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Spitsbergen Explorer | Ocean Adventurer

12 Days
Save Up To 28%

WAS From USD 10,395   Now From USD 8,479

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACQESAH

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

SHIP: Ocean Adventurer

DestinationDestination

Spitsbergen

TransportAccommodation

Cabin on board ship



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OVERVIEW

SAVE UP TO 25% ON SELECTED 2023 DEPARTURES & CABINS 
SAVE UP TO 20% ON SELECTED 2024 DEPARTURES & CABINS 

Discover the incredible wildlife of Spitsbergen, a remote, untouched wilderness and the ‘wildlife capital of the Arctic’. Departing from Helsinki, you will board the Ocean Adventurer in Svalbard to explore the islands to the north and cruise along the western edge of this magical island where jagged mountains, deep fjords and dramatic glaciers provide a stunning backdrop. Spitsbergen is the land of the polar bear and the midnight sun, home to Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, colonies of walruses, whales, seals and thousands of migratory seabirds. There are opportunities to sea-kayak, and to snowshoe to a historic memorial to the whalers who lost their lives in the 17th and 18th centuries. This is a classic Arctic itinerary.

*Offers are correct at the time of publishing and are only available for sale on selected cabins and departures until 04 April 2023 or until sold out. Discounts are subject to change, availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Only combinable with Shackleton Club Past Passenger offers. Prices are subject to change based on currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, and other external factors. No discount applies to any transfer packages, additional activities or pre/post services. Excludes Triple and Single Cabins. The below prices may also include a 'Pay in full at time of booking' which is a 5-10% early payment bonus. Further conditions may apply, contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Arrival and Overnight in Helsinki

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.

Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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.

Exploring Spitsbergen - Day 3 to 11

Explore western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. From polar deserts to immense glaciers, the natural landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife. As you cruise around this magical island located above the Arctic Circle, your Expedition Team will constantly be searching for wildlife. Each expedition presents new opportunities and different weather and ice, so we have no fixed itinerary; however, some of the places we may visit include the 14th of July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Phippsøya, Alkhornet and the Hinlopen Strait.

The destinations visited will be selected for optimum wildlife viewing with an appreciation of the history and geology of Spitsbergen.
The island offers multiple opportunities for wildlife photography. Spotting polar bears is more likely here than almost anywhere else, as the Svalbard archipelago is one of their preferred hunting areas.
The towering cliffs of Alkefjellet provide homes to thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres).

Coming across a walrus haul-out is a moment you won’t soon forget. These giant pinnipeds of the Arctic create quite a noisy scene as each walrus vies for a choice spot of coastline.
If you’re itching to experience a more intimate view from the water, you can book the sea kayaking or paddling excursion adventure options.

In Spitsbergen, there is no shortage of natural beauty. The tundra can be surprisingly colourful in summer, with wildflowers bursting for a taste of sunshine. Each day, you’ll see something interesting, whether it is unique arctic wildlife a polar bear resting between hunts or abandoned sites from centuries ago.

Disembark and Fly Helsinki

The time to say goodbye has come. Your Arctic adventure ends as it began, 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.

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Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer

Built in 1976 in Yugoslavia, the Ocean Adventurer underwent extensive conversion and refurbishment in 1999 with a further extensive upgrade in 2017. This comfortable ship carries a maximum of 132 passengers, accommodated in 66 cabins all with private en-suite facilities, exterior views and each equipped with a TV and DVD player. The ship also features a large multi-purpose lounge and presentation room, bar, spacious window-lined dining room and exercise room. There are ship-to-shore satellite communications with email and wireless internet access on board. The Ocean Adventurer with its ice-strengthened hull was designed specifically to carry travellers to the remotest corners of the world. It is equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs for shore transfers, landings and Zodiac cruises. There are also 4 partially enclosed lifeboats on board. Why we like it "This purpose built expedition ship carries just 132 guests. There are refined public spaces and generous cabins all with private facilities. The ship is sturdy at sea and strong in the ice. This is one of our favourite ships to charter due to the all-round nature of the vessel. Excellent international crew and exceptional food put this ship in the “must recommend” bracket!"

Ice Class: Length: 101 metres
Breadth: 16.2 metresMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
132

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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.

10 % off

USD 9,490 USD 8,640

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 10,990 USD 8,191

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.

28 % off

USD 11,990 USD 8,911

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.

28 % off

USD 12,990 USD 9,631

Available

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

33 % off

USD 14,490 USD 10,104

Available

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

Deluxe

Features:-

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

33 % off

USD 14,490 USD 10,104

Available

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

Suite

Features:-

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

33 % off

USD 17,990 USD 12,466

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.

33 % off

USD 19,490 USD 13,479

Available

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

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 10,390 USD 9,450

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 11,990 USD 8,911

Unavailable

Enquire Now
  • 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 13,090 USD 9,703

Unavailable

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  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • 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 14,090 USD 10,423

Unavailable

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

33 % off

USD 15,690 USD 10,914

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.

33 % off

USD 15,690 USD 10,914

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.

33 % off

USD 19,390 USD 13,411

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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.

33 % off

USD 20,890 USD 14,424

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 9,890 USD 9,000

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 11,390 USD 8,479

Available

Enquire Now
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • 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 12,590 USD 9,343

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 13,690 USD 10,135

Available

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

28 % off

USD 14,990 USD 11,071

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.

28 % off

USD 14,990 USD 11,071

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.

28 % off

USD 18,790 USD 13,807

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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.

28 % off

USD 20,090 USD 14,743

Available

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

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 10,390 USD 9,450

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 11,990 USD 8,911

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 13,190 USD 9,775

Available

Enquire Now
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • 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 14,490 USD 10,711

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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.

28 % off

USD 15,790 USD 11,647

Available

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

Deluxe

Features:-

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

28 % off

USD 15,790 USD 11,647

Available

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

Suite

Features:-

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

28 % off

USD 19,790 USD 14,527

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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.

28 % off

USD 21,190 USD 15,535

Available

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

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 10,690 USD 9,720

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 12,390 USD 9,199

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 13,590 USD 10,063

Available

Enquire Now
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • 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 14,890 USD 10,999

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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.

28 % off

USD 16,290 USD 12,007

Available

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

Deluxe

Features:-

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

28 % off

USD 16,290 USD 12,007

Available

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

Suite

Features:-

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

28 % off

USD 20,390 USD 14,959

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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.

28 % off

USD 21,790 USD 15,967

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 10,690 USD 9,720

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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 12,390 USD 9,199

Available

Enquire Now
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • 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 13,590 USD 10,063

Available

Enquire Now
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Double (2 berths)
  • 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 14,890 USD 10,999

Available

Enquire Now
  • Double (2 berths)
  • Single (1 berth)
  • 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.

28 % off

USD 16,290 USD 12,007

Available

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

Deluxe

Features:-

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

28 % off

USD 16,290 USD 12,007

Available

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

Suite

Features:-

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

28 % off

USD 20,390 USD 14,959

Available

Enquire Now
  • 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.

28 % off

USD 21,790 USD 15,967

Available

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

Important Info

  • Cabin accommodation on board ship
    All meals whilst on board 
    All scheduled landings and activities by zodiac
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition crew
    Expedition parka
    Loan of expedition boots
    Comprehensive pre-departure material
    Transfers to/from ship on embarkation and disembarkation days 

    EXCLUSIONS 

    International Flights
    Mandatory Charter Package
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    Any pre or post land arrangements not mentioned in itinerary
    Customary gratuity for staff and expedition crew

    Mandatory Charter Package:

    • 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. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please note this itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and sea conditions once on board. Prices may be subject to change and availability at the time of booking.

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability.