso - August 2011 (report)
Silver Wind - Cape Town to Cape Town - Feb 2011
Silver Cloud - London to Nice - September 2010
Silver Wind - Black Sea - June 2010
Silversea PAII - Antarctica - Dec 09
#31
Albany, NY
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Has anybody else checked the fare recently? The vista suites are now listed at $18,700!!

Makes my fare look like a bargain!
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Last: Silver Explorer - Along the Humboldt Current, Guayaquil to Valparaíso - Oct 2017 (review)

Future bookings - come join us!
Silver Wind - #2828, Copenhagen to Tower Bridge - Sept 2018
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1918, Reykjavik to Reykjavik - August 2019
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1001, Ushuaia RT with South Georgia - January 2020

Past: All trip pictures are now in my SmugMug galleries, HERE
Ganges Voyager II (Uniworld) - India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges - Feb 2017 (review)
River Beatrice (Uniworld) - Danube - April 2016
(photo review)
SS Catherine (Uniworld) - Burgundy and Provence - March 2015 (review)
Silver Cloud - Eastern Med - Istanbul to Athens - October 2014 (photo review)
Silver Cloud - North Atlantic - Tower Bridge to Reykjavik - August 2014 - (photo review)
SS Antoinette (Uniworld) - Castles on the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam - April 2014 (photo review)
Silver Explorer - Central America - Colon to Puerto Caldera - October 2013 (photo review)
MS Sun Boat III - Nile River - November 2012
Silver Wind - Athens to Rome - June 2012 (report)

Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - November 2011
Silver Explorer - Longyearbyen to Tromso - August 2011 (report)
Silver Wind - Cape Town to Cape Town - Feb 2011
Silver Cloud - London to Nice - September 2010
Silver Wind - Black Sea - June 2010
Silversea PAII - Antarctica - Dec 09
#32
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Joined May 2011
Originally posted by jpalbny
Has anybody else checked the fare recently? The vista suites are now listed at $18,700!!
That is a $4,800 increase per couple (+14.7%) since I checked on Dec 29 the day after the early booking bonus period ended.

Looking online today the Vista suites are now sold out and waitlisted. I gotta tell you, Col. Wes saved us a *♀️ boatload of cash.

Folks, as crazy as it might seem to book a cruise 2-years in advance, if you’ve ever dreamed of visiting South Georgia, I wouldn’t wait to place a deposit and secure your cabin as prices have increased across all cabin categories. The Classic Verandah went up +$6K (now $46,600/couple) and the Silver Suites +$11.8K (now $89,800/couple).


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#33
Albany, NY
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Does that mean Wes is buying the drinks all cruise long?
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Last: Silver Explorer - Along the Humboldt Current, Guayaquil to Valparaíso - Oct 2017 (review)

Future bookings - come join us!
Silver Wind - #2828, Copenhagen to Tower Bridge - Sept 2018
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1918, Reykjavik to Reykjavik - August 2019
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1001, Ushuaia RT with South Georgia - January 2020

Past: All trip pictures are now in my SmugMug galleries, HERE
Ganges Voyager II (Uniworld) - India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges - Feb 2017 (review)
River Beatrice (Uniworld) - Danube - April 2016
(photo review)
SS Catherine (Uniworld) - Burgundy and Provence - March 2015 (review)
Silver Cloud - Eastern Med - Istanbul to Athens - October 2014 (photo review)
Silver Cloud - North Atlantic - Tower Bridge to Reykjavik - August 2014 - (photo review)
SS Antoinette (Uniworld) - Castles on the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam - April 2014 (photo review)
Silver Explorer - Central America - Colon to Puerto Caldera - October 2013 (photo review)
MS Sun Boat III - Nile River - November 2012
Silver Wind - Athens to Rome - June 2012 (report)

Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - November 2011
Silver Explorer - Longyearbyen to Tromso - August 2011 (report)
Silver Wind - Cape Town to Cape Town - Feb 2011
Silver Cloud - London to Nice - September 2010
Silver Wind - Black Sea - June 2010
Silversea PAII - Antarctica - Dec 09
#34
Atlanta
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Joined Jun 2004
JP, no that means Brian is

Seriously, hope y'all have a terrific Antarctica experience on the Cloud.

We reluctantly cancelled our booking a few days after booking.
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Somewhere On Earth
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Originally posted by Stumblefoot
Folks, as crazy as it might seem to book a cruise 2-years in advance, if you’ve ever dreamed of visiting South Georgia, I wouldn’t wait to place a deposit and secure your cabin as prices have increased across all cabin categories. The Classic Verandah went up +$6K (now $46,600/couple) and the Silver Suites +$11.8K (now $89,800/couple).
Or, the Ushuaia to Cape Town, 21-night re-positioning on March 7, 2019 with five days at South Georgia still has Vista Suites at $9900 pp.
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#36
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Originally posted by Bill B
Or, the Ushuaia to Cape Town, 21-night re-positioning on March 7, 2019 with five days at South Georgia still has Vista Suites at $9900 pp.
Yes, but you don't get Antarctica with that voyage.
#38
Somewhere On Earth
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Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by Stumblefoot
Yes, but you don't get Antarctica with that voyage.
True... but I've been to Antarctica and South Georgia is the main reason I booked.
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#39
Albany, NY
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Originally posted by WesW
JP, no that means Brian is

Seriously, hope y'all have a terrific Antarctica experience on the Cloud.

We reluctantly cancelled our booking a few days after booking.
That's sad news, Wes! Chris and I were looking forward to finally meeting you and Ida.

Did I read on another thread that you canceled this so you could do an Australia cruise? There are so many neat itineraries out there. It really leads to some tough choices.
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Last: Silver Explorer - Along the Humboldt Current, Guayaquil to Valparaíso - Oct 2017 (review)

Future bookings - come join us!
Silver Wind - #2828, Copenhagen to Tower Bridge - Sept 2018
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1918, Reykjavik to Reykjavik - August 2019
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1001, Ushuaia RT with South Georgia - January 2020

Past: All trip pictures are now in my SmugMug galleries, HERE
Ganges Voyager II (Uniworld) - India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges - Feb 2017 (review)
River Beatrice (Uniworld) - Danube - April 2016
(photo review)
SS Catherine (Uniworld) - Burgundy and Provence - March 2015 (review)
Silver Cloud - Eastern Med - Istanbul to Athens - October 2014 (photo review)
Silver Cloud - North Atlantic - Tower Bridge to Reykjavik - August 2014 - (photo review)
SS Antoinette (Uniworld) - Castles on the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam - April 2014 (photo review)
Silver Explorer - Central America - Colon to Puerto Caldera - October 2013 (photo review)
MS Sun Boat III - Nile River - November 2012
Silver Wind - Athens to Rome - June 2012 (report)

Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - November 2011
Silver Explorer - Longyearbyen to Tromso - August 2011 (report)
Silver Wind - Cape Town to Cape Town - Feb 2011
Silver Cloud - London to Nice - September 2010
Silver Wind - Black Sea - June 2010
Silversea PAII - Antarctica - Dec 09
#40
Albany, NY
5,311 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by Bill B
True... but I've been to Antarctica and South Georgia is the main reason I booked.
Speaking of tough choices!

I think the voyages are pretty different, so it's definitely a matter of personal preference. I've looked at that Cape to Cape voyage for years now. It looks fantastic, but I get antsy about that many sea days. Plus it's still too long of a voyage (21 days) for us to get away.

The standard SS itinerary to South Georgia is 18 days because it adds the Falklands. That's almost an impossibility for us to be away that long, as we both still work.

This 15-day cruise is pushing it but can be done with advance planning. I'll gladly trade the Falklands for another visit to Antarctica. I think between the potential differences in weather, the differences in season, and the fact that 10 years will have passed since our last visit, it will be different enough to justify another visit. And even if it's the same, it's magnificent.

So, both amazing voyages, but I personally like this one better.
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Last: Silver Explorer - Along the Humboldt Current, Guayaquil to Valparaíso - Oct 2017 (review)

Future bookings - come join us!
Silver Wind - #2828, Copenhagen to Tower Bridge - Sept 2018
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1918, Reykjavik to Reykjavik - August 2019
Silver Cloud Expedition - #1001, Ushuaia RT with South Georgia - January 2020

Past: All trip pictures are now in my SmugMug galleries, HERE
Ganges Voyager II (Uniworld) - India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges - Feb 2017 (review)
River Beatrice (Uniworld) - Danube - April 2016
(photo review)
SS Catherine (Uniworld) - Burgundy and Provence - March 2015 (review)
Silver Cloud - Eastern Med - Istanbul to Athens - October 2014 (photo review)
Silver Cloud - North Atlantic - Tower Bridge to Reykjavik - August 2014 - (photo review)
SS Antoinette (Uniworld) - Castles on the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam - April 2014 (photo review)
Silver Explorer - Central America - Colon to Puerto Caldera - October 2013 (photo review)
MS Sun Boat III - Nile River - November 2012
Silver Wind - Athens to Rome - June 2012 (report)

Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - November 2011
Silver Explorer - Longyearbyen to Tromso - August 2011 (report)
Silver Wind - Cape Town to Cape Town - Feb 2011
Silver Cloud - London to Nice - September 2010
Silver Wind - Black Sea - June 2010
Silversea PAII - Antarctica - Dec 09