Discovery of the King of the Arctic

Discovery of the King of the Arctic

From $16,970 AUD


Follow the trail of the polar bear during an Expedition Cruise in the Arctic. We invite you to set sail aboard Le Boréal for a memorable 13-day cruise around Spitsbergen, one of the jewels of the northern hemisphere.

The main island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen offers magical landscapes, a blend of ancient glaciers, jagged mountains and spectacular fjords. In summer, the sun shines day and night, to better showcase the vastness of the ice and the animals that inhabit the region – whales, arctic foxes, walruses, but also polar bears, the undisputed kings of the ice.

Setting sail from the cosmopolitan village of Longyearbyen, your journey will begin with an exploration of the wild and unspoiled east coast of Spitsbergen.

You will then reach the Bellsund fjord, whose lush green valleys will not fail to delight you.
This will be followed by a visit to Ny Alesund, the former mining town that is today home to a scientific base, a museum and the most northerly post office in the world.

Further to the north you will find the majestic Monaco glacier, an impenetrable wall with blue-tinged highlights. You may even encounter a polar bear – a moving experience that you will never forget – before charting a course south to conclude your journey.

Please Note: your voyage rates include flight Paris/Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearben/Paris

Trip Name
Discovery of the King of the Arctic
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship
Length: 142 meters
Passenger Capacity: 264 (in twin cabins, 200 in Antarctica)
Built: 2011
A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, she is the fruit of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. Le Boreal remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.
Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor combined with exterior and interior lines to reflect a nautical mood, subtly revisited. On board, soothing neutral tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.
Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Le Liberte Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportuniny to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.
Life On Board
Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area (Wii™ consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, Le Boreal has been designed to meet the needs of every guest. 
Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, a spa in partnership with Carita™, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available forfamilies either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting ser vice.Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.
Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and in partnership with the famous Carita™ brand, the Beauty Centre on Le Boreal welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy).


Day 1 - Day 1 - Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Day 2 - Gnalodden & Hornbreen
Day 3 - Day 3 - Bakanbukta - Ginevrabotnen & Agarbutka
Day 4 - Day 4 - Boltoden & Isbukta, Spitsbergen
Day 5 - Day 5 - Bellsund, Svalbard
Day 6 - Day 6 - Ny Alesund & Kongsbreen Kongsfjorden
Day 7 - Day 7 - Sailing toward the Ice Floe
Day 8 - Day 8 - Wildefjorden- Dagogda
Day 9 - Day 9 - Jotunkjeldene & Monacobreen - Texas Bar
Day 10 - Day 10 - Sailing toward the Ice Floe & Ytre Norskoya
Day 11 - Day 11 - Signehamna & Fjortende Julibukta
Day 12 - Day 12 - Halkhornet & Nordenskjoldbreen
Day 13 - Day 13 - Longyearbyen
Day 14 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$41,430Prestige Suite - Deck 5
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$16,970Superior Stateroom
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$30,740Deluxe Suite
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$21,270Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$18,240DeLuxe Stateroom
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$22,270Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$20,300Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$49,800Owners Suite
16-07-201828-07-2018AUD$43,440Prestige Suite - Deck 6


    • The most complete cruise to Spitsbergen. 13 days for a fully-comprehensive discovery of the kingdom of the polar bear
    • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with your naturalist guides
    • Hiking opportunity
    • Landscapes: ice floes, jagged mountains, icebergs, plains covered with moss and lichens, lakes and rivers
    • Wildlife: polar bears, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic terns, walruses, whales, puffins