Departure Date: 20/06/2020
Sail into the kingdom of the mighty polar bear and revel in the diversity of the spectacular Svalbard Island on this once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure. Beginning in Spitsbergen’s colourful capital of Longyearbyen, enjoy a guided tour before being welcomed onboard the Greg Mortimer. Over ten nights exploring this awe-inspiring part of the world, discover the stunning coastline, with no open sea crossings, all against a backdrop of shimmering glacier covered peaks. Experience deep fjords in the west, mysterious and fossil-rich desert plains in the east, and perhaps best of all, seals and whales in the Arctic pack ice. This unforgettable voyage also offers you the very best opportunities to spot reindeers and polar bears, and also features wildflower walks across sweeping tundra, trapper camps and historic sites.
On foot and by Zodiac, you’ll visit abandoned whaling settlements, search for walrus, Arctic fox and reindeer, and observe millions of migratory birds, including little auks, guillemots and puffin. For your awe-inspiring 11-day adventure, you’ll enjoy full board on the Greg Mortimer, a purpose-built expedition vessel that’s capable of negotiating the strongest winds and waves. Featuring unique hydraulic viewing platforms and specially designed Zodiac launching platforms, you’ll be able to get the best possible views of the spectacular landscape and the elusive wildlife in their natural habitat. After a long day in the wild, learn more about the region with a presentation in the spacious lecture theatre, treat yourself to a massage in the Wellness Centre or enjoy a drink with newfound friends in one of the bars or lounges. When it’s time to dine, meals are served in the large restaurant, where you can indulge in a range of house wines, beers and soft drinks with dinner. You’re also welcome to 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea and snack facilities, so you’ll never be hungry or thirsty. At the end of the day, relax and unwind in your beautiful Balcony Stateroom, and prepare yourself for another exciting day ahead! Book your Arctic adventure by the 31st October and you'll receive complimentary travel credit to use toward a range of ‘Polar Perks’, whether that be onboard spending money, adventure activities or even pre or post cruise stays! With Aurora Expeditions, you can build a bespoke itinerary that's best for you!
• 10 nights onboard the Greg Mortimer
• Balcony Stateroom
• Full Board (including house wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner)
• Cruise departing from Longyearbyen on 20/06/20
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11 days from £5,400 per person
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