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Save Up To £1,965pp On Arctic Adventure: In Search Of The Polar Bear 2023

Valid for travel 17 – 31 July 2023

Save up to £1,965pp valid for travel 17 –  31 July 2023. Offers can be withdrawn at any time. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.



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 £14,515pp

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



A&K expedition – Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear 2023

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 – Le Boreal – 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 Le Boreal.


  • An exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team
  • Pre-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 Le Boreal 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 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


 Cabin  Per person from Special offer from
 Classic Balcony Stateroom  £16,480 £14,515
 Deluxe Balcony Stateroom  £18,440 £16,480
 Premier Balcony Stateroom  £19,620 £17,655
 Superior Balcony Stateroom  £20,405 £18,440
 Prestige Balcony Suite  £27,075 £25,110
 Premier Two-room Suite  £31,175 £30,215
 Prestige Two-room Suite  £34,530 £32,570
 Owners Balcony Suite  £38,455 £36,495


Prices above are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £12,070

Departure date

The departure date for this Luxury Polar Expedition is:

17 –  31 July 2023 (15 days)

Pre-tour extensions 

Oslo pre-tour extension – available on selected departures.


This departure is aboard Le Boreal

View Le Boreal deck plan (PDF – 775KB)

Featured Experts 

Nikita Ovsynaykov, Polar bear expert

A recognised authority on polar bears and Arctic foxes, Nikita is a zoologist with a Ph.D. in biology from Moscow State University and a specialty in animal behaviour, population ecology and conservation. He has served as deputy director of sciences for Wrangel Island State Nature Reserve, published numerous papers and books, and spent most of his life studying polar bears in the High Arctic. Nikita’s film Polar Bears: Life on the Field of Bones is his unique account of a full season with the bears on Herald Island.

Dr. James McClintock, climate scientist

James is a noted climate change expert who has authored over 235 research publications and four books. James has led 14 expeditions with A&K to the White Continent and was recently awarded the Antarctica Service Medal. James has voyaged to both polar regions for more than three decades and has engaged in geology expeditions throughout. He also served as a researcher the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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.


Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this programme. See our Frequently Asked Questions.

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