I recently had the opportunity to join a cruise on beautiful Rembrandt van Rijn. It was an amazing experience thanks to the incredible crew - Ali the Captain, Jordi and Eduardo our knowledgeable guides, Merle the first mate, Charlotte our talented chef, and Bobby the "hotel" manager, not to mention all those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. I traveled to Svalbard/Spitsbergen in search of wildlife, but found so much more! Its majestic white landscapes were so beautiful, with peak upon snow covered peak stretching off into eternity, and it’s blue skies mirrored in the striking blue waters. The solitude on those quiet mornings, before anyone else arose, calmed my soul. The icy cold was invigorating and made me feel alive. This place has touched and enriched my life in ways I could not have imagined, and I will definitely return one day.

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