Money and Costs
The cost of sea cruises varies, but if you're getting much change from US$5,000 for a 14-day circuit, it's not a bad deal; a few companies now offer cruises for under US$4,000, but not many. Most ships have a range of accommodation options - if you don't mind bunking in with a few other penguin-spotters (and sharing the bathroom) you can reduce your bill significantly. At the other end of the scale, if you require a corner suite with a marble bathroom, private butler service and your own satellite telephone, you can start adding the zeroes.
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Flights to Antarctica:
Currently, the only tour operator servicing commercial overflights to Antarctica is based in Australia, which is where the flights originate from. Economy flights to Australia average $3,500 for coach to $6,000 and up for first class.
Antarctica overflights generally include meals and complementary bar service, videos and tour guides. New Year's Eve flights are offered and are quite popular.
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