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Expedition Svalbard

The Arctic summer has arrived, the midnight sun reigns supreme and the purple saxifrage decorates the slopes. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom visited eastern parts of the archipelago. With ten nights on board we have plenty of time for grand nature experiences and wildlife encounters.
05 July, 2019 to 15 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Expedition Svalbard, departing on 05 July, 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.

Triple cabin £ 5619 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.
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Twin cabin £ 6969 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin Plus £ 7345 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin £ 7345 GBP pp
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin Superior £ 8019 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.
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Owner’s cabin £ 8995 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.
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Twin cabin for single use £ 11695 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
15 July, 2019 to 25 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Expedition Svalbard, departing on 15 July, 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.

Triple cabin £ 5619 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin £ 6969 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin Plus £ 7345 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin £ 7345 GBP pp
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin Superior £ 8019 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Owner’s cabin £ 8995 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin for single use £ 11695 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
04 August, 2019 to 14 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Expedition Svalbard, departing on 04 August, 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.

Triple cabin £ 5619 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin £ 6969 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin Plus £ 7345 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin £ 7345 GBP pp
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin Superior £ 8019 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Owner’s cabin £ 8995 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin for single use £ 11695 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
14 August, 2019 to 24 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Expedition Svalbard, departing on 14 August, 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.

Triple cabin £ 5619 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin £ 6969 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin £ 7345 GBP pp
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin Plus £ 7345 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin Superior £ 8019 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Owner’s cabin £ 8995 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin for single use £ 11695 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
24 August, 2019 to 03 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Expedition Svalbard, departing on 24 August, 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.

Triple cabin £ 5619 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin £ 6969 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin £ 7345 GBP pp
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin Plus £ 7345 GBP pp
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo
Double cabin Superior £ 8019 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Owner’s cabin £ 8995 GBP pp
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.
view cabin photo
Twin cabin for single use £ 11695 GBP pp
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.
view cabin photo

Expedition Svalbard itinerary:

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Day 1: Longyearbyen
We arrive in Longyearbyen, embark our expedition ship in the afternoon and sail out through the spectacular Isfjorden.
Day 2 – 10: Svalbard
We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruise every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit: Northwest Spitsbergen - The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole. Two other courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish balloonist Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site. Magnificent fjords. Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area and if lucky we can see the rare king eider. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers it is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity. Hinlopen Strait and Alkefjellet - If the ice allows we enter Hinlopen Strait. Here is Alkefjellet, an impressive, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200 000 Brünnich’s guillemots. We may also continue into the beautiful bay Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet. Eastern Svalbard - The island of Nordaustlandet is covered by an enormous ice cap and fascinates naturalists as well as historians. There are huge glacier fronts here, intersected by hundreds of waterfalls. Barentsøya and Edgeøya offer magnificent landscapes and vast tundra. Chances to encounter walruses, Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer are good here. Southwest Spitsbergen - The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.
Day 11: Longyearbyen
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.
Please Note:
Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximize your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

Expedition Svalbard reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximize your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!
Day 11: Longyearbyen *
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.
Day 2 – 10: Svalbard *
We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruise every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit: Northwest Spitsbergen - The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole. Two other courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish balloonist Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site. Magnificent fjords. Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area and if lucky we can see the rare king eider. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers it is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity. Hinlopen Strait and Alkefjellet - If the ice allows we enter Hinlopen Strait. Here is Alkefjellet, an impressive, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200 000 Brünnich’s guillemots. We may also continue into the beautiful bay Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet. Eastern Svalbard - The island of Nordaustlandet is covered by an enormous ice cap and fascinates naturalists as well as historians. There are huge glacier fronts here, intersected by hundreds of waterfalls. Barentsøya and Edgeøya offer magnificent landscapes and vast tundra. Chances to encounter walruses, Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer are good here. Southwest Spitsbergen - The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.
Day 1: Longyearbyen *
We arrive in Longyearbyen, embark our expedition ship in the afternoon and sail out through the spectacular Isfjorden.
* = Indicative
Map for Expedition Svalbard
Quest, the ship servicing Expedition Svalbard

Quest

Vessel Type:  Expedition

Length: 66 metres

Passenger Capacity: 53

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005 / 2018

M/S Quest was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland`s west-coast. In 2004/2005 she was redesigned as an expedition ship and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition vessel. She was extensively renovated in 2018. Quest takes 53 passengers in 26 cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The triple cabins on deck 3 have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths or a double bed. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck 3 and 4 are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck 4 has a double bed, two large picture windows, a sitting area and TV/DVD.

In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. Here you can listen to entertaining lectures on the area`s flora, fauna, history and glaciology. In the lounge you also find a well-stocked bar and a small library. The ship has spacious observation decks where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas and search for seabirds, whales and polar bears. The ship has a European Captain and there is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Travelling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship.

Cabin layout for Quest
• Discover one of the coolest places on Earth: Svalbard. This vast glaciated archipelago is truly the high Arctic – one of the nearest neighbors is the North Pole!

• During an expedition cruise, chances are good to encounter polar bears, walruses, Arctic foxes and whales.

• Enjoy Svalbard in summer, when the ice loosens its grip around the islands and this makes it possible to get further east. Whales are more frequently seen in the waters and more and more snow-free areas become accessible for walks. Colorful flowers are in bloom.
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