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Franz Josef Land Russian Arctic Expeditions & Icebreaker Cruises

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Board a Russian icebreaker and cruise to the archipelago named Franz Josef Land, where quintessential High Arctic wildlife such as Polar bears, walruses, beluga whales, and seabirds flourish. Franz Josef Land is usually accessed via cruises that visit Norway's Svalbard and are frequently visited on expeditions to the North Pole. Only Russian scientists and military personnel live on these 190 islands in the Barents Sea. Admire massive tidewater glaciers and icebergs, as ice floes and sea ice cover 85% of Franz Josef Land. Explore unusual stone spheres on Champ Island. Cape Fligely on Rudolf Island is the Eastern Hemisphere's northernmost land point. Ready to walk in the footsteps of the explorer Fridtjof Nansen? Contact Adventure Life Russian Arctic specialists to plan your expedition to Franz Josef Land.
 
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10 Best Franz Josef Land Cruise Ships for 2022-2023

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Greg Mortimer132$9295With only 132 passengers on board, Greg Mortimer reimagines arctic expedition cruise for the future. Robust, robust, and designed with guests in …
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Sylvia Earle126$10195New in 2021, cruise the polar regions in style on the Sylvia Earle. Designed for low-impact voyages featuring a fuel-efficient Ulstein X-Bow®, …
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Sea Cloud64$4185With occupancy for just 64 guests, the Sea Cloud is a modern and elegant windjammer outfitted with modern amenities and uniquely decorated cabins. …
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Ultramarine199$7495New in 2021, the Ultramarine is designed with an ice rating of 1A+, PC6, making it one of the most capable polar exploring vessels on the planet. …
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National Geographic Resolution126$6580New in 2021, The National Geographic Resolution is a next-generation 126-passager expedition ship purpose-built for polar exploration in comfort with …
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Le Commandant Charcot245$2780The polar explorer ship Le Commandant Charcot travels to remote regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. This expedition ship is unique because of its …
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Sea Spirit114$5595Explore polar regions in style and comfort aboard the all-suite Sea Spirit. Providing spacious accommodations for a maximum of 114 passengers, the …
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Royal Clipper227$870The Royal Clipper is the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world, carrying just 227 guests. She offers the ultimate sea-going experience, …
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Emerald Azzurra100$3295As Emerald's first-ever ocean superyacht, the luxurious Emerald Azzurra is designed to take up to 100 passengers sailing along the Adriatic Coast, …
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MV Janssonius170$2100Janssonius is meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. Janssonius represents the most flexible, …
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