Unexplored Svalbard on Le Boreal

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FLIGHT PARIS/LONGYEARBYEN + TRANSFERS + FLIGHT LONGYEARBYEN/PARIS

PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole. 

You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart of the Svalbard archipelago. 

Over these expedition at sea aboard your ship, in the company of our specialist teams, you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna that lives in these extreme conditions, where temperatures reach -30°C in winter.

Your ship will first sail in the direction of the magnificent glaciers of Kongsfjorden, and then to the superb landscapes of the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park. The deep blue waters of its fjords surrounded by snow-capped mountains are home to many species of cetaceans while its islands, beaches and wide bays shelter the remains of old whaling stations and trappers’ cabins. 

You will then set sail eastbound to try to reach the coasts of the Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, and the Hinlopen Strait, a real polar desert sheltering many basaltic islets, majestic glaciers and a rich marine ecosystem: colonies of sea birds, walruses, polar bears and Arctic foxes come to feed here.

Perhaps you will also be lucky enough to be able to observe these emblematic species as you sail along the islands of Barentsøya and Edgeøya (also known as Barents Island and Edge Island respectively), in the Søraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, which is the largest protected zone in Norway.

During this unforgettable expedition, our ship will sail to latitudes of 80° north and you will discover that unique feeling of having reached the top of the world.

Itinerary is subject to change according to port authorizations and government regulations. We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO. 

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Aug 10, 2022 through
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 6, 2022 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$7,909.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $430.00 taxes/fees
Superior Stateroom Cat.SP3
Inside
N/A
Outside
$7,909.00
Cat:SP3
$1,129.86 per night
Balcony
$8,499.00
Cat:DEL
$1,214.14 per night
Suite
$13,969.00
Cat:DS6
$1,995.57 per night
Amenity Departure Dates
7342337
Aug 03, 2022 through
Aug 10, 2022
Jul 30, 2022 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$8,130.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $430.00 taxes/fees
Superior Stateroom Cat.SP3
Inside
N/A
Outside
$8,130.00
Cat:SP3
$1,161.43 per night
Balcony
$8,760.00
Cat:DEL
$1,251.43 per night
Suite
$14,590.00
Cat:DS6
$2,084.29 per night
Amenity Departure Dates
7342336
May 30, 2023 through
Jun 06, 2023
May 26, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$8,880.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $430.00 taxes/fees
Superior Stateroom Cat.SP3
Inside
N/A
Outside
$8,880.00
Cat:SP3
$1,268.57 per night
Balcony
$9,570.00
Cat:DEL
$1,367.14 per night
Suite
$15,970.00
Cat:DS6
$2,281.43 per night
Amenity Departure Dates
7466501
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Itinerary

Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen 6:00 PM
2 Hornsund
3 Bellsund, Spitsbergen
4 Sailing Toward The Ice Floes
5 Makeoyane, Spitsbergen
5 Monaco Glacier, Spitsbergen
6 Raudfjorden, Spitsbergen
6 Smeerenburg, Spitsbergen
7 Ny-Alesund
7 Kongsfjorden
8 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen 8:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.