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Polar Bear Cruise - Spitsbergen Archipelago

This cruise takes you to an outstanding region to see polar bears, walruses, seabirds and other arctic wildlife. Our expedition ship is an excellent vessel designed for traveling naturalists. Cruise around the islands closest to the North Pole where the rich waters support seals, seabirds, walruses and one of the world's greatest concentrations of polar bears. Traveling in near continuous midsummer daylight, you do daily excursions ashore with naturalists and plenty of time to observe wildlife from the ship. If you want to see polar bears - while it's still possible - and dream of visiting the high arctic, this is one of the best cruises available.
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Outstanding wildlife cruise,
August 30, 2013
By: ambulando
from Vermont
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"We saw 22 polar bears on this cruise in July, so it was a great success, but there was much more to see in addition to the bears: stunning high arctic scenery; icebergs in the midnight sun; walruses; beluga whales; and seabirds by the thousands. The Plancius is very comfortable and the naturalists are among the best anywhere. The ship is allowed to go into remote bays where larger ocean liners can't, so this is the best way to explore the high arctic in comfort."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes