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Realm of the Polar Bear

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Overview

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife that live in this polar wilderness, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via 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 few months of the year.

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Trip Code: ACTSRPB

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Arctic

Ship: Expedition

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss. 

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Embark on a truly transformative experience in the pristine beauty of the Arctic, Spitsbergen is truly a magical realm unlike any other on Earth. 

  • Encounter the unique wildlife of the region, including seals, reindeer, colonies of hardy sea birds and of course the legendary and elusive Polar Bear. 

  • Embark on a true expedition experience, travelling to remote and isolated regions which create incredible spaces to formulate friendships and shared experiences with your fellow passengers. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

Transfer from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.

Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen

This voyage is spent travelling in the world in which the polar bear survives. Our wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced by exploring as many remote areas as possible. Spotting wildlife like the arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, and land or sea birds can be difficult, but well worth the effort. Ice and weather conditions permitting we can explore near sea ice, through fjords that lead to glaciers and icebergs, and discover bird nesting colonies, all from the platform of the ship. Alternatively, hop in a Zodiac to explore more closely, or be brought to land to visit historical sites and experience the tundra. We are always on the lookout for wildlife, ranging from endangered and rare polar species to sea mammals and birds. And, of course, we'll have our eyes peeled for polar bears - they can be found all throughout this region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. Come join us in the search!

Spitsbergen - Days 2 to 7

On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled.

Spitsbergen/Longyearbyen
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Pricing & date

Departing Ending Duration
12 Jun 2020 19 Jun 2020 8
19 Jun 2020 26 Jun 2020 8
06 Jul 2020 13 Jul 2020 8
23 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020 8
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Important Information

  • All meals whilst on board
    All scheduled landings & excursions
    Arrival transfer
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition leader & crew
    Expedition parka (yours to keep) 
    Use of waterproof boots during course of voyage 

    Exclusions 

    International airfares
    Visa fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    Beverages other than tea & coffee 
    Personal expenses such as laundry & on board communication 
    Gratuities for crew 
    Pre or post cruise travel expenses

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details.

  • please note this itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and ice conditions. 

  • Departure date, season & availability. 

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

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