Voyage 7808

Tromso to Tromso

 

 

Day 1 - June 30, 2008 - Tromso, Norway

It was a sunny and warm day in Tromsø. It was so beautiful that we doubted the stories the locals told of cold, wet summer days. How could...


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Day 2 - July 1, 2008 - Magerøya Island, Norway

We arrived at the Storstappen Islands, located just off Magaroy Island, during breakfast. You couldn’t quite say a beautiful warm and sunny...


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Day 3 - July 2, 2008 - Day At Sea

Relatively calm seas, fog, and no early call for Zodiac excursions or landings gave a good excuse to sleep in, relax and enjoy a late breakfast on our second day...


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Day 4 - July 3, 2008 - Cruise & Explore Svalbard - Bellsund

Our first day in the archipelago of Svalbard! Our original plan was partly altered due to ice conditions. A strong ocean current had brought a lot of unexpected...


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Day 5 - July 4, 2008 - Longyearbyen, Svalbard & Alkhornet

This Fourth of July started off with a very low cloud-ceiling and our morning stop at Longyearbyen was a little fresher than the days before...


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Day 6 - July 5, 2008 - Poolepynten & St. Jonsfjorden

We spent a very calm night at anchor in the lee of the island known as Prins Karls Forland. Shortly before 0700, the Captain maneuvered the Prince Albert II north to...


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Day 7 - July 6, 2008 - Cruise & Explore

This morning’s wake up call onboard the Prince Albert II came earlier than expected for those of us whose suites are located on the Explorer Deck...


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Day 8 - July 7, 2008 - Cruise & Explore Svalbard Liefdefjorden

“Polar Bear, Polar Bear!” came the cry from the bridge shortly after midnight on Monday. A Polar bear watch had been set up through the night to...


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Day 9 - July 8, 2008 - Cruise & Explore Svalbard

What a day! First of all, we thought that after the long day of yesterday we could sleep in. But we were wrong! At about 07:45, we heard the sweet (?!) voice of our...


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Day 10 - July 9, 2008 - Cruise & Explore Svalbard

Last night we all gathered around Daryl in the Panorama Lounge to reminisce over our last 10 days in the region of Svalbard with thoughts of a lie-in dancing...


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Day 11 - July 10, 2008 - Bear Island, Norway

Overnight, the Prince Albert II made very good time, using current and wind to good effect. As we breakfasted, we were informed that we would be arriving at...


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Day 12 - July 11, 2008 - Tromso, Norway

After a rather rough ride south past Bear Island yesterday, we continued our voyage back to the lovely city of Tromso, Norway. As this was a day at sea...


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