A Lot of ‘Wow’ Moments Sailing the Southern Ocean
By Eileen Ogintz from ‘Taking the Kids’
“Wow!” exclaimed ‘Le Boreal’ Captain Etienne Garcia when he’d get on the loudspeaker to alert the passengers that they should grab their cameras and head on deck.
“Wow,” there are humpback whales right next to the ship!
“Wow! A lone Emperor penguin! I haven’t seen one in three years,” he declared.
The 34 kids and teens on board the 200-passenger ‘Le Boreal’ for Abercrombie & Kent’s family holiday trip to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands had many wow moments during the 17-day trip:
Walking on “fast” floating sea ice 3-feet thick on New Year’s Day. The kids were served juice while their parents had champagne. “I’ll always remember this,” declared Olivia Gembarovski, 10, from Melbourne, Australia. “You don’t see people walking on ice in the middle of the ocean every day.”
Sliding down a slushy hill on their backsides, no sleds needed, at the bottom of the world in Neko Harbour on the Antarctic Peninsula, and trudging back up in the sunshine to do it all again. “The best day of my life and that’s only a little exaggeration,” said Conrad Kistler, 12, from Orange County, California. Continue Reading ›