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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition cruise, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and Walrus. You’ll come across colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and watch for whales in the water. Packed with options for snowshoeing and sea-kayaking, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the “wildlife capital of the Arctic".

20 May, 2020 to 31 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic, departing on 20 May, 2020

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 £ 5386 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Lower Deck Twin £ 6541 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Twin Porthole £ 7311 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Twin Window £ 7696 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
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Superior Cabin £ 8851 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Deluxe £ 9621 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Suite £ 10391 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Suite has two lower berths, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub other Suites have showers.
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Owner's Suite £ 12316 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
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30 May, 2020 to 10 June, 2020 Make a booking request for Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic, departing on 30 May, 2020

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 £ 5386 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Lower Deck Twin £ 6541 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Porthole £ 7311 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 7696 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 8851 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Deluxe £ 9621 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Suite £ 10391 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Suite has two lower berths, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub other Suites have showers.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 12316 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
view cabin photo
14 June, 2020 to 25 June, 2020 Make a booking request for Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic, departing on 14 June, 2020

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 £ 5771 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Lower Deck Twin £ 6849 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Porthole £ 7696 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8466 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 9621 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Deluxe £ 10391 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Suite £ 11161 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
A Suite has two lower berths, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub other Suites have showers.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 13086 GBP pp (+ 2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE. Prices TBC None USD pp)
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
view cabin photo

Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic itinerary:

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Day 1 — Arrive in Oslo, Norway
Your Arctic voyage begins in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital city. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and green spaces to keep you busy before retiring at your included airport hotel.
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 to 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. Spotting polar bears is more likely here than almost anywhere else, as the Svalbard archipelago is one of their preferred hunting areas. 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. If you’re itching to experience a more intimate view from the water, you can book the sea kayaking or paddling excursion adventure options. In Spitsbergen, there is no shortage of natural beauty. The tundra can be surprisingly colorful in summer, with wildflowers bursting for a taste of sunshine. Each day, you’ll see something interesting, whether it is unique arctic wildlife a polar bear resting between hunts, or abandoned sites from centuries ago.
Day 12 — Disembark in Longyearbyen & fly to Oslo
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.
Please Note:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.
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.
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. Spotting polar bears is more likely here than almost anywhere else, as the Svalbard archipelago is one of their preferred hunting areas. 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. If you’re itching to experience a more intimate view from the water, you can book the sea kayaking or paddling excursion adventure options. In Spitsbergen, there is no shortage of natural beauty. The tundra can be surprisingly colorful in summer, with wildflowers bursting for a taste of sunshine. Each day, you’ll see something interesting, whether it is unique arctic wildlife a polar bear resting between hunts, or abandoned sites from centuries ago.
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.
Your Arctic voyage begins in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital city. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and green spaces to keep you busy before retiring at your included airport hotel.
* = Indicative
Map for Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
Sea Adventurer, the ship servicing Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

Sea Adventurer

Vessel Type: Comfortable Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 118

Built / refurbished: 1975 / 1998

The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer, (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the remote polar regions. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels.

She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size.

Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities.

Cabins and amenities

  • 61 outside cabins with exterior views and private facilities.
  • Decks 4 and 5 have exterior access, with outside seating.
  • Window-lined dining room on Deck 4 with unreserved seating.
  • Lounge/Presentation Room.
  • 2 bars.
  • Library.
  • Gift shop.
  • 4 hour beverage station.
  • Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless, Internet access.
  • Clinic with licensed doctor.
  • Exercise room.

Deck Plan for some trips may vary, please ask for details.


Cabin layout for Sea Adventurer
• 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
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