Posted by: orcaweb | September 27, 2009

….And as the curtain closes for this season on the King of Scandinavia

Beth – M.s. King of Scandinavia

Well what can I say, now the season has come to a close! The time ORCA has spent onboard M.s King of Scandinavia seems to have gone so fast.  We have achieved a lot in the six months we were onboard.  The Big Fish Project (encouraging people to buy fish from sustainable sources) was a hit with fabulous feedback from passengers that have pledged to take part.  We had some memorable sightings of the incredible wildlife that can be seen in the North Sea, we met some wonderful passengers and made some firm friendships with crew as well as changing even some of the most challenging of opinions.  I lost count of the number of times I was told that we would never see anything of interest sailing across the North Sea, well I think we definitely disproved that theory during the course of the summer!

As this is my final blog I would like to take this opportunity to thank all at DFDS Seaways for the unwavering support that ORCA has received.  This includes the staff that work ashore who never got to see us ‘in action’ but still plugged away on our behalf.  The crew onboard deserve our thanks too for putting up with two rather quirky WO’s.  Although I am sure some crew never got used to us either rushing out of the mess hall, binoculars in hand if anything remotely interesting happened to fly past the window, the fact we would be up at a ridiculous time in the morning to stare out at water and who were also dressed for winter no matter what the weather was like.

Anyway thanks guys, the King of Scandinavia proved to be a lovely home for us for the summer.

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