Hiking In Greenland,Silver Explorer Took Us There, Plus, Summing Up The Crossing Of The Atlantic On Queen Mary 2

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Silver Explorer: Greenland, Day 4, Qilakitsoq & Uummannaq, Mummies & A Rigorous Hike

Each morning, over the loudspeaker, Silver Explorer Expedition Team Leader Stefan awakens us with the drowsy voice of someone who has just gotten out of bed. “G-u-t-e-n m-o-r-g-e-n,” he says, stretching out the German words and sounding as though his throat is in desperate need of clearing. His greeting makes for an amusing start of the day ...

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Silver Explorer: Greenland, Day 3, Qeqertarsuaq & A Teen's Hike To The Waterfalls

Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland, August 29, 2015 — Alex and I aren’t the only father-son duo on Silver Explorer. Benjamin, 21, is also here with his father. They hail from Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and they appear to be having as good a time as we are having.

I can’t say whether expedition cruising on Silversea is the right kind of trip for all teenagers and young adults, but I can say that it is the right kind of trip for my son. He’s cruised on Disney’s flagships, Royal Caribbean’s big ships and Carnival’s Fun Ships, but he prefers the adventure-seeking, thought-provoking expeditions offered by Silversea. The best trip of his life thus far: Russia’s Far East last August on Silver Discoverer. That trip certainly ranks high in my book of favorites as well.

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Silver Explorer: Greenland, Day 2, Sisimiut, Sled Dogs & Room Service

Sisimiut, Greenland, August 28, 2015 — If breakfast ranks among your favorite meals, you’d enjoy waking up on Silver Explorer. Breakfast is not only varied (featuring an extensive menu) but also can be delivered to your stateroom or suite. This morning, as Silver Explorer docked in Sisimiut, we opted for room service, choosing to have breakfast in our suite instead of getting dressed to trot down to the restaurant.

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Silver Explorer: Greenland, Day 1, Boarding In Kangerlussuaq

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, August 27, 2015 — My 18-year-old son and I crossed the Arctic Circle today. Our morning flight from Copenhagen brought us to Kangerlussuaq, a former World War II military base that today serves as Greenland’s main international airport. After 4.5 hours in fairly cramped seats, we trundled down the steps of the Air Greenland Boeing 737 to set …

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Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing - Voyage Recap

This morning, I awoke at the entirely-hypothetical hour of four a.m. in order to be up on the forward open viewing deck on Deck 11 as Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 eased her way under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and into New York City. As I …

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