A lesson to be learned - last month we went to Alaska on CruiseWest, a long-established and well-respected company (photos to be posted soon). We paid in full 6 months early. All went well, we had a great time. Then, 3 weeks after we returned, CruiseWest went under - no refunds, no nothing. If people had no insurance, they would be screwed out of many thousands of dollars.
I would be very wary of this Antarctic trip. The company seems to be desperate for money and is covering their asses in every possible way. Their contracts show no respect for the customer.
Then there is also the price of $14,990 for a "shared single berth." Please, I would like to know who I'll be sharing with!