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Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

From NZD $7,099

Description

Similar to our ‘Realm of the Polar Bear’ itinerary, 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.

Trip Name
Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth
Days
11
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 140 Built: refurbished 2009 Not only will the G Expedition steer you closer to some of our planet’s most amazing places, our professional and highly-skilled team of on-board experts offer keen insight, unique perspectives, and hands-on attention not found in a guidebook. Make your next tour a voyage you’ll remember the rest of your life. Return home a different person than when you left. Cabins Private en suite bathrooms Bathrooms in all cabins feature washbasins, toilets and showers. (Category 5 cabins feature state-of-the-art full-body misting showers.) Ocean views All cabins are outside-facing with ocean views that frame some of the most remarkable and remote landscapes on Earth, and every cabin has its own porthole or window. Spacious living quarters All suites are 30m sq (320 sq ft) and all cabins are 15m sq (160 ft). All cabins come equipped with wardrobes, drawers, nightstands, and writing desks to make you feel as at-home as possible. Daily cabin service Our friendly crew will make your beds, fluff your pillows and tidy up your cabin while you’re out, ensuring you return to a warm, inviting room each night. Amenities The G Expedition has multiple large public areas to enjoy during sea crossings and in between land excursions. Amenities include: All cabins with private en suite and outside view - The Penguin Library - Medical clinic and english speaking doctor - The Gear Shop - Polar Bear Pub - The Lounge - Albatross Dining Room, serving international cuisine and large enough to accommodate all passengers in one sitting - Large aft deck with barbecue facilities - Forward deck viewing platforms - Fitness centre/sauna - Large fleet of Zodiacs with 4-stroke engines Crew & Staff  Experts in everything from geology to marine biology and polar history, the members of our team are always eager to share their infectious passion for the plants, animals, and people you’ll encounter. Add in professional hotel staff and a seasoned crew, and you’ll be more than comfortable during your adventure on the water. 10:1 passenger-to-expert ratio More on-hand experts means deeper access and greater understanding of the planet’s most amazing places. Our experts’ lectures, Q&A sessions, and personal reflection deliver a personalized and intimate perspective on these faraway shores.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Longyearbyen
Get a first glimpse of the midnight sun in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's capital. Embark the MS Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.Please make sure you drop your checked luggage off at the meeting point between 9am - 12pm. A local representative will be in the luggage storage room. They can provide general information about the town or the embarkation process.All passengers will be transferred to the ship as a group for embarkation at 4pm. Please ensure that for embarkation you have your passport accessible (not in your luggage which is being transferred separately to the ship).
Day 2 - Days 2–10 Spitsbergen
Each day is planned to take advantage of local ice and weather conditions. Svalbard is one of the few places on the planet to offer such a plethora of natural and historical extravaganzas. Spend the next nine days exploring the remote polar regions. Visit ice-covered fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers crashing into the sea. Spend time steaming through the ice in search of polar bears hunting seals. At one or more of the stops, it's possible to encounter Svalbard's arctic fox and the region's unique reindeer.Our goal is to give travellers the best possible opportunity to see wildlife in and around the Svalbard archipelago. Ice conditions sometimes allow for sailing through the Hinlopenstretet towards the east coast of Spitsbergen, then through Freemansundet towards the south. However, this is not always possible.Some departures will explore alternative routes to maximize time in this remote destination. Early season voyages often provide the greatest opportunity to see large ice floes in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing. Later in the season, the group will cover more territory, which may allow the chance to explore the entire archipelago. This can lead into the less explored regions of Nordaustlandet and Kvitøya, or the continental edges where large whales are attracted by nutrient rich upwellings.
Day 3 - Day 11 Longyearbyen
On departure day, transfers to the Longyearbyen airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled.On departure day, we will offer transfers to Longyearbyen Airport for all passengers with flights scheduled on that day.After disembarkation at approximately 8:00am, you will be transferred to either the airport or the Radisson Blu Polar hotel, depending on the time of your flight. Those transferred to the hotel will have an opportunity to explore the town centre on their own, and then be transferred to the airport later in the day as per flight schedules. Transfer times will be confirmed, and communicated onboard prior to departure. Luggage storage at the Raddison Blu Polar hotel will be available until time of departure.We are pleased to offer an early morning disembarkation and transfer to the airport for those passengers with flights departing Longyearbyen around 2:30am (dependent on airline schedules).
Day 4 - Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
26-06-202106-07-2021NZD $7,099Cat 1A - Quad
26-06-202106-07-2021NZD $8,199Cat 1 - Triple
26-06-202106-07-2021NZD $9,799Cat 2 - Twin
26-06-202106-07-2021NZD $10,799Cat 3 - Twin
26-06-202106-07-2021NZD $12,299Cat 4 - Twin
26-06-202106-07-2021NZD $13,599Cat 5 - Suite
13-07-202123-07-2021NZD $12,299Cat 4 - Twin
13-07-202123-07-2021NZD $13,599Cat 5 - Suite
13-07-202123-07-2021NZD $7,099Cat 1A - Quad
13-07-202123-07-2021NZD $8,199Cat 1 - Triple
13-07-202123-07-2021NZD $9,799Cat 2 - Twin
13-07-202123-07-2021NZD $10,799Cat 3 - Twin
30-07-202109-08-2021NZD $7,399Cat 1A - Quad
30-07-202109-08-2021NZD $8,599Cat 1 - Triple
30-07-202109-08-2021NZD $10,199Cat 2 - Twin
30-07-202109-08-2021NZD $11,299Cat 3 - Twin
30-07-202109-08-2021NZD $12,799Cat 4 - Twin
30-07-202109-08-2021NZD $14,199Cat 5 - Suite
09-08-202119-08-2021NZD $7,399Cat 1A - Quad
09-08-202119-08-2021NZD $8,599Cat 1 - Triple
09-08-202119-08-2021NZD $10,199Cat 2 - Twin
09-08-202119-08-2021NZD $11,299Cat 3 - Twin
09-08-202119-08-2021NZD $12,799Cat 4 - Twin
09-08-202119-08-2021NZD $14,199Cat 5 - Suite

Inclusions

    • Make the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore
    • Take a turn on "polar bear watch" with a member of the Expedition staff
    • Challenge yourself with 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 natural sciences

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