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We arrived at the port of Ushuaia – the City at the End of the World – during the afternoon and soon boarded mv Minerva, moored alongside a small dock. Having been shown to our staterooms and unpacked, there was a leisurely time to wander around and explore the layout of the ship. We also had to take part in the mandatory Emergency Drill in which we learned how to gather at our muster station and put on lifejackets. Captain John Moulds instructed us in the regulations and procedures that are so necessary for making shipboard life safe.

After we set sail down the Beagle Channel, we gathered in the Darwin Lounge to learn more about the ship and daily life from Cruise Director Jannie Cloete. Expedition Leader Lou Sanson outlined the plan for the cruise. He introduced the members of the Expedition Team: the men and women who will give lectures and conduct the all-important landings in Antarctica. Each one said a few words about their role, which left no doubt that they have the knowledge and enthusiasm to deliver a very memorable cruise.

It was then time for dinner and an early night for those who had flown in from distant parts of the world. Except that there was the most incredible sunset over the mountains that flanked the Beagle Channel, which just had to be seen from the decks.


The Minerva waits at the Ushuaia dock for her embarking guests.

Expedition Leader Lou Sanson greets guests upon their arrival to the Minerva.

: It was a beautiful day in the quaint harbor town of Ushuaia, known as "The End of the World".

Guests were welcomed with a glass of champagne during tea time in the Verandah dining room.

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