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Luxury Expedition
Ultramarine - 199 Guests
Spitsbergen Explorer
Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

This 12-day expedition gives you even more chances to connect with unique arctic wildlife. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, walrus, Svalbard reindeer and tens of thousands of seabirds. Exploring the tundra is a breathtaking experience - the natural beauty of the landscape is exhilarating, surprisingly colorful and so striking.


 

 

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

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateSolo PanoramaExplorer TripleExplorer SuiteBalcony SuiteDeluxe Balcony SuiteTerrace SuitePenthouse SuiteOwner's SuiteUltra Suite
May 21, 2022Jun 01, 20229,49514,19513,19514,69517,39517,89518,59523,69526,295
May 31, 2022Jun 11, 20229,49514,19513,19514,69517,39517,89518,59523,69526,295
May 08, 2023May 19, 20239,99518,99513,49514,99517,49517,99518,99523,99526,995
Jun 07, 2023Jun 18, 202310,49519,49513,99515,49517,99518,49519,49524,49527,495
Mandatory Transfer Package Details:
Package Cost: USD 995 per person
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel night (Oslo for 2022 and Helsinki for 2023)
  • Charter flight from Oslo/Helsinki to Longyearbyen
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
  • Charter flight from Longyearbyen to finishing city (Oslo for 2022 and Helsinki for 2023)
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Solo Panorama
(Mid-range)
Deluxe Balcony Suite
(High-end)
Ultra Suite
May 21, 2022Jun 01, 20229,49517,39526,295
May 31, 2022Jun 11, 20229,49517,39526,295
May 08, 2023May 19, 20239,99517,49526,995
Jun 07, 2023Jun 18, 202310,49517,99527,495
Mandatory Transfer Package Details:
Package Cost: USD 995 per person
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel night (Oslo for 2022 and Helsinki for 2023)
  • Charter flight from Oslo/Helsinki to Longyearbyen
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
  • Charter flight from Longyearbyen to finishing city (Oslo for 2022 and Helsinki for 2023)


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival Day. Check into your included hotel.

Note: for 2022 itineraries, the trip will start in Oslo. For 2023, the trip will start in Helsinki.


Day 2: Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
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.

Days 3-11: Exploring Spitsbergen
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. Since Svalbard’s legendary wildlife habitat is well-protected and almost entirely uninhabited, it’s one of the world’s best places to spot polar bears in their natural landscapes of ice, Arctic deserts and mountain scenery.

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.


Day 12: Disembark in Longyearbyen and Fly to the trip's end point
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 or Helsinki.

Note: for 2022 itineraries, the trip will end in Oslo. For 2023, the trip will end in Helsinki.

Ultramarine (Luxury Expedition, 199-guests)

Ultramarine is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and immerse you in the best the region has to offer. Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features a best-in-class 70-day operational range and an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Leadership throughout your voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Transfers between Longyearbyen town center and port on embarkation and disembarkation day

Rates do not include the following:
  • Mandatory Transfer Package*
  • International airfare
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Oslo
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities

Kayaking: USD 695
Paddling: USD 195

 

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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.