eclipse norway and polar bear cruise

Ultimate Arctic & Fjords - Reverse Itinerary

  • Overview
    EPIC LANDSCAPES Dreams of a lifetime, secret yearnings and bucket-lists will be catered for on this magical journey around the top of the world. Marvel at unique landscapes and get up close and personal with wildlife. Every day of your cruise is filled with wonder. Wind your way through Norway’s intricate fjord landscape and follow the rich Viking history trail before crossing the North Sea to the Svalbard Archipelago and reaching the top of the world, all in absolute luxury.
    Duration: 23 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Bergen, Norway
    Disembarkation Point: Oslo, Norway
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Bergen, Norway; Embarkation Day

      Welcome to Bergen where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    • Day 2 - Sognefjorden

      The largest fjord in Norway, at its deepest Sognefjorden plunges to more than 1,300 metres while the mountains straddling it rise to more than 1,700 metres.

      Freechoice
      Ride the world-famous Flåm Railway or enter an authentic Viking Village. Alternatively explore the labyrinth of caves at Gudvagen or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 3 - Ålesund

      Straddling several islands stretching out into the ocean, Ålesund houses a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture set amidst stunning scenery.

      Enjoy time to explore at leisure this evening.

      Freechoice
      Discover Ålesund on a walking tour to the top of Mount Aksla or explore the communities of Giske and Godoya islands. Alternatively Sunmore Open Air Museum will introduce you to the traditions of the region. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 4 - Geiranger Fjord

      A day of stunning scenery awaits as we cruise World Heritage-listed Geiranger Fjord, unspoilt and rare in its pristine beauty. Explore this 20 kilometre emerald-green wonder up close and discover the Seven Sisters, The Suitor, and The Bridal Veil falls. At the old Viking port of Hellesylt ride the cable car to the top of Stranda Mountain for panoramic views.

      Freechoice
      Discover Ålesund on a walking tour to the top of Mount Aksla or explore the communities of Giske and Godoya islands. Alternatively Sunmore Open Air Museum will introduce you to the traditions of the region. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 5 - Trondheim

      The pretty centre of Trondheim houses well-preserved wooden architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th century.

      Freechoice
      Explore the historic centre and enter Nidaros Cathedral or visit the delightful Ringve museum. For cultural insights choose Trøndelag Open-air museum.

    • Day 6 - Brønnøysund

      A day of cruising and adventure beckons as we sail past the granite mountain of Torghatten, into Brønnøysund.

      Freechoice
      Choose a discovery excursion to explore the local area or go on a fishing adventure. Helicopter excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 7 - Lofoten Islands

      Great, craggy islands that touch the sky, picturesque villages and abundant wildlife make the Lofoten Islands a must-see destination. Discover the hidden secrets and unexplored coves and bays of this stunning wonderland on our Discovery Yacht. Marvel at the Captain and crew navigating the narrow mouths and steep ravines of the fjords.

      Freechoice
      Take a Zodiac or kayak adventure to discover the bird and marine life of Roest Island or take a guided hike across the island. Helicopter excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 8 - Svolvaer to Borg

      This afternoon discover the tiny hamlet of Borg, home to a Viking chieftan over 1,000 years ago, and enter the Lofotr Viking Museum to see how the ‘Raiders of the North’ lived.

      Freechoice
      Explore the pretty town of Henningsvaer or visit Svolvaer and the Magic Ice Bar. Or choose a discovery excursion.

    • Day 9 - Tromsø

      Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, the island of Tromsø sits just above the Arctic Circle. Discover the city and enter the Polar Museum.

      Enjoy plenty of time tonight to discover the city at your leisure.

      Freechoice
      Ride the cable car to Fløya Mountain for a guided walk and panoramic views or visit the Museum of Tromsø or take an e-bike adventure.

      Enrich
      Be treated to a private concert in the Arctic Cathedral of Tromsø.

    • Day 10 - Hammerfest

      Spend the day relaxing or take a cooking class in Scenic Epicure. Arrive early evening to quirky Hammerfest.

    • Day 11 - Hammerfest

      Learn about the history of the town and visit the Museum of Reconstruction.

    • Day 12 - Bear Island

      Glacier-carved peaks rise steeply from the water as we sight Bjørnøya or Bear Island and signal our arrival to the Svalbard Archipelago.

    • Day 13 - Longyearbyen

      Spend time at your leisure exploring this small capital of the north where it’s not unusual to encounter reindeers walking the streets.

    • Day 14/22 - Svalbard Archipelago

      The Svalbard archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her smaller size, technological capabilities and environmental controls, our Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile and remote region with minimal impact. The extraordinary nature of this part of the world dictates the flexible sailing schedule. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.

      Scenic Eclipse cruises during the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to see the dominant predators including the Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 roaming the sea ice, as well as the Arctic fox and wolf. Marine species abound including the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where one of the most astonishing experiences will be the chance to witness a glacier calving. There will also be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer.

      Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule things so that even when you’re on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied from entertaining presentations to documentaries and more. There will be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

      Freechoice
      Our cruises include a vast range of tailored discovery experiences. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes, and a submarine^, depending on ice and weather conditions, you’ll enjoy daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 23 - Longyearbyen to Oslo; Disembarkation

      Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast to fly back to Oslo, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking

    Glide amongst icebergs, past elephant seal haulouts, noisy penguin colonies, experience humpback whales alongside your kayaking.

    Included

    Snowshoeing

    With an experienced guide snowshoeing allows you to explore further afield from the main group.

    Included

    Helicopter excursions

    Heli and Submarine tours costs at this point are uknown. While the tour shows as included, there is an additional charge for these services. Please enquire for the prices.

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Submarine excursions

    Heli and Submarine tours costs at this point are uknown. While the tour shows as included, there is an additional charge for these services. Please enquire for the prices.

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Endless Arctic nights

    Svalbard is the Arctic North as you always dreamed it existed. This wondrous archipelago is a land of dramatic snow-drowned peaks and glaciers, of vast icefields and forbidding icebergs, an elemental place where the seemingly endless Arctic night and the perpetual sunlight of summer carry a deeper kind of magic. One of Europe's last great wildernesses, this is also the domain of more polar bears than people, a terrain rich in epic legends of polar exploration.

    The Polar Bear

    To many people, the polar bear is the Arctic. The sight of such an impressive silky white bear wandering the frozen Arctic seas in search of seals symbolizes the cold, isolated nature of the Arctic so well. Polar bears are marine mammals because they spend so much of their lives away from land. In the high Arctic where there is always some sea ice to travel on, polar bears range over ice floes in the pack ice hunting seals all summer. In some areas (e.g. southern Hudson Bay, southern Svalbard) they are simply forced to come ashore. Polar bears rarely venture inland.

    Norway's coastline

    Norway’s profound natural beauty, is difficult to look past as one of the best coastlines in the world to explore from sea. Incredibly diverse geologically, Norway’s coastline is simply one of the most beautiful in the world, picture perfect coastal villages, incredible rock formations, a jagged coastline where fjords penetrate deeply into the country's interior, teeming wildlife and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in all their magnificence from late August. On top of Norway’s natural beauty is of course their primeval history.

  • Inclusions

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    Charter Flight

    Includes flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo, Norway.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore
    - Complimentary expedition kit including parka and beanie plus on board polar boots
    - Average of two discovery excursions per day*
    - Active discovery experiences – kayaking and snowshoeing*
    - Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
    - Specialist Polar Discovery Team on board
    - 22 Freechoice shore excursions in seven ports
    - An exclusive Enrich experience in Tromsø
    - 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht (200 in the Arcti100% spacious verandah suites

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel

    ECLIPSE

    The Eclipse is the World’s First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic. Launching in August 2018, her maiden voyage season will include The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Fjords. Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Sun terrace
    • Helicopter & hangars
    • Helipad
    • Rectractable glass roof
    • Indoor/outdoor pool
    • Plunge pools
    • Spa sanctuary
    • Observation lounge
    • Outdoor viewing deck
    • Library
    • Theatre
    • Lift
    • Gym
    • Yoga & Pilates studio
    • Medical Centre
    • Self service laundry
    • Mud room
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 6
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 192
    Ice Class: 1A Super
    Speed: 17
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 168m
    Width: 21
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 17000
    Registry:
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability

D - Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 33,795pp
AUD 33,795pp

D - Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 35,610pp
AUD 35,610pp

DB - Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 36,215pp
AUD 36,215pp

DD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 38,030pp
AUD 38,030pp

C - Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 38,030pp
AUD 38,030pp

CA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 38,635pp
AUD 38,635pp

B - Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 39,845pp
AUD 39,845pp

CD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 40,450pp
AUD 40,450pp

BA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 40,450pp
AUD 40,450pp

BD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 42,265pp
AUD 42,265pp

A - Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 42,265pp
AUD 42,265pp

AA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 42,870pp
AUD 42,870pp

AD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 44,685pp
AUD 44,685pp

S - Spa Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 53,155pp
AUD 53,155pp

SA - Spa Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 55,575pp
AUD 55,575pp

SB - Spa Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 56,180pp
AUD 56,180pp

P - Panorama Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
AUD 74,935pp
AUD 74,935pp

GP - Grand Panorama Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
AUD 77,355pp
AUD 77,355pp

OP - Owner's Penthouse Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 85,825pp
AUD 85,825pp

OT - 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite

04 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 137,775pp
AUD 137,775pp