Voyage 7914

Hamburg to Longyearbyen

 

 

Day 1 - June 1, 2009 - Hamburg, Germany

The Prince Albert II set sail at 17:30 towards the first destination, New Castle U.K. ...


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Day 2 - June 2, 2009 - At Sea

Our onboard professional photographer Camille gave a presentation ...


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Day 3 - June 3, 2009 - Newcastle, England

I set off with most of our guests on the tour to Newcastle, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne ...


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Day 4 - June 4, 2009 - Aberdeen, Scotland

The gardens are designed to use all your senses – sight (bright colours), smell (fragrant species), and hearing (water fountains)...


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Day 5 - June 5, 2009 - Fair Isle And Lerwick, Shetland Islands

After about 15 minutes, a solitary Puffin landed on the grass only a few meters from the group …


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Day 6 - June 6, 2009 - Lerwick And Isle Of Noss, Shetland Islands

The Clickimin Broch, built in 200 BC (iron age), used to be 45 feet high, but it is now a lot smaller, as is the case with many Brochs, as the stones were later on recycled …


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Day 7 - June 7, 2009 - At Sea En Route To Trondheim, Norway

Christian Walter, our onboard Historian, gave an interesting lecture entitled: European Explorations …


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Day 8 - June 8, 2009 - Trondheim, Norway

The Folk Museum at Sverresborg is also a ‘building’ museum with a range of farmhouses gathered from various parts of the Nord-Trøndelag counties …


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Day 9 - June 9, 2009 - At Sea In The Norwegian Fjords – Arctic Circle

During dinner I marveled at the beauty of this part of the world …


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Day 10 - June 10, 2009 - Leknes - Lofoten Islands, Norway

At 17h00, Captain Stahlberg made an announcement that we were approaching Trollfjorden. This narrow 80-150-metre-fjord, with its highest peaks covered with snow ...


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Day 11 - June 11, 2009 - At Sea

We sailed close to Tromso just after lunch, and most of us gathered on the Observation Decks to get a good look at this pretty town …...


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Day 12 - June 12, 2009 - Nordkapp, Norway

We were on our way to explore the islands of Storstappen with its steep cliffs, teaming with a fantastical array of birds ...


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Day 13 - June 13, 2009 - Sorhamna, Bjornoya (Bear Island)

The plan for the afternoon was a two-hour Zodiac tour exploring the South East end of Bear Island ...


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Day 14 - June 14, 2009 - At Sea – Ice Cruising Southern Svalbard

Our lectures were interrupted about halfway through by an announcement from the Bridge that we had entered some amazingly beautiful sea ice...


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Day 15 - June 15, 2009 - Hornsund, Svalbard

At the end of the fjord, near the glacier, one of our Zodiac drivers spotted a Polar Bear. The animal was walking around at approximately 300 meters from the shore...


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Day 16 - June 16, 2009 - Poolepynten, Svalbard

Once in the Zodiacs, the Captain led the way and made the most of our 1A ice-strengthened hull and, in true expedition style...


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