Our meals have been delicious, prepared each day by an efficient staff comprised mostly of Germans and Russians. Even though this ship was not designed with passenger comfort in mind since it is, after all, a working icebreaker, the accommodations are more than adequate for an excursion into the frozen void.
We've seen 6 polar bears so far, including a mother and cub. When certain wildlife is spotted, the captain stops the ship and an announcement is made over the intercom, even if it's 2:00 AM, so passengers can go to the deck to view the animals.
With a little luck, we should reach our destination tomorrow morning!