Celebration Aboard-My Antarctica Odyssey

Christmas time. My ship was all in celebration mood decorated with several types of Christmas ornamentation.

I came to know that hotel team of ship had prepared a gala dinner. I was very excited. As I approached dining hall entrance I received champagne. Smiling faces of hotel team were so welcoming. Dining hall was laid in Christmas decoratives with Santa caps and other items.

Lavish spread
Lavish spread

There was a lavish spread on tables. Wine bottles, red wine and white wine, on all tables. With special starters, whole Christmas menu was awesome. Though food on board was always delicious but Christmas dinner was par excellence.

Usually I just take little champagne and rarely take wine. But I was so joyous being in Antarctica and celebrating there that I exceeded my quota of wine and took red wine and white wine both, along with champagne.

After dinner Christmas celebrations continued in lounge bar. A plan of secret Santa was devised. All travelers contributed gifts which were mixed in a sack and later  to be handed out one present each to all. Suddenly an announcement was heard ‘pod of Orcas..’ Me and everyone present in lounge rushed out on decks to watch the family pod of killer whale also known as Orca.  Watching killer whale, the top predator of marine life and an embodiment of strength and grace, was a special moment, indeed. I considered this the best Christmas gift for me and for my fellow travelers.

Celebration time with friends
Celebration time with friends
Christmas moments
Christmas moments

Back to bar, everyone exuberant, gossip time, drink time, fun time and the clicking time which went past midnight. Not to forget the secret gift everyone got.  There was delicious pudding lying on bar counter for each one but didn’t interest all. Of course I had mine and there were few more like me who took their share of pudding. Others were more into drinks

Next day each traveler received beautiful gift pack from ship hotel, loaded with chocolate in shape of Christmas tree.

Precious moments
Precious moments
Sweet memories
Sweet memories

I captured Christmas moments with my fellow travelers also my dear friends. We had lot of fun time together. This was my celebration aboard etched in my sweet memories, forever.

MY ANTARCTICA ODYSSEY continues ….

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27 Comments

  1. This looks so cool! I love doing activities like this, but I’ve never done anything like this for Christmas. Sounds like such a cool adventure!

  2. What a great Xmas celebration you had in the cruise, I can see you have capture so many sweet memories and meeting so many friends from all over the world. Really happy to have such experience when we traveled.

  3. I love to cruise I’m going on one with my husband in October. Now I’ve never actually heard of this cruise line but I would be very interested into looking into them. I think it’s great that they gifted you guys and that you all had a great spirit!

  4. Oh wow, Indra this Antartica Odyssey of yours gets better and better with each of your articles! What a lovely feast and the ambience seems so friendly and festive! Also ORCAS??!! I know for sure it’s rare to see them! that’s a true surprise!

  5. What a lovely Christmas celebration you had on your journey! I bet it was lovely to celebrate and make these memories. It looks fun.

  6. Okay, so I am completely jealous of your trip to Antartica. I’ve been to all six other continents, but haven’t had the chance to go to Antartica yet! I wanna go!

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