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Fun to get a card from Antarctica

How fun to send your loved ones a postcard that gets stamped in Antarctica! The price of the stamp... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deb W
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Reno, Nevada
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Since one does not go on a self-drive tour of the area, visiting will depend upon the itinerary of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AnAnthropologist
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How fun to send your loved ones a postcard that gets stamped in Antarctica! The price of the stamp is $1-reasonable considering the logistics.

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since one does not go on a self-drive tour of the area, visiting will depend upon the itinerary of your boat and the weather but we were fortunate to visit. Aside from being able to mail postcards there is a museum and a shop to...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

You can post mail from Antarctica here- delivery times are slow so it's more for the novelty factor and having the Antarctica stamp on the postcard!

Thank Kerryn72
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Our trip included a trip to Port Lockroy. Staff came on board prior to going on the island. 300 people fight for 4 positions to man this post office for several months each year. Its just plain nice to have a post card to actually...More

1  Thank rcaldin
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a popular tourist attraction but it is still fun. Send yourself a card or letter posted from the bottom of the world.

1  Thank pvnipper
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is the southern most post office in the world and is the only place where you can send letters or postcards with the Antarctica stamp in an environment surrounded by Penguins in a protected and pristine location.

Thank JamesKMTan
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Unfortunately the weather was too bad for our ship to stop at the base but the four employees managed to come aboard our ship to give us a presentation and the chance to buy postcards. Very interesting.

Thank pollyoppy
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Because nearly every ship wants to stop at this historic site and mail a letter from Antarctica, travelers only have a short time to look around. The little gift shop gets pretty crowded and may have some interesting souvenirs, but nothing that unique that I...More

2  Thank Lives2Travel2Live
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Buy cards, get them stamped, pose for a photo as you post them and then wait to see when they reach your friends! Just a bit of fun but why not?

Thank Sue149
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Port Lockroy penguin post office is one of the nicest visit I have in my trip to the 7th continent Antarctica. People are so happy to see you as they are totally isolated for around six months. The post office has a nice shop to...More

4  Thank Ricardo n
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craignandgwen
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Response from Tabitha G | Reviewed this property |
I was on an Oceanwide trip on board The Plancius, which I would happily recommend. If you want to do a trip to Antarctica, bear in mind that big cruise ships can't always get close because of fuel issues. Also, bigger ships... More
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