ICE EDGE CRUISING
Imagine being surrounded on all sides by glistening sea ice on top of dark, frigid waters. The sound of the ship’s bow crunching through the crusty rime carries on the crisp air with a resounding echo. Perhaps in the distance the expedition team spots an inconsistency of color on the ice – a vaguely yellow patch against the bright white of the snow. Excitement on deck grows as the ship draws closer, and with baited breath it becomes obvious to all aboard that a polar bear is plodding along, jumping from floe to floe, in its eternal quest for the next meal. However, it’s not just bears that can be found on and around the ice in these extreme Arctic latitudes. The expedition team leads our guests in vigilantly scanning the horizon for walrus, seals, and snow-white Ivory Gulls. A day at sea in the Arctic is a day of wonder and unexpected beauty.