I had some concerns about taking this trip. I am older, not in the best shape, have type 1 diabetes, but REALLY had an interest in the Arctic. Our trip could not have been better. We had a wonderful group leading our explorations. The ship was plenty adequate for the trip. The onboard staff was warm and friendly. And, the wildlife we saw was beyond incredible. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in a guided overview of the Svalbard/polar area. Our group leaders tailored our activities to our interests and abilities. The weather cooperated. It was great!!