VOV: Prins Christian Sund

Friday, August 5, 2022

Got all dressed up. Went to Ocean Bar to listen to the piano player. Soon, it was time for dinner in the main dining room. Like the other Gala night, it was not a Gala menu. I ended up eating beer battered haddock with fries. Just didn’t seem right. And one of the pieces tasted weird so I didn’t eat it. I hoped I wouldn’t be sick. Disappointing.

The show tonight was Jukebox Rogues present “Frankie Valley Guys.” Chuck was not a fan and although I liked it well enough, not well enough to see it again.

Instead, we stayed for all three sets of the Ocean Bar band and had a good time.

When we got back to the room, we had a towel animal. I know they are silly, but I like them.

We did receive our Arctic Circle crossing certificate.

We also get to set the clocks back another hour.

Went to the Coffee Bar at 6:45. Guests were lined up and they had 4 people working behind the counter filling the orders as fast as they could. I wish people would save their complicated coffees for a time when the Bar is not so crowded.

Wasn’t sure how our scenic cruise back through Prins Christian Sund (Prince Christian Sound) was going to go as the fog was so thick, I couldn’t see the ocean. The ship’s foghorn was blasting every few minutes.

We decided to have breakfast in the dining room. Sat with a couple that we had shared a table with earlier in the cruise. Pleasant conversation.

At 8:45, we entered the Sund and miraculously the fog lifted, and it was gorgeous scenery again. Today, we were going from west to east Greenland so we would see views from the balcony that we did not see during the first transit. The Cruise Director gave the commentary during this passage. The Captain also opened the bow but I thought it was too windy, so we stayed on the balcony. It stopped the wind somewhat.

The scenery did not disappoint. We passed only one ship this time – a Viking cruise ship.

We reached the end of the Sund at 3:00. It was time to get ready for the polar bear plunge at the Sea View pool. And the fog was back.

Author: mmmtravelmemories

A retired college administrator who loves to travel. I write to remember the experiences and, I hope, to inspire others to make their own travel memories.

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