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This is it. Our last chance to make it to the Emperor Penguin Rookery at Snow Hill. At 5:30 AM, Shane's voice wakes us with the announcement that visibility is only 100 meters and … November 27
Today's plan - clear weather, cruise back to Snow Hill. Foul weather, head to Brown Bluff. Poor weather has us dodging icebergs to arrive at our anchorage for another … November 28
5:30 am wake up call: white out conditions prevail with 30 knot winds. No Snow Hill again this morning. Some passengers were a bit disappointed, but I'm so … November 26
Woke to poor visibility and the 5:30 am announcement that helicopter flights to Snow Hill were delayed. An hour went by and another announcement came regarding further weather … This morning I woke to ice on three sides of the ship. Being trapped with ice all around made for a wonderfully peaceful night of sleep and I felt energized all day. Weather around the ship was … What a day! Today we entered Antarctic Sound, also known as Iceberg Alley. And what a place it is! Gigantic table icebergs float everywhere, and on smaller 'bergs Adelie penguins perch in the … The ship has been rocking back and forth since around 2 am this morning.
Swells look to be about 12 feet high, and the crew calls this the Drake Lake. This is versus the Drake Shake which is what … Each season, Adventure Life has an annual contest that invites our past travelers to share their travel experiences and enter for a chance to win fantastic trips! Here are some past … Polar Travel
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While the Earth's polar regions are similar in many ways, the North and South … Bob Dylan’s “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” is playing behind the bar and I don’t think I ever imagined listening to Blonde on Blonde in such a setting. This … Most of the ship was up all night as 50-knot winds howled over the deck, and as the foul weather continued we had to scrap our planned landing at Vernansky Station. Boris announced “Plan … I woke this morning at dawn, rubbed my eyes and sat up to the windowsill – land! Giant, sheer faces of ice surrounded the ship on all sides, and big chunks of ice floated past my … We boarded our Antarctic vessel, One Ocean’s Akademik Sergey Vavilov, at the Port of Ushuaia on March 16. The port was hosting a long ship regatta the same weekend, so we traversed the … Finally! It was time to board the Sea Spirit!
We met at the park, boarded buses and were taken to the gangway.
The excited crew shuffled us along as we checked in and were taken to … This daily announcement brought pangs of jealousy to 95% of the passengers on our cruise, but for the lucky 5% who got to be a part of the special little clique than everyone else on board envied, it … I have to be honest. Antarctica never really appealed to me as a beautiful place to visit. I wanted to go there to check off my 6th continent and to see millions of penguins. Snow? … You always hear about life on the ice and the amazing experiences everyone has with the penguins and the snow. But what about life on board the ship?
I'll admit, I didn't see much of … As we made our way to Petermann Island, the rain turned to snow and it felt more like we were in Antarctica. The landing site was completely covered in penguins and we all wandered around it … You imagine snow and ice in Antarctica, especially as the winter is starting to roll back in. Rain is not what I expected, but that is exactly what we got for the next day.
We arrived at … And just like that, the first iceberg was spotted and we were in Antarctic waters!
It was much sunnier and warmer than I would have imagined! We enjoyed beautiful views on deck as we … Your friends will be happy this holiday!
Apparently, we are not the only ones who are travel enthusiasts. According to the UN World Tourism Organization, international travel was 5% … Jan 8th Tuesday
Deception Island and Yankee Harbor
Cruised through the biggest channel during the night so Pam slept through the part that made her sick last time. Deception Island is a … Jan 7th Monday
Port Lockroy (UK) and Jougla Pt to Neko Harbor
They split our landing again, one group to Jougla Island that had Gentoos and Cormorants nesting, along with a whale … Jan 6th Sunday –
Yalour Island and Wordie House and Vernadsky (Ukrainian research center that is still operating today.) and BBQ night.
After breakfast we had a 9:00 launch to Yalour Island …
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