15D14N Greenland of Great Explorers

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Greenland, Norway, France

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Booking Period : Until sold out
Travel Period : 03 Jul 2021

Day 1:PARIS, FRANCE

Meet and greet at the airport by our local representative. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Paris.
(Add on pre-night extension necessary on own arrangement)

Day 2:PARIS – LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN (EMBARKATION)

Fly from Paris to Longyearbyen, Spitbergen. Your cruise ship is ready for boarding.
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Day 3:STELLINGFJELLET, SVALBARD-ISBUKTA, SPITSBERGEN

To the east of the southern tip of the South Spitsbergen National Park, you’ll discover Stellingfjellet, one of the largest cliffs of the Svalbard archipelago. Continue sailing to Vasil’evbreen, nestling on the south-east point of the island of Spitsbergen. This is an opportunity for Zodiac® outing. If the conditions, you will be able to land directly at the foot of this majestic glacier. Depending on the ice conditions, you will also perhaps be lucky enough to approch Stellingfjellet, home to one of the largest guillemot colonies.
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Day 4:AT SEA

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
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Day 5:JAN MAYEN ISLAND, SVALBARD

The island of Jan Mayen, belonging to Norway, lies hidden off Greenland’s coastlines, This small piece of land is inhabited by only a handful of Norwegian meteorologists. The visit of a small fin whale will perhaps enable you to complete this memorable picture.
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Day 6:AT SEA

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
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Day 7:WATKINS FJORD

At the entrance to Kangerlussuaq Ffjord (East Greenland), you’ll explore one of its small side branches: the magnificent Watkins Fjord. The fjord owes its name to the British explorer Gino Watkins (1907-1932).
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Day 8:TUGTILIK-STORO ISLAND

In the Ammassalik region, the small island of Storo welcomed the famous French explorer Paul-Emile Victor during his first stay in Greenland in 1932. This island location facing the Denmark Strait, is an ideal for hunting or for observing the whales, narwhals or belugas.
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Day 9:SERMILIK FJORD-TASIILAQ

You will be captivated by the spectacular scenery of the Sermilik Fjord, the largest in the south-east of Greenland. Tasiilaq is a town in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland. It is the most populous community on the eastern coast, and the seventh-largest town in Greenland.
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Day 10:QINGMINGUARTALIK-NANSEN HARBOR

Welcome to Qingminguartalik, a small protected bay on the eastern coast of Greenland. During this port of call, you will have the opportunity to visit the remains ofold peat houses from the Thule civilisation. Then, continue sailing through the ice, you will reach the starting point of the very first crossing of the Greenland ice cap, led in 1888 by Fridtjof Nansen, the great Norwegian polar explorer. Continue journey to Nansen Harbor. Travelling to Nansen Harbor is the guarantee of a voyage back in time and will enable you to discover a superb bay
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Day 11:SKJOLDUNGEN

Discover Skjoldungen Island on the south-east coast of Greenland. This uninhabited land boasts magnificent landscapes that are sure to dazzle you. At this port of call, surrounded by wild and pristine nature, it is quite common to see bearded seals, orcas, but also birds such as the common redpoll, the northern wheatear, or the common raven.
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Day 12:PRINS CHRISTIAN SUND-AUGPILATOK

Your ship glides silently towards the Greenland coast... You are on the verge of crossing the Prins Christian Sund. Here, bearded seals love to lie on the floating ice to soak up the sunshine. Augpilatok, is a small Inuit village of around one hundred inhabitants, whose name means “sea anemone” in Greenlandic. The village was created in the 1920s and the main activities revolve around hunting, fishing and livestock farming.
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Day 13:IGALIKU-NARSAQ FJORD

From your ship, discover the town of Narsaq. You will be dazzled by the beauty of the surrounding icebergs
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Day 14:AT SEA

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
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Day 15:EVIGHEDSFJORDEN

Your ship glides slowly along the water towards the west coast of Greenland, to enter Evighedsfjorden. Evighedsfjorden means “the fjord of Eternity”. The spectacular scenery ranges from glaciers to tundra with an abundant flora, and jagged cliffs where numerous bird species have taken up residence. Take the time to observe the white-tailed eagles and the colonies of seagulls and black-legged kittiwakes flying overhead in the area.
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Day 16:KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND (DISEMBARKATION)-PARIS

Arrival early morning. Disembarkation at 07h00. Disembarkation after breakfast. Meet and greet at the port. Transfer to airport in time for flight back to Paris. Service end in Paris airport. (Estimate to arrive at 12noon). Kindly arrange flight after 1500hr
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Whats Included

– 14 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
– One way air ticket Paris to Longyearbyen
– One way air ticket Kangerlussuaq to Paris
– All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
– Safety & port charges
– 24 hour room service
– Evening events and shows
– Butlers for guests on Deck 6

Whats Excluded

– International air ticket
– Airport transfer
– Travel Insurance & Visa
– Gratuities

Greenland, Norway, France


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