Embark on a highlights of Europe cruise from Norwegian Fjords to Iberian charm. Sail on Hurtigruten expedition ship MS Spitsbergen through Norway, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal. Visit seven bucket list countries in one epic trip!
Sail into Lysefjord beneath some of the most striking vertical cliffs of all the Norwegian fjords. Visit Hamburg; the “Venice of The North”. Cruise into majestic Saint-Malo, a beautiful town steeped in history and fringed by fortified bastions and gently sloping beaches. Sample delicious tapas with visits to Spain’s Galicia region. Take an optional excursion to the famous Santiago de Compostela. End the journey in Porto, a UNESCO highlight with ample charm, then Lisbon; one of southerns Europe’s most enchanting cities.
Return international flights. 14 night Europe cruise on MS Spitsbergen in a polar inside cabin (upgrades available). All meals on board including beers and wines during meal times. A range on included activities while on the cruise, as well as a complimentary expedition jacket and water bottle. With only 1 sailing date in October 2023, this cruise has limited spaces. Secure your expedition with just a 20% deposit and pay with interest free payment plans. See tabs below for a full list of inclusions.
International flights ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
14 Night expedition cruise on MS Spitsbergen
Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
Complimentary tea and coffee
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
Complimentary reusable water bottle
English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
Range of included activities
Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings
*No gratuities expected*
Optional shore excursions
Alcoholic drinks other than at meal times
Anything else not mentioned in inclusions
POLAR INSIDE CABIN:
– $6,999 per person twin share
POLAR OUTSIDE CABIN:
– $8,499 per person twin share
ARCTIC SUPERIOR CABIN:
– $9,199 per person twin share
A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers
POLAR INSIDE CABIN:
– $3,899 (Add to cart)
POLAR OUTSIDE CABIN:
– $4,399 (Will be invoiced separately)
ARCTIC SUPERIOR CABIN:
– $4,999 (Will be invoiced separately)
THE SHIP & CABINS
EXPEDITION SHIP ~ MS SPITSBERGEN:
MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long history of travelling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the ‘Sports Route’. MS Spitsbergen cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May and becomes part of our global expedition sailings during the rest of the year.
After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel’s fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive and will undergo further improvements that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.
PREMIUM EXPEDITION COMFORT:
MS Spitsbergen has her own onboard Expedition Team which serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make cruising with her an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters in which we sail. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck, you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of ‘friluftsliv’ (outdoor life), and encourage you take part in ‘friluftsliv’ hikes and activities throughout the cruise.
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Polar Inside I2D (9-14 m2)
Inside cabin with double bed, TV, bathroom and window for up to 2 people. If you require twin beds, this comes at a supplement of $300 – contact MyHoliday2 to purchase.
Polar Outside J2D/AJ/J3 (8-12 m2)
These outside cabins for up to two people on the middle and upper decks have bathrooms, TV and windows. Some with limited views, perhaps a lifeboat or a pole. Guaranteed views come at a supplement from $500 – contact MyHoliday2 to purchase.
Arctic Superior Balcony QJ (14-18 m2)
These large comfortable cabins for 2 or 4 people on the upper deck have double beds and bathrooms with shower and WC. Some cabins also have upper and lower berths and have a TV. Some cabins have limited view. Twin or double beds.
Voucher valid on 7 October 2023
Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share
Bookings must be made at least 90 days prior to travel
This package is subject to Hurtigruten’s terms and conditions.
This package is available with flights from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney.
Airlines used include but are not limited to; Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Emirates, Qatar, Malaysian Airlines, Finnair and their codeshare partners.
Other departure cities available with a $350 per person supplement: ADL/PER/CNS/DRW. Add to cart at checkout
Your booking is not confirmed until you receive confirmation from MyHoliday2.
If our advertised availability is not there after purchase, you will be require to choose another date.
Hurtigruten Expeditions reserve the right to remove availability at any time, which may affect your booking if it is not yet confirmed.
Hurtigruten Expeditions reserve the right to increase the sale price at any time due to availability
Hurtigruten cancellation and refund policy applies for all departures until the end of 2022. From 2023 departures onward, standard terms apply. If COVID-19 is still preventing world travel by this time Hurtigruten will review their policies inline with the pandemic.
The Single Supplement may be subject to change. We will be in contact if the single supplement changes after purchase. This is at the discretion of the Huritgruten Expedition Cruise, not MyHoliday2
All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
Excursions and activities are subject to change
Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
No gratuities expected
Departure dates are set by current airline schedules. Should airline schedules change, we may be required to alter the departure and return dates to suit new schedules.
21 Day Money Guarantee does not apply to this package
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Please note maximum 2 pieces of checked luggage allowed per person / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).
Please note, flights may require a stopover of more than 5 hours.
Some departure dates may require you to depart Australia on Day 0 or return to Australia on Day 18