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From ferry to expedition cruise vessel

by Mike

9 December 2016 • Hurtigruten added a new vessel to its fleet of black & red ships. The ms SPITSBERGEN is quite particular, because she was conceived as a ferry, but never sailed as such.

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Yes, I will return to Antarctica

by Mike

27 January 2015 • In 2007 I had the unbelievable professional opportunity to do a 21-day cruise to the Antarctic Peninsular, South Georgia and The Falkland Islands before heading north to Buenos Aires with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition ship HANSEATIC.

The desire to return has been growing over the years, and although there’s no firm plan yet, I have decided to define my focus: Yes, I will return to Antarctica, and it will be with Véronique.

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Très chic cruise yachting

by Véronique and Mike

14 September 2013 • Remember our live blogs from our cruise in July? We embarked Le Soléal -Compagnie du Ponant’s newest expedition yacht- in Lisbon and sailed all he way up north, via Ireland and Scotland to Iceland. Now it’s time to talk, or rather show design.

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A carpet of king penguins

by Mike

6 March 2013 • The king penguin rookery on Gold Harbour, South Georgia, is probably the most breathtaking landscape I've ever seen. For all the passengers of the expedition ship Hanseatic it was one of the most emotional moments on the last Antarctic cruise of the season. Many say that South Georgia was even more impressive than the Antarctic Peninsular. I do fully agree.

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