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Many of the guest arrived at Longyearbyen on the day of embarkation. Throughout the afternoon, guests were arriving at our new home for the coming days: Plancius.
Once on board the evening went by quickly as we were busy with familiarisations, safety briefings, and a mandatory lifeboat instruction.
As we set off out of Isfjord in the evening, and northward towards our first scheduled activity of the trip, there was time to enjoy the views of the flat table-topped mountains in the late evening light.
Then, after departure, we had an introduction to the ship from our hotel manager. This was followed by captain’s cocktails, were our expedition leader Ali also introduced herself and shared the plans for the voyage. After a lovely first dinner on the ship, most of us went to enjoy the views outside while the ship was cruising, or went to bed early, after this long day.