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Lyubov Orlova was our expedition ship with a capacity of 110 passengers + about 80 crews (sailors, hotel staff and expedition team). Apart from guest cabin and catering, it has a lecture room, library, bar and gym. We love spending time in the library and on the deck. We were well fed, the food was excellent, with 3-course lunch and dinner everyday, tea/coffee was served around the clock.
There were plenty of lectures on Antarctica related topics in fields like marine biology, history, geology, birds life etc. We also had safety drill where we had to put on our life jacket and made our way to the lifeboat. We washed our boots for each landing making sure that we didn't carry foreign soil from one island to another. Each landing was done with Zodiac that carried 10 passengers at a time.