Voyage 7807

London to Tromso

 

 

Day 1 - June 12, 2008 - London (Tower Bridge), U.K.

As we arrived at the Tower Pier, we were greeted by sight of the MV Prince Albert II at anchor next to the historic HMS Belfast. We were transported...


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Day 2 - June 13, 2008 - Day At Sea

It is our first day onboard the Prince Albert II and it became a bit bumpy during the night. After we left the Thames last evening and went into the...


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Day 3 - June 14, 2008 - Newcastle, England, U.K.

Leaving shipside at 0800 hours, the two buses carrying guests on the tour to Lindisfarne Castle and Holy Island weaved their way alongside the River Tyne...


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Day 4 - June 15, 2008 - Day At Sea

Today started of with a soft wake up announcement from our Expedition Leader, Brad, to inform us of the position of the ship and the weather forecast for...


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Day 5 - June 16, 2008 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands U. K.

We came into view of Lerwick – Britain’s northernmost town – around 6 a.m. and soon afterwards were alongside at Victoria pier, next to the very center of town...


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Day 6 - June 17, 2008 - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Today we awoke to a rolling sea and overcast skies with a slight drizzle at 13°C temperatures. With the rolling seas overnight, everyone came to breakfast with...


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Day 7 - June 18, 2008 - Cruise & Explore the Faroe Islands

This morning we woke up to a very cloudy and overcast Mykines. Mykines is the easternmost island in the Faroe Island group and is therefore very exposed to...


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Day 8 - June 19, 2008 - Day At Sea and Seydisfjordur

Today we were greeted by an overcast and grayish sky. The mercury of the thermometer did not manage to move past 8°C, rain and drizzle took their turns...


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Day 9 - June 20, 2008 - En Route to Jan Mayen Island

Very early this morning and without fanfare the Prince Albert II crossed the imaginary line called the Arctic Circle and slipped into...


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Day 10 - June 21, 2008 - Jan Mayen Island

The Prince Albert II reached Jan Mayen at 01:00 this morning. This 55 km long remote island lies 600 km north of Iceland and 500 km east of...


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Day 11 - June 22, 2008 - Day At Sea

It is a day at sea, Sunday. Yesterday was the beginning of summer on the northern hemisphere and it was also the longest day of the year. But that didn’t matter...


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Day 12 - June 23, 2008 - Isjorden, Svalbard to Longyearbyen

We awoke to calm waters, as during the early morning the Prince Albert II had slipped into the sheltered Isfjorden, Svalbard. A leisurely morning...


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Day 13 - June 24, 2008 - Pyramiden and Skansbukta

This morning we had an early start. At 06.00 our Expedition Leader, Brad, woke us up with an announcement that we had arrived at Pyramiden and that the conditions...


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Day 14 - June 25, 2008 - Day At Sea

Yesterday’s smooth sailing out of Isfjorden had permitted a relatively calm night and a good sleep in preparation for today’s expedition day and search for polar bears...


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Day 15 - June 26, 2008 - Svalbard

Onboard the Prince Albert II this morning we awoke to calm seas, scattered clouds and a beautiful view as we sailed down the west coasts of Spitspbergen...


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Day 16 - June 27, 2008 - Cruise & Explore Svalbard - Hornsund

The Prince Albert II made its way south this morning and at 5am turned east into Hornsund. Up until today we had seen Ring Seals, Bearded Seals, Walruses and...


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Day 17 - June 28, 2008 - Svalbard, Norway

The night was bumpy as we proceeded south to Bear Island. We arrived shortly before 0630, and as we dropped anchor...


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Day 18 - June 29, 2008 - Tromso, Norway

And here comes the last day! It’s unbelievable how quickly time goes by, especially good times. It seems that we left London only yesterday, and yet...


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