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Antarctica

January 13 - March 17, 2017

Spectacular Ross Sea

Join us for a spectacular expedition to the Ross Sea on the ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius, excellent for Polar expedition cruises in the Antarctica. A new exploratory voyage to Campbell Island, home to the Southern Royal Albatross, to the huts of Shackleton and Scott on Ross Island, to the Bay of Whales and Kainan Bay, starting points from where Norwegian Amundsen and the Japanese Shirase gained access to the ice-shelf in 1911 ...

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32 days / 31 nights
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Antarctica

November 29, 2016 - February 15, 2017

Falklands Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Cruise on the m/v Plancius; explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula, true Antarctic marvels. The archipelago of the Falklands is a treasure-chest for Antarctica nature lovers and photographers. South Georgia is one of the remotest, wildest places, with over 160 glaciers, unspoilt by man with abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery, while the Antarctic Peninsula offers most dramatic scenery and ...

Prices from $12,150
19 days / 18 nights
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Antarctica

October 30 - November 18, 2016

Falkland Islands - South Georgia

Cruise to Falkland Islands and South Georgia, discovery voyage in Sub-Antarctic Spring Time. Spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rock hopper penguins. In seven full days on South Georgia, experience ten thousands of king penguins, sea lions, elephant seals, wandering albatrosses and Gentoo penguins. Great historical sites include the trails of British Polar explorer ...

Prices from $11,850
20 days / 19 nights
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Antarctica

December 15, 2016 - January 3, 2017

White Christmas in Antarctica

Join us for a White Christmas in Antarctica! Cruise on the fabulous MS Fram to Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia and the South Orkneys and combine an expedition voyage with a festive celebration in the traditional Norwegian way. Spend New Year's Eve in one of the Earth's remotest regions with penguins, seals and whales. Go ashore on isolated beaches, encounter incredible wildlife, or kayak trips in untouched waters ...

Prices from $7,955
19 days / 18 nights
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Antarctica

November 18, 2016 - March 6, 2017

Antarctic Penisula "Basecamp Plancius"

Oceanwide Antarctic Peninsula expedition cruise on Plancius offers most dramatic scenery or icebergs, glaciers, high mountains and biggest variety and abundance of wildlife. Basecamp for activities, field camping, kayaking, glacier walking, snowshoe, hiking, zodiac cruising, shore excursions, photography workshop, all packed in one departure. M/V Plancius will stay several days at specific locations as a comfortable hub for our ...

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12 days / 11 nights
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Antarctica

March 17 - March 28, 2016

Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Treasures are huge amount of ice-bergs, glaciers, high mountains and the abundant and tame wildlife. Along the North-west coast we observe large numbers of seabirds and four species of penguins. Beaches and ice-flows have an abundance of seals, in waters around the Peninsula Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Killer ...

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12 days / 11 nights
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Antarctica

November 17, 2015 - January 2, 14, 2017

The Frozen Land of the Penguins

Join the Classic expedition to Antarctica, the planet's last untouched continent. Voyage on the MS Fram, one of the most advanced expedition cruise ships ever built. The voyage will take us through the Drake Passage, escorted by albatross and storm petrels before sighting the magical white landscape. Enjoy the continent's summertime with its incredible wildlife of seals, whales and penguins as you travel in the ...

Prices from $5,690
13 days / 12 nights
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Antarctica

January 8 - February 5, 2017

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. From King George Island we sail to beautiful Paradise Bay, where we go ashore on the Antarctic mainland. The narrow Lemaire Channel, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, is a popular passage for several species of whales. Tens of thousands of Adelie Penguins nest on Paulet Island; on Danco Island we can observe Chinstrap ...

Prices from $5,550
11 days / 10 nights
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Greenland, Arctic Ocean

September 11 - September 18, 2017

Scoresby Sund - Aurora borealis

Join an adventure voyage on the mv Plancius, cruising from Akureyri / Iceland north through the Denmark Strait. Land on land Danmarksø and Cape Hofmann Halvø; sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, enjoy warm autumn colors of the vegetation on shore. En route to Sydkap in Scoresby Land we encounter huge icebergs, some over 100 m high; perhaps view the mystical Aurora borealis. Visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the biggest ...

Prices from $3,900
8 days / 7 nights
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Spitsbergen, Arctic Ocean

August 12 - August 30, 2017

Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya

Towards the very top of the Northern Hemisphere lies the Svalbard Archipelago, the most accessible high Arctic area in the world. Large parts of Spitsbergen are national parks and nature preserves outside the few human settlements, a true wilderness area. Svalbard provides a wealth of wildlife, and our explorer cruise will reward you with views of colonies of nesting sea birds, mammals, reindeer, arctic fox, and the King of ...

Prices from $4,900
10 days / 9 nights
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Spitsbergen, Arctic Ocean, Norway

May 31 - June 29, 2017

North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special

Spitsbergen, land of Polar Bear and Midnight Sun, of fjords, ice and glaciers, offers some of the finest scenery and wildlife in the world. Onboard the m/v Plancius sail to Raudfjord, dominated by spectacular glaciers, reaching down to sea level, showing calving cliffs between rugged, sharp mountains. Witness enormous colonies of seabirds, enjoy the thrilling antics of whales; seals and walruses and encounter the king of the ...

Prices from $3,900
8 days / 7 nights
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Spitsbergen, Greenland, Arctic Ocean

August 29 - September 11, 2017

Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland

Northeast Greenland, "The World's Greatest National Park" is one of the world's last remaining wilderness areas. It is the most isolated, sparsely populated and scenically superb part of Greenland. Its treasures include grandiose landscapes, dominated by immense glaciers, stunning icebergs, Arctic wildlife, dramatic fjords, pack ice, and endless tundra. Enjoy zodiac cruises along ragged glacier fronts; observe ...

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13 days / 12 nights
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Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Arctic Ocean

May 20 - June 8, 2017

Faire Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen, Whale Safari

Join the mv Ortelius on a 12 or 9-day voyage across the North Sea. Embark in Hansweert or Aberdeen, sail to the Fair Isle in the Shetlands, a haven for sea-birds. Continue north to the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen, dominated by Mt Beerenberg, a 2300m volcano with impressive glaciers. Watch for the blow of Minke, Fin or Blue Whale; visit a 17th century Dutch whaling station. Look for Bowhead Whales, Harp Seals, Polar Bears before ...

Prices from $2,130
12 days / 11 nights
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Spitsbergen, Norway, Arctic Ocean

July 24 - August 11, 2017

Around Spitsbergen

Around Spitsbergen explorer cruise on m/v Plancius and Ortelius, around the Arctic Archipelago about 600 miles from the North Pole. Spitsbergen is the largest wilderness area of Europe, with National Parks and Nature Preserves outside four human settlements, an unspoilt oasis of fjords, jagged mountains and huge glacier fronts. Zodiac excursions reward you with views of colonies of nesting birds, mammals, reindeer, arctic fox, ...

Prices from $4,900
10 days / 9 nights
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