Wednesday, 25 February 2009


In the early morning, we waved good-bye to our last group of guests. For a change, we were not the biggest ship at the pier, the 'Carnival Splendor' was docked next to us. This ship has 3000 passengers and 1150 crew and made the FRAM look like a small tender boat! Streams of people were pouring onto the pier and into the streets of Ushuaia. Many of these guests came up to the FRAM and asked where we were going. Our answer was that we are heading to Antarctica. Many of these guests immediately wanted to book on the FRAM. But sorry guys, it is fully booked for this trip! Under their envious looks, our own guests arrived and we set sail south. Our trip to Antarctica has begun!