The best of Spitzbergen

8 days / 7 nights
    Expedition

    The best of Spitzbergen

    The Arctic

    from 27 July 2016 to 3 August 2016
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Longyearbyen
    Arrival Port : Longyearbyen

    Ship : LE BORÉAL

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    -Last island before the Pole, the sea deploys its thick and bright ice armour, time seems to stand still… You are in Spitzbergen!

    -On this cruise, LE BORÉAL will sail you to a nature that is coloured by polar hues. Icebergs, icecaps, ice floes, a fascinating universe where 55% of the landmass is covered in glaciers, which collapse into the sea in jagged heaps

    • Free parka Free parka
    • Naturalists Naturalists
    • Free boots rental Free boots rental

    Highlights

    • Outings and landings in Zodiac®.

      •  A team of experienced Naturalist-Guides.

      •  Sailing in the fjords of Spitsbergen.

      •  Hiking opportunity.

      •  Natural delights: ice floes, jagged mountains, icebergs, icecaps, steep- sided valleys, steep cliffs, huge glaciers, glacier fronts.

      •  Wildlife: Arctic Foxes, Svalbard Reindeers, Arctic Terns, Walruses, Whales, Puffins possibility of viewing Polar Bears.

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    LE BORÉAL

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    LE BORÉAL

    Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

    Interior Design
    Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

    Port of call & excursions

    27 July 2016 - Longyearbyen

    Longyearbyen

    Emabarkation 27/07/2016 from 14H00 to 16H00 . Departure 27/07/2016 at 18H00 .

    Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. With winter temperatures dropping to below 40°C, the landscapes of this mining town are simply breathtaking. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.

    28 July 2016 - Longyearbyen

    28 July 2016 - Longyearbyen

    Arrival 28/07/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 28/07/2016 at 00H00 .

    29 July 2016 - At sea

    29 July 2016 - At sea

    Arrival 29/07/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 29/07/2016 at 00H00 .

    30 July 2016 - North East National Park

    30 July 2016 - North East National Park

    Arrival 30/07/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 30/07/2016 at 00H00 .

    31 July 2016 - Woodfjord Glacier of Monaco

    31 July 2016 - Woodfjord Glacier of Monaco

    Arrival 31/07/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 31/07/2016 at 00H00 .

    Located to the North-West of the Svalbard archipelago, the Monaco Glacier is probably one of Spitsbergen’s most beautiful and majestic. Named in honour of Prince Albert I of Monaco, a sailor, it stands as an impenetrable, blue-tinged jagged wall, the last glacier before reaching a latitude of 80° North. Imagine the sound of the ice cracking as it breaks free and crashes into the translucent water. And to make the magical landscape even more perfect, you might be lucky enough to spot bears and whales, as these two animals have a special fondness for this area.

    1 August 2016 - North West National Park

    1 August 2016 - North West National Park

    Arrival 01/08/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 01/08/2016 at 00H00 .

    2 August 2016 - At sea

    2 August 2016 - At sea

    Arrival 02/08/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 02/08/2016 at 00H00 .

    2 August 2016 - Cross Fjord

    2 August 2016 - Cross Fjord

    Arrival 02/08/2016 at 00H00 . Departure 02/08/2016 at 00H00 .

    3 August 2016 - Longyearbyen

    Longyearbyen

    Disembarkation 03/08/2016 at 07H00 .

    Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. With winter temperatures dropping to below 40°C, the landscapes of this mining town are simply breathtaking. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    Important information



      • A polar parka will be offered upon your arrival on board the ship for all expedition programs where the logo “parka” appears. We also kindly ask you to follow the dress-code instruction you will find with your travel documents. Don’t hesitate to contact us if needed.



     




      • For Expedition cruises, a reasonable level of mobility is required to enjoy this expedition. We will ask you to return to our Medical Department, no later than 40 days prior your embarkation; a medical form completed with your physician between 90 and 45 days prior your departure. This is essential for security regulations in polar and/or isolated zones.  If information mentioned in the questionnaire is not in accordance with reality, embarkation can be denied with no recourse against.



     




      • Expeditions programs include activities such as Zodiac outings (sometimes with "wet landing"), moderate walks to more active hikes. All this accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides. Certain zodiac outings will not allow for landings just cruising. Landings will depend on weather conditions, position of ice and winds and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time.



     




      • Travelling to polar/isolated regions is an exhilarating experience. The raw beauty and untouched wilderness offer an unusual chance to experience a place where there is little evidence of human presence. Inevitably, there are some consequences that come with such remoteness: please remember that you are far from modern hospitals with full medical facilities, thus evacuation is highly expensive. Without the necessary medical coverage, all expenses will have to be immediately paid from with your personal funds.  We urge you to subscribe a full coverage insurance, choose your insurance company very carefully and be extremely vigilant and ensure your insurance is fully comprehensive.



     




      • Taking into consideration the unusual and exceptional character of expedition itineraries, the calls shown are an indication only. The final route will be confirmed by the Captain and Expedition Leader, who will take into account the touristic quality of the sites and above all, the safety of the passengers. Their decision will be subject to that of local authorities and the expert pilots present on board during the navigation in polar and /or isolated zones.



     

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