Arctic Wildlife Safari Expedition Cruise

9 Nights /10 Days

Fixed Departure

Ocean & River Cruises

Starting from

INR 472,151

+91 84484 45051

Starting from
INR 472,151
Starting from
INR 472,151

+91 84484 45051

+91 98187 03891

tours@holidaymoods.net

Overview

About The North Pole and Arctic Cruise

One of the landmark destinations in every sense, the Arctic Circle, renowned for its exquisite splendor. The Northernmost point of the world now becomes accessible to you, in one of the most luxurious cruise ships. Misty fjords, icy mountains, cascading glaciers, and snow sheets expanding as far as the eyes can see; this cruise packs a punch so exclusive and unique that it is not to be missed. 

The cruise starts and terminates in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago (an extensive group of islands) in between the North Pole and mainland Norway. You cover pristine locations like the Polar Ice Edge, South Spitzbergen National Park, North-West Spitzbergen National Park, Ny Ã…lesund, and Forlandet National Park. All along the journey, ample opportunities to marvel at the exclusive wildlife of the North Pole present themselves. 

Wildlife like Polar Bears, Arctic Fox, Reindeers, Seals, Walruses, Muskox, Whales, and migratory birds are out on the snow sheets in abundance. The ship takes you as close as possible to wildlife so that you can make the most of every moment. 

Avail of the optional activity of kayaking to immerse yourself within the panoramic scenery of mountains, ice sheets, fjords, and the ocean. A professional photographer will be present on board to guide you to capture the perfect shots at stellar locations

One of the most incredible aspects of this cruise is that throughout the journey, the sun never sets! The North Pole is endowed with 24-hour sunlight in summers and Northern lights in the winters; a spectacle that cannot be seen anywhere else on the Earth. Hence, during the tenure of your cruise, capture majestic moments; be it scenic or wildlife beauty with constant sunlight.  

Set foot on one of the highest points on Earth’s latitudes and explore the towns, natural mysteries, and wildlife on a luxurious, premier cruise, with memories so cherishable, you will want to revisit the Arctic Circle

Highlights

  • Explore the Arctic Circle; among the northern most points of the world.
  • Then sun never sets during the tenure of the cruise; 24 hour sunlight, exclusive to north pole
  • Reach the Arctic Ice Edge; The boundary between solid ice sheets and the open ocean
  • Spot exclusive wildlife like Polar Bears, Arctic Fox, Reindeers, Seals, Walruses, Muskox, Whales and migratory birds in abundance
  • Spitzbergen National Park, Forlandet National Park; Northern most natural endowments of scenic beauty of fjords, glaciers, ice bergs, mountains and snow sheets 
  • Visit Ny Ã…lesund; among the last inhabited areas of the Earth’s northern geography
  • Kayaking among the breathtaking icy mountains and fjords

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Longyearbyen

Arrive at the Svalbard International Airport. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago (an extensive group of islands) in between the North Pole and mainland Norway. You will be transferred to your hotel by our representatives. Spend the day at leisure exploring this naturally endowed beautiful island. One of the most amazing things about Svalbard is that during the course of your stay, the sun will never set even once!


Day

2

Embark the Ship

Enjoy the view of the morning sun amidst icy fjords (deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs) and towering mountains. Grab the opportunity to shop and explore the popular restaurants. Post lunch, proceed to embark the deluxe cruise ship which would be your amazing home for the rest of your journey. Check in to your suite, participate in the safety protocol sessions and an informative brief about your voyage.


Day

3

3 West Spitzbergen and Polar Ice Edge

As you set sail across Isfjorden, marvel at the breathtaking scenery that immerses you completely. The area of West Spitzbergen is popular for being rich in wildlife. Have abundant opportunities to spot Polar bears, Arctic fox, seals, reindeers and other iconic animals. Avail the optional activity of kayaking to immerse yourself within the panoramic scenery of mountains, ice sheets, fjords and the ocean.


Day

4

West Spitzbergen and Polar Ice Edge

As you reach the North-West region of the island, the chill in the air and icy waters in this remote region greets you. The ship approaches South Spitzbergen National Park, which is a pristine natural splendor. It hosts arctic tundra, polar deserts, lofty mountain ranges and icy glaciers. The center of this Park is marked by Hornsund, which is a jaw dropping, picturesque fjord in one of the highest regions up on the Earth’s latitude. The park also contains Bellsund, a bay which was used for Whale operations in earlier times. The remains of the operations are still visible from here.


Day

5

West Spitzbergen and Polar Ice Edge

As the cruise progresses further, the scenery keeps getting better as you reach the crown jewel of Spitzbergen; the North-West Spitzbergen National Park. This park hosts the most remarkable fjords and cascading ice capped mountains one can ever imagine. The ice bergs in this region go deep underwater, giving it a turquoise appearance. Hike along the snow white terrain to explore the mysteries of the North Pole.


Day

6

West Spitzbergen and Polar Ice Edge

This day marks an adventurous summit as the ship specially takes you to the edge of the polar pack ice. This is the region wherein you get as close as possible to the natural habitat of Seals & Polar bears, having ample opportunities to watch them hunt. This region marks the boundary between solid ice sheets and the open ocean, one of the northern most points in the world.


Day

7

West Spitzbergen and Polar Ice Edge

The ship navigates close to Ny Ã…lesund, where you can find human habitat. It was a former mining town and air ship base which is now used by Arctic researchers. It also contains a museum and a post office. As we travel further down, catch a glimpse of numerous murres, guillemots and little auks as they return the cold region.


Day

8

West Spitzbergen and Polar Ice Edge

You spend another day to search for Arctic Wildlife at their best in their natural habitat. Polar bears, arctic fox, walrus, arctic whales and migratory birds are easily visible at multiple locations during the cruise.


Day

9

West Spitzbergen and Polar Ice Edge

As you nearly return back to the docking port, you cross the Forlandet National Park wherein you can find Prins Karls Forland; one of the best places to spot walruses herded on the land. Also have the chance to spot reindeers and arctic fox enjoying the 24hour sunlight in the meadows of this majestic land.


Day

10

Disembark in Longyearbyen
Longyearbyen

Post breakfast, disembark from the ship as the incredible experience of the North Pole culminates. Transfer to your hotel/onward flight.


Inclusions

  • 1 pre-voyage night on Day 1 in Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen in Longyearbyen;
  • Group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation;
  • Shipboard accommodation;
  • Group transfer to the ship for embarkation on Day 2;
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage;
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily;
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions);
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team;
  • Expedition parka;
  • 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

Exclusions

  • Airfare;
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the program;
  • 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;
  • Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of US$ 200,000 per person;
  • Kayaking;
  • Staff gratuities

Proposed Accommodation/ Similar

Longyearbyen - 1 Night

Additional Info

Sector Note

Tour Price


Prices Per Person on twin share

USD $



Triple Suite

US$ 6 195

Main Deck Suite

US$ 8 495

Classic Suite

US$ 9 095

Superior Suite

US$ 9 295

Deluxe Suite

US$ 10 395

Premium Suite

US$ 11 395

Owners Suite

US$ 14 595

Cancellation Policy

PENALTY SCHEDULE

PENALTY

119 - 91 days prior to departure

25% of full fare

90 - 61 days prior to departure

50% of full fare

60 - 31 days prior to departure

75% of full fare

30 days or less prior to departure

100% of full fare

Terms & Conditions
  • Rates and Accommodation. Cruise rates are quoted per person and based on passengers sharing a cabin. Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck, Classic and Superior Suites. Single accommodation in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite: 1.7x the shared rate; Single accommodation in Deluxe, Premium and Owner Suite: 2x the shared rate. Triple-share accommodations are restricted to either individual travelers of the same gender or parties of three. Those who booked shared accommodations aboard the ship – on either triple- or double occupancy basis – will also share accommodations at the pre-cruise hotel, if applicable.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Photography/Video. Operator reserves the right to use photographs and/or videos taken during the operation of the voyage for promotional purposes for the Operator and/or its sales agents. Passengers may not charge for their appearance in any photographs or video
  • Smoking. Smoking in cabins or public areas of the ship is strictly prohibited by safety regulations. There will be a designated smoking place outside in a sheltered area. 
  • Alcohol. Alcohol beverages are available for sale in the on-board bar. Operator reserves the right to refuse alcohol to anyone deemed to be intoxicated.
  • Eligibility. There are no specific physical requirements for travel in Polar Regions. However, the purchased expedition cruise is a cruise to the remote region of the world on a ship which, at times, may be in rough seas. Please also note that there is no specialized medical assistance available in these regions. Passengers with certain medical/health issues may not be appropriate for this type of expedition and are advised to exercise appropriate caution. Our medical information form lists a number of these conditions.
  • Pre-departure forms. Prior to boarding, specific passenger information is required by Operator for passenger safety and for international reporting regulations. Required information must be completed in the forms provided by Operator and submitted at least 60days prior to departure. Final documents cannot be issued for passengers whose information has not been received.
  • Passenger Medical Information. We require all passengers to submit basic medical information prior to departure. Upon receipt of that basic medical information, specific physical conditions may necessitate additional documentation from a passenger’s physician certifying fitness to travel on a polar expedition voyage. If additional medical confirmation is requested, boarding will not be allowed absent receipt of that confirmation. 
  • Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance. It is mandatory for all passengers to carry adequate travel insurance that must contain medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage. Passengers must ensure that their purchased insurance includes cruise travel in the Polar Regions, and has evacuation and repatriation coverage of no less than US$ 200,000 per person. For cruises in non-polar regions, a minimum of US$ 100,000 of evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage is required. As part of the pre-departure forms that passengers complete, the Operator requires information as to the insurance company name, policy number, amount of coverage and 24-hour contact number. Any risks not covered by the insurance policy provided are the responsibility of the passenger at his/her own expense. Passengers must have proof of insurance while aboard and produce it if requested.
  •  Important Notice: Please be advised that prospective passengers must carefully consider whether their health condition is adequate for participation in the expedition cruise taking place in remote and hard-to-reach regions, where emergency evacuation is not always available. Passengers must complete the provided medical information form and provide the Operator with permission from their physician in case of serious or chronic medical conditions. If the passenger decides to participate in the cruise in spite of a medical condition and/or the concerns of their physician and their condition deteriorates while aboard, requiring emergency evacuation that the passenger's insurance company does not recognize as appropriate and/or legitimate, all evacuation expenses will be borne by the passenger. Operator has a pregnancy policy that women are welcome with explicit doctor’s permission and having signed a specific waiver. Pregnancy policies of carriers (ship owners, airlines, bus companies, hotels, etc.) may also apply. Please note that medical information will, of necessity, be available to designated Operator’s staff. Please note that regardless of general eligibility there may be instances where environmental conditions require a level of fitness/mobility. In these cases, individual participation in the landing(s) in question may be restricted by the Captain, Expedition Leader, or ship’s doctor.
  • Baggage. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant. 
  • Limitations. Passengers are not permitted to bring or have onboard any pets or animals, firearms, flammable or hazardous items, controlled or prohibited substances or drugs, contraband or items prohibited by any country or port to be visited. 
  • Acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Acceptance of the initial services to be provided on the trip shall constitute an acceptance by the trip member of these terms and conditions. On advancement of deposit to Operator, the depositor therefore agrees to be bound by the above-recited Terms & Conditions.

Payment Policy

Indemnity Bond

Departure Dates
The departure dates are as follows:

13 Jun - 22 Jun 2021 
21 Jun - 30 Jun 2021