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From Scotland to Spitsbergen

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Suite
$35,850
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 Cruise Length
14 Days
 Cruise Starts
Glasgow
 Cruise Finishes
Paris
14 Day From Scotland to Spitsbergen Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Scotland, Norway, France
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Departures
Passengers
264
Crew
145
Launched
2010
Refurbished
2018
Cruise Code
GLWLYR13.2

Overview

Set off on a 14-day Ponant expedition cruise that will take you from marvellous Scottish shores to the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. Aboard Le Boréal, you will discover the preserved landscapes of Northern Europe and the boundaries of Norway and its island, which is among the world's northernmost. Departing from Glasgow, Scotland's warm cultural capital with a rich artistic and architectural heritage, you will set sail for the Hebrides archipelago. You will make a stop on Iona, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland, home to an impressive abbey, and you will discover Callanish on the Isle...read more of Lewis. This all-new port of call will take you back in time to between 2900 and 2600 BC, the period during which the island's megalithic site would have been created... Before the circle of standing stones, aligned with the cardinal points, the mystery remains entire, the emotion is palpable.

Le Boréal will then sail towards the Shetland archipelago and the island of Mousa, which is home to Scotland's best-preserved Broch - constructed in around 100BC, this tower-shaped fortification served to defend against invaders. Further north, you will marvel at the mysterious charm of the Lofoten archipelago. These islands have landscapes of surreal beauty alternating between sea, spectacular fjords, mountain slopes, fine sand beaches and huts on stilts. Your Arctic adventure begins with your stopover in Tromso. You will also sail by Bear Island, halfway between the North Cape of Norway and the South Cape of Spitsbergen.

You will see many seabirds, such as guillemots or Atlantic puffins, which have found refuge in the vast cliffs of the south of the island. Even further north, you will reach Spitsbergen, the main island of the Svalbard archipelago. In the land at the end of the world, millennial glaciers, steely mountains and spectacular fjords form the backdrop for whales, arctic foxes, walruses and the kings of their realm, polar bears.

Your cruise will end in Longyearbyen. We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. The itinerary, landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each Ponant cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Glasgow, Scotland
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18:00
Day 2: Iona, Hebrides
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Day 3: Callanish, Isle Of Lewis
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Day 4: Mousa Broch, Shetland Islands
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Day 5: Cruising At Sea
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Day 6: Cruising At Sea
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Day 7: Reine, Lofoten
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Day 7: Sailing In Trollfjorden
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Day 8: Tromso
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Day 9: Sailing Along Bjornoya (Bear Island)
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Day 10: Isbukta, Spitsbergen
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Day 11: Hornsund
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Day 12: Bellsund, Spitsbergen
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Day 13: Isfjorden, Spitsbergen
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Day 14: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Flight to Paris
08:00
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard Le Boreal

Le Boreal
Le Boreal

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Room with a View
Room with a View

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Exquisite French Dining
Exquisite French Dining

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Shipboard Life
Shipboard Life

Relax on the pool deck, take in the views from the lounges or rejuvenate in the onboard spa. Read more

Renowned Service Excellence
Renowned Service Excellence

From the moment you embark your every need will be looked after by the French crew. Read more

Balneotherapy at Ponant Spa
Balneotherapy at Ponant Spa

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Fjords and Glaciers of Spitsbergen 0 , ACT, Australia, Jun 2023
Very enjoyable trip. We were able to see Polar Bears, Walrus, whales , seals and lots of birds. Captains and crews are all fantastic and change the course for the best landing. Our reservations with Global Journeys was great with Georgie.

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