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  • Writer's pictureKen Murray

Antarctica - Dec 31 - Day 4 - New Year’s Eve!

We had a great day, and now prepared for a wonderful evening. We started out at dinner by celebrating my 61st birthday (my actual birthday was the week before) with Monica, Jonathan, and Jacqueline. They were kind enough to bring and share a bottle of champagne. We shared a toast to me, to travels, and to great, new friends. For dessert, the restaurant servers gathered around and sang happy birthday. The servers gave me a birthday card signed by the Hotel Manager, and a small, chocolate cake, for each of us to share. It was a great birthday celebration!

After dinner, we went to The Dome lounge on deck 7 and were entertained by Piano Paul and Andy the classical guitarist. They performed a variety of songs from the 60’s through today. There not great singers, but we had music to help us ring in the new year. Shelly and I danced a few times, and we chatted with friends. The lounge was packed with people, most of them unmasked.

Here's the last photo of Shelly and me in 2021!

As the new year countdown was approaching, we all sang “Sweet Caroline”, then “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!!!”. It was 2022, and we were in Antarctica! Here are some photos and videos.

Here's the first photos of Shelly and me in 2022!

We had a wonderful time, but it turned out that this celebration was a Covid super-spreader event, as 7 passengers and two crew would test positive a few days later.

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