Meet the Arctic "face to face" in the most fascinating regions
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Why the Arctic?
Join us for an expedition voyage to the Arctic aboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit!
Meet the Arctic "face-to-face" in some of the world's most fascinating regions; Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and the Russian High Arctic.
Wealth of wildlife
Svalbard boasts one of the Arctic’s highest concentrations of polar bears. They are the world’s largest land carnivores and have become a symbol of the imperiled Arctic wilderness. This is one of the best places in the world to view polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat: the pack ice.
Greenland is the place where you will find some of the finest scenery in the world. Extensive fjord systems provide access to the mountainous interior of Greenland where tidewater glaciers create colossal icebergs. Each night in Greenland brings a new possibility to see incredible displays of northern lights, also known as aurora borealis.
Polar legends and history
Arctic is rich with historical sites. You may find here the staging areas for many historic expeditions to the North Pole, including those of Roald Amundsen and Walter Wellman.
Our voyages include education supplements to prepare you for shore landings and scientific discovery in the Arctic, Antarctica and the North Pole. After that, other than meals, informal activities range from bird and whale watching to movies and snacks in the evening. There are board games available in the lounge area and a bar for conversation and spirits.
The open-air decks make excellent platforms for photography and wildlife observing.
Yes, of course. Each ship is equipped with motor powered and paddled, inflatable landing crafts known as ‘Zodiacs’. These easy to navigate boats are used for ocean level cruising and landings. From there, you will hike tundra and ice fields.
We fully understand the popularity of shore activities and provide them as frequently as possible. Of course, seasons and weather may determine where you go ashore and how often. Please work with our sales staff to ensure your satisfaction. We strive to create an experience that best suits your lifestyle and needs.
Yes! We offer a first-class sea kayaking option called Poseidon Sea Kayak Club. This small-group, limited-availability, genuine adventure option is offered on selected Sea Spirit voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica. Kayakers with appropriate fitness and experience may book Sea Kayak Club for an additional fee in advance of their voyage.
Leaving the ship after a polar cruise requires certain formalities; such as a Customs Inspection. We generally begin disembarkation after breakfast on the final day. This is followed by a group shuttle to the nearest airport.
We strongly recommend that homeward bound flights be booked for departure AFTER 12:00 (pm) (noon) on the final day. We cannot guarantee your arrival to the airport until the afternoon.