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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
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The Arctic in Depth

Head deep into the north to explore the Svalbard archipelago, the realm of the polar bear, on board Scenic Eclipse to discover a true Arctic wilderness with sparkling icebergs, snow-capped mountains and spectacular fjords. Includes hotel stays in Oslo, shore excursions and return flights from the UK

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Zodiac in the Arctic
  • Svalbard
  • Whale in the Arctic
  • Polar bear

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Venture to a true final frontier where whales, wolverines, seabirds and seals roam and the elusive polar bear awaits in one of the world's northernmost inhabited areas.

Experience the endless summer daylight, rugged glaciers and frozen tundra of Svalbard. This flexible itinerary allows nature to be your perfect guide for navigating a true Arctic wilderness. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. Daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks allow you to get right up close to the majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes and wildlife and marine life that surrounds you.

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The Arctic in Depth Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Oslo (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Oslo, where you'll start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

Day 2 - Oslo - Longyearbyen (Svalbard)

Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail for Isfjorden. Raise your glass to the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the captain, who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

Day 3-11 - Svalbard Archipelago

The Svalbard Archipelago is one of the world's northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her size, unique technological capabilities and environmental controls, your Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile region of vast environmental significance with minimal impact. Owing to the extraordinary nature of this region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day's activities based on the conditions. Your cruise includes a vast range of tailored Scenic Discovery excursions and getting out into the big wild will be a highlight. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks and a submarine (additional cost and subject to regulatory approval), daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators will take you to places of your wildest dreams. Scenic Eclipse cruises in the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators including Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 animals, as well as the Arctic fox. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whale. Once hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard, and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where, if conditions are favourable, the chance to witness a glacier calving will be a highlight. There will be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer. Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule activities so that while on board, you'll have plenty to keep you occupied including entertaining presentations, documentaries and more. There will also be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

Day 12 - Longyearbyen - Oslo (Norway)

Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Oslo for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

Day 13 - Oslo - UK

Today you'll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK, taking away wonderful memories of your adventures with you.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Oslo
  • 1-night post-cruise hotel stay in Oslo
  • Flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings and kayak excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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