Region: Arctic

Destinations: Svalbard

Ship: m/v Hondius

We took this trip with the hope of seeing polar bears and more. Though scheduled to go to Nordauslandet and the 7 Islands, the pack ice prevented us from getting there. I have to commend the crew for nonetheless delivering us an exceptional trip! We did see polar bear(s???), beluga, blue, bowhead and minke whales and many, many walrus. I have to say the expedition crew was exceptional! Each one had a unique skillset and perspective and they were all as into the trip as the passengers were! A special shoutout to our expedition leader, Jan and the captain, Alexey! They were fantastic!

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