As of this writing, I am onboard a 5-star expedition ship cruising in Arctic Season months.

This is the month where extreme cold wind goes down to cool summers. My ship, travelling an extraordinary route Northwest Passage, is both beautiful and dramatic.

We have scientists, doctors and experts onboard the vessel to give our guests the complete package of science explorations.

Water depth is 250 -300 meters (about 900 feet)

I remember one instance where we saved a family stuck in glaciers of Prince Christian Sund.

How did they get there? I have no freaking idea.

There were five sail boats in total which carry 3 – 5 persons. They said they’ve been stuck there for three days.

Freezing and maybe running out of food.

I picked up my jacket and headed to the closest deck where I can see a clearer and more rigorous view. Since we are built as a first class ship with ice breaker, we led the way in the narrow passage as we sweep the thick ice away, the five sailboats followed.

I am in a love-hate relationship with the weather here, too cold that it ironically could burn my skin. It is much more painful than sunburn. Frostbite alert! 😀

 I was on the upper deck when our chief officer gave them some food just enough until they reach their next destination; I can feel the relish and indebtedness magnified just by looking at their faces.

As a millennial, of course I automatically snapped some photos.

I could have spent days floating around in Prince Christian Sund, filling up memory card after memory card with photographs, being inspired by the natural wonders of this place. This is by far one of the strangest situation yet the most fulfilling working in this expedition ship.

-C

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