Category Archives: Oceanic

Food on the Sea Explorer Cruise? Hindsight is 20/20

  Cruise passengers should not expect gourmet-style meals onboard unless cruising on a small ship known for its food. Stop and think how many meals are served each day which attempt to satisfy all tastes, likes, dislikes and special dietary

Qaanaaq Sights and Local Entertainment in NW Greenland

  Qaanaaq was the last Sea Explorer Expedition Cruise landing in Greenland. We would cross into Canadian territorial waters at 10:00p and remain in the Canadian High Arctic for the rest of the cruise. This is the northernmost town in

Qaanaaq is Ultima Thule “The Edge of Known Territory” in Greenland

  The Sea Explorer’s northernmost, and last Greenland stop, is Qaanaaq, with glaciers and archaeological sites. Life is tough is this small subsistence community (pop: 656) so far north and only the human ability to adapt allows survival. When the sea

Magnificent Glaciers in Melville Bay on Cape York, NW Greenland

  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky as the Sea Explorer made its way into Melville Bay ringed with glaciers while ice bergs of all shapes and sizes floated around. Melville Bay was named by John Ross in 1818

A Expedition Cruise Day at Sea in Baffin Bay, West Greenland

  Sailing through Baffin Bay towards Northwest Greenland was the only full sea day during the cruise. Most passengers occupied themselves attending many lectures, scanning the sea for whatever might be out there, reading and eating. Bits and Bytes at

UNESCO Glacier in Ilulissat, West Greenland

  It is an approximately 10 kilometer/6.2 mile walk up Ilulissat main street, past the Helicopter pad to where a signboard shows three different hiking/walking paths to view Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. Ilulissat Ice fjord is located on the West coast