Realm of the Polar Bear

 

Overview

Location: Spitsbergen (Arctic Norway)
Destination: Spitsbergen Cruises
Starting at: $3,699

 

Description

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to see Spitsbergen, the "Jewel of the Arctic." This cruise delivers plenty of wildlife and amazing High Arctic scenery! Discover why Spitsbergen in Arctic Norway is the best place to see polar bears in the wild.

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Ship

M/S Expedition M/S Expedition
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 134

Cabin description & deck plan

 
 
 

Rates & Dates Prices are per person and shown in USD.

Category 1A - QUADCategory 1 - TRIPLECategory 2 - TWINCategory 3 - TWINCategory 4 - TWINCategory 5 - SUITES
Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015$3,699
 
$4,299
 
$5,099
 
$6,149
 
$7,199
 
$7,999
 
Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015$3,699
 
$4,299
 
$5,099
 
$6,149
 
$7,199
 
$7,999
 
Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 13, 2015$3,799
 
$4,399
 
$5,249
 
$6,299
 
$7,399
 
$8,199
 
Jul 23, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015$3,799
 
$4,399
 
$5,249
 
$6,299
 
$7,399
 
$8,199
 
 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Longyearbyen (1D)

Embark the MS Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.

Day 2–7 Svalbard & Spitsbergen (6B,6L,6D)

Visit ice-covered fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery and glaciers. Spend time exploring the natural wilderness searching for polar bears hunting seals. At one or more of the stops, you may have the opportunity to see arctic fox or Svalbard's unique reindeer. Our goal is to give travellers the best possible opportunity to see wildlife in and around the Svalbard archipelago. Depending on ice conditions we will explore different areas of the archipelago. Early season voyages often provide the greatest opportunity to see large ice floes in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing. Later in the season, you'll cover more territory, which may allow you to explore the entire archipelago. This can lead you into the less explored regions of Nordaustlandet and Kvitøya, or the continental edges where large whales are attracted by nutrient rich upwellings.

Day 8 Depart Longyearbyen (1B)

On departure day, we will offer transfers to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled after 4AM.

Included

  • 7 nights aboard the M/S Expedition
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lecture and educational programs
  • Longyearbyen airport transfers depending on your flight details
  • Complimentary expedition parka, yours to keep
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sized 8–14 & women's USA sized 3–9
  • Arctic destination guide book
  • All meals included on board the ship
  • Expedition staff, expert guides

Adventure Options

  • Kayaking:  $699 per person (July 6, 2015 cruise only)

Highlights

  • Cruise narrow arctic fjords, past the towering faces of massive glaciers
  • Visit arctic research stations and historic settlements
  • Travel to within 540 miles of the North Pole
  • Experience thronging seabird colonies and walrus haul outs
  • Watch the solitary arctic hunters, polar bears, as well as ringed and bearded seals, walrus, reindeer, arctic fox, and several species of whales and seabirds

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.

 
 
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