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Spitsbergen in Depth | Ocean Adventurer

14 Days FROM USD 11,287 28 % off!

Overview

 

GREEN FRIDAY DEALS: FREE CABIN UPGRADE*
 

Explore the Norwegian archipelago extensively on this 14-day journey where you'll witness iconic Arctic wildlife like walrus, reindeer and polar bears, a glimpse into 16th-century maritime culture at secluded landing sites, and the rare chance to appreciate breath-taking views at the birdwatching utopias 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet. Shore excursions by Zodiac will enable you to set foot in places few humans have. Photograph the long tusks and distinctive whiskers of a walrus, small herds of reindeer loping across the tundra, and that most iconic of Arctic creatures roaming the edges of the pack ice – the polar bear.'

 

*Free Upgrade offer valid for new bookings made from 21 Nov - 2 Dec 2022. Valid on all voyages during the Arctic 2024 season. Applies to selected cabins, based on cabin availability of the category being upgraded into at the time of booking, there is limited inventory. Cabin upgrades for bookings on a shared basis are limited to standard cabins only. Any offers below are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change, availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Not combinable with any other promotion. Prices are subject to change based on currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, and other external factors. No discount applies to any transfer packages. The below prices may also include a 'Pay in full within 30 days from time of booking' which is a 5-10% early payment bonus. Any other offers below are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change, availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Not combinable with any other promotion. Further conditions may apply, contact us for more information.

Optional Activities : Kayaking, Hiking

Trip Code: ACQESIDA

Travel Style: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Location: Spitsbergen

Ship: Ocean Adventurer

Flights: MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE NOT INCLUDED (Additional USD 995):

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, including the opportunity to witness iconic Arctic wildlife like walrus, reindeer and polar bears

CRUISE ITINERARY

Your Arctic adventure begins in Helsinki, renowned for its extraordinary architecture and intriguing mix of eastern and western influences. If you arrive early, explore the many museums, galleries and restaurants, relax at a Finnish sauna or wander the vibrant Design District before retiring at your included hotel.

Arrive in Helsinki, Finland

This morning, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, where you’ll have some time to explore before embarkation. As your ship sets sail, enjoy your first view of the island’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains rising majestically from icy waters.

Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Expect a new adventure every day as we begin our circumnavigation by heading north and around the island of Spitsbergen, exploring smaller, outlying islands. We plan to circumnavigate Spitsbergen, but if conditions are favourable, we will also attempt a circumnavigation of the whole Svalbard archipelago. Every expedition will be different, depending on the weather and ice, but some of the places we may visit include the 14th of July Glacier, Ny London, Phippsøya, Alkefjellet and the seldom-visited Kvitøya. These names may seem strange to you, but each site has its own unique appeal. There is no shortage of natural beauty in Spitsbergen, where colourful tundra meadows are complemented by immense glaciers. For birders, the 14th of July Glacier is home to puffins, purple sandpipers, common eiders, barnacle geese and arctic terns, while Alkefjellet’s cliffs are teeming with nesting Brünnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres). Always on the lookout for wildlife, be sure to have your camera ready to capture reindeer when we visit sites like Ny London, Sundneset and Alkhornet. Searching for the iconic polar bear is a constant activity for your Expedition Team. Phippsøya and Isbukta are two of the bears’ preferred places for hunting, which translates into great potential for you to view and capture them in action. A big part of appreciating Spitsbergen comes from understanding the culture—not just how people live today, but also how this land was first explored. Whaling was a key industry, and you will see remains of outposts from the 16th century, plus other evidence of whaling at landing sites such as Smeerenburg.

Exploring Spitsbergen - Day 3 to 13

Disembark in Longyearbyen and Fly to Helsinki
Your adventure ends in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your return group charter flight to Helsinki, included in the transfer package.

Disembark in Longyearbyen & Fly to HEL
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Pricing per person

Triple

Features:-

A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

5 % off

USD 12,990 USD 12,390

Available

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  • Triple (3 berths)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Lower Deck Twin

Features:-

A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

19 % off

USD 14,990 USD 12,296

Unavailable

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  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Main Deck Twin Porthole

Features:-

A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

19 % off

USD 16,490 USD 13,507

Unavailable

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  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Main Deck Twin Window

Features:-

A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.

19 % off

USD 17,990 USD 14,719

Available

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Superior

Features:-

A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.

19 % off

USD 19,490 USD 15,930

Available

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)

Deluxe

Features:-

A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

19 % off

USD 19,490 USD 15,930

Unavailable

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  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)

Suite

Features:-

A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities.

19 % off

USD 24,490 USD 19,967

Available

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  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)

Owner's Suite

Features:-

An Owner's Suite has a double bed and private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Owner's Suites have showers.

19 % off

USD 25,990 USD 21,179

Available

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)

Triple

Features:-

A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

10 % off

USD 13,190 USD 11,970

Available

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  • Triple (3 berths)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Lower Deck Twin

Features:-

A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

28 % off

USD 15,290 USD 11,287

Available

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  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Main Deck Twin Porthole

Features:-

A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

28 % off

USD 16,890 USD 12,439

Available

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  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Main Deck Twin Window

Features:-

A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.

28 % off

USD 18,490 USD 13,591

Available

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • Share, Male (1 berth)
  • Share, Female (1 berth)

Superior

Features:-

A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.

10 % off

USD 20,190 USD 18,270

Available

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)

Deluxe

Features:-

A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

10 % off

USD 20,190 USD 18,270

Available

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  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)

Suite

Features:-

A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities.

10 % off

USD 25,490 USD 23,040

Available

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)

Owner's Suite

Features:-

An Owner's Suite has a double bed and private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Owner's Suites have showers.

10 % off

USD 27,190 USD 24,570

Available

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Hiking

Hiking

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders
    All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
    Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
    All shore landings per the daily program
    All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
    Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
    Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
    A photographic journal documenting the expedition
    A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
    An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
    Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
    All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
    All luggage handling aboard the ship
    Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
    Transfers between Longyearbyen town centre and port on embarkation and disembarkation day

    EXCLUSIONS

    Mandatory Transfer Package*
    International airfare
    Arrival and departure transfers in Helsinki
    Passport and visa expenses
    Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
    Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
    Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
    Excess-baggage fees on international flights
    Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
    Laundry, bar and other personal charges unless specified
    Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
    Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
    Additional overnight accommodation
    Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities

    * (USD 995) includes:

    One night’s pre-expedition hotel night at Helsinki airport hotel, with breakfast
    Charter flight from Helsinki to Longyearbyen
    Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
    Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Helsinki

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available on request. Contact us for more details.

  • Season and availability.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

We appreciate that voyages to the Antarctic to have an impact on this pristine environment. In light of this, all our voyages are double carbon offset. In addition, we strive to eliminate as many single use plastics as possible from our supply chain. In choosing this voyage you are also supporting the fantastic work done by the Antarctic Science Foundation (ASF) and their work in understanding and protecting this unique destination. In addition all voyages support the Mawsons Huts Foundation (MHF). The MHF support the legacy of Sir Douglas Mawson, the legendary Antarctic explorer and scientist. As a member of IAATO we follow strict guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants.

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller ships such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

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