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Rob Caskie


Story Teller  • Keynote Speaker  • Cultural Guide

Cruising off Argentina en route to Puerto Madrin

We enjoyed dinner last night at Tastes, with Ice Captain Keith Johnson from Seattle. It was a wonderful evening, followed by Mardi Gras celebrations in the main Reception area on board. Staff and entertainers went to great effort, the costumes and music were wild, and...

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Port Stanley Falkland Islands

Another magnificent meal was enjoyed last evening in Prego with charming guests from Anapolis, USA. Such a treat when conversation flows easily from one subject to another, including the extraordinary fact that our waiter’s girlfriend is on board, cleaning...

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Cruising north towards the Falklands

We were fortunate enough last evening to dine with Robert and Veronique Schrire, and Ephram Abrahamson, in the main Dining Room. It was a lively evening, since Ephram has been staffing cruise ships for time immemorial, and the Schrire’s have lived all over the...

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Elephant Island Antarctica

Last evening, we joined Nordic Walking Instructor, Ricky Deutsch and his lovely wife, Diane, for a meal in Prego – one of the speciality restaurants on board. It was a great evening. Karen and I enjoyed the rack of lamb, the likes of which we cannot recall...

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Cruising in Antarctica

Last evening we enjoyed another wonderful meal in Tastes, before watching Hotel Rwanda on DVD. A most depressing story regarding the Rwandan genocide. By the time we turned in, it was snowing steadily outside, creating a quite surreal scene just off our balcony. It...

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Into Antarctica at last

After an utterly indescribable sushi meal last evening at Silk Road Restaurant, we woke early to see icebergs not far from the ship. Karen was so excited, she leapt out of bed and promptly got a nosebleed! I have always maintained that nothing can prepare one for your...

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The Drake Lake

Mariners over the centuries have dreamed of conditions like these in the infamous Drake Passage. Our journey south from the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, and now south-eastwards towards the Antarctic Peninsula has been on very calm seas indeed. We were up early again...

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Cape Horn and crossing the Drake

It would be impossible for me to describe the pleasure of collecting a Latte’ at The Bistro early this morning, and heading up to deck 12, to observe our ship approaching Cape Horn. This infamous tip of South America, reknown for her storms and unpredictable...

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Getting to Ushuaia

Crystal Cruises have very kindly invited us to join them, on their inaugural voyage to Antarctica. Having been on Crystal Serenity once before, between Mauritius and Cape Town, whereupon Karen said it was one of the best holidays she’d had, we decided to accept...

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Saturday 7 January 2017 Drake Passage to Ushuaia

It is a sad, strange anti-climax when the last day of a cruise dawns, particularly one as extraordinary as this. For the Classic 9-day Antarctica itinerary, these guests have been blessed with unusually calm crossings, and the most exquisite weather. Most on the team...

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Crossing the Drake 6 January 2017

As the Captain said, we have calm seas at present, thankfully. Last evening, the light was exquisite on the mountains and Glaciers surrounding Melchior Islands, before we left the Peninsula behind, and headed out into the open seas of the Drake Passage. This...

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Thursday 5 January Wilhelmina Bay and Port Lockroy

Early this morning, in somewhat grey, overcast conditions, Le Lyrial entered Wilhelmina Bay. My cabin mate was up until 1.30am preparing his lecture and PowerPoint for today. Thankfully he was thoughtful enough to do so on the top deck, and let me sleep. Before, he...

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