Julian Paren

Region: Arctic

Destinations: Greenland, Svalbard

Ship: m/v Plancius

Scenery is one thing. And for me the chief reason to visit Svalbard and Greenland. Others may focus more on wildlife. On this cruise the unexpected highlight was the great interaction between the passengers and the expedition staff. They gave prepared talks in the lounge, they drove the Zodiacs, they were full of knowledge of the environment through which we walked or bumped our way in the Zodiacs. And they were totally bilingual, changing seamlessly from German to English and providing interpreter services too. What a talented group. It was good to have shared a ship with you.

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