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Amsterdam’s Ice-Blue Winter Ball

Amsterdam’s Ice-Blue Winter Ball

After spending three days in Antarctica, we held a special themed dinner. This one was titled “The Ice Blue Winter Ball.” We celebrated sailing to Antarctica, the ice-blue cold place, with spectacular views of giant icebergs and wildlife that included penguins, whales, sea lions and birds. The Dining Room and the Queen’s Lounge were decorated…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Cruise Diary: Charlotte’s Bay and Palmer Station

Cruise Diary: Charlotte’s Bay and Palmer Station

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is on board for segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she is chronicling her journey. Enjoy! When we return I think I will research the story behind the naming of the straits and archipelagos we are currently traveling through in Antarctica. There is so much specialty…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Antarctica and Elephant Island

Cruise Diary: Antarctica and Elephant Island

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is on board for segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she is chronicling her journey. Enjoy! I had no idea that once we traveled below the 60-degree latitude line we qualified as an expedition! Our voyage is under the treaty for these waters and we must…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Going With The “Floe” In Antarctica

Cruise Diary: Going With The “Floe” In Antarctica

Days 25-27, Jan. 30-31/Feb. 1 As if by magic, the fog lifted momentarily around 8 a.m. on the first day of our three-day Antarctica Experience – just as we were sailing between Clarence Island with its ice and snow-covered peaks panoramas, and historic Elephant Island, where legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew were stranded…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Going…”