West Spitsbergen and Polar Ice Edge 12-day

Sea Spirit Cruise Ship
Sea Spirit
114 Passengers
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This remarkable expedition departs from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. We explore the island’s northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers, and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.

On this voyage we also venture to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears stalking their prey. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, we have a rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events hardly ever seen.

Day 1 — Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Welcome to Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of our expedition. After arriving via scheduled commercial flight service, you are free to explore this fascinating Arctic settlement. Be sure to see the excellent Svalbard Museum and take advantage of quality shopping and dining opportunities in the town center. Your hotel for the night has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the voyage.

Day 2 — Embarkation in Longyearbyen

In the afternoon we welcome you aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your Arctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail into a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery as we sail through Isfjorden on our first evening is spectacular and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.

Days 3 to 11 — Svalbard and Polar Ice Edge

This is a real expedition in a true High Arctic wilderness. As such, our route and exploration opportunities here are heavily dependent on the weather and sea ice conditions we encounter. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. You can be sure that the best possible advantage will be taken of the circumstances presented to us by Nature in this wild and remote corner of the Arctic.

Polar bears and other quintessential Arctic wildlife can be spotted anytime, anywhere in and around Svalbard. We exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, to discover incredible scenery, and to walk in the footsteps of the historic polar expeditions that came before us.

We anticipate exploring the spectacular fjords, coasts, and islands in the northwestern part of Svalbard. This area contains the archipelago’s most impressive scenery and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Deep fjords and narrow channels are flanked by jagged snowy mountain peaks. Immense tidewater glaciers calve icebergs into turquoise waters.

On ice floes and on fast ice several species of seals watch vigilantly for polar bears. Fields of flowering tundra are home to grazing reindeer and playful Arctic fox. Bountiful inshore and offshore waters are home to walrus and a wide variety of whales. The whole area is alive with migratory birds, including numerous rare species, taking advantage of summer’s fecundity in 24-hour daylight.

And over it all presides the polar bear, monarch of the North. This wild corner of Svalbard is one of the best places in the world to observe polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat: the pack ice. We take the ship as close as safely possible to the jumbled and broken edge of the polar ice cap, where polar bears stalk the frozen sea in search of seals.

To complete the Arctic experience we also explore places rich with history. Our area of exploration contains the historical remnants of whaling camps, coal mining operations, trappers’ cabins, staging areas for historic attempts to discover the North Pole, and even an abandoned polar research station.

Human habitation in this area can be found only at Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now home to an international community of Arctic researchers. This is one of the world’s most northerly settlements, complete with museum, gift shop, and post office.

The days are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough stunning scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.

Day 12 — Disembarkation in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

After breakfast we say farewell in the town of Longyearbyen, where we started. We provide a transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful experience in Svalbard, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Free wi-fi beginning this season (Arctic 2021).

Single occupancy of a twin cabin is available at:
1.7 times the twin rate in Main Deck, Classic and Superior Suites; and
2.0 times the twin rate in Deluxe, Premium and Owner Suites.

Pre-Voyage hotel (1 night) included in the trip cost (except May 22nd 2020).

Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck and Classic Suites.

Adventure options: Kayaking - $655.  Kayaking is limited to 8 participants. Double Kayaks only. Adventure Options paid for at time of deposit.

$150,000 of Evacuation/Repatriation insurance is mandatory and is NOT included in the trip cost.

A fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.

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Free wi-fi.

Single occupancy of a twin cabin is available at:
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2.0 times the twin rate in Deluxe, Premium and Owner Suites.

Pre-Voyage hotel (1 night) included in all ports of embarkation except for trips that start in Kangerlussuak, Greenland.

Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck and Classic Suites.

Adventure options: Kayaking - $655.  Kayaking is limited to 8 participants. Double Kayaks only. Adventure Options paid for at time of deposit.

$200,000 of Evacuation/Repatriation insurance is mandatory and is NOT included in the trip cost.

A fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.

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   Owner's Suite
Super-spacious and elegant suite on the Sun Deck. Designed for entertaining, the Owner's Suite has a separate living room with game and meeting area. A BOSE stereo system provides background music, or watch videos on the HD plasma TV. Sliding glass doors lead to a private deck. Refresh in the jetted bathtub in en suite facilities. Slumber in the King Size bed. A sofa bed can accommodate a third person.
463 Sq.ft. (43 m2)
    Premium Suite
Located on the Sun Deck, with two twin beds or a King Size bed. Access the private balcony by a sliding glass door. Amenities include: en suite facilities, lounge area, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
323 Sq.ft. (30 m2)
  Deluxe Suite
Located on the Sports Deck and featuring balconies, choose from either two twin beds or a King Size bed. A sliding glass door leads to a private balcony. These suites feature a walk-in closet or wardrobe. Amenities include en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.
258 Sq.ft. (24 m2)
  Superior Suite
Located on the Club Deck, these cabins feature two twin beds or a King Size bed. The picture window overlooks an outside walkway on the Club Deck. Amenities include: en suite facilities, walk-in closet or wardrobe, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, hair dryer.
215 Sq.ft. (20 m2)
  Classic Suite
These cabins are located on the Ocean Deck. They feature a picture window, two wardrobes and a choice of either two twin beds or a King Size bed. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control and hair dryer.
226 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
  Main Deck Suites
These cabins are equipped with either two twins or a King Size bed. They are located on the Main Deck with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control and hair dryer.
248 Sq.ft. (23 m2)
  Triple Classic
These staterooms have two twins and a comfortable sofa bed. The twins also convert to a King, if desired. Located on the Ocean Deck, these suites have a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include: in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
226 Sq.ft. (21 m2)