Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Expedition Cruise Ship
134 Passengers
Adventure Options

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of nonstop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and by Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a couple months of the year.

Day 1 — Arrive Longyearbyen

Get your first glimpses of the midnight sun in Spitsbergen's capital Longyearbyen. Embark the M/S Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.

Days 2 to 10 —Spitsbergen

Each day is planned to take advantage of local ice and weather conditions. Svalbard is one of the few places on the planet to offer such a plethora of natural and historical extravaganzas. Spend the next nine days exploring the remote polar regions. Visit ice-sculpted fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers crashing into the sea. Spend time exploring pack ice edges in search of polar bears hunting seals. At one or more of the stops, it's possible to encounter Svalbard's Arctic fox and the region's unique reindeer.

Our goal is to give travelers the best possible opportunity to see wildlife in and around the Svalbard archipelago. Ice conditions sometimes allow for sailing through the Hinlopenstretet towards the east coast of Spitsbergen, then through Freemansundet towards the south. However, this is not always possible.

Some departures will explore alternative routes to maximize time in this remote destination. Early season voyages often provide the greatest opportunity to see large ice floes in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing. Later in the season, the group will cover more territory, which may allow the chance to explore the entire archipelago. This can lead into the less explored regions of Nordaustlandet and Kvitøya, or the continental edges where large whales are attracted by nutrient rich upwellings.

Day 11 — Depart Longyearbyen

We arrive in Longyearbyen in the morning for disembarkation.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Arctic 2022
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Single Supplement is 1.6 times the regular price (5/2/22-5/29/22) & 1.7 times the regular price (6/12/22-8/19/22).

Please note that evacuation insurance is mandatory on all cruises.

Kayaking Excursion limited to 10 people at a rate of $749 and must be booked prior to departure. Restricted to participants 18 and older.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.


   Category 1A Quad
2 upper, 2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
Deck 2
    Category 1 Triple
1 upper, 2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
Deck 2
  Category 2 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
Deck 2
  Category 3 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Window view
Deck 3
  Category 4 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Large window views
Deck 4
  Category 5 Suite
Queen bed, lounge area › Full en suite bathroom › Large window views
Deck 4