Arctic in Depth
 14 Days • 31 Meals
Whales, wolverines, seabirds and seals… Let the creatures of the north introduce themselves as you head deep into the north to cruise the Svalbard Archipelago. This flexible itinerary allows nature to be your perfect guide for navigating a true Arctic wilderness. In the realm of the Polar bear you’ll of course search for this elusive beast, whilst simultaneously experiencing the endless summer daylight, sparkling icebergs and snow-capped mountain ranges of Svalbard. Rugged glaciers, spectacular fjords and frozen tundra lie in wait as you explore one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. A true final frontier.

 Highlights
  • 31 Meals ( 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners )
  • Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation
  • Personal service with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio
  • Butler service for every guest
  • All-inclusive dining and beverages
  • Comprehensive choice of all-inclusive shore excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Expert Discovery Team, regional Discovery Specialists and knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots on Polar region excursions
  • All tipping and gratuities

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Oslo, Norway.
Day 2  Oslo
Welcome to Oslo, where your wondrous journey begins with a one night stay at a luxurious hotel
Day 3  Oslo > Longyearbyen
Your journey continues as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail from Longyearbyen and all the wonders that lie in wait. Raise your glass as you toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain, who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Meals: B, D
Day 4-12  Svalbard Archipelago
The Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance, while Spitsbergen is the largest island. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. Making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. You will enjoy daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks to get right up close to the majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, and wildlife and marine life that surrounds you. Your Scenic Eclipse voyage is in a prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators of the region including the Polar bear. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Once hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. There will be the chance to cruise the secluded bays, stunning fjords and sparkling glaciers of this unique and special destination. Meals: B, L, D
Day 13  Longyearbyen > Oslo
Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark and fly to Oslo for a one night stay in a luxurious hotel. Meal: B
Day 14  Longyearbyen > Oslo
Today, you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1-2  Oslo, Norway
Days 3-13  Aboard the Scenic Eclipse
Days 14  Oslo, Norway
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Suite Deck Per Person twin
June 14, 2020 Verandah - D 5 $13,095
June 23, 2020 Deluxe Verandah - DA 5 $14,295
Deluxe Verandah - DB 5 $14,795
Grand Deluxe - DD 5 $15,395
Verandah - C 6 $15,395
Deluxe Verandah - CA 6 $15,495
Grand Deluxe - CD 6 $16,295
Grand Panorama - GP 6 $34,095
Verandah - B 7 $15,995
Deluxe Verandah - BA 7 $16,295
Grand Deluxe - BD 7 $17,395
Verandah - A 8 $16,495
Deluxe Verandah - AA 8 $17,395
Grand Deluxe - AD 8 $18,195
Sanctuary - S 8 $21,495
Panorama - P 8 $32,995
Sanctuary - SA 9 $21,995
Sanctuary - SB 9 $22,295
Owner’s Penthouse - OP 9 $39,595
2-bedroom Penthouse - OT 9 $48,795
Call for air rates and schedules.
800.323.7604
Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Halifax is $219, tax included.

Passport & Visas – Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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