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

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Dates:
6/14/2022
to  6/23/2022

10
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
$9,900
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 Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago.

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

First, you will set sail south. There, you will discover Hornsund, one of the island’s most beautiful fjords, boasting an impressive glacier front, as well as Bellsund, whose lush valleys are sure to win you over.

Le Boreal will head north to reach the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park, following the footsteps of the former whalers who once settled in the sites that are now home to the graves of many sailors and are still frequented by various species of cetaceans.

You will then discover the world’s northernmost small town, Ny-Alesund. This international research base and former mining city was the departure point for many expeditions to the North Pole, the first of which, in 1926, aboard the Norge airship, was led by Umberto Nobile and Roald Amundsen. Finally, you will reach the magnificient Kongsfjorden glaciers.

This journey will take you on the trail of walruses, as well as traces of the polar bear, the king of the Arctic, which you will be able to admire in its natural environment.

Then you will sail to the Svalbard archipelago, and the last islands before the North Pole, where you will discover that unique feeling of having reached the top of the world. During this unforgettable expedition, our ship will sail to latitudes of 80° north.

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 $9,900
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

From $10,600
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

From $11,420
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

From $11,830
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

From $12,330
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

From $15,950
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m²)

From $20,480
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m²)

From $21,380
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

From $32,950



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