Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day cruise aboard L’ AUSTRAL to remote Svalbard, the northerly archipelago home to nearly a third of Norway’s polar bears. Visit during the region’s most enchanting season, when shimmering ice basks in the midnight sun’s ceaseless glow. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Svalbard, and see glaciers crease and calve in luminous blues; and look for the enigmatic polar bear, who reigns as king. Survey an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountain ranges, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations and enjoy Zodiac excursions led by a team of expert naturalists in diverse, serene terrains, where remarkable wildlife—including polar bears, whales, walruses, seals, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, northern fulmars and Arctic terns—roam freely. The program’s flight to Longyearbyen originates in Paris; spend one night in a downtown Paris hotel before the flight and one night in the deluxe HILTON PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT HOTEL upon return from the Arctic. Paris Pre-Program Option also offered.
1 Depart from the U.S. or Canada
2 Paris, France
3 Paris/Fly to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway/Embark L’AUSTRAL
4 Hornsund for Burgerbukta and Samarin Glacier
5 Bellsund for Calypsobyen and Camp Millar
6 Cruise the Arctic Ice Pack/Polar Bear Search
7 Woodfjorden for Makeoyane/Manaco Glacier
9 Ny-Alesund/Kongsfjorden for King’s Glacier
10 Longyearbyen/Disembark ship/Fly to Paris, France
11 Paris/Return to the U.S. or Canada
Professor Anant Sundaram is on the finance faculty at Tuck, where he has taught since 2005. He is the faculty director for the Tuck Environmental Sustainability Forum and faculty director for Tuck Business Bridge Projects. He is the former faculty director for Tuck Executive Education. Professor Sundaram teaches clinical courses in business valuation, M&A, corporate governance, and financial strategies for profitable growth. He works with senior managers of companies on how their financial fundamentals and performance metrics drive market values and P/E ratios. More recently, his work has expanded to include research on the relationship between climate change and corporate actors. He pioneered numerous MBA and executive education courses, including the first course on business and climate change in a leading U.S. business school. He created the Fossil Fuel Beta (FFß), a metric to measure the stock price impact of a company's exposure to fossil fuel price changes and CO2 emissions risks.