Photo: Aud Ingebjørg Barstad/Hurtigruten Svalbard
From: $5,998 per person | Single supplement on request
Early Booking Discount: Save $250 per person if deposited by September 10, 2019
Cruise Package Dates:
May 20 – 30, 2020 (depart the US May 19)
Join Borton Overseas’ Linda McCormick on a journey to Svalbard and meet Sunniva and Hilde after they’ve returned from Bamsebu!
Celebrate the accomplishments of the Hearts in the Ice project on this journey to the Norwegian Arctic! Sunniva and Hilde, the first all-female team to overwinter in Svalbard, will meet with our group to tell their stories about what it was like to spend the winter at Bamsebu, how they performed their observations and gathered important data, what challenges they faced, and what successes they achieved.
Then, we’ll board the MS Spitsbergen for a comfortable voyage through the stunning Svalbard archipelago, situated halfway between Norway and the North Pole. You’ll have your own chance to contribute to scientific research and data collection through the onboard Citizen Science program! Not to mention experiencing marine and wildlife encounters and breathtaking scenery.
Please join me on this remarkable adventure!
~ Linda McCormick, Borton Overseas
$7,730 per person
U2D | Double outside Arctic Superior cabin for 2 travelers with window.
Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins all have double beds, bathrooms with shower and toilet. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. All the cabins have individual layouts.
$7,398 per person
O2D | Double outside Polar cabin for 2 travelers with window.
Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower deck sand all have bathrooms with shower/toilet. Most have double beds, while others offer separate beds (one of which is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual layouts.
$7,154 per person
QJ | Double outside* Arctic Superior cabin for 2 travelers.
These large, comfortable cabins for two or four people on the upper deck have double beds and bathrooms with shower and toilet. Some cabins have four single beds also have upper and lower berths and have TV. *The cabins have limited or no view.
$5,998 per person
I2D | Double inside Polar cabin for 2 travelers.
The cozy Polar inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/toilet. Most of the cabins have double beds, while some are equipped with separate beds where one doubles as a sofa or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual layouts.
MS Spitsbergen is named after the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. It has been completely reconstructed and has been sailing since 2016.
The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins with fresh Scandinavian design. The vessel is modern and environmentally progressive, and the ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.
MS Spitsbergen has its own on-board Expedition Team which presents interesting lectures daily. Out on deck you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv´ (outdoor life), and encourage you take part in `friluftsliv´ hikes and activities during the journey.
The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage.
MS Spitsbergen’s facilities include:
• Explorer bar
• Panoramic lounge – Explorer lounge
• Compass Service Centre
• Brygga bistro
• Torget main dining
• Wi-Fi (when in range)
• Fitness room
• Hot tub
• Guest launderett