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So. . . for those of you who haven{t heard, our Hurtigruten January 2nd sailing to Antarctica on the MS Fram was CANCELED. Apparently on the sailing just before ours, the ship{s energy abruptly turned off for two hours, and the propellers stopped functioning. The ship ran into an iceberg, causing minor damage to the ship and crushing a side life boat. All on board were safe.

So their trip was called off in a midpoint, and the January 2nd was called off completely.

So after several lovely days in Torres del Paine and a day in El Calafate, Argentina, we get word of the event on New Year{s Eve. I was actually in the bathroom when Mom came running into the room and nearly broke down the bathroom door knocking and hollering, “Kam! Come quick to the Internet! The cruise is canceled!!!”

Props to Maris for keeping us updated!

Long story short, we had to make decisions fast. We had a ticket to Ushuaia and a hotel there, but as it was New Year{s Eve, no one would be picking up their phone that day nor the following. So we decide to forego the tickets to Ushuaia, waited at the Calafate airport for an entire day hoping to get standby on a Santiago flight... didn´t, then the next day took 2 3-hour buses to Puerto Natales and then Punta Arenas, bought a flight to Stgo, and have ended up in Santiago for a few days. We{ll go to Valpo for a day and head back early on the 8th.

Internet place closing! Chao!

Posted by KKS 22:15 Archived in Chile

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