Luxury Arctic Cruises

Overview

Follow in the oar strokes of the Vikings, the first European Explorers to the Arctic, with an ice-breaking luxury expedition to the Arctic Circle.

Aboard one of our luxury cruise ships – the Akademik Loffe and the Akademik Sergey Vavilov you’ll discover one of the world’s last great untouched landscapes.

You’ll embark off the north coast of Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago, in search of white and grey beluga whales before moving north into a frozen and remote world, passing hulking icebergs and spectacular fjords, and navigating broken ice fields.

Enter a realm wear the polar bears rule the frozen terrain, orcas the frigid seas and indigenous nomads herd reindeer and caribou as they have done for thousands of years.

Both cruise ships started life as research vessels, before being converted into passage ships. They’re well equipped with luxury amenities including a spa and wellness centre, gym, deck bar and 360-degree observatory.

As well whale and wildlife watching, activities on your voyage can include sea kayaking and hiking expeditions inland.

Part of the wonder of an Arctic Cruise is that no two cruises are ever the same. The hostile and ever-changing environment means that itineraries can change at a moments noticed, leading you to unexpected delights like huge colonies of seals or pods of killer whales.

Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made journeys to the remotest regions of the planet. Our experienced travel specialists are on hand to offer impartial advice based on their own amazing experiences!

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Akademik Ioffe

Arctic, Antarctica, Luxury Arctic Cruises, Antarctica Cruises

Experience the ultimate Arctic or Antarctic adventure aboard the Akademik Ioffe with One Ocean Expeditions, an innovative, small ship polar cruise company offering exceptional personalised s…

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Akademik Sergey Vavilov

Arctic, Antarctica, Luxury Arctic Cruises, Antarctica Cruises

Set sail on an unforgettable adventure aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov with One Ocean Expeditions. This small ship polar cruise company specialises in once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience…

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National Geographic Explorer

Arctic, Antarctica, Luxury Arctic Cruises, Antarctica Cruises

The National Geographic Explorer, first introduced in 2008, is the flagship of Lindblad Expeditions’ impressive fleet. A state of the art expedition ship, she is one of the most technologi…

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National Geographic Orion

Arctic, Antarctica, Luxury Arctic Cruises, Antarctica Cruises

National Geographic Orion, owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions, is a purpose built, state-of-the-art expedition ship designed to explore Antarctica and Arctic as well as Europe. W…

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Ortelius

Arctic, Antarctica, Luxury Arctic Cruises, Antarctica Cruises

Ortelius was built in Poland in 1989 and began life as a Russian Research vessel perfect for playing the waters of the Arctic with its ice-strengthened hull. This high ice classification ena…

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Silver Explorer

Arctic, Antarctica, Luxury Arctic Cruises, Antarctica Cruises

The Silversea Explorer is one of the most luxurious ships to sail the waters of Antarctica and the Arctic. She was designed for Polar exploration with an ice strengthened hull and offers an …

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