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ARCTIC CRUISE

Not only a frozen wilderness, Spitsbergen is a place of precarious beauty and a stronghold of endangered Arctic wildlife

This remarkable expedition departs from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. We explore the island's northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers, and some of the Arctic's best wildlife viewing opportunities

On this voyage we also venture to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears stalking their prey. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, we have a rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events hardly ever seen


ARCTIC WILDERNESS
The unique Arctic ecosystem of Spitsbergen is almost entirely protected in a network of nature reserves and national parks. Our voyage takes us to Nordre Isfjorden Nasjonalpark, Forlandet Nasjonalpark, and the spectacular Nordvest-Spitsbergen Nasjonalpark. Each has its own claim to Svalbard’s magnificent natural history
 

By land and sea we encounter a wealth of wildlife—including walrus, Arctic fox, reindeer, and a variety of whales and seals—in one of the High Arctic’s most pristine and protected environments. We also encounter a surprising wealth of hardy plant life and striking geology throughout the area
 

POLAR BEARS
Svalbard boasts one of the Arctic’s highest concentrations of polar bears. They are the world’s largest land carnivores and have become a symbol of the imperiled Arctic wilderness. This is one of the best places in the world to view polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat: the pack ice
 

During our sojourn to the ice edge we hope to come across this majestic creature employing various strategies to catch seals in the ever-shifting labyrinth of the pack ice. But these wide-ranging and opportunistic Arctic nomads can just as well be found at other places and times during our voyage
 

HUMAN ENDEAVOR
Our area of exploration is rich with historical sites including early whaling camps, trappers’ cabins, deserted coal mining operations, and an abandoned polar research station. It also contains the staging areas for many historic expeditions to the North Pole, including those of Roald Amundsen and Walter Wellman
 

Modern human endeavor in this area can be experienced at Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now home to a multinational community of Arctic researchers. In addition to a museum, gift shop, and post office, visitors to this extreme northern settlement find a famous bust of Amundsen and a historic airship mast 

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Arctic Wildlife Safari -  West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge

Cruise Dates : 31 May - 08 Jun 2020

Duration : 9 days

Embarkation: Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

Disembarkation: Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) 


  • Book before 25th July, 2019 @ just US$ 4,299 Per Person on Triple Sharing  (Actual Price - US$ 5,895 Per Person)
  • Book before 25th July, 2019 @ just US$ 5,999 Per Person Double Sharing (Actual Price - US$ 8,095 Per Person)

 

Includes: 

1 pre-voyage hotel night

Group transfer from the airport to the hotel

Shipboard accommodation

Group transfer to the ship

All meals on board throughout the voyage

Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily

All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)

Leadership throughout the voyage

Branded Expeditions parka

Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise

Welcome and Farewell cocktails

All port fees

Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation

Pre-departure materials

Digital Voyage Log 


Excludes:

GST

Air Ticket

Visa

Travel Insurance

Gratuities

Fuel Surcharge if any

Emergency Evacuation Insurance

Post/Pre cruise expenses

Any other expense

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ANTARCTIC CRUISE

  The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be our first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station.

Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife, and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes, and bustling penguin colonies.

At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as «Kodak Gap» because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs

Experience abundant wildlife including immense penguin colonies and other seabirds, seals and even some of the great whales at close range


Camping

If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to expand your experience on the White Continent, then Antarctica Camping may be the perfect choice for you. This optional activity is your unique opportunity to meet Antarctica on its own terms by spending a night out on the snow and ice!

 Camping is a great way to immerse yourself in Antarctica. As the sun slowly sets you can unwind and let your senses fully absorb the awesome sights and mysterious sounds of this legendary wilderness. Spend an hour — or all night-simply watching the drama of endlessly changing light upon the landscape. Build a snowman or capture that perfect photo. Whatever joy Antarctica holds for you, you can take the time to experience it fully on your Antarctica Camping night. Gain lasting memories, undeniable bragging rights, and a new appreciation for your warm bed back on the ship


Photography

  The Polar Regions are perhaps the most photogenic on earth, with countless beautiful scenes presenting themselves every day. Endless expanses of ice, beaches crowded with seals or penguins, sunsets over unbroken horizons, starlit skies, and even the majestic northern lights – they all present fantastic photographic opportunities – Explore the key elements of photography in a fun and relaxed setting, with plenty of opportunities for questions and feedback. Learn how to see light in a new way and experiment with the techniques of composition and framing 


Sea Kayak Club

  Antarctica is a paddlers’ paradise. The White Continent boasts some of the world’s most impressive landscapes and is home to incredible marine wildlife. Sea Kayak Club members will have the opportunity to paddle through tranquil waters filled with glittering icebergs and porpoising penguins while surrounded by magnificent glaciers and mountains.

 The protected and picturesque waters of the Antarctic Peninsula offer the best sea kayaking opportunities in Antarctica. Sea Kayak Club is also offered on selected voyages to South Georgia, where members may have the rare opportunity to encounter the island’s legendary abundance of wildlife from a kayaker’s perspective, if the area’s notoriously inclement weather permits 

Early Bird Mega Offer till 25th Jul 2019!!

Antarctic Peninsula


Cruise Dates :  18 Dec - 28 Dec 2020 

Duration : 11 days

Embarkation:  Ushuaia (Argentina)

Disembarkation:  Ushuaia (Argentina)

  • Book before 25th July, 2019 @ US$ 11,216 Per Person on Double Sharing  (Actual Price - US$ 13,195 Per Person)


Includes:

  1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia

Group transfer from the airport to the hotel

Group transfer to the ship

Shipboard accommodation

All meals on board throughout the voyage

Tea and coffee station 24 hours

All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)

Leadership throughout the voyage

Branded Expeditions parka

Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise

Welcome and Farewell cocktails

All port fees

Group transfer to airport or central location

Pre-departure materials

Digital Voyage Log


Excludes:

 GST

Air Ticket

Visa

Travel Insurance

Gratuities

Fuel Surcharge if any

Emergency Evacuation Insurance

Post/Pre cruise expenses

Any other expenses

BOOK NOW!!