Seabourn Quest Cruise to Antarctica Trip #1

Posted Dec. 11th, 2013 by Daniel J. Cox

Our first group of travelers on the Seabourn Quest Cruise to Antarctica have left the ship and are dispersing to the wind on their way to other destinations, mostly home. Wolfgang and I had a great time meeting new folks and teaching the ins and outs of digital photography. For those that don’t know my dear friend Wolfgang Kaehler, Wolffy and I met on a trip to see the Emperor Penguins in Antarctica back in 1994. Wolfgang is an experienced Antarctic traveler to say the least, now having been to the continent 26 times.


In 1994, we shared a cabin on the Kapitan Khlebnikov and spent many days stuck in the ice of the Weddell Sea. Our expedition was supposed to include six days with the Emperors, but in the end, after dislodging from the ice, we were blessed with thirty six glorious hours to shoot as many photos as we could. Thankfully, nearly the entire time we had gorgeous arctic light, though we had temperatures that reached -40 below zero. That was our first trip together and over the years there have been several more. It’s been a lot of fun spending time with him and his wife Michelle here on the Seabourn Quest, and we still have three weeks to go.

The short video above is a compilation of still photos from our days on the ship, in Antarctica and our cruise up the Chilean Fjords. Some of the last days of photos are not included due to time constraints of getting this QuickTime video produced for the Seabourn guests. Hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

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  1. Portrait of Joel Kleiner

    Joel KleonerOn Dec. 12th, 2013

    Must have been an absolutely amazing experience.

    • Portrait of Daniel J. Cox

      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 15th, 2013

      Joel, we’re having a great time. The Seabourn Quest is a luxurious ship with everyday food hard to believe. The stops we’ve had in Chile have been an exciting photography bonus. It’s also been so much fun working with my dear friend Wolfgang Kaehler Wolfgang has been to Antarctica twenty six times. The stories Wolfgang can tell. Stay tuned for possible future trips to the wonderful land.

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