If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition cruise, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and Walrus. You’ll come across colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and watch for 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".

MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE INCLUDES:

One night’s pre-expedition hotel night at Oslo airport hotel, with breakfast
Charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen
Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo

Highlights


• Encounter iconic arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and reindeer

• Take advantage of continuous daylight

• Hike the tundra and explore the polar desert

• Cruise in a Zodiac to explore glaciers, fjords, icebergs and more

• Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures

Your Arctic voyage begins in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital city. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and green spaces to keep you busy before retiring at your included airport hotel.
This morning, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, where you’ll have some time to explore before embarkation. As your ship sets sail, enjoy your first view of the island’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains rising majestically from icy waters.
Explore western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. From polar deserts to immense glaciers, the natural landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife. As you cruise around this magical island located above the Arctic Circle, your Expedition Team will constantly be searching for wildlife. Each expedition presents new opportunities and different weather and ice, so we have no fixed itinerary; however, some of the places we may visit include the 14th of July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Phippsøya, Alkhornet and the Hinlopen Strait. The destinations visited will be selected for optimum wildlife viewing with an appreciation of the history and geology of Spitsbergen. The island offers multiple opportunities for wildlife photography. Spotting polar bears is more likely here than almost anywhere else, as the Svalbard archipelago is one of their preferred hunting areas. The towering cliffs of Alkefjellet provide homes to thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres). Coming across a walrus haul-out is a moment you won’t soon forget. These giant pinnipeds of the Arctic create quite a noisy scene as each walrus vies for a choice spot of coastline. If you’re itching to experience a more intimate view from the water, you can book the sea kayaking or paddling excursion adventure options. In Spitsbergen, there is no shortage of natural beauty. The tundra can be surprisingly colorful in summer, with wildflowers bursting for a taste of sunshine. Each day, you’ll see something interesting, whether it is unique arctic wildlife a polar bear resting between hunts, or abandoned sites from centuries ago.
The time to say goodbye has come. Your arctic adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your return group charter flight to Oslo.
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

Triple Cabin

$12,600
$11,340 AUD pp
Triple Cabin
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Lower Deck Twin

$14,100
$11,985 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Main Deck Twin Porthole

$15,600
$13,260 AUD pp
Main Deck Twin Porthole
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Main Deck Twin Window

$17,800
$15,130 AUD pp
Main Deck Twin Window
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.

Superior Cabin

$19,300
$15,440 AUD pp
Superior Cabin
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.

Deluxe

$19,300
$15,440 AUD pp
Deluxe
A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

Suite

$24,500
$19,600 AUD pp
Suite
A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Suites have showers.

Owner's Suite

$25,900
$23,310 AUD pp
Owner's Suite
An Owner's Suite has a double bed and private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.

Triple Cabin

$12,600
$11,340 AUD pp
Triple Cabin
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Lower Deck Twin

$14,100
$11,985 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Main Deck Twin Porthole

$15,600
$13,260 AUD pp
Main Deck Twin Porthole
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Main Deck Twin Window

$17,800
$15,130 AUD pp
Main Deck Twin Window
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.

Superior Cabin

$19,300
$16,405 AUD pp
Superior Cabin
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.

Deluxe

$19,300
$16,405 AUD pp
Deluxe
A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

Suite

$24,500
$20,825 AUD pp
Suite
A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Suites have showers.

Owner's Suite

$25,900
$23,310 AUD pp
Owner's Suite
An Owner's Suite has a double bed and private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.

Additional charges:

MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE: 995 USD pp

Ocean Adventurer

Vessel Type: Comfortable Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 118

Built / refurbished: 1975 / 1998 / 2017 - re-named to the Ocean Adventurer in June 2017

Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favourite over the years and underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002 with the most significant being in 2017.

With the latest rounds of refurbishments guests will enjoy:

• A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship.

• The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites.

• All existing cabins will be furnished with all new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms.

• Main common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room will be remodeled as well as the Bar.

• Major technical enhancements – include two new Rolls Royce engines, which will significantly increase fuel efficiency and minimized carbon footprint.

Cabin layout for Ocean Adventurer

Paddling Excursion

Explore the ocean from a more intimate vantage point on a sit-on-top kayak. No experience is required to manoeuvre these very stable kayaks, allowing you to enjoy an unforgettable experience on the water, taking in breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Whether it’s your first time in a kayak or you want greater flexibility to try other Adventure options, this shorter excursion is for you. Paddling in the Polar Regions is highly weather-dependent and a one-time experience. Your kayak guides will attempt to take you out on the water for 1-1.5 hours of paddling. Offered on most voyages, spaces are limited. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided by Quark.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking in the Arctic is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore the rugged coastlines and calm bays of the regions we visit. Kayaking in the Polar Regions is highly weather-dependent, however we guarantee at least one outing throughout your voyage, but your kayak guides will take you out as many times as possible throughout your voyage. Offered on most Arctic voyages, spaces are limited and require some kayaking experience. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided by Quark.

Iceland Experience Package

From the charming city of Reykjavik, to the therapeutic waters of the Blue lagoon, and the bubbling hot springs of Thingveller National Park, you will be mesmerized by the unique beauty and striking geography of this Nordic island. Iceland offers adventures for every activity and skill level – ask about the other options available to enjoy the fresh air and explore the dramatic landscape.

Discover Oslo Package

Enjoy an extra night in Norway’s vibrant capital city where you will get a guided tour of this modern, beautifully situated town. Extend the package to five days and take the unforgettable Flåm Railway past picturesque fjords and snow-capped mountains on your way to Bergen.

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Inclusions


Voyage in selected cabin category
Rubber boots for use throughout the voyage
Expedition Parka to keep
Experience Expedition leader and team
All shore landings and zodiac cruises as specified in the itinerary
All meals while on board the ship
Soft Drinks, Juice, Tea and Coffee while on board the ship
Beer and Wine with dinner
Lectures and presentations on board held by Expedition team and guest speakers as scheduled
Photographic journal of the expedtion
Luggage handling on board the ship
Emergency Evacuation insurance up to a maximum of USD$500,000.00 per person
All port charges/taxes

Trip specific inclusions;
Transfers between Longyearbyen town center and port on embarkation and disembarkation day

Exclusions


International and Domestic airfares unless specified
Passport and Visa costs if applicable
Meals ashore unless specified
Travel insurance including cancellation insurance
Mandatory waterproof pants - required for zodiac cruises and landings
Any items of a personal nature including medical costs incurred on board
Phone and Internet charges incurred on board
Gratuities
Transfers other than those specified in inclusions
Pre and post voyage accommodation unless stated in the itinerary
Optional excursions (Eg kayaking where available)

Trip specific exlcusions;
Mandatory Transfer Package*
Arrival and departure transfers in Oslo

*2020 Mandatory Transfer Package Includes:
One night’s pre-expedition hotel night at Oslo airport hotel
Charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen
Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo
PACKAGE PRICE: USD$895.00 per person

*2021 Mandatory Transfer Package Includes:
One night pre-voyage hotel night at Oslo airport hotel, with breakfast
Charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen
Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo
PACKAGE PRICE: USD$995.00 per person (Correct at April 2020 - Subject to change)

GRATUITIES
Gratuities or tips are always at your discretion. We recommend that you budget $10 to $15 per person per day, if you are pleased with the service on board. Gratuities are collected anonymously at the end of each voyage. They are distributed among staff and crew. Payment can be made in cash or charged to your shipboard account.
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