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Save Up To £2,035pp On Arctic Adventure: In Search Of The Polar Bear

Save up to £2,035pp valid for travel 5 – 19 August 2021. Save up to £1,880pp valid for travel 30 June – 14 July 2022. Offers can be withdrawn at any time. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.

Capacity

199

Passenger capacity is 264 but limited to 199 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

14 nights

Price guide

From £13,815pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type

Cruise

Highlights

A&K expedition – Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Arctic Circle. Begin in Oslo, Norway’s stylish capital before making your way to Svalbard. Upon arrival in Longyearbyen, board your luxury vessel – L’Austral – and set out in search of the polar bear. Learn about the unique landscape from your on-board expedition team as you cruise the Greenland Sea, Denmark Strait and Westfjords. Disembark at Jan Mayen, Húsavík and Ittoqqortoormiit village for a range of exciting excursions, designed to introduce you to the history, geology and biodiversity of the region. Explore this glacial wilderness in ultimate luxury on board L’Austral.

Inclusions

  • An exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team
  • Pre- and/or post-cruise accommodation at stylish, ideally located hotels and A&K-led city tours
  • Airport meet and greet with included transfers
  • Enjoy all-balcony accommodation on L’Austral and butler service with every suite
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Culinary programme featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed
  • Complimentary expedition parka, backpack and water bottle, and use of waterproof trousers, boots and trekking poles
  • Zodiac excursions led by expert naturalist driver-guides
  • Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary wifi on board and in hotels
  • On-board service from English-speaking staff, including an accredited physician
  • 24-hour A&K on-call support
  • Cruise for 13 nights through the Arctic’s wildest regions on a voyage exclusively chartered by A&K
  • Enjoy active exploration of the Arctic’s varied landscapes, from sea kayaking through ice floes to epic volcanic hikes, all under the wing of A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team
  • Experience a vast breadth of Arctic wildlife habitats, including the polar bear haven of Svalbard
  • Cruise to the remote east coast of Greenland, where you may visit Kaiser Franz Josef Fjords, Scoresby Sound and the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Discover North Iceland and the whale-watching village of Husavik, where you experience a private, behind-the-scenes tour at the renowned Husavik Whale Museum
  • Join photography lectures, hands-on-workshops and tips in the field led by A&K’s dedicated photo coach

 2021

   
 Cabin  Per person from  Special offer price
 Classic Balcony Stateroom  £15,850  £13,815
 Deluxe Balcony Stateroom  £17,880  £15,850
 Premier Balcony Stateroom  £19,100  £17,070
 Superior Balcony Stateroom  £19,915  £17,880
 Prestige Balcony Suite  £26,415  £24,385
 Premier Two-room Suite  £31,295  £29,265
 Prestige Two-room Suite  £33,735  £31,700
 Owners Balcony Suite  £37,800  £35,765

 2022

   
 Cabin  Per person from  Special offer price
 Classic Balcony Stateroom  £15,035  £13,155
 Deluxe Balcony Stateroom  £16,910  £15,035
 Premier Balcony Stateroom  £18,040  £16,160
 Superior Balcony Stateroom  £18,790  £16,910
 Prestige Balcony Suite  £24,805  £22,925
 Premier Two-room Suite  £29,320  £27,440
 Prestige Two-room Suite  £31,575  £29,695
 Owners Balcony Suite  £35,335  £33,455

Departure date

The departure dates for this Luxury Polar Expedition are:

5 - 19 August 2021 (15 days)

Jun 30 – Jul 14 2022 (15 days)

Pre & Post-tour extensions

Reykjavik post-tour extension – available on selected departures.

Oslo pre-tour extension – available on selected departures.

Accommodation

This departure is aboard L’Austral

View L’Austral deck plan (PDF – 786KB)

Featured Experts

Dr. James McClintock, Climate Scientist

A noted climate change expert whose research has covered the polar regions, James has authored 235 research publications, four books on climate science, and has led numerous polar expeditions.

Brent Houston, Naturalist, Polar Bear Expert

Travelling yearly to Antarctica and the Arctic, Brent has served as an Expedition Leader, ornithology lecturer, and naturalist guide. Brent currently serves as a polar bear expert and wildlife scout.

In 2022 Juan José (JJ) Apestegui, Assistant Expedition Leader, will replace Dr James McClintock as the Featured Expert.

A&K Philanthropy (AKP)

AKP is proud to support numerous projects, some of which you may experience on your journey. These include:

A & K Philanthropy The Húsavík Whale Museum. The museum is one of the world’s foremost centres for research into whale and their habitat.

Journey details

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.

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Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

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