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Arctic Highlights

Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland, follow the ice’s edge with an eye peeled to the horizon for wildlife. Navigating south, you'll explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic as you move south, finally ending in the Iceland, "the Land of Fire and Ice." An Inuit village, unique wildlife and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.
02 September, 2018 to 16 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Arctic Highlights, departing on 02 September, 2018

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Cat 1 - Triple £ 4844 GBP pp
2 Upper berths and 1 lower berth. Private en-suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 15m² . Porthole. Located on Deck 2.
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Cat 4 - Twin £ 7124 GBP pp
Two lower berths. Private en-suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 15m² . Larger window. Located on Deck 3.
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01 September, 2019 to 15 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Arctic Highlights, departing on 01 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cat 1A - Quad £ 4219 GBP pp
2 Upper, 2 lower berths. Private en-suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 15m² . Porthole. Located on Deck 2.
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Cat 1 - Triple £ 4845 GBP pp
2 Upper berths and 1 lower berth. Private en-suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 15m² . Porthole. Located on Deck 2.
view cabin photo
Cat 3 - Twin £ 6155 GBP pp
Two lower berths. Private en-suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 15m² . Larger window. Located on Deck 3.
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Cat 4 - Twin £ 7125 GBP pp
Two lower berths. Private en-suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 15m² . Larger window. Located on Deck 4.
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Cat 5 - Suite £ 7755 GBP pp
Our four suites all feature separate entrances, living and sleeping areas. Each living area includes a 2-seater couch, armchair, coffee table and desk. Each bedroom contains a double bed as well as a vanity area. Located on Deck 4.
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Arctic Highlights itinerary:

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Day 1 Longyearbyen
Embark aboard the MS Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening. Passenger transfer to the ship is at 4pm. But you will need to drop off your checked luggage by 2pm at the joining hotel's luggage storage room. Depart Longyearbyen in the evening.
Days 2–5 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea
Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore Svalbard, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. On day five, begin exploring the coastline. Over four full days, explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife. Spend these two days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbards unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp look out for Arctic foxes. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer.
Days 6–7 Northeast Greenland National Park
Keep an eye out for majestic whales, which are known to feed here in the summer months. Spot orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins. Enjoy lectures by expedition staff.
Days 8–12 Ittoqqortoomiit/Denmark Strait
Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.
Days 13–14 Denmark Strait/Reykjavík
Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavík. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.
Day 15 Reykjavík
Shortly after breakfast, disembark at the Midbakki Pier - Port of Reykjavik, walking distance from downtown.
Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Arctic Highlights reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.
Day 15 Reykjavík *
Shortly after breakfast, disembark at the Midbakki Pier - Port of Reykjavik, walking distance from downtown.
Days 13–14 Denmark Strait/Reykjavík *
Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavík. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.
Days 8–12 Ittoqqortoomiit/Denmark Strait *
Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.
Days 6–7 Northeast Greenland National Park *
Keep an eye out for majestic whales, which are known to feed here in the summer months. Spot orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins. Enjoy lectures by expedition staff.
Days 2–5 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea *
Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore Svalbard, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. On day five, begin exploring the coastline. Over four full days, explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife. Spend these two days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbards unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp look out for Arctic foxes. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer.
Day 1 Longyearbyen *
Embark aboard the MS Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening. Passenger transfer to the ship is at 4pm. But you will need to drop off your checked luggage by 2pm at the joining hotel's luggage storage room. Depart Longyearbyen in the evening.
* = Indicative
Map for Arctic Highlights
MS Expedition , the ship servicing Arctic Highlights

MS Expedition

Vessel Type: Expedition
Length: 105 metres
Passenger Capacity: 140
Built: refurbished 2009

The MS Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, she boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world's most remote regions. The Expedition's spacious confines can hold up to 140 passengers.

You will be given a free expedition
 parka jacket on all Polar voyages
 on board MS Expedition
All Expedition polar passengers will receive their own exclusive high-performance parka designed specifically for adventuring in the polar regions’ frozen climes as part of the price of their trip.
  • Fast – spend less time in transit and more time exploring
  • Sturdy – excellent stability and performance in rough weather
  • Safe – designed with safety in mind
  • Responsible – environmental policies that meet and exceed industry regulations

Facilities and Amenities

  • 360° Top Observation Deck
  • All cabins with private ensuite and outside views
  • Raised Forward Observation Deck
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs with four stroke engines
  • Complimentary Wellington Boots for duration of your cruise
  • Complimentary destination guides for every passenger
  • Large headed Mud Room
  • Lonely Planet Library
  • Discovery Lounge
  • Fine dining – international cuisine in one sitting
  • Large aft deck with barbeque facilities
  • Polar Bear Pub
  • Gift Shop
  • Medical Clinic
  • Sauna
  • Computer Room with internet where available
  • Gym
Category 2 cabin.


Cabin layout for MS Expedition
• Explore the edges of an ice floe by Zodiac

• Walk on the tundra searching for birds

• Keep an eye out for a variety of whale species and dolphins

• Learn about the Arctic from lectures and onsite briefings

• Sail through magnificent fjords and visit a local community in Ittoqqortoormiit
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