Day 1 |
Sep 16, 2012

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

By Hans-Peter Reinthaler, Biologist

Co-ordinates: 28°28´N, 16°14´W
Weather: cloudy
Air Temperature: 26°C

Bunkering and provision loading was still going on, but the suites were ready and so we could start embarkation punctually at 12 am. The guests arrived during the whole afternoon and at 4 pm boarding for Voyage 7222 from Tenerife to Accra was finished.

During embarkation I was handing out suite keycards to the guests, and explaining the program of activities for the afternoon of this, the first day of our cruise.

As usual, Embarkation Day concluded with the introduction of some Heads of Department and the Expedition Team, followed by an excellent dinner in The Restaurant.

At 08:00pm the Silver Explorer set sail on our voyage down the West African coast, beginning with our next destination in the Canary Islands: La Gomera.