Arctic Tours and Cruises
The vast region of the North Atlantic and the Arctic conjures up images of sparse and inhospitable snow covered lands, however when summer arrives this region springs forth in a colourful display of life. While both Antarctica and the Arctic are home to a rich variety of marine species, only an Arctic cruise will reveal the eclectic mix of cultures, a plethora of blooming wild flowers and an abundance of fascinating land animals. Every cruise to the Arctic yields a unique experience drawn from a variety of unforgettable encounters with the wildlife and peoples that call this region home.
To view interactive route maps, wildlife guides and deckplans of the M/S Expedition, please visit our Spitsbergen Cruise Page. For more information about the M/S Expedition, visit our Ship Information Page.
Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)
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.
Highlights: Make the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore, take a turn on ‘polar bear watch’ with one of our expert guides, take an optional polar plunge, capture a herd of Svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder, enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun, learn from lectures on history and the natural sciences
Realm of the Polar Bear (XVRPNX)
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.
Highlights: Spend time on deck searching for polar bears and whales, cruise through breathtaking fjords and admire massive glaciers, experience the midnight sun, learn about Arctic history and ecology from our expert guides, brave the Arctic waters and take a polar plunge, enjoy the silence of the Arctic tundra