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Cruising Arctic Norway: Glaciers, Ice Floes, and Polar Bears – with Smithsonian Journeys

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Dates:
14/6/2022
to  23/6/2022

10
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$12,820
30% Ponant Bonus

Overnight in Paris + roundtrip flights Paris/Longyearbyen/Paris + Overnight in Paris + transfers


In alliance with Smithsonian Journeys.

This cruise is part of a collection of PONANT voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture.

 

PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole. 

You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart of the Svalbard archipelago. 

During your expedition at sea and in the company of our specialist team, you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna that lives in these extreme conditions, where temperatures reach -30°C in winter.

Your ship will first sail in the direction of the magnificent glaciers of Kongsfjorden, and then to the superb landscapes of the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park. The deep blue waters of its fjords surrounded by snow-capped mountains are home to many species of cetaceans while its islands, beaches and wide bays shelter the remains of old whaling stations and trappers’ cabins. 

You will then set sail eastbound to try to reach the coasts of the Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, and the Hinlopen Strait, a real polar desert sheltering many basaltic islets, majestic glaciers and a rich marine ecosystem: colonies of sea birds, walruses, polar bears and Arctic foxes come to feed here.

Perhaps you will also be lucky enough to be able to observe these emblematic species as you sail along the islands of Barentsøya and Edgeøya (also known as Barents Island and Edge Island respectively), in the Søraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, which is the largest protected zone in Norway.

During this unforgettable expedition, our ship will sail to latitudes of 80° north and you will discover that unique feeling of having reached the top of the world.

Itinerary is subject to change according to port authorizations and government regulations. We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO. 


Ref : LLOP45US - B150622


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A voyage specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers including discussions with experts, transfers before and after your cruise, a pre-cruise hotel night and post-cruise hotel night, and an included...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m²)

From AU$12,820
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

From AU$13,730
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

From AU$14,810
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

From AU$15,350
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

From AU$16,000
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

From AU$20,730
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m²)

From AU$26,660
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m²)

From AU$27,840
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

From AU$42,980


      

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