Antarctica Marathon 2014: Day 8: Onboard Bill Settlement
This is a post about how we settled our onboard bill and then pick up our passports.
- Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014
- Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance
- 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 Full Day at Sea
- Ship Daily Routine
- Marathon Tours and OneOcean cruise
- Trip Clothing and Gear Recommendations
- Tweeting and Facebook via Email from Antarctica
- Alcohol on OneOcean Antarctic Cruise
- Day 1: Yankee Harbor, vacuum Party, and Zodiac operations
- Day 2: Half Moon Island
- Day 3: Race Day
- Antarctica Marathon Runner Highlight: Overall Winner: Bartosz Mazerski
- Antarctica Marathon Runner Highlight: Blind Runner: Hein Wagner
- Day 4: Dahno Island, Michelson Bay
- Day 4: Race Award Ceremony
- Day 5: Curverville Island, Wilhelmina Bay
- Day 6: Kayaking with Marathon Tours in Antarctica
- 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, and Champagne Toast
- Day 7: Charity Auction
- Day 8: Onboard Bill Settlement
- Sheraton BA convention Center Review
- AA First EZE-MIA-BOS Review
Day 8: Bill settlement and passport return
Before getting on the ship, all passports are held in a drybag and put inside the safe. This is to ensure they are all in one place and dry in case anything happens with the ship.
Everything on board is charged to your room and name. At the end of the trip, your bill is tallied and sent to your room the day before you dock and leave the ship. The settlement is done in the library and they call you by parts of the ship and deck.
You can either pay with a credit card or with USD cash. Argentinian Pesos are not accepted onboard.
The company is based in Canada so there are two amounts on the bill, USD and CND. Even though the final amount is written in CND, you will be charged in USD in case for the foreign transaction fees. I used a fee-less card just in case they end up charging me in CND. They get an update on the CND-USD exchange rates the night before so that it is accurate.
Then you go up to the lounge and pick up your passport. If you did the polar plunge, you also pick up your certificate. There were about 50 people who did it on this ship, the most ever according to one of the staff.