Voyage 7012

Longyearbyen to Tromsø

 

 

Day 1 - June 29, 2010 - Svalbard, Longyearbyen

By this time we had just cast off our lines and sailed from Longyearbyen, so many of us put on warm layers and headed for the open decks to enjoy the changing view.


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Day 2 - June 30, 2010 - Smeerenburgfjorden, Sallyhamna, Svalbard

As we kept going more and more of them became visible. There were 3 mothers with cubs; all of them were first-year cubs.


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Day 3 - July 1, 2010 - Lagoya Island, Sorgfjorden & Alkefjellet

As I approached with my first boatload of guests, I was delighted to see that there were about a dozen or more huge male walrus hauled out on the beach, just lazing around scratching.


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Day 4 - July 2, 2010 - Monacobreen

Within minutes our search turned up a treasure few among us had even considered seeing, the beluga whale!


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Day 5 - July 3, 2010 - Ny Alesund And 14Th July Glacier

This morning we came alongside the pier in Ny Alesund, Svalbard’s second biggest settlement (approximately 120 people in summer).


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Day 6 - July 4, 2010 - Hornsund

The Prince Albert II slowly sailed through Hornsund until Captain Golubyev brought us to Burgerbukta a two-kilometer wide tidewater glacier.


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Day 7 - July 5, 2010 - Kapp Lee

Finally, as we were waiting for the Zodiacs to whisk us back to the ship, we witnessed a magnificent display – an arctic skua was chasing and hassling a kittewake gull.


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Day 8 - July 6, 2010 - Bjørnøya

Bjørnøya in the fog can be an enchanting and majestic experience. Once you add in the swell, rain and strong winds it can be downright frightening.


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Day 9 - July 7, 2010 - Magaroya Island And Nordkapp, Norway

Both groups spotted reindeer grazing on the hill slopes and were rewarded upon arrival by good views from off the top of Europe.


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Day 10 - July 8, 2010 - Tromso, Norway

Today, for the first time ever, the Silver Cloud and the Prince Albert II met at the same port.


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