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Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000

Nothing comes close to the thrill and excitement of seeing polar bears in their natural habitat. Expert expedition staff are on hand to help you get the most out of your experience in Svalbard. This expedition cruise will take you through the iconic sights of Spitsbergen the largest island in the archipelago.

Highlights

  • Enjoy unique encounters with incredible arctic wildlife: polar bears, walrus, reindeer await on this immersive voyage
  • Take advantage of the midnight sun in the Arctic circle
  • Hike the arctic tundra
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Enjoy optional adventures in the ship's kayaks

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway
Days 2-8: Exploring Spitsbergen
Day 9: Depart Longyearbyen

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000


Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000

Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway

Your adventure begins in Longyearbyen, the largest town in Svalbard. As you embark your ship you will enjoy astounding views of the mountainous landscapes that serve as a backdrop for this seaside village.

Days 2 to 8 — Exploring Spitsbergen

Your voyage will cover western Spitsbergen as well the stunning fjords and outlying islands to the North. The polar flora and immense glaciers. The landscape here is just as mind-blowing as the wildlife.

The expedition itinerary isn’t set in stone which will let the expedition team take advantage of favourable conditions and maximise your chances of having the best encounters in the polar regions, because of this flexible approach every voyage is completely unique, and you will come away with your own experiences that others won’t have had before or since.

You are pretty much guaranteed to see polar bears in Spitsbergen, the sea ice around Hornsund is one of their most popular hunting grounds, home to a veritable bounty of seals. They are also like to be seen around the towering cliffs of Alkefjellet where they feast upon the eggs of nesting seabirds.

The sights you visit on the voyage will provide a mixture of different insights ranging from wildlife, to history and geology, the highly experienced expedition team will share their knowledge and expertise with you, helping you to get the most out of your time here.

Among our favourite sights that you might get to see if the conditions are right is the 14th of July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Alkefjellet and the Hinlopen Strait.

If you are feeling adventurous and would like a bit more of a personal experience with the wildlife, there are optional kayaking activities. This will give you the chance to experience the Arctic in a manner that was originally developed by the Inuit.

Day 9 — Depart Longyearbyen

Your Arctic adventure will come to an end in the frontier settlement of Longyearbyen. You will get a transfer to the airport and fly home.

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000


World Explorer

Rating
4
Standard
Luxury
Capacity
200

The World Explorer is a 5-star luxury expedition ship purpose-built for exploring the Polar regions in refined style and comfort. All the suites have balconies, so you will have perfect uninterrupted views of the stunning landscapes and wildlife.


World Explorer from 11th June 2020 to 20th June 2020

Triple: £4,999.00
Infinity Suite: £7,399.00
Veranda Suite: £7,399.00
Superior Suite: £8,999.00

World Explorer from 19th June 2020 to 28th June 2020

Triple: £4,999.00
Infinity Suite: £7,399.00
Veranda Suite: £7,399.00
Superior Suite: £8,999.00

World Explorer from 9th July 2020 to 18th July 2020

Triple: £4,999.00
Infinity Suite: £7,399.00
Veranda Suite: £7,399.00
Superior Suite: £8,999.00

World Explorer from 17th July 2020 to 26th July 2020

Triple: £4,999.00
Infinity Suite: £7,399.00
Veranda Suite: £7,399.00
Superior Suite: £8,999.00



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About Us
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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