Event Price 
Starting at $6,995 (per person, double-occupancy; land-only)
Book by April 29, 2019 to receive a $2,000 per couple discount

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.

Event Itinerary 

ITINERARY

Day Destination

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
8 Raudfjorden/Smeerenburg
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

Season 
Type of activity 

Faculty

To Be Announced
Attachments 
Operator Name 
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company