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Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops
Go deep into the Arctic on this 10-day voyage to experience wildlife in its natural habitat: discover and observe polar bears, walrus, reindeer, and the other unique creatures of the ice. This Arctic itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Longyearbyen, Oslo
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Istanbul to Civitavecchia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Sail the Mediterranean and Aegean
  • Admire the volcano Stromboli
  • Enjoy musical performances onboard
  • Explore ancient Taormina
Sail the Mediterranean and the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea on this 8-day cruise aboard Le Lyrial from Istanbul to Civitavecchia. Sail in the wonderful Dardanelles Strait before heading to Greece and its mythical Caldera Santorin. Cruise along the majestic Italian coasts to Civitavecchia.
Activities: Expedition Cruises
Places: Eastern Europe, Europe, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean, Turkey, Western Europe, Civitavecchia, Dikili, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Naples, Santorini, Taormina
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Arctic puffins

The Best of Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Sail through steep fjords
  • Climb the Gullybreen glacier
  • Hike in Northwest National Park
  • Visit Ny Alesund former mining town
On this cruise, LE BORÉAL will sail you to a nature that is coloured by polar hues. Icebergs, icecaps, ice floes, a fascinating universe where 55% of the landmass is covered in glaciers, which collapse into the sea in jagged heaps
Activities: Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Bellsund, Longyearbyen, Madeleine Bay, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), North West National Park, Ny Alesund
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Scattered houses of Tromso


11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Experience surreal Scandinavia
  • Visit picturesque Copenhagen
  • Explore the fjords of Geiranger
  • Cruise along majestic fjords
Discover Scandinavia aboard Le Boréal on this 11-day cruise around the heart of Northern Europe, including Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. From Stockholm to Tromso, experience contrasting landscapes of surreal beauty comprised of the sea, mountain slopes, fjords, and fine sandy beaches.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Sweden, Western Europe, Bergen, Copenhagen, Geiranger, Lofoten Islands, Olden, Stockholm, Tromso, Visby
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Spitsbergen Compagnie du Ponant

Set Sail for Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Be taught by naturalist guides
  • Encounter unique landscapes
  • Cruise by Bear Island's seabirds
  • Experience 24-hour daylight
Step aboard Le Boréal in Tromso, Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to Spitsbergen. On this island, the sea spreads its thick, glittery coat of ice and time stretches out to eternity. Surrounded by the icy Arctic Ocean and nestling in between millennial glaciers and carved mountains, Spitsbergen in the summer is a place where the sun never sets. 
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Bellsund, Hornsund, Longyearbyen, Magdalenafjord, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Ny Alesund, Tromso
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The fertile farmland surrounding Hardangerfjord
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Scandinavia by Sea: Denmark, Sweden, and Norway

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore regional historical sites
  • Bike along the beaches in Denmark
  • Kayak through Sweden's coves
  • Sample Norwegian fare in Oslo
Fjords, fortresses, and fabulous food; Scandinavia has it all! Explore from Norway’s fjord-laced western coast; hike, cycle, and kayak in Sweden’s enchanting Weather Islands; and delve into the history of the Skagen painters. Discover the delights of Scandinavia’s great cities: Bergen, Oslo, and Copenhagen.
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Bergen, Copenhagen, Hardangerfjorden, Hidra, Oslo, Risoer, Skagen
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Brightly colored houses decorate the pier.
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The North Sea: Copenhagen to London

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Zodiac through the Harlingen canals
  • Make Belgian chocolates in Brugge
  • Bike across storybook landscapes
  • Visit many cultural attractions
Explore glorious medieval and Renaissance cities, and learn about their history, religion, culture, and art. Walk the cobbled streets of Brugge, Antwerp, Brussels, and Lubeck. Zodiac the picturesque canals of Harlingen & see Dutch masterpieces at Amsterdam’s recently refurbished Rijksmuseum. Discover North Germany’s exquisite storybook landscape.
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Harlingen, Kiel, London, Lubeck, Oostende
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Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Wild and Windswept: The Coasts of England and Wales

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Zodiac and kayak for scenic views
  • Visit historic Portsmouth dockyards
  • See Dartmouth Castle in Fishguard
  • Stargaze with a local astronomer
Sail from London to historic Portsmouth and the battlements of Dartmouth Castle. Zodiac, kayak, and hike with naturalists; see historic Alderney and Skomer Island’s wealth of seabirds, and the Isles of Scilly or Tresco. Hike the rugged Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. On Sark Island, visit La Seigneurie Gardens or hike to the Gouliot Caves.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Dartmouth, Dublin, Fishgard, Holyhead, Isles of Scilly, London, Portsmouth, Sark, Tresco
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Sunrise on the cliffs
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Bordeaux to London: The French Atlantic Coast

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Follow France’s wild western coast
  • Approach Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Walk the WWII beaches of Normandy
  • Explore the Crozon Peninsula
Explore the beautiful landscapes of Brittany and Normandy. Revisit history from Napoleon to the D-Day beaches. See iconic Mont-St.-Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, Vauban Citadel, and charming Honfleur. Study cognac-making in La Rochelle, gather oysters on St. Malo, and feast on fabulous French regional specialties.
Activities: Biking, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Europe, France, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Bordeaux, Cherbourg, Honfleur, Ile d'Aix, La Rochelle, London, Saint Malo
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Unique houses designed by Gaudi

Portugal and Spain: From the Algarve to Catalonia

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Encounter architectural marvels
  • Explore the landscapes of Andalusia
  • Search for whales and dolphins
  • Sample local Iberian specialties
Trace the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula along the Mediterranean and through the Strait of Gibraltar. Thrill to the juxtaposition of Moorish fortresses and gothic cathedrals. From the tranquil Algarve village of Monchique to the splendors of Barcelona, old world Valencia, and Seville experience flamenco, Picasso, and the El Torcal fossils.
Activities: Biking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Europe, Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain, Western Europe, Barcelona, Cadiz, Cartagena, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Malaga, Motril, Portimao, Valencia
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Isle of Iona, Scotland

Norway and Scotland: Fjordlands and the Inner Hebrides

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Kayak and Zodiac cruise inlets
  • See ancient dwellings
  • View spectacular wildlife
  • Hike to Sumburgh Head lighthouse
Voyage from the vibrant cultural center of Dublin to the stunning landscapes and ancient ruins of Scotland and beyond. Visit a Shetland pony farm, a Fair Isle seabird research station, the Stone Age megaliths of the Orkneys, and sacred Christian sites of Iona. Then sail through fjord country and hike and kayak the dramatic Sognefjorden.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Bergen, Dublin, Fair Isle, Isle of Iona, Kirkwall, Shetland Islands, Staffa, Stornoway
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Night scenery of Stockholm, Sweden
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Baltic Archipelagos: Islands Of Denmark, Sweden & Finland

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Visit the medieval town of Visby
  • See the wild Stockholm Archipelago
  • Stroll the streets of Stockholm
  • Visit Finland's oldest city
The wondrous waterways of the Baltics are a stunning introduction to this unique region. Explore the craggy shores of almost uninhabited Christanø Island; walk the 13th-century walls of medieval Visby; kayak the quiet coves of the Stockholm Archipelago, and don’t miss Finland’s Turku Castle before ending in Estonia’s enchanting capital, Tallinn.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Christianso Island, Copenhagen, Mariehamn, Stockholm, Tallinn, Turku, Visby
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The beautiful acrhitecture of Tallinn, Estonia
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Best of the Baltics: Cities and Islands from Tallinn to Copenhagen

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore a castle in Estonia
  • Visit the Art Nouveau Center
  • Visit the National Museum in Poland
  • Hike the Hammershus Castle ruins
Embark on this 8-day cruise through the Baltics aboard the National Geographic Orion. Choose from an expertly curated menu of experiences and explore the beauty of the Baltics your way.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baltic States, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Europe, Western Europe, Copenhagen, Gdansk, Gudhjem, Klaipeda, Riga, Saaremaa, Tallinn
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Colorful villages line the shores of the Italian riviera

The Idyllic Islands and Majestic Shores of Croatia, Montenegro & Italy

The Best of Croatia - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Explore the wild beauty and pearls of the Adriatic: ancient ruins, a wealth of art, and timeless cities just waiting to be discovered, such as Dubrovnik, Kotor and Rovinj.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wine Tasting
Places: Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Italy, Mediterranean, Montenegro, Western Europe, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Kotor, Pula, Rovinj, Sibenik, Split, Venice
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Coastal village in the arctic

Remote Isles On the Way to Iceland

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Observe various seabird species
  • Visit Neolithic and medieval sites
  • Experience the unique Faroe Islands
  • See dolphins, seals and porpoises
  • See Neolithic Heartland of Ork
  • See Europe’s largest bird cliff
The captivating history of these remote islands will astound, as you discover Neolithic sites, medieval ruins, and historic homes. Perhaps spot puffins, Grey seals, or even Orcas as you travel northwards to the Faroe Islands. Zodiac cruises, stunning natural parks and delicious local cuisine are all just parts of this multi-faceted trip.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Akureyri, Bass Rock, Djupivogur, Grimsey Island, Isafjordur, Isle of May, Kirkwall, Latrabjarg, Leith, Lerwick, Mykines, Reykjavik, Torshavn
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Endurance
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Cruise the fantastic fjords of Svalbard on this 11-day cruise on the Sea Endurance. Make daily landings with Zodiac craft to find remnants from the bustling activity during the 17th-century whaling period, view arctic wildlife such as polar bears and walrus, and explore magnificent landscapes and vast tundra.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, 14th of July Glacier, Alkefjellet, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Krossfjorden, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Palanderbukta
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.

Around Spitsbergen

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
This 11-day voyage brings you to Spitsbergen, the ideal site for Arctic adventures. This archipelago has a remarkably mild climate which sustains a lush and vibrant ecosystem and is one of the best places to observe polar bears. With a significant place in the history of exploration, Spitsbergen offers numerous historic sites where travelers can …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, 14th of July Glacier, Alkefjellet, Hornsund, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Palanderbukta, Phippsoya, Smeerenburg
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An abandoned house in Morgantina, Sicily.

Circumnavigation of Sicily

12 Day Itinerary aboard Variety Voyager (ZE)
  • Learn how to cook Sicilian dishes
  • Stroll through picturesque towns
  • Tour the cathedral in Monreale
  • Explore Greek and Roman ruins
  • Cruise among the Aeolian Islands
Embark the luxurious Variety Voyager for a 12-day circumnavigation of the Mediterranean's largest island, Sicily. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites, cruise among the scenic Aeolian Islands, enjoy up-close views of still-active Stromboli Volcano, and take in the flavorful culture of Sicily.
Activities: History, Wine Tasting
Places: Europe, Italy, Mediterranean, Western Europe, Agrigento, Catania, Cefalu, Licata, Lipari, Mazara del Vallo, Palermo, Syracuse, Taormina, Trapani, Valletta
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