West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge Cruise
From: 5.295,00 €
Our Spitsbergen expedition departs from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. We explore the island’s northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.
- Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation.
- Shipboard accommodation.
- All meals on board throughout the voyage.
- Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily.
- All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather conditions).
- Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team.
- Branded Poseidon Expeditions softshell.
- Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise.
- Welcome and Farewell cocktails.
- All port fees.
- Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation.
- Pre-departure materials.
- Digital Voyage Log.
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable).
- Luggage and trip cancellation insurance.
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations.
- Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges.
- Tips for the local guides and drivers.
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance with minimum coverage of USD 200,000.
- Staff gratuities.
- Triple Suite: Before:
5295 €| Now: 4016 € (Deposit: 1059 €)
- Main Deck Suite: Before:
7195 €| Now: 5726 € (Deposit: 1439 €)
- Classic Suite: Before:
7795 €| Now: 6266 € (Deposit: 1559 €)
- Superior Suite: Before:
7895 €| Now: 5961 € (Deposit: 1579 €)
- Deluxe Suite: Before:
8795 €| Now: 6726 € (Deposit: 1759 €)
- Premium Suite: Before:
9795 €| Now: 7576 € (Deposit: 1959 €)
- Owner’s Suite: Before:
12795 €| Now: 10126 € (Deposit: 2559 €)
*All prices shown are per person.
**Important: A deposit of 20% of the room rate is required to confirm the reservation; the final payment (80%) must be made 90 days before departure by bank transfer
On this Arctic wildlife cruise, we also venture to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears stalking their prey. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, the wildlife cruise presents the rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events hardly ever seen. Whether it’s a calving iceberg, an incomparable sunrise or the otherworldly hush of a land where man is an infrequent visitor, a Spitsbergen cruise is one that you’ll remember — and savor — for a lifetime.
Spitsbergen is the ultimate destination for photographers interested in capturing incredible images of Arctic animals and scenery. Our free photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your skills alongside an experienced expert.
From polar bears to blue whales, Spitsbergen boasts a range of wildlife not found in other parts of the Arctic. Snowcapped mountains and blue glaciers provide a dramatic background for portraits of these charismatic Arctic creatures.
In addition, the islands and fjords of Spitsbergen hold some of the world’s most magical and unique rowing locations. Join us on unscheduled kayaking adventures as we explore remote waters that very few paddlers have experienced before. This pristine Arctic nature rewards kayakers with spectacular scenery, unique marine animals, and a range of incredible paddling locations. Spitsbergen also offers the possibility of kayaking near glaciers and tidal icebergs.
- May 31 – Jun 8, 2020
- Jun 7 – Jun 15, 2020
- Jun 14 – Jun 22, 2020
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). In the very unlikely event that a voyage is cancelled prior to departure Operator will provide a full refund of all funds paid to Operator. Should a voyage cancel while in progress, Operator will provide a pro-rated refund of the funds paid to Operator. 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. The transfer of the booking to another departure can only be made once. After the transfer is completed, the general cancellation terms are not applicable to the new departure date and the transferred deposit is non-refundable. 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.