Category: ports

Flora at Makkovic

Makkovik and Trees

How different this port appeared as I viewed it from the ship! Small hills with trees on their tops made me aware that we had entered another zone. Having viewed the obviously barren landscape of Greenland, the first thing that I noticed on seeing the port of Makkavik from the ship, was...

Na Pali Coast

Pride of America Pointers

I recently sailed on Pride of America(POA) visiting the largest four Hawaiian islands. In my opinion, this cruise is the best way to see lots of Hawaii without having to pack, fly and change hotels every few days.  The ship allows over 100 hours in port leaving plenty of time to explore...

Morning Reflection in Igaliku

Igaliku

The morning dawned clear, the air crisp. Our group leader notified us that the day seemed like a good one for kayaking. It definitely looked more practical than yesterday with its cloudy skies, wind and waves. I quickly decided what to wear for kayaking. On one hand, it was a bit brisk....

Paamiut view

The Port of Paamiut

Paamiut means “at the mouth of,” referring to the location of this small town located at the mouth of the 30-mile long Kuannersooq fjord, or in Danish – Kvanefjord. Cruising in a fjord means that land is usually visible throughout the journey. And being in a fjord also means that the water...

Sailing on to Maniitsoq

  I retired that night wondering what was in store for me on the first port day. I met some folks on the bus the previous night who had sailed on the Fram multiple times and some were quite eager to be the first on the tenders, throwing manners to the wind....

Sailing to Splendid Sitka

  What a great surprise it was to see Sitka on the itinerary of this Alaska cruise.  Although it is not on many cruise itineraries, it’s not due to its lack of interest. With a National Park and historic buildings, along with fabulous photo ops, Sitka makes for a delightful and impressive...