Explorer Cruises » Explorer Ships
We offer 7 Explorer Ship Cruises to the following:
January 9 - March 19, 2018
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
July 24 - August 11, 2017
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...