Arctic cruise adventure vacation

“Embrace the east coast fjords of Greenland on a 16 day expedition into the Arctic in search of whales, polar bears, seabirds and Inuit communities. ”

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Longyearbyen | Longyearbyen | Spitsbergen | Greenland Sea | Ittoqqortoomiit | Denmark Strait | ReykjavŪk |

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02 Sep 2018
US $ 5999
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Arctic cruise adventure vacation

As a leader in Sustainable Tourism, we are committed to ensuring that all of our marine expeditions operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. All expeditions aboard the ship meet and exceed all environmental regulations and protocols in the regions that we visit.

Our end goal is to minimize the potential negative impact of tourism in the areas we operate while maximizing the positive impact of instilling a widened understanding and appreciation of these regions. During our voyages, we ask all our passengers that they see their visit to these areas as a privilege and that they share their newfound knowledge and experiences with others when they return home. We also hope that by bringing people to these regions that they continue to act as ambassadors and stewards of these areas.

Staff & Crew
Our crew and expedition team act as stewards of the environment and are well versed in the strict environmental protocols on board and on land. All of our travelers are thoroughly briefed in these protocols before being allowed to participate in excursions and are always supervised by our team when on shore.

Expedition Auctions
At the end of every M/S Expedition departure, we raffle our Captainís Sea Chart together with expedition books signed by the staff, the flag from the bow of the ship and many other items as souvenirs of the voyage. All proceeds are then donated through Planeterra to support the Bear Health project and the Save the Albatross campaign.

BearHealth: Svalbard, Arctic
Developed to address the health and wellbeing of polar bears due to the threats of global warming and pollution, the project aims to identify the effects of exposure to pollutants and climate change on the health of polar bears, and to compile the results in order to perform a total health assessment of polar bear populations in the Svalbard region. Our donation of £5,000 covered the cost of on-ship lab analyses of 50 Polar bears and funded the field work of one PhD student.

Marine Gas Fuel
The ship operates on marine gas oil, which is cleaner than truck diesel fuel as it offers lower sulfur dioxide emissions.

4-Stroke Outboard Engines In an effort to drastically reduce environmental pollutants 4-stroke outboard engines have been installed on all of our zodiacs. Our 4-stroke outboard motors produce less noise pollution and have engines similar to those of an automobile. Since there is no mixing of oil and gas the exhaust is intrinsically much cleaner and friendlier to the environment.

Rechargeable Batteries
We provide battery chargers and rechargeable batteries on the ship for use by our travelers as a way to decrease the consumption of batteries and their harmful effects on the environment.

Recycled non-chlorine bleached paper
In an attempt to reduce the amount of dioxins released into the environment through paper production, the ship has been stocked with recycled, non-chlorine bleached paper and toilet paper.

Planeterra Foundation & the ship gift shop
Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports local community projects and international charities around the world. Certain items sold in the shipís gift shop have been made by local communities in South America. By purchasing these items you will be directly supporting these artisans and proceeds also go to the Planeterra Foundationís community project fund.

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Reviewed on 19 Sep 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The stunning scenery

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?




3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The Inuit in Greenland benefitted from the sale of souvenirs. The education programme increased our knowledge of the affects of global warming but it is
difficult to see how that will change anything.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Extremely well organised. All concerned - the ship's crew, the catering staff, and the leaders were all very friendly and efficient.

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All parts were equally memorable special highlights for polar bears and northern lights

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Open wide your eyes be receptive and enjoy each and every moment

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Lectures and tips from the staff help us to understand conservation support ship engines looks able to reduce environmental impact small income for people of Scoresby sund.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Quality travel no dark zone wisdom and reactivity from the staff and crew, great value

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The vacation was great throughout but the highlight has to be seeing our first polar bear with 2 cubs! The scenery was also spectacular.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Take a range of clothes for all temperatures. I did not expect it to be high 20s 200 miles north of the Arctic circle! but I wasn't complaining!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


All efforts were made to reduce environmental impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent trip, good mix of activities and high standard of food and
accommodation

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