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9-night Spitsbergen - In the Realm of the Polar Bear


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Departure Date: 5/5/2020
Number of Nights: 9
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • Coach-class flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage including breakfast and lunch
  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the voyage


  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international, handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities


  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that inform about the sights you’ll see, while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers
  • Destination-focused onboard library
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event


  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected


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Gratuities for captain, officers, staff, and crew are included in the voyage fare.



  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s) 
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs The Expedition Team will give interesting lectures on topics pertaining to the places you'll sail, so you can learn more about natural phenomena, fishing traditions, polar history, Viking history, geology, glaciology, culture, and climate – to mention only a few. The Expedition Team will deepen your memories and facilitate the adventures that will last a lifetime.

  • Evening Entertainment The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten's aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.
  • Fitness Center 
  • Whirlpool(s) 
  • Meals Onboard On board MS Spitsbergen guests can look forward to tasting food from Norway's Coastal Kitchen, where the food is always fresh, distinctive, and full of variety. While visiting 27 ports, guests have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day. It is a truly unique and authentic culinary experience.


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