Thursday 19 May 2011

Welcome to our 9th Hurtigruten Event Cruise

The 9th Hurtigruten Event Cruise started today in Hamburg. All guests met in the afternoon on board the three mast bark RICKMER RICKMERS, which is permanently moored as a museum ship in Hamburg near the ship Cap San Diego. Delicious finger food and cocktails were served. The general manager of the head department of Hurtigruten Hamburg welcomed all passengers. Later on the Executive Director of the trust for Windjammer in Hamburg gave an interesting explanation about the RICKMER RICKMERS.

At 5 pm all guests walked to the nearby waiting sightseeing ship MS Hamburg. After a round trip in the harbor, the MS Hamburg went alongside our expedition ship the MV FRAM, so that our passengers could easily enter their new home they have chosen for the upcoming week.

After dinner the lifeboat rescue exercise took place on the outer decks. Later on the Captain and the Expeditionleader presented their team in the observation lounge. It has been a very long day for most of our guests. Good night. See you tomorrow morning.