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Around Spitsbergen

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Around Spitsbergen
The Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Spitsbergen, also called Svalbard. Spitsbergen is the largest of Norway’s Arctic islands in the Svalbard archipelago. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoiled wilderness. With its rugged mounta ins, sweeping tundra, ice caps and glaciers, it is a true High Arctic archipelago, and only 600 miles from the North Pole. Its abundant wildlife was once a huge draw for whalers and trappers, but now discerning visitors are discovering the attractions of huge Arctic seabird colonies and the chance to enjoy and photograph species like walrus, reindeer, arctic fox and, of course, polar bear.

Your passage is aboard the 20-guest sailing ship Noorderlicht, the 114-guest Plancius or the 116-guest Ortelius, all small ships equipped for intimate exploration of the locations visited on the Around Spitsbergen itinerary.
read more The Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Spitsbergen, also called Svalbard. Spitsbergen is the largest of Norway’s Arctic islands in the Svalbard archipelago. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoiled wilderness. With its rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps and glaciers, it is a true High Arctic archipelago, and only 600 miles from the North Pole. Its abundant wildlife was once a huge draw for whalers and trappers, but now discerning visitors are discovering the attractions of huge Arctic seabird colonies and the chance to enjoy and photograph species like walrus, reindeer, arctic fox and, of course, polar bear.

Your passage is aboard the 20-guest sailing ship Noorderlicht, the 114-guest Plancius or the 116-guest Ortelius, all small ships equipped for intimate exploration of the locations visited on the Around Spitsbergen itinerary.
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Day 1 - Longyearbyen

Day 2 - Krossfjorden - Ny Alesund

Day 3 - Liefdefjorden

Day 4 - Phippsoya - 81 degrees north!

Day 5 - Laagoya

Day 6 - Hinlopen Strait

Day 7 - Barentsoya Island: Freemansundet - Diskobukta

Day 8 - Hornsund area of Southern Spitsbergen

Day 9 - Ahlstrandhalvoya

Day 10 - Longyearbyen


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Day 1 - Longyearbyen

Arrive in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Spitsbergen archipelago of which West Spitsbergen is the largest island. Before embarking there is an opportunity to stroll around this former mining town, whose parish church and Polar Museum are well worth visiting, while in the surrounds of Longyearbyen, more than 100 species of plant have been recorded. In the early evening the ship will sail out of Isfjorden.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
dinner

Day 2 - Krossfjorden - Ny Alesund

Heading north along the west coast, arrive by morning in Krossfjorden, to take to the Zodiacs for an exhilarating cruise along the sculpted front of the 14th of July Glacier. On the surprisingly green slopes near the glacier, a colorful variety of flowers bloom, while large numbers of Kittiwakes and Brünnich’s Guillemots nest on the nearby cliffs. There is also a good chance of spotting opportunistic arctic foxes, who patrol the base of the cliffs in case a hapless chick falls from its nest, and bearded seals, who cruise this scenic fjord. In the afternoon we sail to Ny Ålesund, the world’s most northerly settlement. Once a mining village - served by the world’s most northerly railway, which can still be seen - Ny Ålesund is now a research center. Close to the village is a breeding ground for barnacle geese, pink-footed geese and arctic terns. Visitors interested in the history of Arctic exploration will want to walk to the anchoring mast used by Amundsen and Nobile in the airship Norge in 1926 and Nobile in the airship Italia in 1928 before their flights to the North Pole.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Liefdefjorden

Near the mouth of Liefdefjorden, go ashore for a walk on the tundra island of Andøya. Many common eiders and pink-footed geese nest here, and the more rare king eider may also be seen. Sailing into Liefdefjorden, cruise near the face of the impressive Monaco Glacier. The waters of the glacier front are a favorite feeding spot for thousands of kittiwakes and occasionally polar bears are seen on the glacier.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Phippsoya - 81 degrees north!

Visit Laagöya today, a low island with a big lagoon where a big herd of walrus tends to congregate. Sabine’s gulls nest on the island, as well. At Sorg Fjord you may find another herd of walruses not far from the graves of 17th century whalers. On a nature walk, look for families of ptarmigans.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Laagoya

Visit Laagöya today, a low island with a big lagoon where a big herd of walrus tends to congregate. Sabine’s gulls nest on the island, as well. At Sorg Fjord you may find another herd of walruses not far from the graves of 17th century whalers. On a nature walk, look for families of ptarmigans.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Hinlopen Strait

Sail into Hinlopen Strait, home to bearded seals, ringed seals, polar bears and ivory gulls. Navigate the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya in zodiacs and explore the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet with thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots. On the east side of Hinlopenstrait, attempt a landing at Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet, home to reindeer, pink-footed geese, breeding ivory gulls and walruses.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Barentsoya Island: Freemansundet - Diskobukta

In Freemansundet the ship plans to land at Sundneset on the island of Barentsøya to allow for a visit to an old trapper´s hut and a brisk walk across the tundra in search of Spitsbergen reindeer and barnacle geese. Later cruise south to Diskobukta on the west side of Edgeøya. After a Zodiac cruise through the shallow bay, land on a beach littered with whale bones and tree trunks, which have drifted here from Siberia. You can also climb to the rim of a narrow gully which is inhabited by thousands of kitttiwakes, together with black guillemots and piratical glaucous gulls. During the breeding season, the base of the cliffs is patrolled by arctic foxes and polar bears, especially females with young cubs, searching for young birds that have fallen from the nesting ledges.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Hornsund area of Southern Spitsbergen

Start the day quietly cruising the side fjords of the spectacular Hornsund area of southern Spitsbergen, enjoying the scenery of towering mountain peaks. Hornsundtind rises to 1,431m while Bautaen shows why early Dutch explorers gave the name ‘Spitsbergen’ - pointed mountains - to the island. There are also 14 magnificent glaciers in the area and very good chances of encounters with seals and polar bears. A visit to the Polish research station may be in order, where the friendly staff gives insight into their research projects. Behind the station the mountains are home to thousands of pairs of nesting Little Auks.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Ahlstrandhalvoya

Land on Ahlstrandhalvøya at the mouth of Van Keulenfjorden. Here piles of beluga skeletons (the beluga is a small white whale), the remains of 19th century slaughter, are yet another reminder of the consequences of thoughtless exploitation. Fortunately, belugas were not hunted to the edge of extinction and may still be seen locally. Indeed, there is a good chance to come across a pod. Cruising into Recherchefjorden during the afternoon, explore an area of tundra at the head of the fjord where many reindeer feed.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Plancius, Ortelius or Noorderlicht
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 - Longyearbyen

Return to Longyearbyen and disembark for the transfer to the airport and the flight to Oslo and home.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

In addition to the main 10-day itinerary, there is a 16-day route aboard 20-guest Noorderlicht:
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only. As this is an expedition to a remote part of the world, the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife, availability of anchorages, political conditions and other factors beyond our control. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Arrival & Departure

The Around Spitsbergen cruise begins and ends in Longyearbyen. Embarkation time is between 4:00 – 5:00pm on day of departure. Transfers in Longyearbyen (LYR) are provided on specified group flights. If passengers are arriving on different fights they should make their own way to the port on day of embarkation and to the airport upon disembarkation. The ship sails around 6:00pm on day of departure. Disembarkation is after breakfast on final day between 8:30 – 9:00am.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       Jul 27 - Aug 05, 2014Ortelius$4950 - $8350View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $4950

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $6750

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7050

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7550

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $8350

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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2  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jul 28 - Aug 12, 2014Noorderlicht$5950View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 16-day route round-trip from Longyearbyen.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen
Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin - $5950

The Noorderlicht provides accommodation for 20 travelers in 10 comfortable twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, and a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. There are four shared showers and five shared toilet facilities.
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3       Jul 28 - Aug 06, 2014Plancius$4950 - $8350View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $4950

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $6750

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7050

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7550

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8350

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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4       Aug 05 - Aug 14, 2014Ortelius$4950 - $8350View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $4950

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $6750

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7050

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7550

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $8350

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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5       Aug 06 - Aug 15, 2014Plancius$4950 - $8350View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $4950

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $6750

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7050

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7550

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8350

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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6  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 12 - Aug 27, 2014Noorderlicht$5950View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 16-day route round-trip from Longyearbyen.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen
Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin - $5950

The Noorderlicht provides accommodation for 20 travelers in 10 comfortable twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, and a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. There are four shared showers and five shared toilet facilities.
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7  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 14 - Aug 24, 2014Ortelius$5500 - $9200View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows an 11-day itinerary including Kvitoya.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Ytre Norskøya
Day 3- Phippsøya
Day 4 - Nordaustlandet
Day 5 - Kvitøya
Day 6 - Isispynten a Nunatak
Day 7 - Kong Karls Land
Day 8 - Barentsøya
Day 9 - Hornsund Area
Day 10 - Ahlstrandhalvøya
Day 11 - Disembark Longyearbyen
Quadruple

Quadruple - $5500

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6600

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7500

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7800

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $8400

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $9200

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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8  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 15 - Aug 25, 2014Plancius$5500 - $9200View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows an 11-day itinerary including Kvitoya.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Ytre Norskøya
Day 3- Phippsøya
Day 4 - Nordaustlandet
Day 5 - Kvitøya
Day 6 - Isispynten a Nunatak
Day 7 - Kong Karls Land
Day 8 - Barentsøya
Day 9 - Hornsund Area
Day 10 - Ahlstrandhalvøya
Day 11 - Disembark Longyearbyen
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $5500

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6600

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7500

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7800

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $8400

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $9200

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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9  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 27 - Sep 11, 2014Noorderlicht$5950View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 16-day route round-trip from Longyearbyen.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen
Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin - $5950

The Noorderlicht provides accommodation for 20 travelers in 10 comfortable twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, and a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. There are four shared showers and five shared toilet facilities.
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10       Jul 05 - Jul 14, 2015Ortelius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $4900

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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11  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jul 13 - Jul 28, 2015Noorderlicht$6250View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 16-day route round-trip from Longyearbyen.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen
Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin - $6250

The Noorderlicht provides accommodation for 20 travelers in 10 comfortable twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, and a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. There are four shared showers and five shared toilet facilities.
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12       Jul 13 - Jul 22, 2015Plancius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $4900

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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13       Jul 14 - Jul 23, 2015Ortelius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $4900

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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14       Jul 22 - Jul 31, 2015Plancius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $4900

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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15       Jul 23 - Aug 01, 2015Ortelius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $4900

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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16  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jul 28 - Aug 12, 2015Noorderlicht$6250View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 16-day route round-trip from Longyearbyen.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen
Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin - $6250

The Noorderlicht provides accommodation for 20 travelers in 10 comfortable twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, and a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. There are four shared showers and five shared toilet facilities.
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17       Jul 31 - Aug 09, 2015Plancius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $4900

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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18       Aug 01 - Aug 10, 2015Ortelius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $4900

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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19       Aug 09 - Aug 18, 2015Plancius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $4900

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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20       Aug 10 - Aug 19, 2015Ortelius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $4900

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have porthole windows, two sets of bunk beds and private facilities.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, and private facilities.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has a porthole window, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, private toilet and shower and two single lower berths. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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21  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 12 - Aug 27, 2015Noorderlicht$6250View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 16-day route round-trip from Longyearbyen.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen
Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin - $6250

The Noorderlicht provides accommodation for 20 travelers in 10 comfortable twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, and a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. There are four shared showers and five shared toilet facilities.
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22       Aug 18 - Aug 27, 2015Plancius$4900 - $8850View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $4900

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6000

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7000

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7900

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8850

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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23  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 27 - Sep 11, 2015Noorderlicht$6250View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 16-day route round-trip from Longyearbyen.
Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 - Fuglehuken
Day 3 - Smeerenburg
Days 4-15 - Exploring Spitsbergen's spectacular islands
Day 16 - Depart Longyearbyen
Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin - $6250

The Noorderlicht provides accommodation for 20 travelers in 10 comfortable twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, and a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. There are four shared showers and five shared toilet facilities.
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Included

Shipboard accommodation, meals, shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage; Leadership by experienced Expedition Leaders and staff, including shore landings; Zodiac cruising and transfers to and from the ship for shore excursions; Presentations by noted naturalists and other experts; Comprehensive pre-departure material; Group transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship for passengers on the group flights to/from Longyearbyen; All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges; AECO fees and governmental taxes; Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes on Plancius and Ortelius.

Exclusions

Airfares; Pre and post land arrangements; Transfers to/from the vessel outside of Spitsbergen; Passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; Rubber boots on all other vessels not specifically listed above; Meals ashore; Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance, including mandatory emergency evacuation insurance; Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunications charges; Customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel. Possible fuel surcharges: It is agreed that if world fuel prices will reach or exceed US Dollar 120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure Oceanwide Expeditions reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US $25 ($18 Euro) per passenger per night.

Room Configuration

Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a quadruple, triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth or berths goes unsold, you will not be penalized. For those who desire single occupancy, cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

Families & Children

Children under 16 years old in Superior, Family Triple and/or Family Quadruple cabins receive a 40% discount. Parents are entirely responsible for their children at all times, on land and on board; there is no onboard day care or nursery facility.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% the trip total is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 60 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days - 20% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days - 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $100,000 per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
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The North Pole

The North Pole

Few places have stirred the hearts and minds of explorers more than the North Pole. On this historic voyage, our aim is to stand at 90° North. Cruise aboard the 50 Years of Victory, one of the world's most powerful icebreakers through dense pack ice searching for polar bear and walrus. Join us on this opportunity of a lifetime.
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Plancius

Plancius

The Plancius is a 114-passenger small ship designed and built exclusively for polar cruises. A wide variety of cabins and ample space on five decks make the Plancius a great option for expedition cruises.
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Ortelius

Ortelius

The 116-guest M/V Ortelius is an ice-strengthened small ship designed for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica. She offers passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program to spend as much time ashore as possible.
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Noorderlicht

Noorderlicht

The 20-guest Noorderlicht is well suited for sailing the small islands of Spitsbergen and Lofoten and offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. This is a ship for the avid sailor.
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