General

The remote island of Jan Mayen and the wild coast of Spitsbergen are High Arctic destinations accessible only by ship.

This unique voyage departs from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and starting point of our expedition. The famous Castle rising above the city gives immediate evidence of Edinburgh’s rich history. While the Town area boasts medieval architecture, the New Town accommodates newer 18th century buildings. We then cross the Arctic Circle on our way to the rarely visited island of Jan Mayen.

After stopping at Jan Mayen we continue to Spitsbergen in the renowned High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. We explore the fjords on the west side of the island in search of polar bears and other iconic wildlife. We complete the Arctic experience by enjoying stunning scenery and visiting places rich with polar history.

Please note: cruise 03 June – 14 June 2019 starts in Leith (Edinburgh), United Kingdom and ends in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. See the map below for more details.

NEXT DEPARTURE

03 Jun – 14 Jun 2019

EMBARKATION

Edinburgh (Scotland)

DISEMBARKATION

Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

DAYS

12 days

DEPARTURES

ITINERARYDATESDAYSACTIVITIESSPECIAL OFFERRATES FROM
Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen
Edinburgh (Scotland) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
03 Jun – 14 Jun 201912PhotographyEARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$ 4 595
$ 4 136
per person

 

 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 4 136
$ 4 595
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 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 5 396
$ 5 995
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 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 6 116
$ 6 795
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 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 5 946
$ 6 995
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 DELUXE SUITE
$ 6 796
$ 7 995
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 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 7 646
$ 8 995
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 OWNERS SUITE
$ 8 751
$ 10 295
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HIGHLIGHTS

JAN MAYEN

There are few places more removed from the tourist track than Jan Mayen. Accessible only by boat, the island’s designation as a nature sanctuary protects its pristine Arctic ecosystem, including important breeding sites for hundreds of thousands of seabirds.

The landscape is dominated by the heavily glaciated Beerenberg, an impressive stratovolcano considered to be the northernmost active volcano on the earth’s surface. The island is uninhabited except for personnel who work at the Norwegian weather station, which we hope to visit. We also hope to explore more of the island on foot to discover remnants of the island’s whaling history.

SPITSBERGEN

The fjords and islands on the west and north coasts of Spitsbergen offer dramatic scenery and some of the High Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. This remote wilderness is home to impressive colonies of nesting seabirds, a variety of seal and whale species, and a high concentration of polar bears stalking the ice.

In this varied landscape of mountains, tidewater glaciers, and flowering tundra we also find sites significant in the history of early polar pioneers. We may also visit Ny Ålesund, a research settlement complete with museum, post office, and gift shop. There may even be a chance to swim in the Arctic Ocean.

 

Cancellation / Prepayment

Reservations and Payments. A deposit of 20% of the appropriate cabin rate is required
to confirm the reservation; the final payment (80%) is due 90 days prior to the departure.
All payments are to be made in the agreed currency indicated on the invoice. The deposit
can be made by credit card or via bank transfer. The final payment is to be made via bank
transfer. North American office also accepts credit cards and checks for deposit
and final payment.
Payment Delay. The date of payment is considered to be the date of crediting the funds
to the account of Operator.
In case of payment delay Operator has the right to apply payment delay fee which equals
to 0.1% from the due amount for each day of delay.

 

Booking Cancellations/Refunds. All requests for cancellation must be made in writing.
Reservations cancelled more than 120 days prior to departure are subject to a USD 750per
person cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled from 119 to 91 days prior to departure are
subject to 20% per person cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled 90 days or less prior to
departure are subject to full fare forfeiture (cancellation fee is 100%). For these and other
reasons mentioned below, passengers are strongly encouraged to obtain trip cancellation
insurance.
The services included in the cruise rate are based on group participation, and no refunds will
be made for any part of the program in which passengers choose not to participate, including
any Zodiac cruises or landings. It should be understood that refunds will not be made
to passengers who do not complete the tour for any reason whatsoever.
Voyage Cancellation. Operator reserves the right to cancel any departure due to insufficient
reservations up to eight weeks before the date of departure (passengers may be offered
alternative cruise dates). Operator also reserves the right to cancel any departure up until
the date of that departure due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond the control
of Operator that prevents the operation of the tour (this also includes governmental and
administrative decisions).
Operator or its agents are not responsible for any costs or penalties relating to air transport
or other services that are cancelled. Operator is not liable for failure to provide the services
or accommodations offered to the extent that such services or accommodations cannot be
provided due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond its control.
Transferred reservations/name changes. Bookings transferred from one departure (more
than 90 days prior to departure) to another, for the same passenger can be made at no
charge, based on availability. By direct permission, and on a limited basis, name changes on
a reservation can be made at a fee of USD 300 per person, but not less than 90 days before
the departure.

 

Children. Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in the expedition cruise.
However, Operator may accept children ages 6-11 on a case by case basis after additional
consideration by the Operator.
On-board language. All voyages are conducted in English and German. For groups
of passengers speaking other languages, Operator recruits multi-lingual staff members,
who assist the passengers during briefings and lectures. Staff varies from voyage
to voyage; please check when booking.
On-board authority. All passengers are subject to instructions or regulations given
by the Captain or the Expedition Leader.
On-board payments. All payments are in US dollars. Passengers may run a tab which must
be paid prior to disembarkation. Payments can be made in cash or via credit card.

 

 

 

Available departures

  • Premium Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Premium Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PRIVATE BALCONY

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Private Balcony, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    230 M² (323 FT²)PRIVATE BALCONY
    The Premium Suites are located on the Sun Deck. Averaging a generous 30 square metres/ 323 square feet, with two twin beds or a King Size bed. Access the private balcony by a sliding glass door. Amenities include: en suite facilities, lounge area, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.

    Bed size:Two twin beds or a King Size bed

  • Owners Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Owners Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PRIVATE DECK

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    Cabin facilities:Bathtub, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Private Deck, Separate sitting area, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    243 M² (463 FT²)PRIVATE DECK
    Super-spacious (43 square metres/ 463 square feet) elegant suite on the Sun Deck. Designed forentertaining, the Owner’s Suite has a separate living room with game and meeting area. A BOSE stereo system provides background music, or watch videos on the HD plasma TV. Sliding glass doors lead to a private deck. Refresh in the jetted bathtub in en suite facilities. Slumber in the King Size bed. A sofa bed can accommodate a third person.

    Bed size:King Size bed

  • Deluxe Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Deluxe Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PRIVATE BALCONY

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Private Balcony, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    224 M² (258 FT²)PRIVATE BALCONY
    The Deluxe Suites with balconies are located on the Sports Deck. Averaging 24 square metres/ 258 square feet means plenty of room. Choose from either two twin beds or a King Size bed. A sliding glass door leads to a private balcony. These suites feature a walk-in closet or wardrobe. Amenities include en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.

    Bed size:Two twin beds or a King Size bed

  • Superior Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Superior Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PICTURE WINDOW

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    220 M² (215 FT²)PICTURE WINDOW
    Superior Suites are located on the Club Deck. Averaging 20 square metres/ 215 square feet, these cabins feature two twin beds or a King Size bed. The picture window overlooks an outside walkway on the Club Deck. Amenities include: en suite facilities, walk-in closet or wardrobe, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, hair dryer.

    Bed size:Two twin beds or a King Size bed

  • Classic Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Classic Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PICTURE WINDOW

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    221 M² (226 FT²)PICTURE WINDOW
    Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these cabins are located on the Oceanus Deck. They feature a picture window, two wardrobes and a choice of either two twin beds or a King Size bed. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control and hair dryer.

    Bed size:King Size / Twin

  • Main Deck Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Main Deck Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    VIEW - PORTHOLES

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    Cabin facilities:Air Conditioning / Central Heating, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    223 M² (248 FT²)PORTHOLES
    Averaging 23 square metres/248 square feet, Main Deck cabins are equipped with either two twins or a King Size bed. They are located on the Main Deck with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD individual temperature control and hair dryer.

    Bed size:King size / Twin

  • Triple Classic (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Triple Classic (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PICTURE WINDOW

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    Cabin facilities:Air Conditioning / Central Heating, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    321 M² (226 FT²)PICTURE WINDOW
    Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these staterooms have two twins and a comfortable sofa bed. The twins also convert to a King, if desired. Located on Oceanus Deck, these suites have a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include: in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.

    Bed size:King size/Twin

Facilities

  • Bathtub
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Individual Air Condition
  • Private Balcony
  • Private Deck
  • Separate sitting area
  • Telephone
  • TV

Activities

SEA KAYAK CLUB

PRICE FOR ARCTIC CRUISES 2016/17:
595 USD
On this voyage, our optional sea kayaking program is conducted in the Spitsbergen portion. This is a truly world-class paddling destination that very few kayakers have had the fortune to experience.

Spitsbergen rewards kayakers with spectacular scenery, unique marine wildlife, and a variety of excellent paddling locations. Spitsbergen also offers the possibility of kayaking in the vicinity of tidewater glaciers.

Sea Kayak Club is a fun and interesting way to experience the landscapes and wildlife of this unique Arctic environment. If you enjoy sea kayaking, then do not miss your chance to participate in this exciting adventure option.

PHOTOGRAPHY

FREE OPTION
This voyage offers a wealth of photographic opportunities for novice and experienced photographers alike. Our free photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your photography skills alongside an expert photographer.

In Spitsbergen, charismatic megafauna abound in dramatic Arctic icescapes. Species include walrus, bearded seal, and of course the photogenic polar bear. While at sea, whales and seabirds also make excellent subjects.

From Iceland’s rugged coast to Jan Mayen’s icy volcano, this voyage promises a wide range of great landscape photo opportunities too. Our expert will be available to help you make the most of this bounty in your viewfinder.

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