Russian Arctic & the Kuril Islands Cruise

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Steaming landscape of the Kuril Islands.
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A cluster of multicolored babushka dolls.
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Junk ship outside of Hong Kong
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A herd of arctic caribou feed through the snow.
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Traveler photographing a rift lake in Russia.
Erick Larrieu
Relax on the deck of the L'Austral.
Stunning views from the bar and lounge
Join the L’Austral to discover the origins of the world, a part of your planet that is still unknown to most, where Ocean and Fire have fashioned a wild, free and almost forgotten paradise. On this luxurious Arctic cruise you’ll reach the Kuril Islands, which extend all the way to Japan. Travel in virgin lands that stretch on forever and where you’ll feel like you’ve reached the end of the Earth. Discover more than 200 volcanoes, geysers, primary forests, wild nature, the sight of brown bears fishing for salmon, colorful taiga, and much more.

Day 1

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Embark this evening and settle into your luxurious accommodations. Overnight in port. Group charter flight from Paris and arrival transfers are included in your cruise fare.

    Day 2

      Petropavlovsk, Russia

      Port details pending.

      Day 3

        Atlasova, Russia

        Port details pending.

        Day 4

          Paramushir, Russia

          Port details pending.

          Day 5

            Shumshu, Russia

            Port details pending.

            Day 6

              Onekotan, Russia

              Port details pending.

              Day 7

                Shiashikotani / Dgrotoyy Point / Lovushi, Russia

                Port details pending.

                Day 8

                  Matua, Russia

                  Port details pending.

                  Day 9

                    Yankicha / Shimushir, Russia

                    Port details pending.

                    Day 10

                      Chirpoy, Russia

                      Port details pending.

                      Day 11

                        Tulenyi, Russia

                        Port details pending.

                        Day 12

                          Korsakov, Russia

                          Port details pending.

                          Day 13

                            Otaru, Japan

                            Port details pending.

                            Day 14

                              At Sea

                              Day 15

                                Kanazawa, Japan

                                Port details pending.

                                Day 16

                                  Maizuru, Japan

                                  Disembark this morning for your continued journey home. Group charter flight to Paris and airport transfer is included in your cruise fare.
                                   Superior StateroomDeluxe StateroomPrestige Stateroom - Deck 4Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6Deluxe SuitePrestige Suite - Deck 5Prestige Suite - Deck 6Owners Suite
                                  2014-Oct-01$4,630$5,590$5,590$5,590$6,750$9,070$10,780$11,600$19,640
                                  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.
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                                  Asia, Arctic, Europe, Russia, Russia, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Shumshu, Onekotan, Shiashikotan, Otaru, Matua, Kanazawa, Paramushir, Yankicha, Shimushir, Chirpoy, Tulenyi, Korsakov, Maizuru
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                                  Not included in rates:
                                  - Air transportation and airport taxes
                                  - Port and safety taxes
                                  - Gratuities
                                  - Optional shore excursions -booked onboard. (Except Antarctic & Arctic voyages)
                                  - Personal expenses onboard
                                  - Personal insurance

                                  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

                                  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.
                                  Cruise fare is 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: charter flight from Paris in Economy-class; on European airline
                                  • Meet and Greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfers to and/or from the ship and other services before and after the cruise according to detailed program

                                  Special Inclusive Package 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

                                  Cruise rates don’t 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 to be booked exclusively prior departure
                                  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure
                                  • 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
                                  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
                                  • Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

                                  Deposit & Payment

                                  Initial deposit is 30%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                                  Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

                                  Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                                  Cancellation Policy

                                  Days Prior to departureFee
                                  Antarctic & Arctic Cruises
                                  91 days or more$450
                                  90-61 days30% cruise cost
                                  60-46 days55% cruise cost
                                  45-31 days80% cruise cost
                                  30-0 days100% cruise cost
                                  All other Cruises
                                  45 days or more$450
                                  44-31 days55% cruise cost
                                  30-0 days100% cruise cost