Tuesday, 15 March 2011

And finally… our voyage comes to an end

The storm calmed down during the night and we could enjoy our last day of the voyage in calm and warm weather conditions. Many of us took the opportunity to sit and sunbathe on decks 5 or 7. Passengers in short sleeves – this is a quite unusual sight on board FRAM who spends most of the year in polar regions!
Creativity Contest

We had the final lectures and also the big final of the famous Creativity Contest. During the voyage, passengers painted, knitted, cut and invented many different items related to our trip. Stories about penguins were written, games with wildlife scenery created, several cartoons composed and even an Antarctic song was sung. Amazing to see how many talented people we have had on board! Manuel as the contest director distributed prizes to all participants: a pin (with a penguin), another pin (from Hurtigruten), a pen (again from Hurtigruten), a hat and a bag!
Then, the Captains Farewell Cocktail took place in the Observation Lounge. After the Captain’s speech and toast, the MV FRAM Choire gave a final performance for all guests. We also learned that we are all going to receive a special “Storm Certificate” for being in yesterday’s hurricane!

The evening concluded with a barbecue on the outside deck and a final quiz with the expedition team. Now we are in the Río de la Plata and will soon arrive in Buenos Aires, our final destination.

Chef Eduardo
All crew on board of FRAM hope that you have enjoyed our trip, that you will long remember the fascinating places and animals we got to see and that you have a safe travel home. Farewell and maybe Welcome Back soon!

Our photographer Simon did a great job to get us all in one foto!