Antarctica Marathon 2014: Disembark and Flight back to EZE

Antarctica Marathon 2014: Disembark and Flight back to EZE

This is a post about getting off the ship and the flight back to EZE.

Disembark and Flight back to EZE

We actually got into the harbor late at night the day before but we couldn’t dock until the following morning. Most of us still didn’t have cell phone reception the night before as we were still out in open water, but we could see land. There were buses there to take us from the ship to the airport.

The on-ship doctor was accepting donations for any unused medications so I threw in some extra seasick pills I didn’t need.

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It was really hard saying goodbye to the crew as they took great care of us for the 10 days were were onboard. I hope I get to see them again on a future cruise!

Also, there were many historic ships that were also in port. They looked like historic battleships as the crew were dressed as navy sailors.

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We stopped in town for a few hours to do some last minute shopping. I spent all of that time on the internet, catching up on work and personal emails on the free wifi at the Visitor Bureau.

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We got to the airport early to make sure we can check in our luggage. The ticket agents forced everyone to weigh their carry-ons, which were all overweight (even by checked bag standards) so some of us had to pay a small ($10) fee to check it in.

We also had to pay an exit fee to get out of the country. They put a stamp on your passport.

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After about a 90 minute delay, our plane finally arrived. I don’t think anyone missed their connecting flight but it was very close for many people.

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Once we got to EZE, many of the runners dispersed to catch their onward flight so there wasn’t time to say goodbye to a few people.

There were arranged shuttles to go back into the city for those who either were spending the night in EZE or wanted to stay longer. I had an extra night at EZE as the only award flight I could find was for the day after.

Below was a picture of a pickup truck with a few seats in the back. Mind you, we were traveling at about 70mph. I don’t think it was very safe.


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