Aurora Expeditions is offering a chance to explore the heart of the Arctic with this 11-day cruise around the Spitsbergen archipelago for just $6384 (AUD$6120) per person, twin share. Saving $1596 (AUD$1530) off the regular price of this cruise, the offer includes:
Departing Longyearbyen aboard the ship Polar Pioneer, you will circumnavigate Spitsbergen, off the coast of mainland Norway. Explore this unique area where Gulf Stream currents and Arctic pack ice collide creating wonders such as vast glaciers, desert plains, deep fjords and tundra alive with colourful wildflowers and moss.
With nearly 24 hours of daylight, see an abundance of wildlife including whales, seals, Arctic fox, reindeer, Atlantic puffins, walrus and polar bears. Voyages are led by an experienced team of Arctic experts and optional activities such as kayaking and photography are available.
The ship is smaller than most, allowing for greater flexibility and access to the area. It holds a maximum of 54 passengers, offering a more personalised experience of this rugged terrain and allowing each cabin an outside porthole. It features a bar, library, dining room and a spacious bridge and deck ideal for viewing the Arctic landscape and wildlife.
Valid for departures on July 16 and July 26, 2013.
Book by December 15.
Travelzoo tip: Twin Cabins with private bathrooms are also available for the discounted rate of $7421 (AUD7120) per person, twin share.