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Norway and Spitsbergen

8 Day Sample Cruise aboard L'Austral
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Come aboard the L'Austral to explore this extraordinary region - Arctic Norway and Spitsbergen. On this luxury cruise, sail to a nature that is colored by polar hues. Thus, over 8 days, sailing from fjord to fjord and glacier to glacier, you will discover the Polar universe in all its diversity.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Kirkenes, Norway
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Svalbard, Hornsund
Day 4 : Svalbard, Bellsund
Day 5 : Svalbard, North West National Park
Day 6 : Svalbard, Ny Alesund & King Bay
Day 7 : Svalbard, Isjford & Templefjord
Day 8 : Longyearbyen, Norway

Ship

L'Austral

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Kirkenes, Norway

Embark this evening and settle into your luxurious accommodations in preparation for your upcoming Arctic voyage.A group charter flight from Paris and arrival transfers are included in your cruise fare.

Day 2 At Sea

Day 3 Svalbard, Hornsund

Svalbard has a history of exceptional wildlife density. Seventeenth century whalers, trappers adventurers, bear hunter, gold diggers, Pole conquerors and more have gone before the L'Austral as you approach this polar land in hues of tinted colors. Icebergs, ice caps and more comprise a fascinating universe covered by more than 55% of glaciers creating a ragged sea front. The days of sailing will be punctuated by unique shore trips by Zodiac - either by the light of dawn or later in the day, all with the goal of trying to approach the lord of the sea ice, the polar bear.

Day 4 Svalbard, Bellsund

Your Arctic adventures continue as you voyage to Bellsund.

Day 5 Svalbard, North West National Park

Navigate towards the ice floe.

Day 6 Svalbard, Ny Alesund & King Bay

Continued polar exploration.

Day 7 Svalbard, Isjford & Templefjord

Fjord navigation.

Day 8 Longyearbyen, Norway

Disembarkation this morning for your continued journey home. A group charter flight to Paris and airport transfers are included in your cruise fare.

L'Austral

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Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Fares are per person and include the following:
• All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• Room service 24h (special selection)
• Direct flight as follow: chartered flights from/to Paris in Economy-class on European airline
• Meet and Greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfers to and/or from the ship

Special program for US/Canada Bookings: The all inclusive package includes the Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request), port taxes, fuel surcharge and gratuities

Fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Port and safety taxes
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Open bar package
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
• Gratuities (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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