This spectacular holiday exceeded all our expectations!
by Jill Tisdale
Superb planning and efficiency ensured that we were able to optimise every opportunity to observe wildlife and breathtaking scenery. All of the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful and prioritised the safety and comfort of guests. Flexibility meant that plans could be rearranged to accommodate passing Beluga whales and polar bears etc. The entire ship was made accessible to guests which meant that viewing could be done from the bridge until venturing outside became irresistible! When the ship was making progress to a new area, excellent lectures were provided by members of the team who all had specialist subjects and skills. These were informative, humorous, entertaining and translated into other languages as necessary. The comfort and cleanliness of the ship was of an excellent standard in cabins and shared areas. A fabulous choice of superbly cooked dishes at every meal catered for all astes and served by courteous waiting staff. The highlight was the many polar bears in close proximity to the ship. Their welfare was respected which is probably why the number and condition of the polar bears is steadily improving. Superb value! Highly recommended!
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Full Spitsbergen Circumnavigation with a visit to Kvitøya
HDS11-19. This cruise around Spitsbergen gives you a great chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition will make a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of historical significance, and home of a large walrus population.
10 Aug - 21 Aug, 2019
7450 USD 6050 USD 1400 USD discount
Embark on a voyage to an Arctic wildlife haven
RVR17-19. At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –4° C (25°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears,...
s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn
1 May - 8 May, 2019
Climb snow covered alpine mountains and ski downhill
RVR18-19. This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered ski techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves ski climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 700—850 meters (2,300—2,800 feet) and downhill skiing from those p...
s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn
8 May - 15 May, 2019