|The final afternoon tea was Swedish pancakes, dished up by the Purser
(who is Swedish) and the head chef. We did enjoy this one!
Dinner was served quite formally. Here are photos of three dinner courses served on various nights:
|Duck patè with figs and balsamic glaze.
|Roast beef, asparagus in prosciutto, and mashed potatoes.
|A typical dessert. I often opted for ice cream instead!
|The chart room is usually a quiet place with maps of where we had been. One night, however, as shown: we
attended a cocktail party here. From the chart room you can exit onto the bow for dramatic views of sea and shore.
|The bridge of the Explorer is generally open to passengers except in very tricky navigation situations.
At the helm in this photo is Oliver Kruse, the captain of the ship.
|Another area for quietly watching the scenery is the library, which offers many
books about the areas where the Explorer goes. Outside the window is
Cape Horn. Owner of leg pointing to Cape Horn: unidentified.