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The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Well, the moment Laynni and my mom have been waiting for anyway. So, in Antarctica cruise Part 1 I rambled somewhat incoherently from topic to topic, focusing mainly on life aboard the Sea Spirit, especially all the perks, benefits and preposterously large meals we ate three or more times daily. Now for the highlights, the memories, the very best of Antarctica, according to me. All neatly organized into one convenient Top 10 list, the ubiquitous fallback of every lazy writer. Top 10 Highlights of our Antarctic Expedition* * I thought it through and decided, quite astutely I believe, that using the word “expedition” instead of “cruise” not only is a more accurate description of the experience but also makes the whole undertaking sound more adventurous and exciting, mainly by putting more emphasis on the active side of the excursions, and less on buffet-style…

A cruise to Antarctica, the southernmost land mass on Earth (just a little info for those of you who consider geography to be one of those obscure things best left to professionals, like aerial acrobatics or using salad forks) is something that has always featured prominently on our master list of “things to do before we get sick of travelling”, but has never before made it to the top thanks to a number of considerations, not the least of which being the obscene cost of the undertaking, not the most of which being a mistrust of birds that are far better at swimming than flying. For many of our eager shipmates, finally setting foot on actual terra firma on the continent itself meant the long-awaited accomplishment of visiting all 7 continents this planet has to offer. Finally! Not for us, though, sadly, and a little bashfully, only just now having…

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