On the Polar Star to Antarctica
Trip Start Oct 09, 2008
17Trip End Nov 28, 2008
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Ship time is spent with talks, we have onboard geologist, glaciologist, ornithologist (who was a photographer with Attenborough), marine biologist, penguinologist and numerous other ologists who I've forgotten. And a historian. They also showed 'Happy Feet'(?why? Only really cheesy thing they've done). 85 passengers, no cruisey type stuff-although we do have a happy hour each day. Not entirely necessary as we left port with 4 litres of wine, hip flasks of vodka, cherry, lemon, and chocolate liqueurs, and, because-Tim decided we needed the 'free' accompanying shot glasses- 2x700ml bottles of liqueurs. Food is also scrummy and plentiful, but I fear there shall be rioting when the fresh fruit runs out. Apparently the first 10 days are planned meals, and the rest are thrown together from the remaining stock. May even be able to tell you which variety of penguin is most palatable by the time I can actually send this from back in port.