Arctic Cruises

Sea spray stings your cheeks and your heart beats faster as you slice through the chilly waters in pursuit of a pod of narwhal. This is the Arctic—this is adventure. Elusive polar bears plod along ice floes, birds circle and soar over Spitsbergen while mighty glaciers crash into the sea. Our ship and our expedition team combine to deliver excitement and indelible memories. We have an Arctic expedition cruise for you—bringing you closer to the rugged majesty of the north. The sea spray on your cheek will wipe away but once you've got the Arctic under your skin, it'll be with you forever.

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Realm of the Polar Bear (XVRPNX)

8 Days

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for exotic animals, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year.

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Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)

11 Days

Similar to our 'Realm of the Polar Bear' itinerary (XVRPNX), you'll enjoy three additional days of exploring. Scour the ice and tundra in search of the elusive polar bear and encounter even more icebergs, glaciers, and unique wildlife than you ever thought possible on this 11-day expedition. Search for lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds under the midnight sun.

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Norwegian Fjords (XVNFNX)

15 Days

Take part in a mystical North Atlantic journey and explore the various medieval towns of the Norwegian coast before heading north to the island of Spitsbergen. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ply the Norwegian Sea, keeping your eyes open for unique wildlife while searching for the elusive polar bear.

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Arctic Highlights (XVAHNX)

15 Days

Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland, follow the ice’s edge with an eye peeled to the horizon for wildlife. Navigating south, you'll explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic as you move south, finally ending in the Iceland, "the Land of Fire and Ice." An Inuit village, unique wildlife and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.

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Svalbard Express (XVSENX)

7 Days

When the Arctic calls, you simply have to go. Designed for the adventurous explorer whose long on ambition but short on time, this trip delivers all the wonder and frozen magic of the Arctic in a compact six days. Track polar bears from the deck of the ship, explore the landscape via Zodiac-assisted excursions, and spot exotic birds on the wing, all from the comfort and convenience of a dedicated polar expedition ship. You may not have much time up here, but that’s okay – you’ve got the rest of your life to relive every moment.

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