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....

Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas Quick Tour

I just returned from a whirlwind tour of the new Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. I guarantee that I got a million steps in during the day and a half that I was on board. I must say that the ship is impressive with some new...

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....

First Impressions of Hurtigruten Fram

After arriving by charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, we immediately boarded buses bound to the small pier where we would catch a tender. The darkness hid the landscape, which I imagined as stark and barren. Our luggage had arrived separately from the bus and I had not seen it since the Copenhagen...

Early Steps to a Hurtigruten Cruise

Those who say that it’s the journey, not the destination obviously don’t fly or travel for that matter. My journey to Copenhagen from the US went relatively well. But, this truly was the first time that I felt that I had a middle seat even though in actuality I sat by the...