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Secret Atlas Svalbard

Svalbard Explorer aboard the Polar Pioneer

A small Arctic expedition cruise around beautiful Svalbard

Price: Upon request

Svalbard Explorer

A 10-day long expedition cruise

Mid Range Ship

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A 10-day long Cruise

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

As much wildlife as the eye can see

Beautiful short hikes ashore

Zodiac rides around the magical landscapes

A closer look at the North West side of Svalbard

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Only 48 passengers- one of the smallest expedition ships

1 guide for every 10 guests aboard

Expert guides to answer all questions

We plant trees in Greenland to compensate for your trip!

Explore Svalbard on an intimate and small ship expedition cruise with just 48 guests in total. This cruise takes place on the newly refurbished Polar Pioneer, one of the smallest and most rugged expedition cruise ships visiting the Arctic, perfect for venturing into the ice edge. On this expedition we will sail to the northern wilderness and explore the beautiful landscapes, wildlife and glaciers of north west Spitsbergen, home to a copious amount of polar wildlife. Every day is an adventure and we will use the Zodiacs to visit various sites of interest and to take short hikes ashore in nature. This is an intimate small group experience with the minimum of one guide for every 10 guests.

Your ship: Polar Pioneer

The well-known MV Polar Pioneer is a durable, capable veteran expedition ship (19 seasons strong) loved by guests and expedition leaders for its capability to explore remote polar regions with ease despite its small size.

Its new Scandinavian owners have done an extensive refit upgrading it to today’s standards and is ready for the 2022 Arctic season.

The Polar Pioneer benefits from holsting maximum 48 guests on an authentic expedition adventure free from the crowds of larger vessels. All guests can fit in the Zodiacs at once ensuring there is no waiting to go ashore and everyone can explor … Read more about Polar Pioneer

Amenities

bar

Bar

binoculars

Observation Deck

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

sauna

Sauna on board

meal

All meals

doctor's suitcase

Doctor on board

rubber boots

Rubber Boots

Secret Atlas Svalbard
Secret Atlas Svalbard
Secret Atlas Svalbard

Reviews

Deanna Rieden

May 2022

First Class Ship

This was the trip of a lifetime. Our final continent. Once we arrived in Punta Arenas, we were met at the airport by Paula from Aurora who took us to hotel. My baggage was lost by airline and she gave me a coat to wear immediately. Shout out to Paula and Michael for tracking my Luggage. Once we transferred to Antarctica we were met by ship crew with drinks and smiles. The week was packed with excursions and amazing information presented by scientists in different aspects of expertise. The ship staff was friendly, personable making the trip an amazing adventure. The fly and cruise is the way to go!

Marion K

May 2022

First Class Ship

It was an AMAZING journey through one of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever scene (if not the most). The boat was top of the line, the professional crew incredibly professional, knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. The service crew took well care of us during all the journey. The kayak pack is specially recommended and if you are lucky you will also a face to face hunch whale experience you will remember as your top wildlife adventure for life (copied from Trip Advisor)

Doug Beham

May 2022

First Class Ship

Couldn't be better! This company checks all the boxes: well-planned expeditions, pristine ship, and skilled & courteous service from all the employees. Best cruise company I have traveled with by far. (Copied from Google)

Cristian Coudeu

May 2022

First Class Ship

Impressive trip, a beautiful destination that thanks to A21 becomes unforgettable. The concern for every detail, the professional level of the team, the joy with which they do their work make this experience something unique. Discovering Antarctica with A21 is a dream that we should all have. (copied from Trip Advisor)

Till K

April 2022

First Class Ship

We booked the 2.5 week trip incl. Antarctic peninsula and South Georgia. We received good information on clothing, recommended literature, itinerary etc. previously. The one night in Punta Arenas extended due to fog around the antarctic landing strip to three days, with an OK emergency program. The difficulty to get to Antarctica shows that it a somehow adventurous place and not normal tourism. Once arrived on board, we were welcomed nicely and shown the beautiful new vessel, the Magellan Explorer. The expedition staff and the crew are very friendly and professional. The cabins and excellent, all have balconies, mini bars are refilled all the time. Food on boards in really good and varied every day. Wine is OK. The expeditions are what you came for. Protocols are very strict, in order to protect wild life. Whats you see is totally amazing, in Antarctica the icebergs and white sceneries, later on in South Georgia the immense amount of king penguins, seals with puppies, etc. During the days of pure navigation, you can spot whales, albatrosses etc., and get very interesting lectures of Antarctic related topics (history, political situation, animals, etc.). Lecturers are excellent professionals, some are also funny. What could be improved? On our specific trip, the three days lost in the beginning were cut off just from the Antarctic peninsula part of the trip, nothing from South Georgia. Could have been more balanced. And in general, on zodiac tours without landing, people could be grouped by interest (photographers have other needs than the rest, some older people get cold earlier than some younger, etc.). Overall… a trip of the lifetime. I intend to do the pure Antarctic trip with the same company and the same vessel. (Copied from Trip Advisor)

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