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Silver Cloud Expedition LIVE!!!! 8/14/19 - 8/26/19, Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

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As we end our circumnavigation of Iceland on expedition cruise 1918, we will be starting our expedition to Greenland.  We hope for much improved weather, and I will be posting our adventures on the ship and ashore.  If there are any other cruise critic members on this cruise, please feel free to chime in.

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Hoping for Fairer Winds and Following seas for your Greenland Expedition segment Rich and Barbara!

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1 hour ago, rich48100 said:

As we end our circumnavigation of Iceland on expedition cruise 1918, we will be starting our expedition to Greenland.  We hope for much improved weather, and I will be posting our adventures on the ship and ashore.  If there are any other cruise critic members on this cruise, please feel free to chime in.

 

Looks like a great cruise with some very unique and interesting ports and sights.  Good luck with the weather.  Hope you can share some details and many pictures.  Look forward to reading and seeing more. 

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 236,959 views.

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Looking forward to reading your posts.  We join in Kangerlussuaq on 26th so we’re now really excited.  Sorry that the weather was so disappointing around Iceland and we, too, wish you better luck for this cruise.

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Have a great time, Rich and Barbara! We flew over Greenland yesterday on our way home and got some nice views out the right hand window. I posted them on our thread from the last journey. There were not too many clouds until we got beyond Greenland. Hope they stay there, or blow over quickly.

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Well, we left Reykjavik in relatively calm weather yesterday, and we are rockin’ and rollin’ our way to our first stop in Greenland, Skjoldungen.  We have heard that the weather will be mid 40s, partly sunny and calmer winds.  Hope springs eternal. We had several items fall off our counter overnight, and some folks have had problems with the rough seas.  Full day at sea today so will be going to lectures, and hopefully have as good a trivia team as in Iceland.

 

thanks to JP for taking some photos over Greenland while flying home.  Looking forward to getting there.  This has been on our bucket list for awhile.  Captains welcome party tonight followed by dinner with some Venetian Society members.

 

ALERT!!! Just saw a spouting whale outside the panorama lounge While having coffee this morning.  Excited coffee drinkers.

 

Will continue to post periodically.

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As we approach Skjoldungen the seas are getting calmer and good reports for tomorrow. Googled the fjord, and photos look spectacular.  I can only hope we have similar weather.  Our zodiac group are the first off the ship, so hopefully will be clear and bright.

 

Captains welcome party postponed till tomorrow for calmer weather, and folks getting over the seasickness blues.

 

by the way, teamed up with a couple of people from another trivia team that were on our last voyage.  They are very good.  23 out of 25.  First place.  A great start.  Time will tell if we will continue to gel.

 

hopefully will have good things to report tomorrow after our fjord zodiac cruise.

 

till then!!!!

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Well, we entered skjoldungen fjord,east side of Greenland, at 5 am and all I can say is spectacular.  Weather cooperating, and took a multitude of pictures.  Really they can’t do the views and scenery justice.  Sunrise was great as well as the cruise up the fjord.

 

we were the first off the ship in the zodiacs, and words can’t describe what an awesome site.  Can you tell I liked what I saw!!!!!!  Spent 1.5 hours on the water in the zodiac and cruised through icebergs and saw the main glacier calving.  Temps were in the low 50s, sunny and not much wind.

 

i could go on and on, but you get the picture.  If you can’t I am going to include some.  Captains welcome dinner tonight followed by Venetian Society dinner invite.

 

by the way, we were let out on deck 5 at the bow of the ship in the morning to get wonderful pictures up close and personal.  Good move!!!

 

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Outstanding pics.  It looks like the perfect day for glacier viewing.  So glad the weather cooperated.

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Wow! Your weather is simply awesome. And the pictures too.

 

Guess we were the "Jonahs" on the last cruise. Once we disembarked, the weather got nicer for you. Fingers crossed that it continues for you.

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On 8/15/2019 at 10:51 AM, jpalbny said:

Have a great time, Rich and Barbara! We flew over Greenland yesterday on our way home and got some nice views out the right hand window. I posted them on our thread from the last journey. There were not too many clouds until we got beyond Greenland. Hope they stay there, or blow over quickly.

 

Enjoy it before its an American state!!!  lol

 

 

Looking forward to reading about the sailing... great photos to start with. I bet it would be spectacular using a drone

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What amazing photos! We are on the Kangerlussuaq round-trip cruise on the 26th, and we can't wait! One question: how's the "standard" wifi speed-wise? How much is it to buy the premium internet (we're in a cabin category that doesn't include the premium). Thanks, and continue to enjoy!! Loving this thread and the one from the prior cruise!

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23 minutes ago, RobC1116 said:

how's the "standard" wifi speed-wise?

 

Glacially slow! OK for email etc. Pathetic for uploading pictures. It took me about an hour to post more than a few pics on CC for our report on the previous segment. Rich did well to post so many on this one so far!

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Wow!  We are so glad you finally got good weather.  The scenery is beautiful.  Hope the weather continues to be good.

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My brother David Schoengold may be on your cruise.  If so, tell him that his brother is hoping that he is having a good time.

 

DON

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Emtbsam, Victoria, very nice pictures from the air.  That is near the locations we are in the fjords.  Nice to see it from the air.  

 

We we have had another glorious day cruising in Prince Christian Sound, a long fjord that cuts across the southern tip of Greenland.  On our way to our first zodiac landing at a small village, Aappolittoq.  Tongue twisters these Greenlandic names.  Once there, some residents performed for us at a local church.  Colorful, but dilapidated buildings.  About 130 residents.  My first “Polar Bear”.

 

The cruise getting there was fabulous with more eye candy for this geologist.  Glaciers, Icebergs, thin but beautiful streams of water and waterfalls, mountains, interesting rock formations, OH MY!!!!  I could go on and on, but I will let the pictures do the talking.  They will replace thousands of words.

 

Donaldsc, haven’t met you brother, but with a full ship of about 220, I may run into him.  On our way to another small village, Nanortalik for tomorrow. As well as Uunartoq Island.

 

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We made it to Nanortaliq, and our string of good weather in Greenland ended.  Cold, rainy and foggy.  Our zodiac time was at 7 am and when our number was called we just kind of rolled over in bed and felt very comfortable.  This was our rest day.  I think we were not the only ones that stayed on the ship today

 

tomorrow is supposed to be much nicer with more Viking history and similar sites as what was available today in the rain and cold.

 

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