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2024 North Pole Expedition Cruise: The Ultimate Frontier

Abercrombie Kent
USD $51,995

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Offers valid on new bookings only. Guest is eligible for upgrade to category 4 when they pay for a category 1 double occupancy stateroom. Single supplement offer not combinable with Marco Polo or any other single supplement discounts. Air must be booked and ticketed through A&K USA, LLC. Airfare must be paid in full by the traveller for ticket issuance. Air credit will appear as a discount off the cruise on the traveller’s invoice. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.


Tour Itinerary

Embark on the ultimate expedition to an Arctic frontier like no other. On this, our inaugural expedition to the North Pole, you’ll explore in comfort aboard the innovative new icebreaker, ‘Le Commandant Charcot,’ as A&K’s award-winning team leads the way. Cruise ever northward into a seldom-seen realm of sea ice, your Captain charting a course to the geographic North Pole as you enjoy a wealth of enriching programs and luxurious amenities on board.

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Cities Visited

Longyearbyen , Oslo

  1. Day 1
    Oslo, Norway
    Arrive in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, the staging pointfor your epic adventure to the geographic North Pole.Upon arrival, you are met and escorted a few steps to theconveniently located Radisson Blu Airport Hotel. Thisevening, gather for a welcome briefing and dinner.Hotel: Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen  
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Board a charter flight to Longyearbyen, the capital ofSvalbard, also known as Spitsbergen, the sovereign ArcticArchipelago of Norway. It is one of the most remote groupsof islands on the planet, with nearly two-thirds of its surfacecovered in luminous glaciers. Time permitting, visit the tinytown and its Arctic Museum. Then, board '''Le CommandantCharcot,''' your cutting-edge, eco-friendly luxury expeditionvessel and embark on your voyage into the Arctic frontier.Hotel: Le Commandant Charcot  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Awake to your first morning aboard as your vessel cruisespast the Sju''yane Islands, the northernmost islands of theremote Svalbard Archipelago. Today, your A&K ExpeditionTeam presents a series of enriching onboard lecturesdiscussing the vast Arctic frontier of sea and pack ice youwill venture into over the coming days. As you settle intothe rhythm of life on board, take in the scenery from theship'''s deck as the last piece of land south of the Arctic packice slowly slips beyond the horizon. Continue north towardthe marginal ice zone (MIZ), a far-flung Arctic realm ofelusive blue, rorqual and beluga whale. Later tonight, enjoy awelcome dinner hosted by the Captain.Hotel: Le Commandant Charcot  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Sea Ice of the Arctic Ocean
    Over the next five days, '''Le Commandant Charcot''' navigatesthrough the MIZ into the heart of the Arctic. Slowly cruisingamid this vast expanse of virgin sea ice, the Captain usesthe ship'''s advanced navigation systems to thread throughnaturally open channels and transit areas where the frozenlayer is thinnest. As this stunning Arctic scene drifts past,keep your eyes peeled for polar bear and high arctic gulls.Throughout your voyage, your ship'''s luxurious amenitiesafford ample opportunities to unwind with daily wellnessclasses, dips in the indoor and outdoor pools, relaxing saunasessions or visits to the full-service salon and spa. There isalso a wide variety of onboard enrichment opportunities onoffer, such as hands-on scientific research projects, visits tothe ship'''s lab and bridge, stargazing sessions, seamanshipand polar survival workshops, cooking demonstrations,photo contests and more. The anticipation builds with eachpassing day as your Captain charts the clearest path to yourexpedition'''s objective: the seldom-visited geographic NorthPole.Hotel: Le Commandant Charcot  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Geographic North Pole
    Conditions permitting, continue the quests of MatthewHenson, Robert Peary, Frederick Cook, Roald Amundsenand other elite Arctic explorers as you seek out thegeographic North Pole over the coming days. Upon findingthe most favorable path through the pack ice, the Captainendeavors to position the GPS antennae of '''Le CommandantCharcot''' directly on 90'' North latitude, the coordinatemarking the geographic North Pole. The culmination ofyour intrepid expedition is marked by a Champagne toast and celebration on the ship'''s helideck. The following day,the Captain seeks out a nearby floe suitable for a gangwaylanding onto the ice'''s surface. Then, your Expedition Teamleads the way across the ice for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opand perhaps, if you are willing, a polar plunge.Hotel: Le Commandant Charcot  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Sea Ice of the Arctic Ocean
    The next days at sea are filled with enrichment programsand, conditions permitting, opportunities to venture tothe ice. Along the way, you may even have the chance tohike on the ice or kayak through open leads. There is alsotime to reflect on your spectacular voyage and share yourexperiences with the newfound friends you'''ve made alongthe way. During the transition through the MIZ back intomore open waters, keep watch for harbor and bearded seal,walrus and a multitude of seabirds. As the ship draws closerto Longyearbyen, your Captain hosts a festive farewellcocktail reception, gala dinner and celebration ''' a fittinglyspectacular conclusion to your once-in-a-lifetime voyage.Hotel: Le Commandant Charcot  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    This morning, disembark your vessel in Longyearbyen andtransfer to the airport for your charter flight to Oslo. Uponarrival, you are escorted through an indoor corridor leadingfrom the terminal to the Radisson Blu Airport hotel. Enjoythe last dinner of your North Pole adventure with your fellowexplorers.Hotel: Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    After breakfast at the hotel, you are escorted on the shortwalk back to the terminal for your homebound flight.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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More than 55 offices in more than 30 countries
A&K has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family consisting of more than 2,500 dedicated travel experts. Chief among them is the Resident Tour Director who leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way.

Small groups make travelling safely that much easier.
Abercrombie & Kent’s small groups make it much easier to maintain cleaning and hygiene procedures and ensure adequate physical distance between guests. On a custom Tailor Made Journey, your group size is completely up to you, of course, and you travel only with the people you choose on most activities.

Wearing masks.
On all journeys, masks must be worn in accordance with local regulations and service provider requirements. We encourage you to bring your own masks; a supply will be on hand where needed. Note all protocols are subject to change in accordance with relevant guidelines, local regulations and conditions.

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Abercrombie & Kent’s worldwide network is always on hand to answer questions and address any concerns you may have. Local offices are experienced in handling emergencies and have the contacts and knowledge to support guests 24/7 in the event of medical challenges, including, if necessary, arranging for doctor’s visits or even emergency medical evacuation.

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