Daniel Manahan

Region: Antarctica

Destinations: Antarctic Circle

Ship: m/v Plancius

We knew the trip would be good but it exceeded all expectations. The intimate environment with only 100 passengers meant that the expedition team could get to know me and me them. This made for a much more connected cruise. The Antarctic ice, icebergs, birdlife, penguins, seals and whales were amazing and abundant. We had fortunate weather and experiences. While there was some luck, our leader Ali made itineraray changes in consultation with the captain, crew and weather info that made the trip comfortable and experiences amazing. An outdoor dinner in Paradise Bay was truly paradise and memorable. Hats off to Ali as a great leader and calm reassuring voice for passengers to hear on a daily basis. She was amazing. We maxed out zodiac opportiunities and donned snow boots for hill climbs and saw steam on a volcanic beach arising from the shore. Whale time was up close and personal with two very curious humpbacks as amused by us as we were by them. The trip was my wife's idea and she was over the moon with the experience as I was. Many thanks. See you on Plancius in the Arctic with luck.

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