North Spitsbergen cruise, in search of Polar Bears

Price
3390excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Countries
Arctic Cruises, Norway, Spitsbergen
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Prices from 3,390 based on Quad cabin. Lloyds Class 1A ice-strengthened vessel (select departures). Onboard Polar Experts and Hiking, Snowshoeing & Scuba Diving available on select departures June 13 2022 departure: Bilingual English German
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3390excluding flights
Prices from 3,390 based on Quad cabin. Lloyds Class 1A ice-strengthened vessel (select departures). Onboard Polar Experts and Hiking, Snowshoeing & Scuba Diving available on select departures June 13 2022 departure: Bilingual English German
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2 Reviews of North Spitsbergen cruise, in search of Polar Bears

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Reviewed on 26 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Being in the ice and seeing the polar bears.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


You don't need hiking boots because the boots provided on the ship were excellent! You do need a telephoto lens.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think the trip supported conservation by expanding our knowledge and public awareness of the danger facing the arctic environment. We will be telling
many people about our discoveries, and recommending the trip. Clearly Longyearbyen and it's people benefit from our visit economically, and our dialogue with local residents was unforgettable.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent! I will be recommending it to everyone!

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Sailing through the pack ice at 81 degrees 50 to watch polar bears hunt seals, also the fabulous birds and amazing landscapes of the Arctic

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be flexible and enjoy whatever itinerary the lead guide has chosen and be
amazed!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Benefited the local population of Longyearbyen before and after ships sail also with the operator we contributed to a carbon offset which went towards supporting rainforest projects.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic, a holiday of a lifetime, a privilege to see the wildlife and landscapes of this fabulous place on earth

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

With a maximum of only 114 passengers, our Arctic ships are smaller, less imposing on the Arctic landscape than the bigger 'cruise' ships. Group landings by zodiacs are more easily managed and a personalised ratio of leaders to passengers provides an added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Arctic scenery and wildlife and introduces some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.

Our polar trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. Encounters with polar bears, walruses and whales are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.

People

Where opportunities exist, we encourage guests to purchase souvenirs other than shells and polar bear related goods. In the Arctic and in particularly in Iceland, we advise strongly against the purchase of whale meat in the local restaurants, which showcases the whaling trade (by the tourist) when the local population do not themselves eat whale meat.

In Ecuador with Rainforest Concern, we paid for the purchase and protection of Choco-Andean cloud forest which extends the habitat of a newly discovered mammal: the Olinguito.

Our overall commitment to the environment is also reflected within our office environment. We source office supplies from local retailers, use recycled stationary where possible and recycle office waste.

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