The Big Four – adventure: more cruises to the Arctic


The Arctic is teeming with wildlife. However, while it might be great to see a whale or polar bear while on your travels, would you say that’s the main reason you are going? Many expedition cruise lines theme their voyages to suit those of a particular persuasion. Whether that’s photography, geology, anthropology or even astronomy – there are expedition cruises out there to suit virtually every taste. We’ve split the four below between wildlife-specific and other.  

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: or read it online here.

The Arctic – for wildlife lovers

Line: Crystal Cruises
Departure port: Anchorage, US
Departure date: August 16, 2016
Destination: Northwest Passage
Duration: 32 days
Ship: Serenity
Price: £15,494

Line: Hurtigruten
Departure port: Oslo
Departure date: July 12, 2016
Destination: Svalbard
Duration: 14 days
Ship: MS Fram
Price: £4,474


And two more…

Line: Silversea
Departure port: Tromso
Departure date: June 11, 2016
Destination: Arctic Circle
Duration: 12 days
Ship: Silver Explorer
Price: £6,550

Departure port: Longyearbyen, Norway
Departure date: July 20, 2016
Destination: Spitsbergen
Duration: Eight days
Ship: Le Boreal
Price: £3,500


Cruise Adviser top tip

As with the UK, wildlife is not a year-round thing. Find out what it is your clients want to see and whether they are regularly sighted at that time of year

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on 

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