|Day 1||Kirkenes, Norway||Embarkation on the Greg Mortimer|
|Days 2 & 3||At Sea||Towards the Svalbard archipelago|
|Days 4 - 12||Svalbard Archipelago||Explore this beautiful Arctic region|
|Day 13||Disembark Longyearbyen||Farewell the crew and fellow travellers|
The Greg Mortimer is a new purpose built, polar expedition vessel taking 120 guests. This vessel has been designed in close consultation with Antarctic expedition specialists and is the first expedition cruise ship designed with the ULSTEIN X-BOW hull. This cutting edge nautical technology allows for gentle travel and motion at sea, improved comfort and safety on-board, reduced vibrations, lower fuel consumption and emissions and ‘virtual anchoring’ which means the ship can float anchor-less while launching the Zodiacs without disturbing delicate sea floor areas. There are four sea-level launching platforms for fast and efficient access to and from Zodiacs.
Arrive in Kirkenes, Norway and join a pre-arranged half day excursion or activity prior to boarding the Greg Mortimer in the late afternoon. Airport transfers will be included if arriving on preferred flights into Kirkenes. You’ll have time to settle into your cabin before the important briefings.
Over the next two days at sea, enjoy informative and entertaining lectures from your expert expedition team including naturalists and historians before reaching Svalbard’s southeast coast.
Over the next ten days,the Svalbard Archipelago is yours to explore. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day. This allows them to make best use of the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities. There are many exciting places they can choose to visit where you may land, hike, photograph or view spectacular wildlife and scenery.
During the early morning cruise into Longyearbyen. Farewell your expedition team and fellow expeditioners as you all continue on your onward journeys. Enjoy a town tour of Longyearbyen before an onward transfer to the airport in the afternoon.