""The Daily Program"" Antarctica Favorite Tip by toonsarah

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  Stern deck, Marco Polo
by toonsarah

Favorite thing: There?s so much to do on board ship that it could all get a bit bewildering! But everyday you wake up to find a four page brochure slipped under your door ? the ?Daily Program?.

This tells you everything you need to know about the next 24 hours. The first page gives you the main headlines about the day?s highlights; the second a full timetable for the day, including any shore landings, describing the main features of the islands etc; the third covers the programme of entertainment planned for the evening; and the fourth describes some special offers (?drink of the day?, ?spa specials? and so on), the opening times of the various restaurants and bars, useful phone numbers on board etc.

On one typical day on our cruise the programme featured such diverse activities as:
- a dance class
- circuit training
- golf putting
- two lectures (ecology and seabirds)
- an art auction
- choice of evening shows and dancing
- a special on Manhattan cocktails and hot Brandy Alexanders (mmm)
- a Martini tasting and mixing lesson
Not to mention a programme of zodiac cruises!

Fondest memory: Of course we didn?t participate in even a fraction of these activities ? many weren?t to our taste and in any case we wanted to spend most of our time appreciating our amazing surroundings. Apart from the landings themselves, which were of course the real highlights, our favourite occupation was to sit in the comfortable seats in the bar (OK, with one of those drinks specials at times!) and watch the ice-bergs drifting past.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2007
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