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Ultimate Arctic

12 Day
Between Longyearbyen and Longyearbyen
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Venture forth on an unforgettable journey of discovery and adventure amid the spectacular frozen lands of the Arctic Circle.

Travelling from Longyearbyen, you’ll circumnavigate the arresting Svalbard Archipelago, a land where majestic indigenous wildlife far outnumbers humans. As you sail these wild northern waters, you’ll be privy to some of Earth’s most inspiring scenic vistas, where monumental glaciers and icebergs rise from the depths, and frozen tundra stretches to the horizon. 

Your experience of this enchanting wilderness is complemented by zodiac and kayak excursions, as well as the chance to dip beneath the waves as part of an unforgettable Arctic submarine tour. Get up close to a mighty polar bear or walrus, and travel alongside some of the world’s most elusive marine mammals — from the narwhal to the blue whale. 

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* From price is for a 25 June 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1
UK > Oslo
Fly from the UK to Oslo for your one-night stay in the Clarion Royal Christiana Hotel or similar. Regional airports available on application.
Day 2
Oslo > Longyearbyen

Your journey into wonder begins in Norway as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your luxuriously appointed suite, try on your custom designed parka, then head to the internal climate controlled change room to be fitted with your boots. Enjoy the rest of the day as you acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Raise your glass this evening and toast to the start of your Arctic voyage at a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 3
Svalbard Archipelago

The Svalbard archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her smaller size, technological capabilities and environmental controls, our Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile and remote region with minimal impact. The extraordinary nature of this part of the world dictates the flexible sailing schedule. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.

Scenic Eclipse cruises during the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to see the dominant predators including the Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 roaming the sea ice, as well as the Arctic fox and wolf. Marine species abound including the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where one of the most astonishing experiences will be the chance to witness a glacier calving. There will also be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer.

Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule things so that even when you’re on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied from entertaining presentations to documentaries and more. There will be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

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Our cruises include a vast range of tailored discovery experiences. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes, and a submarine^, depending on ice and weather conditions, you’ll enjoy daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Longyearbyen > Oslo > UK
Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew and disembark after breakfast. Fly back to Oslo and onwards to the UK.
Meals included: Breakfast
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