Poseidon Expeditions has announced its lineup of Arctic and Antarctic cruises for 2017 and 2018 onboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit. New this year, a voyage on June 15-29, 2017, explores Iceland’s northern fjords and follows the Arctic Circle east to the Norwegian coast, where a number of stops are planned before proceeding north to Bear Island and the Spitsbergen Archipelago. Passengers also will have the unique opportunity to cruise directly from Spitsbergen to Franz Josef Land in the Russian High Arctic on an August 14-29, 2017 expedition.
Arctic rates in 2017 for the all-suite Sea Spirit begin at $8,395 per person, double, and if three people share a Triple Suite, the rate is $5,995 per person. New for 2017 will be the inclusion of a pre-cruise hotel night in either Reykjavik, Iceland, or Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, depending on the itinerary.
Following the last Arctic voyage to East Greenland in mid-September of 2017, the vessel will position to South America to commence a series of expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands/Malvinas during the 2017-18 austral summer season. The new Antarctic season also will include the popular Antarctic Circle cruise, which travels below the most southerly of the earth’s five major circles of latitude, approximately 66º south.
Antarctic rates for the 2017-18 season begin at $7,995 per person in a Triple Suite and $11,195 in a double-occupancy Main Deck Suite.
For both the Arctic and Antarctic seasons, travel agents can take advantage of early booking savings of 10 to 15 percent off regular rates. These savings will be available through September 2016.
Sea Spirit offers all-suite accommodations ranging from 215 to 463 square feet. There are two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers in one seating, a well-stocked polar library, and ample outdoor deck space to enjoy the polar landscapes and wildlife.
Activities directed by a team of experienced polar guides and educators include Zodiac excursions, hiking and optional kayaking and camping, along with informative presentations aboard.
A new 80-page catalog detailing the company’s ships and activities is available, and can be requested online or through any of the Poseidon Expeditions offices.