Fun facts about an Antarctic voyage

 

Two Antarctic ambassadors on ice!

Photo by passenger “BryantDuncan” from the Quark passenger slideshow on the November 30th 2012 Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the M/V Ocean Diamond.

Fun Facts from this voyage:

  • Distance travelled-3,344.9 km
  • Or-1,794.5 nm (nautical miles)
  • Eggs consumed- 450 dozen or 5,400
  • Guests-181
  • Crew-91
  • Expedition Staff-21+ 2 Penguin Dudes
  • From Nationalities-37
  • Travel days-10
  • Sea days-4
  • Lectures, talks and other entertainments-35
  • Yoga sessions-10
  • Glasses of Wine Consumed-1,300
  • And one terrific time overall!

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