The Big Four – adventure: cruises to the Arctic

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The Arctic circle covers the boundaries of a number of countries – unlike its South Pole counterpart, which is a continent in itself. The Arctic is far more accessible than the Antarctic for British travellers: it’s even possible to do an ex-UK cruise and cross into the Arctic. Below are some of the toughest itineraries going north – although that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re always the most active. 

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Expedition & Adventure guide 2015-16, each week we will be running our Big Four feature, which gives you four cruise options to choose from. This week it’s cruises to the Arctic.

To request a copy of Cruise Adviser’s Expedition & Adventure guide email: info@cruise-adviser.com or read it online here.


The Artic – tough

Line: Quark Expeditions
Departure port: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Departure date: June 30, 2016
Destination: Arctic
Duration: Eight days
Hotel: Arctic Watch Lodge
Price: £3,882

Line: One Ocean Expeditions
Departure port: Cambridge Bay
Departure date: August 28
Destination: Iqaluit
Duration: 13 days
Ship: One Ocean Navigator
Price: £6,797

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And two more…

Line: Fred Olsen
Departure port: Tilbury
Departure date: July 17, 2016
Destination: Iceland and Greenland
Duration: 26 nights
Ship: Black Watch
Price: £5,299

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Line:
Azamara
Departure port: Hamburg
Departure date: June 24, 2016
Destination: Arctic Circle
Duration: 14 nights
Ship: Journey
Price: £3,674

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Cruise Adviser top tip

If booking with a specialist expedition tour operator, expect there to be some level of physical fitness required. This will be less so with the more traditional operators

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on anthony@cruise-adviser.com 

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