I am not a rich man. I’ve learned how to live without most luxuries beyond clean water and a car to get to work. That said, for my 40th birthday I wanted to treat myself to a cruise. I thought what could be better than facing the bitter cold on an Antarctic cruise? I found Hurtigurten, who offer cheap Antarctic cruises. While there are no frills on their ships, they do offer extensive trips off the ship to explore Antarctica, which was what I wanted more than some hot rock massage.