Arctic Cruise Adventure Trip Log ( 17 - 31 Jul, 2017) - Monday, Jul 17

Monday, July 17: Arrive in Oslo
January 2018

The journey begins! Under clear blue skies, our party gathers in the bustling Norwegian capital of Oslo, from which some of the greatest polar expeditions in history have begun. After enjoying a relaxing breakfast at the spectacular Hotel Bristol, those of us eager to explore this charming city set off on guided tours, while others enjoy a relaxing day on their own. Many pay a visit to the Fram museum, where they marvel at the construction of this extraordinarily preserved ship. The first vessel ever built to freeze directly into the polar ice pack, Fram carried the fabled explorers Fridjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen to success on their own polar expeditions. The accomplishments and discoveries of these brave men, and others of their era, are part of the reason we can travel so confidently in these remote regions today!

This evening we are formally welcomed by our expedition team over cocktails and hors d’ouvres, getting a chance to meet our shipmates and excitedly discuss the adventure ahead!

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