Cruise on all-balcony 'Le Boreal' to pristine and rarely seen Arctic islands, including the polar bear haven of Svalbard, glacier-covered Jan Mayen and Iceland's verdant West Fjords.

Highlights


• Cruise for 13 nights through the Arctic's wild and culturally rich regions of Norway, Greenland and Iceland

• Travel in the company of world-class Expedition Team, seasoned experts ranging from research scientists to field naturalists

• Explore pristine Svalbard in search of Arctic wildlife

• Visit remote Jan Mayen Island, home to an incredible birding sanctuary

• Discover stunning Scoresby Sound in East Greenland, where you visit the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit

• Hike through Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, a spectacular wilderness at the edge of the Arctic Circle

• Embark on a special excursion deep inside of Iceland's luminous Langjökull Glacier

• Enjoy the convenience of a charter flight to Longyearbyen

Arrive in Oslo, Norway’s modern yet timeless capital, coexisting in close harmony with nature. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and then meet your local guide for an afternoon walking tour. This evening, join fellow guests this evening for a welcome cocktail reception (B,L,D).
Board a charter flight to Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard, also known as Spitsbergen, the sovereign Arctic archipelago of Norway. It is one of the most remote group of islands on the planet, with nearly two-thirds of its surface covered in luminous glaciers. Tour the tiny town and its Arctic Museum. Following lunch, board your expedition cruiser (B,L,D).
Very few people have the opportunity to view the remote wilderness of the Svalbard Islands. In the Svalbard archipelago, polar bears, walruses, Svalbard reindeer and an incredibly rich variety of birds are abundant, as are cathedrals of ice, glaciers and craggy mountain peaks. An amazing amount of diminutive flora surrounds this barren landscape, which comes alive with color under summer’s midnight sun. Your captain and Expedition Team determine the day’s best sightseeing opportunities, which may include these extraordinary regions: Magdalenefjoren: A stunning fjord with rugged rock walls, Magdalenefjoren surmounts blue-hued glaciers crisscrossed by crevasses, with birds perched in the high cliffs. This “glacier coast” provides magnificent views of the slow-moving ice masses travelling out to sea as well as beaches frequented by walruses. Ny Alesund: Once a mining town and launching pad for early Arctic expeditions, Ny Alesund is now home to a polar research station where scientists study meteorology, seismology, atmospheric sciences and marine biology. Conditions permitting, visit the small community, including a museum, art gallery and the northernmost post office in the world. Hinlopen Strait: ‘Le Boreal’ navigates this passageway between the main island of Spitsbergen and the island of Nordaustlandet to deliver you to the Alkefjellet or “auk cliffs,” towering rock faces that drop directly into the sea and provide a home to colonies of auks. Whalbergoya: Located in the center of the southern entrance to Hinlopen Strait, this island named after Swedish botanist Peter Fredrik Wahlberg is a favorite summer haul-out for walrus. Monaco Bay and Glacier: Located in Northwest Spitsbergen, Monaco Bay is frequented by a variety of wildlife populations, including polar bears, walruses, harbor and bearded seals, and a multitude of seabirds. Liefdefjorden (Loves Bay): In far northern Svalbard, this is an excellent area for spotting polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. Throughout your landings and days of cruising in Spitsbergen, your primary objective will be to search for polar bears as they hunt in their true natural habitat — be it on land or among the ice floes. Each landing is under the close supervision of your bear guardians, who have the best knowledge about where to find the white giants (B,L,D).
As ‘Le Boreal’ plies toward remote Jan Mayen, spend the day at sea with new friends and the Expedition Team, who continue an engaging lecture series (B,L,D).
At the confluence of the Greenland and Norwegian seas, arrive at Jan Mayen, a fascinating and rugged island dominated by the 7,500-foot Beerenberg Volcano, which todays stands as the world’s northernmost active volcano. With special permission and conditions permitting, land on this rarely visited island to see its meteorological station Olonkinbyen and discover its phenomenal bird colonies. Designated by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA), Jan Mayen supports large breeding colonies of northern fulmars, little auks, thick-billed guillemots and black guillemots (B,L,D).
For the next three days, explore the rarely visited east coast of Greenland and Scoresby Sound, the largest and longest fjord system in the world. Embark on twice-daily Zodiac excursions through the fjord’s glistening and intricate network, taking in its islands and icebergs, and searching for common residents that include the musk ox and reindeer. Ice conditions permitting, disembark for a visit to Ittoqqortoormiit, a small settlement founded in 1925 and one of the most isolated villages in Greenland (B,L,D).
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea cruising the relatively narrow strip of water that separates Greenland from Iceland, and connects the Arctic Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Watch for seabirds and whales from the deck in between insightful lectures presented by your Expedition Team (B,L,D).
Today, explore the spectacular Hornstrandir Peninsula, an unspoiled wilderness on Iceland’s remote West Fjords. Designated as a nature reserve in 1975 and free of any roads, Hornstrandir still appears as it would have when the Vikings first arrived. Your treks this morning reveal tranquil wildflower meadows, striking waterfalls and other geological features. This afternoon, visit the small village of Heysteyri, where you are welcomed by the local villagers (B,L,D).
The glacier-carved West Fjords continue to provide a scenic backdrop as you journey to the Langjökull Glacier. Disembark for a memorable adventure in the tiny port of Akranes, where you board special glacier trucks for an exciting trip to the Langjökull. Stop en route at the shimmering Hraunfossar waterfall before arriving at Langjökull, where you enter a labyrinth of ice tunnels and caves that lead to the heart of the glacier, all revealing breathtaking depths of ice and shades of blue. Following lunch in Húsafell, return this afternoon to Akranes to board ‘Le Boreal' (B,L,D).
This morning, disembark ‘Le Boreal’ in Reykjavik and transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue on in Iceland with a Reykjavik extension (B).
This itinerary is subject to change based on ice, weather, wildlife, ice and other conditions beyond our control. The final itinerary will be determined at the sole discretion of the Captain and Expedition Leader.

Twin Share Cabin

$ 21,971.91 NZD
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Twin Share Cabin
'Le Boreal' boasts elegant guest accommodations, among the most comfortable available on any Antarctic cruise. The ship features 104 outside, fully equipped balcony cabins and suites. Guests can watch whales breaching outside the floor-to-ceiling window, then step out onto the balcony for a closer look. 'Le Boreal' is also outfitted with a technologically advanced stabilising system to minimise the effects of rough conditions and keep passengers comfortable in remote seas.

Premier Balcony Stateroom

$ 25,516.91 NZD
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Twin Share Cabin

$ 21,971.91 NZD
* Current p/p indicative rate.
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Final price may change due to currency fluctuations. Choose to pay in NZD, AUD, GBP, USD or EUROs. Contact us today and secure your small ship cruise.
Twin Share Cabin
'Le Boreal' boasts elegant guest accommodations, among the most comfortable available on any Antarctic cruise. The ship features 104 outside, fully equipped balcony cabins and suites. Guests can watch whales breaching outside the floor-to-ceiling window, then step out onto the balcony for a closer look. 'Le Boreal' is also outfitted with a technologically advanced stabilising system to minimise the effects of rough conditions and keep passengers comfortable in remote seas.

Stateroom for Sole Use

$ 32,954.32 NZD
* Current p/p indicative rate.
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Final price may change due to currency fluctuations. Choose to pay in NZD, AUD, GBP, USD or EUROs. Contact us today and secure your small ship cruise.
Stateroom for Sole Use
'Le Boreal' boasts elegant guest accommodations, among the most comfortable available on any Antarctic cruise. The ship features 104 outside, fully equipped balcony cabins and suites. Guests can watch whales breaching outside the floor-to-ceiling window, then step out onto the balcony for a closer look. 'Le Boreal' is also outfitted with a technologically advanced stabilising system to minimise the effects of rough conditions and keep passengers comfortable in remote seas.

Additional charges:

Internal Air (From): $ 560.11 NZD

* Current p/p indicative rate. Click for info.
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Le Boreal

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship

Length: 142 meters

Passenger Capacity: 264 (in twin cabins, 200 in Antarctica)

Built: 2011

A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, she is the fruit of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. Le Boreal remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor combined with exterior and interior lines to reflect a nautical mood, subtly revisited. On board, soothing neutral tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

Cuisine

Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.

Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Le Liberte Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportuniny to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

Life On Board

Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area (Wii™ consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, Le Boreal has been designed to meet the needs of every guest. 

Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, a spa in partnership with Carita™, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available forfamilies either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting ser vice.Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.

Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and in partnership with the famous Carita™ brand, the Beauty Centre on Le Boreal welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy).

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