Sea Spirit: Spitsbergen - The European Arctic
The remarkably comfortable Sea Spirit offers up amenities such as a hot tub, library, game room, gym, elevator, multi-purpose presentation room with state-of-the-art equipment, and satellite telephone access in every cabin. There are six 350-square-foot suites, in addition to 57 cabins, all with exterior views and lounge areas and a ratio of 94 crew to 120 guests to provide the comforts of home and an excellent standard of quality and service throughout each expedition. This luxury vessel is approved for polar waters and is equipped with stabilizers for a smooth ride as well as rubber inflatable boats called RIBs for shore transfers and cruising.
2014 Itinerary, Dates & FeesPlease click on the dates below to see the specific dates, fees, itinerary, map, inclusions, and exclusions.
Spitsbergen ExplorerIf there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some outlying northern areas home to polar bears and walrus. You’ll come across colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and watch for beluga whales in the water. Packed with options for snowshoeing and sea-kayaking, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the “wildlife capital of the Arctic.”
Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: Big Island, Big AdventureThis extensive circuit of Spitsbergen, is our most in-depth expedition to the Svalbard archipelago, where polar bear sightings are virtually guaranteed! You’ll explore Spitsbergen and other islands, always on the lookout for the ice bear and the tusked pinnipeds of the north – the walrus. Discover that Spitsbergen also boasts a remarkably diverse landscape, offering you the chance to explore everything from jagged mountain peaks and colorful fields of vegetation to sweeping Polar deserts.
Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear SafariThis voyage provides the opportunity to experience everything Spitsbergen has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. Aboard the luxurious Sea Spirit, you’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team on-board the ship and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen.
Three Arctic Islands
Named one of National Geographic Travelers’ 50 Tours of a Lifetime, this journey across the Arctic to the land of Vikings, fjords and spectacular landscapes packs more wildlife and dramatic Arctic coastlines into 14 days than you can imagine. Visiting Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen, you'll have great chances to see bearded seals as well as walrus, whales, seabirds and, of course, polar bears.
- Aug 1-14, 2014 ($7,995-$18,995)