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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. See the numerous seabirds who seek shelter on Bear Island's vast southern cliffs. 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. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Tromso, Norway
Day 2 : Sailing Bjornoya
Day 3 : Hornsund
Day 4 : Bellsund
Day 5 : Magdalena Bay | Sailing towards the ice floe
Day 6 : Monaco Glacier
Day 7 : Ny Alesund | Cross Fjord
Day 8 : Disembark in Longyearbyen

Highlights

  • Discover Spitsbergen accompanied by experienced naturalist guides
  • Encounter unique jagged mountains, icebergs, enclosed valleys & glaciers
  • Cruise by Bear Island with its abundant seabird populations on vast cliffs
  • Experience a place where the sun never sets in the summer

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Spitsbergen Compagnie du Ponant The stunning fjords of Norway Birds soar above colorful buildings in the Norwegian fjords Spitsbergen Compagnie du Ponant A small home in the Norwegian fjords

Day 1 Embark in Tromso, Norway

Fly from Paris to Tromso, Norway on a European airline. Your meet and greet is followed by a transfer to the port. Embark Le Boreal between 5 and 6 PM.

Day 2 Sailing Bjornoya

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 Hornsund

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4 Bellsund

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 Magdalena Bay | Sailing towards the ice floe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6 Monaco Glacier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 7 Ny Alesund | Cross Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 8 Disembark in Longyearbyen

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark and transfer to the airport. Fly from Longyearbyen to Paris on a European airline.

Le Boreal (CDP)

Per person starting at
$6,730
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.
Prestige or 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
Deck 4, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
Deck 5, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
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 Suites
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
1 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 phon

Notes

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.

A reasonable level of mobility is required to enjoy this expedition cruise. This program includes activities such as Zodiac outings (sometimes with "wet landing"), moderate walks, to more active hikes, all accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides. Certain zodiac outings will not allow for landings, just cruising. Landings will depend on weather conditions, position of ice and winds and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• Flights from Paris to Tromso and Longyearbyen to Paris in economy class, on European airline
• Airport / port / airport transfer
• Separate luggage transfer
• All meals while on board the ship
• 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
• Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• 24h room service (special selection)
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team
• Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected areas

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• 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
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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