Antarctica Marathon 2014: Ship Daily Routine

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Ship Daily Routine

This is a summary of a typical routine aboard the ship.


  • Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014
  • Planning
  • Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance
  • Training
  • Flight BOS-JFK-EZE (Domestic first, 777-200 business)
  • Sheraton Libertador Review
  • Marriott Park Plaza Hotel (San Martin) Review
  • Shakeout Run in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires Daytime Bicycle tour (urban bike)
  • Las Nazarenas and Argentinian Cuisine
  • Marathon Tours Champagne Toast and Dinner
  • EZE City Tour with Marathon Tours
  • Flight down to Ushuaia (on Aerolineas Argentinas)
  • OneOcean Ship Introduction (valvilov)
  • First Night at Sea
  • First Day at Sea
  • Ship Daily Routine
  • Marathon Tours and OneOcean cruise
  • Trip Clothing and Gear Recommendations
  • Antarctica Camera and Tech Recommendations
  • Staying Online in Antarctica, Tweeting and FB via Email
  • Alcohol onboard Marathon Tours Antarctic Cruise
  • Kayaking on Marathon Tours Antarctica Marathon Trip
  • Day 1: Yankee Harbor, vacuum Party, and Zodiac operations
  • Day 2: Half Moon Island
  • Day 3: Race Day
  • Antarctica Marathon Runner Highlight: Overall Winner: Bartek
  • Antarctica Marathon Runner Highlight: Blind Runner: Henrick Wagner
  • Day 4: Dahno Island, Michelson Bay
  • Day 4: Race Award Ceremony
  • Day 5: Curverville Island, Wilhelmina Bay
  • Day 6: Paradise Bay, First and only Continental Antarctica Landing
  • Day 6: Outdoor BBQ in Paradise Bay
  • Day 6: Paradise Bay Zodiac Cruise and Seals
  • Day 6: Champagne Toast and after dinner Pictionary
  • Sheraton BA convention Center Review
  • AA First EZE-MIA-BOS Review

Daily Routine:

  • Wake up call (depends, 6:30am to 7:30am)
  • Breakfast starts 30 minutes later and lasts for one hour.
  • Usually Gangway operations start right after breakfast. This means that passengers can start getting on Zodiacs to go on shore (when possible) or go on Zodiacs for a cruise.
  • There is usually a time for the last Zodiac but they say not everyone can be on it at once so make sure to leave about 20-30 minutes before last Zodiac. Most of the time, its fairly bad weather conditions so no one really stays the entire time. We never had a problem with this on our trip.
  • Last Zodiac comes back and then the crew picks up the kayaks and Zodiacs and we usually sail somewhere else for the afternoon.
  • Lunch is served while we sail to our next destination. (starts around noon)
  • The afternoon gangway is sometime in the afternoon, usually about 3-4pm and excursions lasts for about 2 hours.
  • The gift shop opens every now and then. I believe it was every other day. They sell mostly clothing and hats. Some is useful on the expeditions itself. They don’t sell many pants, but their jackets are worth it. They sell mainly Outdoor Research, Marmot, and Columbia.
  • Dinner served (around 7-7:30pm, many leave around 9-9:30pm)
  • Sometimes there are presentations and movies after dinner. I mostly spend my time up in the lounge and bar.

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