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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:53 PM
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We're going to cruise on Star Princess, 2/19/08, from Buenos Aires all the way down to Antarctica, for 16 days. Any advice on what type of clothes to bring? I understand Buenos Aires average temps will be in the 80's, while it gets much colder farther south. Has anyone been on this type of cruise?

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Hi there,
We just cruised around Cape Horn on HAL Rotterdam. From Santiago to Rio. Buenos Aires will be hot but further south is freezing cold. Enjoy the Penguins and Glaciers!

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yes, you will need 2 sets of chothes, but from what I have heard it will be worth it.

Have a great time,

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We brought our NY snow outfits. Boots, sweatshirts, heavy jacket with a hood or a watch cap, and gloves. Sometimes that was just barely enough. It is down right cold with a strong wind.

The "layer" thing just would not cut it.

For Santiago and Buenos Aires, shorts or jeans were just fine with a T-shirt.
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It will be hot in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. It will be either cool or cold 24 hours after Montevideo. Even Valpariso is cool. The scenary is magnificent.
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Yes Marvia, we have done it. Valparaiso and Buenos Aires are actually about the same latitude. Antarctica is cold even in the austral summer (now) It may get up to freezing during the day. That's about it. Just take plenty of layers and some gloves and something for your ears. You will be fine. we had very little wind in Antarctica, but quite a bit on the way down from Cape Horn to the Antarctic Peninsula. Google Palmer Station to get an idea of what the weather will be. It is a pain to have to pack for two climates but it is worth it.

You are in for a real treat
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I want to know if anybody knows anything about winetors in valparaiso to the casablanca valley to some wine tasting. where can i find out about the best vineyards to visit? Apart from searching via google which i have not tried yet.
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We toured the Velamonte winery and vineyards between Valparaiso and Santiago. It is very nice.
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Here is a link to the place with some pics:

http://www.freshplaza.com/fotoreport.../target23.html
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Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
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Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10
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