June 27, 2008 - first entry. Crushing ice through the Arctic Ocean is nothing like crossing the Drake Passage to Antarctica. No one has been seasick. I haven't worn the seasickness patch I brought with me.
June 26, 2008 We are about 10 degrees from the Pole, just off the islands of Franz Josef Land. Early this morning, whispers ran throught the breakfast room - ice - we saw ice. Just enough to cool a cocktail.
June 25, 2008. Barents Sea. A cold wind blew across the bow this morning, keeping all but the hardy inside. The Victory Bar has panoramic windows, providing the same view as the bow, without the drop in temperature.