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9D8N Fjords and glaciers of Spitsberg

9D8N Fjords and glaciers of Spitsberg

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From: $9120 From: €8683 From: £7454 From: RM39650 From: CAD11816 From: SGD12648 From: AUD13164 From: HKD71846
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Luxury cruise aboard to experience a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. Discover expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Artic and the Antarctic. Great choice for couples, solo travelers and those who love small-ship cruising. Ponant Cruises offers exceptional bilingual service, world-class dining and elegantly-appointed accommodation and public areas in terms of the onboard experience. Choose a cruise on an Explorer Class vessel, you will benefit from several expedition-style features. Relaxing in the Blue Eye Lounge, an underwater multi-sensory environment that boasts comfortable seating and privileged views of life beneath the waves. Ponant’s expedition ships also carry a fleet of Zodiacs deployed frequently throughout each itinerary for sightseeing excursions and trips ashore.

Cities to Visit: Paris – Longyearbyen – Hornsund – Bellsund – Makeoyane – Monaco Glacier – Raudfjorden – Smeerenburg – Ny-Alesund – Kongsfjorden – Longyearbyen – Paris
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 25%
~ First Time Cruiser EUR 250



Travel Period: from July 20, 2022 till July 4, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ A cruise to discover the countless riches of Svalbard.
~ Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
~ Hiking opportunity.
~ Enjoy intense sailing experiences in the search for pack ice.
~ Sailing in Spitsbergen’s fjords and towards the ice floe.
~ Observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat
What To Expect
PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE

    Make your own way to hotel and meet & greet with welcome drink at hotel. Check in at 4pm. The rest of the evening at own leisure.

  • Day 2: PARIS (FLIGHT) - LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN (EMBARKATION)

    Breakfast on own expense. Group transfer to the airport terminal. Fly from Paris to Longyearbyen. Upon arrival meet & greet at the airport by our local English-speaking representative. Transfer to the pier for embarkation. Your cruise ship is ready for boarding. Embarkation from 16h00 to 17h00. Departure at 18h00.

    : Dinner
  • Day 3: HORNSUND

    Nestling between millennial glaciers and carved mountains, and considered to be “the crown of Arctic Norway”, Spitsbergen is a place that never sees the night. Your ship will take you closer to this fascinating archipelago and, more particularly, the Hornsund fjord. Considered to be Svalbard’s southernmost fjord, it is especially reputed to be its most stunning: at the end of its vast bay, 8 great glaciers slowly make their way down to the sea before giving way to the many icebergs elegantly drifting along its cold and mysterious waters.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: BELLSUND

    You will head to the Bellsund fjord to follow in the footsteps of the first explorers who came from the Norwegian coast, or those of the many fur traders seeking game and trophies. Boasting an astonishingly rich wildlife, the arms of the fjord separate to form two lush valleys. Give free rein to your imagination in the heart of this majestic natural environment where time seems to stand still.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: SAILING TOWARD THE ICE FLOES

    Your captain will sail right up to the limit of the ice, to the edge of the ice floe. Weather conditions and state of the ice allowing, you will be able to go out in a Zodiac® dinghy for a unique experience in the middle of these floating slabs of ice. In addition to this grandiose journey through the middle of these floes with their cut and blue-tinged edges, sometimes over 2 metres thick, it is also often an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe: birds, seals and polar bears.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: MAKEOYANE - MONACO GLACIER

    Makeoyane is a small archipelago in the heart of the Woodfjorden. It is located at the intersection between the Bockfjorden and the Liefdefjorden. As you sail around these little islands, you will be able to observe Arctic terns whose eggs sometimes attract polar bears. Later continue sailing to Monaco Glacier. It stands as an impenetrable, blue-tinged jagged wall, the last glacier before reaching a latitude of 80° North. And to make the magical landscape even more perfect, you might be lucky enough to spot bears and whales, as these two animals have a special fondness for this area.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: RAUDFJORDEN - SMEERENBURG

    Raudfjorden means “red fjord”, from the colour of the sandstone of the surrounding mountains. Along the west coast of this 20 km fjord, dissected by many shallow bays, you will be able to admire some of Spitsbergen’s most spectacular ice formations. Next set sail to Smeerenburg, located at the far north-west of the Svalbard archipelago, at the intersection of oceanic and Arctic influences. Smeerenburg is a former Dutch whaling colony on the southern part of Amsterdam Island and one of Spitsbergen’s most important archaeological sites. At the height of the whaling activity, 200 men worked here and several are buried here.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: NY-ALESUND - KONGSFJORDEN

    During your cruise, discover Ny-Ålesund, a former mining town that has been transformed into a scientific base. Don't miss a visit to the museum and its famous post office, considered to be the most northerly in the world!. Next continue journey to Kongsfjorden. Here, the snow-capped mountains are reflected in the water where superb icebergs try to outdo each other in their beauty, a delight for photographers. Seals, reindeer, barnacle geese and black guillemots frequent these places that have a unique atmosphere. Once you arrive at the end of the fjord, admire the Kongsbreen (glacier of the King) and its three characteristic rocky points, which take their names from three Scandinavian countries: Svea (Sweden), Dana (Denmark) and Nora (Norway).

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: DEPART LONGYEARBYEN (DISEMBARKATION) - PARIS, FRANCE (FLIGHT)

    Disembarkation after breakfast. Meet and greet at the pier. Transfer to airport in time for flight back to Paris. Service end in Paris airport.
    NOTES: We highly recommend you stay one night in Paris after this flight

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 1 night hotel in Paris
~ 7 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ Return air ticket Paris/Longyearbyen v.v
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities

Where to Visits

Information

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 25%
~ First Time Cruiser EUR 250



Travel Period: from July 20, 2022 till July 4, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ A cruise to discover the countless riches of Svalbard.
~ Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
~ Hiking opportunity.
~ Enjoy intense sailing experiences in the search for pack ice.
~ Sailing in Spitsbergen’s fjords and towards the ice floe.
~ Observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat
What To Expect
PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE

    Make your own way to hotel and meet & greet with welcome drink at hotel. Check in at 4pm. The rest of the evening at own leisure.

  • Day 2: PARIS (FLIGHT) - LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN (EMBARKATION)

    Breakfast on own expense. Group transfer to the airport terminal. Fly from Paris to Longyearbyen. Upon arrival meet & greet at the airport by our local English-speaking representative. Transfer to the pier for embarkation. Your cruise ship is ready for boarding. Embarkation from 16h00 to 17h00. Departure at 18h00.

    : Dinner
  • Day 3: HORNSUND

    Nestling between millennial glaciers and carved mountains, and considered to be “the crown of Arctic Norway”, Spitsbergen is a place that never sees the night. Your ship will take you closer to this fascinating archipelago and, more particularly, the Hornsund fjord. Considered to be Svalbard’s southernmost fjord, it is especially reputed to be its most stunning: at the end of its vast bay, 8 great glaciers slowly make their way down to the sea before giving way to the many icebergs elegantly drifting along its cold and mysterious waters.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: BELLSUND

    You will head to the Bellsund fjord to follow in the footsteps of the first explorers who came from the Norwegian coast, or those of the many fur traders seeking game and trophies. Boasting an astonishingly rich wildlife, the arms of the fjord separate to form two lush valleys. Give free rein to your imagination in the heart of this majestic natural environment where time seems to stand still.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: SAILING TOWARD THE ICE FLOES

    Your captain will sail right up to the limit of the ice, to the edge of the ice floe. Weather conditions and state of the ice allowing, you will be able to go out in a Zodiac® dinghy for a unique experience in the middle of these floating slabs of ice. In addition to this grandiose journey through the middle of these floes with their cut and blue-tinged edges, sometimes over 2 metres thick, it is also often an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe: birds, seals and polar bears.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: MAKEOYANE - MONACO GLACIER

    Makeoyane is a small archipelago in the heart of the Woodfjorden. It is located at the intersection between the Bockfjorden and the Liefdefjorden. As you sail around these little islands, you will be able to observe Arctic terns whose eggs sometimes attract polar bears. Later continue sailing to Monaco Glacier. It stands as an impenetrable, blue-tinged jagged wall, the last glacier before reaching a latitude of 80° North. And to make the magical landscape even more perfect, you might be lucky enough to spot bears and whales, as these two animals have a special fondness for this area.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: RAUDFJORDEN - SMEERENBURG

    Raudfjorden means “red fjord”, from the colour of the sandstone of the surrounding mountains. Along the west coast of this 20 km fjord, dissected by many shallow bays, you will be able to admire some of Spitsbergen’s most spectacular ice formations. Next set sail to Smeerenburg, located at the far north-west of the Svalbard archipelago, at the intersection of oceanic and Arctic influences. Smeerenburg is a former Dutch whaling colony on the southern part of Amsterdam Island and one of Spitsbergen’s most important archaeological sites. At the height of the whaling activity, 200 men worked here and several are buried here.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: NY-ALESUND - KONGSFJORDEN

    During your cruise, discover Ny-Ålesund, a former mining town that has been transformed into a scientific base. Don't miss a visit to the museum and its famous post office, considered to be the most northerly in the world!. Next continue journey to Kongsfjorden. Here, the snow-capped mountains are reflected in the water where superb icebergs try to outdo each other in their beauty, a delight for photographers. Seals, reindeer, barnacle geese and black guillemots frequent these places that have a unique atmosphere. Once you arrive at the end of the fjord, admire the Kongsbreen (glacier of the King) and its three characteristic rocky points, which take their names from three Scandinavian countries: Svea (Sweden), Dana (Denmark) and Nora (Norway).

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: DEPART LONGYEARBYEN (DISEMBARKATION) - PARIS, FRANCE (FLIGHT)

    Disembarkation after breakfast. Meet and greet at the pier. Transfer to airport in time for flight back to Paris. Service end in Paris airport.
    NOTES: We highly recommend you stay one night in Paris after this flight

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 1 night hotel in Paris
~ 7 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ Return air ticket Paris/Longyearbyen v.v
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities

Return flight included (Economy Class)

Origin to Destination
Paris – Longyearbyen
Destination to Origin
Longyearbyen – Paris
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Return flight included (Economy Class)

Origin to Destination
Paris – Longyearbyen
Destination to Origin
Longyearbyen – Paris
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    Economy Included Included Included Included Included Included Included

Per Pax
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