Arctic Cruise : Around Spitsbergen , 11 days/10 nights

Ship : Antarctic Dream

On board the Antarctic Dream you’ll experience the incredible and unique scenery and wildlife the Great White Continent has to offer. Facilities inside the ship include heliport, sauna, gym, library and projection room, doctor on board and gift shop. The double or twin cabins feature private bath with shower or tub, closed circuit television, heating and closet.

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Piloto Pardo Cabin on board the Antarctic Dream Crusing the Arctic Waters during Around Spitsbergen	, 11 days/10 nights
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Cape Horn

These 159 square foot suites come complete with private bathroom with bathtub, a queen size bed, and 7 windows

Cape Horn
Double Occupancy

$6860.00
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Ship : Grigoriy Mikheev

This modern research vessel belongs to the Hydrographic Institute of Saint Ptersburg and is reinforced for ice and sailing in the frozen conditions of the Polar Regions. The ship offers travelers a dining room, lounge, library, infirmary, and sauna. The vessel is also great for excursions with its several Zodiac boats well suited for land tours and wildlife watching.

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Twin with Private Facilities Cabin on board the Grigoriy Mikheev Crusing the Arctic Waters during Around Spitsbergen	, 11 days/10 nights
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Superior

Located on Deck 4 with a double bed and a single sofa-bed. A private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. A sitting area with a desk, coffee maker, refrigerator and windows.

Superior
Double Occupancy

$6130.00
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Ship : Aleksey Maryshev

Designed especially for the cold, icy waters of the Polar Regions, this vessel is equipped with comforatble amenities that will help make your voyage a truly memorable experience. You will enjoy the dining room, lounge area, sauna, and lecture room as well as the various Zodiac crafts that will take you ashore for landing and wildlife spottings.

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Twin with Private Facilities Cabin on board the Aleksey Maryshev Crusing the Arctic Waters during Around Spitsbergen	, 11 days/10 nights
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Superior

Located on Deck 4 with a double bed and a single sofa-bed. A private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. A sitting area with a desk, coffee maker, refrigerator and windows.

Superior
Double Occupancy

$6130.00
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Ship : Professor Molchanov

Designed as an ice-strength vessel, the Molchanov was built in 1983 as an oceanographic research ship. Since then, the ship has been transformed into a passenger vessel great for polar exploration. You will be accompanied by an excellent staff of nature and hictorical lecturers which will fill you in both on the ship and during your many landings and wildlife sightings.

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Twin with Shared Facilities Cabin on board the Professor Molchanov Crusing the Arctic Waters during Around Spitsbergen	, 11 days/10 nights
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Triple with Shared Facilities

Located on Deck 3 with two lower and one upper berth, a desk, a small washbasin, storage and hanging space and portholes. Shared shower and toilet facilities are conveniently located on the same deck.

Triple with Shared Facilities
Double Occupancy

$3950.00
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Ship : Professor Multanovskiy

This vessel was originally built as a research vessel and has since been transformed into a passenger vessel reinforced for the icy, polar conditions. The ship is home to comfortable amenities and an excellent staff and crew including nature and historical experts which will keep you informed throughout the voyage.

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Twin with Shared Facilities Cabin on board the Professor Multanovskiy Crusing the Arctic Waters during Around Spitsbergen	, 11 days/10 nights
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Triple with Shared Facilities

Located on Deck 3 with two lower and one upper berth, a desk, a small washbasin, storage and hanging space and portholes. Shared shower and toilet facilities are conveniently located on the same deck.

Triple with Shared Facilities
Double Occupancy

$3950.00
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Photo taken during the Arctic Cruise Around Spitsbergen	, 11 days/10 nights aboard the Professor Multanovskiy

This voyage will take you through the Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen. You will experience the impressive landscapes and wildlife while learning lots about the important history and geography of the area.

Day 01 : Embarkation

You will arrive in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of Spitsbergen, where you will have a chance to explore the town before we set sail. The parish church, polar museum, and other interesting landmarks of the old mining town are definitely worth checking out. We will head onto the sea in the early evening from Isfjorden.

Day 02 : Krossfjorden-Ny Ålesund

After heading up the west coast through the night we will arrive in Krossfjorden in the morning. We have a Zodiac cruise planned along the sculpted front of the 14th of July Glacier. The fertile slopes near the glacier provide a colourful variety of flowers in bloom as well as many Kittiwakes and Brünnich’s Guillemots. We will also likely spot Arctic Foxes patrolling the base of the cliffs in search of fallen chicks and Bearded Seals. In the afternoon we will sail on to Ny Ålesund, the world’s most northerly settlement. Once a mining village served by the world’s most northerly railway, Ny Ålesund is now a research centre located close to the breeding grounds of Barnacle Geese, Pink-Footed Geese, and Arctic Terns. Visitors interested in the history of Arctic exploration will want to walk to the anchoring mast used by Amundsen and Nobile in the airships Norge in 1926 and Italia in 1928 before their flights to the North Pole.

Day 03 : Liefdefjorden-Monaco Glacier

Near the mouth of Liefdefjorden, we will go ashore for a walk on the tundra island of Andøya. Many common eiders and pink-footed geese nest here, and the more rare king eider may also be seen. Sailing into Liefdefjorden, we will cruise near the face of the impressive Monaco Glacier. The waters of the glacier front are a favorite feeding spot for thousands of kittiwakes, and occasionally polar bears are seen on the glacier.

Day 04 : Phippsøya

Today we will reach our northernmost point at Phippsøya in the Seven Islands north of Nordaustlandet. Here we will be at 81 degrees north, just 540 miles from the geographic North Pole. Polar bears inhabit this region, along with ivory gulls. We may sit for several hours in the pack ice taking in our spectacular surroundings and seeing a Ross gull, before we turn south again.

Day 05 : Laagøya-Sorg Fjord

We will visit Laagöya today, a low island with a big lagoon where a herds of walrus tend to congregate. Sabine’s gulls nest on the island as well. At Sorg Fjord we may find another herd of walruses not far from the graves of sventeenth century whalers. On a nature walk, we may encounter families of ptarmigans.

Day 06 : Alkefjellet-Palanderbukta

Today we will sail into Hinlopen Strait, home to bearded seals, ringed seals, polar bears, and ivory gulls. We’ll navigate the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya in our zodiacs and explore the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet with thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots. On the east side of Hinlopenstrait, we’ll attempt a landing at Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet, home to reindeer, pink-footed geese, breeding ivory gulls, and walruses.

Day 07 : Torrelneset

Near Torrelneset, we will explore the polar desert of Nordaustlandet, next to the world’s third largest ice cap which meets the sea nearby. We will walk along beautiful coastline covered in smooth rocks, sculpted by the surf over thousands of years. We may encounter walruses along the way. Sailing south of Nordaustlandet we will have good chance to see Greenland whales.

Day 08 : Sundneset-Diskobukta

In Freemansundet we plan to land at Sundneset on the island of Barentsøya to visit an old trapper's hut and then take a brisk walk across the tundra in search of Spitsbergen Reindeer and Barnacle Geese. Later we cruise south to Diskobukta on the west side of Edgeøya. After a Zodiac cruise through the shallow bay, we land on a beach littered with whale bones and tree trunks, which have drifted here from Siberia. We can also climb to the rim of a narrow gully which is inhabited by thousands of Kitttiwakes, Black Guillemots, and Glaucous Gulls. During the breeding season, the base of the cliffs is patrolled by Arctic Foxes and Polar Bears, especially females with young cubs, searching for young birds that have fallen from the nesting ledges.

Day 09 : Hornsund

We start the day quietly cruising the side fjords of the spectacular Hornsund area of southern Spitsbergen, enjoying the scenery of towering mountain peaks. Hornsundtind rises to 1,431 meters while Bautaen shows why early Dutch explorers named the island Spitsbergen, or pointed mountains. There are also 14 magnificent glaciers in the area and a great chance of encountering seals and Polar Bears. We may visit the Polish research station where the friendly staff will give us an insight into their research projects. Behind the station the mountains are home to thousands of pairs of nesting Little Auks.

Day 10 : Ahlstrandhalvøya

Today we land on Ahlstrandhalvøya at the mouth of Van Keulenfjorden. Here piles of Beluga Whale skeletons, the remains of ninteenth century slaughter, are yet another reminder of the consequences of thoughtless exploitation. Fortunately, Belugas were not hunted to the edge of extinction and may still be seen locally. Indeed, there is a good chance that we will come across a pod. In the afternoon, we will cruise into Recherchefjorden where we will explore an area of tundra at the head of the fjord where many Reindeer feed.

Day 11 : Disembarkation

We will arrive in Longyearbyen where you will take your flights home.

Photo of Krossfjorden-Ny Ålesund Photo of Liefdefjorden-Monaco Glacier Photo of Phippsøya Photo of Laagøya-Sorg Fjord Photo of Alkefjellet-Palanderbukta Photo of Torrelneset


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