North Spitsbergen cruise, in search of Polar Bears
Arctic Cruises, Norway, Spitsbergen
Prices from €3,390 based on Quad cabin. Lloyds Class 1A ice-strengthened vessel (select departures). Onboard Polar Experts. June 10 2024 departure: Bilingual English – German
Description of North Spitsbergen cruise, in search of Polar Bears
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7 Reviews of North Spitsbergen cruise, in search of Polar Bears
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2023 by Mary HulettI particularly liked being in the zodiac among the icebergs close to the face of a giant glacier. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jun 2023 by James BowlesEncountering the artic wildlife in their own natural environment - particularly the polar bears and the blue whale. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2023 by Pam LaceyThe staff on the ship was excellent. We were able to see a variety of wildlife Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jun 2023 by Michelle CottonIt was an incredible experience overall Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jun 2023 by mick woodfordA single polar bear sighting at 2-3 km! Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jun 2018 by Susanna DaddExcellent! I will be recommending it to everyone! Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Jun 2018 by Fiona EcclestonFantastic, a vacation of a lifetime, a privilege to see the wildlife and landscapes of this fabulous place on earth Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWith a maximum of only 114 passengers, our Arctic ships are smaller, less imposing on the Arctic landscape than the bigger 'cruise' ships. Group landings by zodiacs are more easily managed and a personalised ratio of leaders to passengers provides an added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Arctic scenery and wildlife and introduces some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.
Our polar trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. Encounters with polar bears, walruses and whales are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.
PeopleWhere opportunities exist, we encourage guests to purchase souvenirs – other than shells and polar bear related goods. In the Arctic and in particularly in Iceland, we advise strongly against the purchase of whale meat in the local restaurants, which showcases the whaling trade (by the tourist) when the local population do not themselves eat whale meat.
In Ecuador with Rainforest Concern, we paid for the purchase and protection of Choco-Andean cloud forest which extends the habitat of a newly discovered mammal: the Olinguito.
Our overall commitment to the environment is also reflected within our office environment. We source office supplies from local retailers, use recycled stationary where possible and recycle office waste.