Now that the survey has begun, the science, engineering, and ship crews are settling into their daily life routines. For some of you that have never been on a ship for many days at a time, you may be wondering, “What is life like on the NRV Alliance”?
This 100m long ship offers everything that our group of 48 could need. Most people are rocked to sleep at night in individual cabins (a few do share) and some even wake to the morning light through port holes. Breakfast, and all other delicious Italian meals and of course cappuccino, are served from the full service galley The science crew then “commutes” upstairs to work in the laboratory and deck spaces. After work, free time is enjoyed working out in the gymnasium, wave-watching on deck, or relaxing in the lounge which is complete with books, movies, and occasionally a satellite tv signal. Life is just like at home – with a shorter commute!