A Day in Antarctica
with Polar Latitudes
Are we hungry yet? Full lunch service is available in the main dining room, and a light buffet is offered in the bar. In our dining room, you’ll find a plentiful selection of salads and condiments along with hot appetizer dishes, all available buffet-style. The menu changes daily, and always includes soup and four entrees, including vegetarian and healthy dining options. You’ve expended a lot of energy on your shore leave, so dig right in. And don’t skip dessert, prepared by our on-board professional pastry chef.
While lunch was being served, our captain positioned us at our next landing site, an historic British research base, still appearing as it did decades ago. After returning to the ship, many of us gather in the lounge to share stories and pictures. Suddenly, we’re interrupted by an announcement that a pod of Orcas has been spotted nearby. The outside decks fill with astounded onlookers and photographers, capturing a moment few ever get to see.
Other passengers choose to watch the Orcas from the comfort of the ship’s lounge. The lounge opens in the late morning and provides an ideal space to relax, enjoy live music, and meet new friends.
Entering the main dining room, you can tell the chefs have been busy. You’re greeted by the pleasant aroma of fresh herbs and roasted vegetables, and our smiling wait-staff stands ready to attend to your every need. By now, a subtle transformation has begun to take place. What started as a group of strangers on-board a mysterious polar voyage has evolved into a band of like-minded expeditioners, who have braved the elements together and have begun unraveling the mysteries of Antarctica. Easy smiles and laughter fill the room, heralding a camaraderie that will only grow stronger with each day and with each new adventure.
Now, it’s time to relax, enjoy some great food, and unwind after an eventful day. A complimentary selection of wines and beer are offered, and the festive sound of popping champagne corks mark celebratory splurges around the room. Laughter slowly gives way to some serious decision-making as appetizer, soup and entree choices need to be made. Fresh seafood, meat, and vegetarian mains all sound delicious, so fair warning that choosing won’t be easy. Save room, because the Pastry Chef has something particularly decadent planned for dessert. If there’s still room, hand-made chocolates and a selection of cheeses accompanied by dessert wine will follow.
It’s been another great day in Antarctica.