Russian Arctic Cruise

Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
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A herd of arctic caribou feed through the snow.
Family hiking on a tour of Alaska
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Traveler photographing a rift lake in Russia.
Alaska travel and aurora borealis
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Relax on the deck of the L'Austral.
Stunning views from the bar and lounge
Part of the Earth’s history is written in Russia. 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.

Day 1

    Anadyr, Russia / Embark

    Embark this evening between 5 and 6PM and settle into your luxurious accommodations as you prepare for your Arctic cruise to set sail.

    Day 2

      Arakamchechen, Russia

      Arakamchechen Island lies in the Bering Sea north of Cape Chaplino. Separated from the continental shore by an 8 km wide sound. Visit the inhabited island's main town, Yanrakynnot village, and enjoy the rich wildlife found here.

      Day 3

        Ittygran Island - Whalebone Alley, Russia

        Visit Ittygran Island, south of Arakamchechen in the Bering Sea. Beluga whales frequen t this region, so be sure to keep an eye out. Your visit may also include a stop and the infamous Whale Bone Alley, where whale skulls, whale bones and stones have been arefully arranged in long rows.

        Day 4

          Preobrazhina, Russia

          Stop at this island on your southerly route. Details about your optional excursions are forthcoming.

          Day 5

            Cap Navarin / Gravilla Bay, Russia

            Cape Navarin marks the place where the land bridge to North America began when sea levels were much lower. Strong tides around the cape have created an abundance of food, drawing numerous marine mammals and birdlife. Even Gray whales are known to congregate here.

            Day 6

              Pika River

              A walrus haul-out along the banks of the Pika River is a common stop. Depending on conditions, you may see some of these interesting animals.

              Day 7

                Anastasia Bay - Glubokaya, Russia

                Continue sailing southward. On your way, make a stop at Glubokaya in Anastasia Bay. Excursion information if forthcoming.

                Day 8

                  Olyutorskiy, Russia

                  A site of regional and historical importance, today Olyutorskiy is an administrative center. And in 1714, it was home to as ostrog (fortress) that controlled the coast and land route from Kamchatka to Anadyrsk. Although, the site lost its importance after the sea route from Okhotsk was opened.

                  Day 9

                    Verkoturova, Russia

                    Details about your stop in Verkoturova are still being finalized.

                    Day 10

                      Tymlat - Karaginsky, Russia

                      Established in the mid 1800's as a trading post, today the village of Tymlat has roughly 500 inhabitants. Karaginsky Island is an uninhabited island, but home to numerous species including reindeer and a variety of indigenous birds.

                      Day 11

                        Commander Islands - Bering Island - Nikolskoye, Russia

                        Located off the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Commander Islands are the most western of the Aleutian chain. Visit the archipelago's only permanently inhabited village, Nikolskoye. Much of the remaining islands and surrounding marine areas are part of the Komandorsky Zapovednik natural preserve. Because of the protected areas and rich waters, the region is host to wildlife including sea otters, Stellar sea lions, sperm whales, orcas, right whales, and others.

                        Day 12

                          Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve, Russia

                          Created in 1934 as a nature area reserved for scientific research, the reserve is now a UNESCO WOrld Heritage Site. Home to geysers, volcanoes, as well as the largest population of protected Eruasian brow bears - the Kronotsky Reserve is a rare treat for visitors to Russia's Far East.

                          Day 13

                            Lisvenichnaya, Russia

                            Lisvenichnaya is on the southeastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Russia near to Petropavlovsk. Today is spent sailing Avacha Bay.

                            Day 14

                              Kekurney Cape - Russkaya Bay , Russia

                              Sail into the fjord-like Russkaya Bay today. Admire the narrow, deeply curved bay walls while you also keep your eyes out for the sharks, whales, and sea-lions who make the protected area home.

                              Day 15

                                Petropavlovsk, Russia

                                Arrive in the capital and largest city on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Located on the Avacha Bay, the town is unreachable by road and is entirely surrounded by high, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. Your optional excursions in this port are still being finalized, but may include activities from wildlife viewing to touring the city's many historic monuments and landmarks.

                                Day 16

                                  Petropavlovsk, Russia

                                  Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.
                                  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

                                  Cruise 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 follows: hotel night in Anchorage, flight from Anchorage to Nome, charter flight from Petropavlovks to 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 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 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 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
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