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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Pristine Spitsbergen National Geographic

Explore the heart of the Svalbard Archipelago with its ice floes, polar bears and breathtaking glaciers on this luxury expedition cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions

Cruise Only
8 nights from £7126pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Svalbard
  • Polar Bear
  • Longyearbyen

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!


Discover the west coast of Spitsbergen on this expedition cruise to the magical Arctic Far North, with its ice floes, dramatic glaciers and amazing wildlife. In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, a National Geographic Photographer and Expert on board will enhance this expedition cruise.

Sail from Tromsø in Norway and head north to cruise past Bear Island, a refuge for many birds. After reaching the southern tip of Spitsbergen, discover South Spitsbergen National Park, where you can admire some of the island’s most beautiful fjords such as the Hornsund with its impressive glacier.

In the North West Spitsbergen National Park you will see towering mountains, dramatic icebergs and huge glaciers. Sail along the Kongsfjorden and perhaps visit the former mining town of Ny-Alesund. During your cruise look out for Spitsbergen's incredible wildlife including polar bears, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, walruses, puffins and Arctic terns.

PNG770 Operated by Ponant National Geographic Expeditions


Pristine Spitsbergen National Geographic Itinerary

Day 1 - Paris (France) - Tromso (Norway)

Fly from Paris to Tromso and transfer to the ship.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Sail past Bear Island

Halfway between Norway and Spitsbergen is Bear Island. This nature reserve is home to an enormous colony of seabirds including skuas, guillemots, petrels and puffins.

Day 4-5 - South Spitsbergen National Park

Discover the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen, where ice pushed into the fjord early in the season attracts polar bears.

Day 6 - North-West Spitsbergen National Park

Explore the breathtaking deep fjords and glistening glaciers of Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife including walrus.

Day 7 - Sail the ice floes

Enjoy the unique experience of sailing into the heart of an ice floe, where the shifting ice gives you the chance to spot seals and polar bears.

Day 8 - North-West Spitsbergen National Park - Kongsfjorden

Sail into the beautiful Kongsfjorden fjord where snow-capped mountains reflect in the water. Look out for bearded seals, reindeer and black guillemots and admire the Kongsbreen glacier at the end of the fjord.

Day 9 - Longyearbyen

Disembark ship in Longyearbyen.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 8-night full board expedition cruise
  • Flight from Paris to Tromso and from Longyearbyen to Paris
  • Transfers between airport and ship
  • National Geographic Photographer, Expert and experienced expedition team
  • All landings and trips by Zodiac
  • Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Open bar with wine, beer and house champagne
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa

Price Does Not Include

  • International Flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Airport taxes
  • Port and safety charges

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 27th - Tromso to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Boreal From: £7126
      Superior Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom Prestige Deck 4 Prestige Deck 5 Prestige Deck 6 Deluxe Suite Prestige Deck 5 Suite Prestige Deck 6 Suite Owners Suite
      £7126 £7609 £8389 £8754 £9136 £12351 £16406 £17169 £27408

Price Information

  • A fluid pricing structure is in place and prices can change at any time