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Ocean diamond Cabin 522

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Ocean diamond Cabin 522

I've just signed up on Quark's Ocean Diamond for a Crossing the Circle trip in Jan 2016. All very exciting. My first trip to Antarctica - if its half as good as Greenland i'll be happy!

They have given me Cabin 522. Has anyone travelled in that cabin? is it as bad as it looks - near the lecture theatre and oppposite the toilets?? I realise it has an obstructed view but i cant tell what is blocking the view (its not a lifeboat). Quark have offered to move me - does anyone have a suggestion as to the best twin obstructed view cabin (it there is such a thing!)

Any advice gratefully received.

Thanks

Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: Ocean diamond Cabin 522

I can ask my friends who work on board if you like ?

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2. Re: Ocean diamond Cabin 522

That would be terrific. Thanks.

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3. Re: Ocean diamond Cabin 522

I popped them an email. They may be out at sea in the Arctic so sometimes it's a week or two before they have net access - but I will let you know.

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They must be all in port today as I got a couple of replies. They all said they havent been in that cabin or spend much time on that deck.

They said - importantly - dont get too hung up on the view from the cabin - they views are from the decks outside !!!

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5. Re: Ocean diamond Cabin 522

I understand absolutely! :) I don't plan on spending too much time in the cabin.

Thanks for asking though.

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Hi. I am in the process of deciding which 2016 Antarctic trip to book and am seriously considering the one you are on (haven't gotten as far as room selection). Just curious if you booked directly with Quark or used another company and if so whether there was an advantage of one or the other. As far as I can tell the prices are the same.

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7. Re: Ocean diamond Cabin 522

I booked directly with Quark - thought it was easier than using a third party. Also for me, living in Australia, i only have to worry about one currency change. Last year I booked though an English company and had to deal with a double exchange.

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