Voyage 7809

Tromso to Reykjavik

 

 

Day 1 - July 12, 2008 - Tromso, Norway


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Day 2 - July 13, 2008 - Day At Sea - Cruise & Explore Bear Island

As we arose this morning, the seas remained calm with only a gentle swell, the same that had rocked us gently...


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Day 3 - July 14, 2008 - Hambergbreen, Svalbard

Yet another glorious morning was evident as we were called to the deck at 0700 as a humpback whale...


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Day 4 - July 15, 2008 - Diskobukta, Svalbard

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking” came the smooth dulcet tones of the ship’s Master over the intercom.


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Day 5 - July 16, 2008 - Cruise & Explore Svalbard

It seemed after all we had seen over the last few days - Polar Bears, Arctic Fox, Walrus plus great weather, just to name a few...


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Day 6 - July 17, 2008 - Russebukta, Edgeoya Island, Svalbard

It was a slow morning. Once again the sea was glassy calm; the air was still. The temperature was a very cool...


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Day 7 - July 18, 2008 - Bamsebu and Van Keulenfjord, Svalbard, Norway

As a result of yesterday’s cancelled landing at Russebukta (polar bear intending to use shore party as...


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Day 8 - July 19, 2008 - Poolepynten and St. Jonsfjorden

We spent a very calm night maneuvering from Van Keulenfjord into to the lee of the island known as Prins Karls Forland. Shortly before...


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Day 9 - July 20, 2008 - Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Having spent the night at anchor in front of Colesdalen, the Prince Albert II went alongside Longyearbyen’s ISPS pier...


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Day 10 - July 21, 2008 - At Sea, En Route to Jan Mayen, Norway

Yet again we awoke to relatively calm seas. The Prince Albert II was making good time and with a continuing good forecast...


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Day 11 - July 22, 2008 - At Sea and Jan Mayen

We were awoken by the Capitan announcing that we had arrived at Jan Mayen and could see Barentsberg Volcano out of the Port side windows...


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Day 12 - July 23, 2008 - At Sea, Siglufjordur

After yesterday’s rough seas and canceled landing on Jan Mayen, it was pleasant for all to awake to gentle seas and sunny skies with...


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Day 13 - July 24, 2008 - Akureyri, Iceland

Having spent most of the night at anchor, the Prince Albert II went alongside in Akureyri’s harbor at 7 o’clock. A strong southerly wind was blowing...


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Day 14 - July 25, 2008 - HúsavÍk, Iceland

At 0800 several of us left for a long tour around the Húsavík area. Guest Denise Landau remarked that we were doing...


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Day 15 - July 26, 2008 - Hornbjarg and Vigur Island, Iceland

The Prince Albert II headed in towards the foggy towering cliffs of Hornbjarg in the early morning. As we approached the cliffs...


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Day 16 - July 27, 2008 - Grundafjordur, Iceland

This morning we arrived at Grundafjordur, where, after breakfast, we jumped onto Zodiacs for a short ride into the harbour. Even though we were...


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Day 17 - July 28, 2008 - Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westmann Islands), Iceland

This morning, after a rather bumpy night, we woke up to find ourselves surrounded by thick sea fog, something we have been fortunate enough not to...


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Day 18 - July 29, 2008 - Reykjavik, Iceland

Early in the morning, we came alongside the beautiful city of Reykjavik. At 9 am most of us went on a full-day tour around the...


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