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Arctic Landscapes: Svalbard, Norway with Twin Cities Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard - August 2018
Oslo, Norway — 8 Days
Svalbard, Norway, a remote Arctic archipelago found along the 80th parallel, is halfway between Norway and the North Pole. It is home to the Seed Vault, and is an important research center for scientists from all over the world. It also features stunning landscapes, a fascinating history and unique wildlife, including polar bears. Svalbard is an excellent destination for visitors to experience arctic life, and learn about climate change.
China's Cities, Pandas & the Yangtze River
Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Chongquing - Yichang - Shanghai - Suzhou — 14 Days
2016 Departs: Daily - To sail through the famous three Gorges of the Yangtze is to feel the power, majesty and timelessness of perhaps the world’s greatest river. Imagine the scene as sheer cliffs of rock close in around you, drawing you deeply into a scene of almost unspeakable beauty.
Chonos Route - Cruise the Northern Patagonian Glaciers & Chiloe
Puerto Montt — 6 Days
The Chonos cruise covers 800 miles for a magical encounter with the age-old ice formations of the San Rafael Glacier, sailing through awesome archipelagos, channels and gulfs to tour this incredible territory that includes the island of Chiloe and towns like Castro and the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre. Along the way see marine mammals, seabirds and more wildlife. This journey even includes a stop at the Fiordo Quitralco so as to enjoy the hot springs. Many opportunities to get off ship for excursions in this vast island-peppered sea.
Glacier and Desert Adventure; The Southern Ice Field and San Pedro de Atacama.
Puerto Natales, Chile — 7 Days
Explore the contrasts of extreme regions; the Southern Ice Field and the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Gota Canal Cruises, Sweden 2018
Gothenburg, Sweden — 7 Days
The Gota Canal is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and one of the communication links between Sweden's two largest cities, Gothenburg (Goteborg) and Stockholm. Your path takes you along a river, three canals, eight lakes, two seas and 66 locks. The canal itself is 190 km long, most of it dug out by hand.
Hurtigruten Winter Arctic Voyage & SnowHotel 2018
Bergen, Norway — 13 Days
Set sail from Bergen on a leisurely northbound Arctic tour to the secluded Kirkenes harbor. Along the way, discover the captivating beauty and Arctic wonders of coastal Norway, including Europe's most northerly point, the North Cape, and - with luck - catch a glimpse of the magical Northern Lights. In Kirkenes, cozy up for a night at the storied SnowHotel.
Hurtigruten Winter Fjords and Coast Explorer 2018
Oslo, Norway — 8 Days
Explore Oslo, Bergen and Norway's stunning mountain interior! Travel by train across the "roof of Norway," continuing on the famous Flam railway and a fjord cruise. Embark Hurtigruten in Bergen and cruise north along the rugged coastline to Trondheim.
Hurtigruten Winter Top of Norway with SnowHotel & King Crab Safari 2018
Oslo, Norway — 8 Days
Your Hurtigruten cruise takes you from Tromso to Kirkenes, the northernmost point on the Hurtigruten itinerary. Kirkenes is home to the SnowHotel, and you will enjoy one night in this unique accommodation! Enjoy a King Crab safari and a lunch feast of your catch, try dogsledding, snowmobiling, and embrace the winter lifestyle of the north!
Iceland Circumnavigation 2017
Reykjavik, Iceland — 10 Days
Experience an unforgettable journey around the island of fire and ice. Iceland is a country of contrasts and the diverse natural landscape provides unique experiences unlike anywhere else on earth.
North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special 2018
Longyearbyen, Norway — 8 Days
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, will give you the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic - the polar bear. Sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, see the Monaco Glacier, the Hinlopen Strait and Nordaustlandet. Several varieties of seabirds and whales, along with other arctic animals may be seen as you travel along.
Norway by Land and Coastal Steamer Hurtigruten Northbound 2018
Oslo, Norway — 12 Days
Known as the "world's most beautiful voyage," witness the rugged beauty of Norway's coastline aboard the comfortable vessels with many amenities. The suggested package includes the capital city of Oslo, the famous Norway in a Nutshell trip between Oslo and Bergen, and the 7-day northbound sailing on a Hurtigruten ship, from lovely Bergen to Kirkenes at the top of Norway.
Norway by Land and Coastal Steamer Hurtigruten Round Trip 2018
Bergen, Norway — 16 Days
This suggested package includes charming Bergen, the famous Norway in a Nutshell journey, and the 12-day round trip sailing on a Hurtigruten ship from Bergen to Kirkenes at the top of Norway. Known as the "world's most beautiful voyage," witness the rugged beauty of Norway's coastline aboard the comfortable vessels with many amenities.
Norway's Coast and Fjords 2018
Trondheim, Norway — 12 Days
From historic Trondheim in the north to charming Stavanger in the south, including Oslo, the cosmopolitan capital city, and Bergen, the "gateway to the fjords," absorb Norway's incredible history and stunning landscape. Cruise the breathtaking Sognefjord, Naeroyfjord, Aurlandsfjord and Lysefjord. Experience the iconic Hurtigruten coastal steamer and the famous Flam railway. You have plenty of free time to sightsee, shop and dine along the way!
Punta Arenas, Chile - Ushuaia, Argentina Cruise
Punta Arenas, Chile — 5 Days
Your excursions will take you through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Sognefjord in a Nutshell & Trondheim 2018
Oslo, Norway — 8 Days
Enjoy highlights of Norway's three most popular cities and one of its most spectacular day trips. Visit Oslo, Norway's capital before your journey on Sognefjord in a Nutshell over to Bergen. From there sail on the Hurtigruten north for 2 nights up to Trondheim, home of the famous Nidaros Cathedral.
The Southern Ice Field and Patagonia - Land and Sea
Santiago, Chile — 11 Days
Cruise the Kaweskar Route, covering 380 miles through untouched territory, including channels and fjords, sailing toward the glaciers in the Southern Ice Field. Visit 15 glaciers, walk to their walls and moraines, and sail through multicolored ice floes for a first-hand view of the varied Patagoinian flora and fauna, which is still virgin, wild, and untouched by humans.
Ushuaia, Argentina - Punta Arenas, Chile
Argentina — 5 Days
Disembark from the world's most southern city in the world and sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. In the afternoon you will explore Wulaia Bay and walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns, and other native vegetation.
Water, Wildlife and the Wonders of Antarctica - March 2019
Antarctica — 16 Days
We are so excited to announce our next Antarctic Signature Journey, March 1-15, 2019, with featured lecturer, Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory. This is a special sailing of the M/S Island Sky, a 100 passenger vessel that will focus on marine mammals as they prepare for their long migration north.
Winter Landscapes and Coast of Norway with SnowHotel & King Crab Safari 2018
Oslo, Norway — 11 Days
A winter journey the entire length of Norway! Travel from Oslo through the Gudbrandsdal valley by train and witness the stunning winter landscapes of mountains and valleys. In Trondheim, board the legendary Hurtigruten for a northbound voyage along the rugged coastline to the Arctic Capital of Tromso. Continue the voyage to Kirkenes, the northernmost point on the Hurtigruten itinerary, where you spend a night in the SnowHotel, experience dogsledding, a King Crab safari and the arctic lifestyle!
Zambezi Queen River Cruise - 2018
Kasane, Botswana — 3 Days
There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa's raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. Experience river life in the lap of luxury with 3 or 4 day options.