Last night we left TALLIN, Estonia, en route for RIGA, Lettonia: a distance of 280 nautical miles, quite a long stretch through the Baltik Sea, and the gods of the seas were nice to us.
Today we began our program with lectures: Claus lectured on amber, a jewel of the Baltik Sea.
Jean-Louis had marine mammals on his programm: it was all about whales and seals in polar waters.
In the afternoon, Anja introduced passengers to other FRAM destinations like Spitsbergen, Greenland, Europe and Antarctica.
A good alternative for our guests was to just relax on the outer decks, where many enjoyed the smooth cruising under a warm sun.
In the evening, we were all confronted with a major dilemma: football championship Bayern/Chelsea live in Framheim hall or ice carving in the observation lounge? We will let you know tomorrow what attracted most of us.
MV FRAM is the most modern expedition cruise vessel belonging to the Hurtigrutenfleet, roaming the polar waters and taking people to remote places where only few people go. In order to give you the chance to travel with us, even if only on your screen, we created this blog. Here you can see what we have seen and read what we have done. And - maybe - you will be onboard with us one day.
The expedition team consists of lecturers from various fields and backgrounds: ornithologists, mammalogists, historians, and geologists, ready to tackle all your questions. Together with the crew onboard we make your time on board REALLY worthwhile!