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PLA23-19, trip log, Antarctic Explorer's Voyage

Our expedition leader Ali woke us at 0730, but many of us were already outside on deck to see if we could spot any sea birds. The sun was shining...

OTL22-19, trip log, Weddell Sea

It was late afternoon on a windy but sunny and beautiful day in Ushuaia. The first passengers to arrive to Ortelius at 2pm were a group of young...

HDS21-19, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

We woke to fairly “lumpy” seas and a brisk wind giving enough motion to upset some of our equilibrium. Some were confined to the berth while...

PLA22-19, trip log, Antarctica

We started the morning with a delicious buffet breakfast and then headed to the lounge where Sara talked to us about penguins. Her lecture was...

OTL21-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

Today was a day of wonders. Starting in Neko Harbour, the wind was threatening to prevent us loading or landing the zodiacs. As we waited, the...

HDS15-19, trip log, Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis

We finally start our first real day in East Greenland. After a quiet night in the sheltered fjords, we arrive early at Vikingebugt. The visibility...

PLA16-19, logbuch, Spitzbergen - Nordostgrönland

Nicht all zu lange später konnten wir dann auch schon unser neu angeeignetes Wissen in der Praxis demonstrieren. Wir bestiegen die Zodiacs für...

PLA15-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen

An Bord wollte Philipp uns dann vor dem Abendessen noch die Pläne für unsere Reise vorstellen, doch er kam nicht weit. Ein Blauwal stohl ihm...

HDS11-19, trip log, North and Around Spitsbergen

The second hiking option was to walk to the “hanging garden” under the cliffs of the fjord, where we spotted reindeer and a white arctic fox...

PLA14-19, logbuch, Spitzbergen Umrundung

Der Engländer Ernest Mansfield hat hier mit seiner „Northern Exploration Company“ um 1911/1912 einen Marmorsteinbruch etabliert. Die Qualität...

HDS09-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

After a mandatory safety briefing delivered by our Hotel Manager Michael, and the Chief Officer Matei, followed by a safety drill, we were...

HDS08-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

We were shuttled ashore by zodiac and given time to wander around the museum, visit the small gift shop and send post cards home to loved ones...

HDS07-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

As breakfast was being served, we cruised in to Lilliehöökfjord, the sun was shining brightly on the calm, turquoise waters as we headed towards...

PLA09-19, logbuch, Umrundung Spitzbergen

Die vorhandene Infrastruktur stellte sich kurze Zeit später in den Dienste der Forschung, und heutzutage beheimatet Ny Ålesund dank der biologischen...

HDS06-19, trip log, In search of polar bears and pack ice

We enjoyed our first sumptuous dinner in the restaurant, while the Arctic landscape outside was bathed in the sparkling sunlight of the midnight...

HDS05-19, trip log, In search of polar bears and pack ice

After a good lunch it was time for the first zodiac operation. All boats where lowered and passengers dressed up appropriately for the occasion...

PLA07-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen – Auf der Suche nach Eisbären

Im Anschluss wurden die Beluga Wale wieder gesichtet und wir verbrachten viel Zeit an Deck und genossen den Blick auf die Wale, die Dickschnabellummen...

HDS04-19, trip log, Spitsbergen - In search of polar bears & pack-ice

We were picked up from the airport and received a warm welcome in this cold place. The midnight sun was shining, so were the faces of the expedition...

HDS03-19, trip log, Atlantic Odyssey- Maiden voyage Hondius

All of us were excited to finally meet the Hondius. Therefore, it felt more like writing a new chapter in an old book, rather than simply joining...

PLA06-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen – Auf der Suche nach Eisbären

Es war ein wolkenloser Morgen und absolut Windstill in der Bucht, in welcher auch die alte russische Bergbausiedlung – heute eine Geisterstadt...

PLA05-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen, Auf der Suche nach Eisbären

Nach einer guten Nacht mit Träumen über unserer erste Eisbären Begegnung auf dem Eis, wachten wir heute wieder im Eis auf. Nach dem Frűhstűck...

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