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  • Day21

    The World Travels of Randy and Rose

    July 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 41 °C

    This exotic adventure has now brought our travels to 100 countries from the top of the world to the bottom.
    We have cruised around the world twice, visited all 7 continents and experienced all The Wonders of the World.Read more

    Wow! Very impressive and I know the travels will continue onward!!!!

    7/25/18Reply
    Gloria Migal

    Amazing!! Good for you two!!!! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

    7/26/18Reply
    Cliff Migal

    Great trip. Thanks for sharing. Cheers

    7/26/18Reply
     
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  • Day20

    Peoria, Arizona

    July 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 38 °C

    We are back in Arizona and the intense heat does not feel so bad after the cold weather experience we had in the Arctic.
    The Pacific Princess surprised us in many ways: Although a small ship there was a large variety of entertainment venues and high quality production shows. Club Class, besides a larger suite, gave us a dedicated wait staff, no fixed dining hours, and unique menu items.
    We sailed 4400 nautical miles to the top of the world. This trip was a scenic journey which took us deep into the Arctic Circle with never ending daylight. We experienced spectacular fjords, magnificent cliffs, majestic waterfalls, and quant villages.
    This was a vacation that we will always remember.
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    Lynne Petersen

    Welcome home..another fabulous trip, thank you for sharing with all your photos. I am in Vancouver where it is absolutely gorgeous right now. See you soon. Lynne

    7/6/18Reply
    Kabob

    Great synopsis. Fabulous trip! Another Find Penguins experience for us. Thank you. Welcome home🍸 and cheers.

    7/7/18Reply

    The pictures were magnificent. Loved seeing the, and hearing about the trip. Now I really want to go.

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  • Day20

    London, United Kingdom

    July 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Business Class Fast Track got us through security quickly and we enjoyed some time in the British Airways Club Lounge.
    As we began to board, Rose was stopped for additional intense screening which took over 30 minutes to complete. There were about 35 passengers subject to this who were on a list sent by the TSA. This made no sense since Rose has Precheck and Global Entry.
    She was still able to board and have a glass of champagne before take off.
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    Kabob

    Oh no! Intense screening?!? Poor Rose. It's that devious smile! 😏

    7/7/18Reply
     
  • Day20

    Dover, United Kindom

    July 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Overnight we entered the Dover Straits, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. It connects the Atlantic and English Channels to the North and Baltic Seas.
    We disembarked the ship and met our private driver. It took us almost 3 hours to get to Heathrow Airport because of traffic.Read more

  • Day18

    Bergen, Norway

    July 2, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    The town of Bergen is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    We walked its winding, cobblestone streets and viewed the painted wooden houses with gabled facades. The town has many medieval buildings located around the wharf. The quaint two story warehouses are now shops and art galleries. It has a beautiful harbor and a lively market. In the fish market we sampled caviar that they put on top of your hand to taste.
    Bergen was a charming last port to end our voyage.
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  • Day17

    Geiranger, Norway

    July 1, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We docked in the tiny, charming village of Geiranger. Our tour this afternoon took us to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba which gave us a spectacular view of Geirangerfjord. Our bus climbed 5000 feet on the narrow, winding road offering amazing views of lakes and glaciers. Geirangerfjord is surrounded by the steepest and most unusual mountains on the entire west coast of Norway.
    We then drove along the Eagle Road, which was also narrow with hair pin turns, to view the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and the majestic mountains.
    This was a day filled with excitement and breath taking views.
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  • Day17

    Hellesylt, Norway

    July 1, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    This morning we sailed along Storfjorden, the fifth largest fjord in Norway. The dramatic landscape of snow-capped mountains and sparkling waterfalls were so close we felt we could touch them. This fjord branched off to the Geirangerfjord which is known as the most beautiful one in the world. The 2000 foot tall cliffs rise above it’s deep, narrow passageway.
    We also viewed abandoned mountain farms and the impressive Seven Sisters Waterfalls (only four were visible today) with an average drop of 820 feet.
    We have seen fjords throughout the world but the most beautiful are in northern Norway.
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    Nancy and Tom

    Beautiful shot! You are whetting my appetite for our upcoming trip!

    7/6/18Reply
     
  • Day15

    Tromso, Norway

    June 29, 2018 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Tromso, the largest city of Northern Norway is located 190 miles north of the Arctic Circle. We sailed through the Malangan Fjord surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
    Our tour included a visit to the Polaria Arctic Center. We viewed a panoramic film on Arctic wildlife, saw exhibits on the Arctic Circle, and visited the bearded seals in the Arctic Aquarium at feeding time. The exterior of the building looks like sheets of ice and snow.
    We then went to the Arctic Cathedral which is designed in glass, steel, and concrete resembling a giant glacier resting at the base of mountains. Inside the stained glass window and crystal chandeliers were magnificent.
    Tromso is known for getting a lot of snow in winter. Our guide said Tromso has two seasons: The white winter and the green winter.
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    Shawn Peretzman

    When we see you i want to hear more about the green and white winter. Miss you. Kensie

    7/1/18Reply
     
  • Day13

    Pyramiden, Norway

    June 27, 2018 in Svalbard and Jan Mayen ⋅ 🌬 5 °C

    Today we took a full day catamaran tour further north in the Arctic Circle.
    During our two hour trip to Pyramiden we passed the Nordenskiold Glacier with its massive walls of calving ice.
    Pyramiden is named for the pyramid shaped mountain that is next to it.
    This lost Arctic City was created in 1910 by the Swedes as a coal mining station but was soon abandoned because of it harsh climate. It was sold to the Soviets 17 years later. It is a mystery why the Soviets turned it into a settlement in the 1940s. Was it the potential for coal or was it to maintain a foot in the west? This Soviet ice colony was abandoned in 1998 and today has a population of only 3 people while still under Russian control.
    This forgotten city at the end of the world consists of vacant concrete buildings and monuments. It was quite eerie walking through the deserted town. We toured the inside of the Social Hall, Canteen, and Hotel. We viewed the separate dormitories for men, women, and families. A statue of Lenin is located in the town square where many celebrations and ceremonies were held.
    This was a long day but an Arctic adventure we will not forget.
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    Looks very interesting!

    6/29/18Reply
    Traci Van Egmond

    So eerie!

    7/1/18Reply
    Gloria Migal

    It looks so desolate....

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  • Day13

    Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), Norway

    June 27, 2018 in Svalbard and Jan Mayen ⋅ 🌬 4 °C

    We arrived in Spitsbergen, also known as Longyearbyen. It is the largest island in Norway but only has a population of 2700. Spitsbergen is part of the Svalbard Archipelago and is located only 90 miles from the Polar Cap at the top of the world. It is the northernmost inhabited place on the globe. This chain of windy islands gave us incredible views of glacier topped mountains. Sixty percent of Svalbard is covered in Glaciers.
    It began as a whaling village ultimately developing as a center for coal mining and tourism.
    There are only 4 mammals that inhabit the island of Spitsbergen: Arctic fox, reindeer, southern vole and polar bears. Polar bears are the iconic symbol of Spitsbergen and one of the main tourist attractions. People going outside settlements are required to carry a rifle. We hope that our tour guide is prepared.
    With the wind the real feel temperature was 27 degrees making this our coldest port. Randy wore six layers of clothing, not including his long johns, thermal socks, hat and gloves.
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    Kabob

    Loved the geography lesson, Rose. Thanks. The little beach side town looks a like the ones in Green & Iceland. So remote. The map really give you a perspective. Wow. Stop shivering and enjoy it. 111° - 3 days in a row. 🤣😎🌵

    6/28/18Reply
    Shawn Peretzman

    Kensie: you look silly papa but in a nice way. Stay warm.

    7/1/18Reply
    Shawn Peretzman

    Did you see any live polar bears?

    7/1/18Reply