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HDS26-23, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

After breakfast we go straight back to our cabins to prepare for Carcass Island. We put on our waterproof gear, pack our backpacks with came

PLA26-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

We entered the port and were welcomed by the Expedition Team and the Hotel Team at the Plancius’ gangway. After we had been shown to our roo

OTL26-23, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Discovery and Learning Voyage

The day had finally come, it was time to board Ortelius for our expedition trip to the Antarctic Peninsula! Some of us had booked the trip y

HDS25-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

Our next stop is Paulet Island, a very interesting historical site. There is a Stone hut on Paulet Island which was built in February 1903 b

OTL25-23, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Birding highlights prior to breakfast were Black-browed Albatross, Northern and Southern Giant Petrels, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Sooty shearw

PLA25-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

Meanwhile M/V Plancius continued southwest towards Deception Island and right after midday we found ourselves transiting through the so call

HDS24-22, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

At 6pm it is time for Captains cocktail to celebrate the beginning of the voyage with a glass of prosecco and delicious canapes. Captain Ton

PLA24-22, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

We entered the port and were welcomed by the Expedition Team and the Hotel Team at the Plancius’ gangway. After we had been shown to our roo

OTL24-22, trip log, Basecamp Antarctica Incl. Anvers Island and Flandres Bay

At first just a trickle of people, clutching camera bags and obviously eager to view the ship, ambled along the quayside. This slowly increa

HDS23-22, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

On embarkation, our luck already began as it was clear and sunny while we are embarking our home for the next 10 days, the Dutch Expedition

HDS22-22, trip log, Antarctica - 'Basecamp'- free camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking,

We spend the rest of the evening cruising down the Beagle Channel. As we prepare ourselves to go down for our first dinner the ship is surro

OTL23-22, trip log, Weddell Sea, In search of the Emperor penguin

We were warmly welcomed by all the crew and staff who assisted us in finding our cabins. We had a little time to explore the ship and get ou

OTL22-22, trip log, Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor penguin

On Snow Hill Island the morning turned out glorious. Being able to walk on this massive blanket of frozen sea water was special enough in it

HDS21-22, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

The day started with a beautiful sunrise and we enjoyed a tasty breakfast before heading to the outer decks. Many birds such as Black-browed

OTL21-22, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

When we arose from our sleep and headed outside, we saw beautiful, calm seas and sunshine; perfect conditions to begin looking out for wonde

HDS14-22, trip log, East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

While we sail out of the fjord, the scenery is stunning and how could it get any better… we have the first sightings of whales. Some humpbac

OTL14-22, trip log, East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Basecamp

Before most of us retreat to our cabins to rest we hear Jan’s voice through the speakers. We have northern lights – while crossing the Arcti

PLA13-22, trip log, Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland

Dinner was served and we got to meet some of our fellow travellers who would be sharing this voyage to Greenland. As we began our navigation

OTL13-22, trip log, Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland

Today is the day! Our long-awaited Arctic adventure is about to begin (a few years wait for some of us!). Our story begins in Longyearbyen,

HDS12-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen - Farthest North

As the day drew to a close there were dolphin and whale sightings, and eventually the sun got low enough in the sky to give dramatic “sunset

PLA12-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

It was a beautiful evening as we sailed out into Isfjord and we hoped this weather would be with us for the next 9 days. As we began our nav

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