The Best of Spitsbergen
11 Jun - 18 Jun
7 Nights
13 Ports
Ponant

The Best of Spitsbergen

11 June - 18 June 2020
From £6,877 pp

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

11 June

Setting sail from Longyearbyen

This is the world's northernmost city and the base for tourism in Svalbard. A bit quirky, as you would expect from somewhere that spends four months of the year in near darkness, Longyearbyen doesn't take long to explore. Its brightly coloured wooden houses are built on stilts, as the ground in Svalbard is permafrost. When you enter a building, you are normally asked to remove your shoes, and leave your gun at the door. Gun carrying is more or less essential for the locals, as with 3,000 local hungry polar bears, it is said that you never know when you might need protection. That said, we visited safely without a gun!

Our tip

Don’t die here – it’s illegal. There have been no new burials for over 70 years, because the permafrost prevents bodies from decomposing.

12 June

Norway: Lilliehöök Glacier (Spitsbergen)

12 June

Norway: 14th July Glacier

Beared seal on 14th July Glacier, Svalbard

13 June

Norway: Virgohamna

13 June

Norway: Magdalenefjord

Magdalenefjord, Spitsbergen

14 June

At sea

15 June

Norway: Monacobreen (Spitsbergen)

Monacobreen glacier, Liefdefjorden, Spitsbergen

15 June

Norway: Texas Bar (Liefdefjorden)

Monacobreen glacier, Liefdefjorden, Spitsbergen

16 June

Norway: Ny Ålesund

16 June

Norway: Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen)

Kings Glacier, Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen

17 June

Russia: Nordenskjold Archipelago

17 June

Norway: Alkhornet (Spitsbergen)

Alkhorney mountain, Spitsbergen

17 June

Norway: Pyramiden

18 June

Arriving in Longyearbyen

Don't miss

At the so called heart of the city, Huset has long been the centre for culture and community. Go there for great food and to sample one of the largest wine cellars in Europe!

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Cruises - Le Lyrial
Ponant - Le Lyrial stateroom
Ponant - Le Lyrial pool

Sleek and stylish, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial are wonderful small ships that blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

These chic sisters are amongst the most stylish ships at sea, with muted natural tones, minimalist interiors and playful splashes of colour. The accommodation is flexible, with the option to combine staterooms and create expansive suites, while the restaurants deliver the sort of outstanding gastronomic experience that you would expect from a French flag cruise line.

Capacity 264 Guests
Crew 140 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
  • Complimentary WiFi
More about L'Austral

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Where to stay in Longyearbyen

There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.

Snowmobiles near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen

Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.

Get your free Arctic guide

Our expedition cruising guide to the Arctic will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.

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The Best of Spitsbergen

11 June - 18 June 2020
From £6,877 pp

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

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