Enjoy the latest and greatest in ultra-luxury cruising in one of the world’s last true frontiers
- Be among the first to sail the ultra-luxurious Scenic Eclipse
- Showcase Svalbard’s high Arctic wilderness with shore excursions included throughout
- Spot polar bears, whales and Arctic wolves
- Enjoy all-inclusive indulgence, pairing champagne with French-dining fineries
- Begin with a luxury stay in Oslo
- 1 Night Oslo
- 10 Nights Scenic Eclipse
All-inclusive | Expedition cruise
Flung out into the Arctic Ocean, closer to the North Pole than Norway, Svalbard is a true wilderness archipelago. Here, you’ll sail between fjords and mighty glaciers, spotting everything from whales to polar bears on a full range of included shore excursions. Each is led by expedition experts. Then, when you’ve returned from snowshoe hikes and kayak paddles, you’ll be treated to the finest in ultra-luxury cruising as you enjoy an all-inclusive spread of open cocktail bars and fine-dining extravagances.
Day by day itinerary
Begin your trip in style, with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight out to Oslo. On arrival, an included transfer will see you to your luxury accommodation. Brand new for 2019, it promises contemporary finesse right in the centre of Norway’s historic capital. From here, stroll along Karl Johans Gate to the 19th-century Royal Palace, dip into the Munch Museum to take in the work or head down to the waterfront to admire the sternly functionalist City Hall. However, much of the city’s delights lie well in the modern day. There’s everything from cutting-edge galleries to the sheet-of-ice Opera House and one of Europe’s fastest-growing dining scenes.
Stay: Clarion Royal Christiana Hotel (Deluxe)
Oslo to Longyearbyen
With your flight north to Longyearbyen bookended by included transfers, you’ll be brought right aboard what is perhaps the finest ship in ultra-luxury cruising – the Scenic Eclipse. Billed as the world’s first discovery yacht, your all-inclusive indulgences range from free-flowing champagne and cocktails to sushi bites, poolside grills and French degustation dining. You’ll also have some time to settle into your butler-served verandah suite before trying on your custom-designed parka and heading to the climate-controlled changing room, where you’ll be fitted for your snow boots. Then, over a cocktail reception hosted by the captain, you’ll have a chance to meet your expert excursion team.
Stay: Scenic Eclipse (Ultra)
As with cruises to Antarctica, your captain and expedition leaders will tailor your itinerary to the weather and ice floes– a flexible approach that makes the most of the local wildlife activity. And, due to her smaller size and technological capabilities, the Scenic Eclipse is able to bring you to otherwise-unreachable harbours with a minimum of environmental impact. At each stop, you’ll be treated to a full range of included shore excursions, from snowshoe hikes to kayak trips and Zodiac cruises. There’s even an onboard submarine and helicopter. Expect to spot polar bears, Arctic fox, walruses and several species of whales as you weave between secluded bays and stunning fjords, pausing to watch icebergs calve off colossal glaciers. When not out exploring, soothe any sightseeing aches with the spa, or enjoy some exercise for both body and mind with the lecture programme and fitness facilities.
Stay: Scenic Eclipse (Ultra)
Meals: B L D
Depart for UK
After a final gourmet breakfast, an included transfer will see you to the airport for your flight home.
Meet our experts
Speak to a tailor-made specialist on 020 7590 0615Meet the team