We have arrived in London, and we were greeted with style by the Londoners! Passing Tower Bridge at 08:30 in the morning, thousands of onlookers were lining the quaysides to see the ship. We are now moored at Thames Quay in the South Dock in Canary Wharf, and will be open to visitors during the stopover.
Changes to sailing leg 3 and the Stockholm stopover
Some changes will be made to the sailing leg from Helsinki to Stockholm, and arrival at the stopover in Stockholm will be moved to a few days later. This is due to a visit to the drydock (in Stockholm) that we want to make with the ship, while we are still in Northern Europe.
We have a certain hinderance in the angling of the propeller blades, which we want to remedy as a preventative measure to avoid wear on the system. It is not unusual that ships have to make short drydock visits. In this case it is unfortunate that it affects the sailing leg from Helsinki to Stockholm and the first few days of the Stockholm stopover.
The estimated arrival time to Stockholm has been changed to Monday 11 July at the latest. Confirmation of that date and new arrival time, will be communicated as soon as possible.
We are now headed for London, after four sunny and warm days in the Norwegian capital Oslo. Thank you Oslo for hosting us for a few days, and thank you to everyone who came and visited us. Oslo is the last stop in the Nordic countries before we head south on our great Asia Expedition 2022/2023.
We have arrived in Oslo, and are now moored at Vippetangen near Akershus Fortress. We are here until Sunday 31 July, and are open to visitors Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We look forward to greeting you on board!