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Yet_cruises_bg Arctic Expedition Under the Midnight Sun Aboard L'Austral

Dates: June 21 - July 1, 2019

Total Duration: 11 days

Cost: From $7,595 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active


Vehicle: L'Austral

Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.

Region: Polar


Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the Five-Star, eco-friendly L'Austral, exclusively chartered for your expedition. Visit during the region's most enchanting season, when shimmering ice basks in the midnight sun's ceaseless glow. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway's rarely visited Svalbard archipelago; see glaciers crease and calve in luminous blues; and look for the enigmatic polar bear, who reigns as king. Survey an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountain ranges, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations and enjoy Zodiac excursions led by a team of expert naturalists in diverse, serene terrains, where remarkable wildlife—including whales, walruses, seals, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, northern fulmars and Arctic terns—roam freely. Complimentary Wi-Fi and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise. The program's flight to Longyearbyen originates in Paris; spend one night in a downtown Paris hotel before the flight and one night in the deluxe Hilton Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Hotel upon return from the Arctic.

Paris Pre-Program Option also offered.

Richard O. Prum

Professor Rick Prum is an evolutionary ornithologist with broad interests in avian biology. He has extensive research experience on a wide... more>>