eclipse norway and polar bear cruise

Across the Arctic Circle

  • Overview

    Venture across the Arctic Circle & find true north on this 14 day cruise from Copenhagen. Explore the polar wonderland of Spitsbergen & magnificent fjords.

    Norway’s coastline offers scenery on an epic scale. The immense size of the magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls, picturesque fishing villages and dramatic snow-capped mountains are a sight to behold. Known as the lands of the Polar bear, the stunning Svalbard Archipelago will stay etched in your memory forever.

    From Copenhagen, cruise the stunning Norwegian fjords and explore the polar wonderland of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard Archipelago. Witness immense glaciers and fjords, the Arctic tundra and be on the lookout for wildlife and migrating seabirds on this once in a lifetime journey.

    Duration: 14 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Disembarkation Point: Oslo, Norway
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark: Embarkation Day

      Welcome to Denmark’s thriving capital where you will be warmly greeted by the crew as you step on board Eclipse. Meet the Captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting sail this evening.

    • Day 2 - At Sea - Towards Norway

      Relax on board and make use of the Spa Sanctuary or even take a yoga class in the studio as you cruise the coast of Norway. There will be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre or perhaps learn some new cooking techniques in Epicure.

    • Day 3 - Bergen

      Norway’s magnificent second city is set on a beautiful convergence of fjords.

      Today choose one of our Freechoice activities or join a more active Discovery excursion.

      Freechoice - Discover the city’s fascinating quarters, walk across the Bryggen old timber wharf or ride the funicular to Floibanen for stunning views. You may choose to visit the interesting Fantoft Stave Church.

      Discovery - Take a Scenic Discovery hiking excursion or a guided bicycle tour.

    • Day 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - Torghatten

      Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten.

      Discovery - Discovery excursions by Zodiac or kayak.

    • 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 - 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 9 - At sea - Towards Svalbard

      Cruise across the Norwegian Sea to the Svalbard Archipelago. Join an insightful presentation by the Discovery Team on the fascinating history and geology of this high arctic region. Learn about the rich flora that appears in the short Polar summer and the interesting and unique wildlife you may have the chance to encounter on your days ahead in the Svalbard Archipelago.

    • Day 10/13 - 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 size and unique technological capabilities, Eclipse will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile region of vast environmental significance with minimal impact. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.
      Discovery: Our cruises include a vast range of tailored Discovery experiences and getting out into the big wild will be a highlight. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks and a submarine (additional cost and subject to regulatory approval), daily Discovery excursions to search for the wildlife, marine life and their predators will take you to places of your wildest dreams.

      Eclipse cruises in the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators including Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 animals, as well as the Arctic fox. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Once 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. There will be the chance to cruise secluded bays and stunning fjords and glaciers on the west coast of the island. Each day, the Discovery Leaders will schedule activities so that when you’re on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied, including entertaining presentations, documentaries and more. There will also 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.

    • Day 14 - 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

    - 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht (200 in the Arcti100% spacious verandah suites
    - Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
    - 22 Freechoice shore excursions in seven ports
    - 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*
    - Specialist Polar Discovery Team on board
    - An exclusive Enrich experience in Tromsø
    - And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

    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
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