Exploring the Polar Ice Cap
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 I was brushing my teeth when I felt Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Explorer shudder. It wasn’t much – just enough to rattle a few ceiling tiles and create an obvious disturbance beneath my feet. I could feel the ship bounce in place a few times, then return to normal. I knew then that we’d entered the pack ice that would eventually give way to the polar ice cap.
Today, guests aboard Silver Explorer are being treated to a day above 80°N latitude, exploring the pack ice that exists above arctic Svalbard. Although it might not look like it at first glance, this vast expanse of Arctic Ocean littered wi