Saturday 26 February 2011

Welcome on board!

Today, our new passengers had a hard time to reach Ushuaia. This was due to a strike and all flights were delayed. Therefore, everybody arrived later than scheduled on the ship. However, most of the guests were quite relaxed, and despite the trouble came on board maybe a little tired but in high spirits and good mood.

Many of them even did the excursion to the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park before embarking and had the opportunity to enjoy the Southern Beech forests typical of this area.

As usual, once on board, cruise accounts were opened and jackets picked up before everybody went to have dinner in the restaurant.

We had the mandatory safety drill and straight afterwards a short welcome from our captain Arild HÃ¥rvik who introduced his team and then Anja Erdmann, our expedition leader introduced the members of the expedition staff.

Now FRAM is heading east in the Beagle Channel and most passengers are heading for their beds and a well-deserved good sleep.