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Antarctica Diary – Monday, December 4 – Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Today is a virtual blur for me.  LOL.  I didn’t note the exact timing of things but let’s be honest, you don’t really care about my flights back home. We have a 3 hour flight to Santiago Chile and then I have an 11 hour connection for my flight to Dallas. We cannot even check-in

Antarctica Diary – Sunday, December 3, 2023

7:00 a.m. – Rise & Shine!  Time to finalize packing and suite clean up. 8:00 a.m. – Oded and I officially leave the cabin for the last time.  We have all of our gear – I have a backpack, parka and my sleep-apnea machine.  We go up to the Panoramic Lounge and claim a couple

Antarctica Diary – Saturday, December 2, 2023

Today is our last full day on board the ship. 8:00 a.m. – I have yet to experience breakfast in The Restaurant so I figured I should do that today.  Of course, I ordered an omelet but I really wanted some pancakes so I ordered some blueberry as well as banana pancakes.  Super delicious!!!  This

Antarctica Diary – Friday, December 1, 2023

Polar Plunge Day!!! 8:00 a.m. – A day to “sleep in”.  This is definitely not a lay in bed until mid-morning and rest easy cruise.  This is a late day and we are still moving by 8 a.m. 8:45 a.m. – Breakfast at the Grill, you guessed it, an omelet.   9:15 a.m. – Today’s first

Antarctica Diary – Thursday, November 30, 2023

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast in the Grill and I am so glad that I discovered I can order omelets.  My favorite breakfast selection! 8:00 a.m. – This morning we have a zodiac cruise and it turns out to be the most amazing morning.  We get to watch penguins swimming and jumping, glaciers calving and we

Antarctica Diary – Wednesday, November 29, 2023

5:45 a.m. – Wake up time!!  Why so early???  This morning we are sailing the Lemaire Channel aka the Kodak Channel as this is one of the most scenic channels in the peninsula.  Just breathtaking!     6:05 a.m. – We grab some hot cocoa and make our way down one deck and forward to

Antarctica Diary – Tuesday, November 28, 2023

8:30 a.m. – Our first breakfast on board the ship.  I ventured to the Grill, which is the buffet.  I found out that in addition to the buffet, they will take omelet orders so I had to try one.  Some bacon, onions and mushrooms stuffed in that fluffy goodness. 9:40 a.m. – Time for our

Antarctica Diary – Monday, November 27, 2023

2:00 a.m. – Rise and shine!!  Today we get to fly to Antarctica!!! We hve to get up, get things in our backpacks and ready to go for our early morning transfer and flight. Why so early you ask?  Good question.  Normally on an Antarctica cruise, you would board the ship in South American and

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