The probably most important person during the last three weeks, the Captain of our ship. He and his crew guided us safely from Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, several island west of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Peninsula itself.
MV FRAM was specifically built to deal with polar conditions. Technical specifications can be found on this website: http://www.hurtigruten.com/uk/Travel-planner/Ships/Hurtigrutens-Ships/MS-Fram/
The bridge is well equipped with state-of-the-art satellite navigation. But if things get really tough, officers are trained to navigate her in the good old ways.
We had a cabin on deck 3, towards midship, which made my life during sea days much easier. It was rather luxurious, cabin service twice a day, entertainment system with real-time navigation chart, air con and a porthole.
The crew really did a fabulous job in making our stay on board as pleasant as anyone could have wished for!