11 December: Welcome to the HANSEATIC nature Christmas market

The most wonderful time. "Welcome to the HANSEATIC nature Christmas market!" On the pool deck the crew set up some Christmas booths, built from pallets. In addition to various games they invited to cheese fondue, tarte flambée and mulled wine. In the evening, the HANSEATIC nature band played. Meanwhile the ship approached another highlight: A76a. The tabular iceberg is a remnant of A76, the largest ever break from the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, approximately 130 kilometers long and more than 60 meters high. What a sight in the light of the full moon. Next destination: Weddell Sea.