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About Arctic

Picture yourself standing on the ship deck gazing out over the rapidly-changing Arctic Ocean. You spot a polar bear, the king of the Arctic, through your binoculars so the captain swings the ship closer for a better view. Explore the distinct blue of Arctic fjords by water, then disembark to walk through tundra wildflowers. Inhale the invigorating, pure air of the far north. Encounter a grazing herd of prehistoric-looking musk oxen gathered around their young, backlit by the midnight sun. Drift near a huddle of walruses, aka tooth-walkers, hauled out and basking on an ice floe. Cheer on juvenile thick-billed murres as they follow their fathers on their first cliff jump into the sea. Examine tabular icebergs the size of skyscrapers and keep always on the lookout for whales. Connect with cultures finely attuned to living in these northernmost climes for millennia. Share stories, photographs, and camaraderie with your shipmates over dinner, exclaiming over the day’s adventures. Return home an exhilarated and inspired ambassador for this crucial, fragile landscape.

Land of the Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

The icy realm of Svalbard is the place to go if you want to find polar bears. Embark on this 11-day National Geographic voyage into the high Arctic archipelago to get close to these majestic bears and learn about their habitat. Experienced onboard naturalists are always on the lookout for other wildlife too, like fur seals, arctic fox, pelagic birds, and the wondrous walrus.

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Beyond the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland

This 20-day voyage takes you up to Canada’s Baffin Island and along the western coast of Greenland to engage with local communities and search for wildlife. Aboard Quark’s state-of-the-art icebreaker the Ultramarine, you’ll sail in maximum comfort and have opportunities for flight-seeing and heli-landings. Find polar bears and walruses, whales and musk oxen, plus abundant seabirds. Visit Illulisat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the most active glaciers in the world.

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The Geographic North Pole

Embark on a 16-day quest for adventure on the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel, Le Commandant Charcot, which is outfitted for exceptional luxury by Ponant. From Spitsbergen, sail to the edge of the pack ice and maneuver through the labyrinth of fast ice to find the Geographical North Pole. Go exploring by Zodiac or fly above the ice in a hovercraft for flight excursions. And be on the lookout for the hearty animals that make their home in these extreme polar waters.

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Greenland & Iceland: Vikings & Volcanoes

Taking in views of rugged mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and lush greenery is one of the most sought-after activities for expedition travelers. Experience nature’s seasonal extravagance in  Iceland and Greenland. Cruise in Zodiacs under teeming bird cliffs and kayak among tall, stately icebergs under the Midnight Sun. Visit Viking ruins and ancient Inuit sites. View whales, walrus and seals up close, as reindeer and musk oxen graze on tundra meadows blanketed in wildflowers. Seabourn's ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture, paying tribute to the remote destinations visited by the brand's highly successful expedition and Ventures by Seabourn excursion programs and the fascinating places yet to be explored in the future. Experience an adventure unlike any other aboard a luxury-focused Seabourn expedition ship, your portal to adventure, culture and wildlife.

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Norwegian Discovery: Svalbard and the Northern Fjords

The polar realm of Svalbard is the place to visit if you want to experience the stunning fjords and glaciers of the arctic circle in the Land of the Midnight Sun. This 11-day National Geographic expedition takes travelers to Svalbard and a handful of beautiful coastal islands of mainland Norway like Sørøya and Senja to experience glistening arctic passages, intriguing icy inlets, and sprawling tundra. World-class onboard naturalists guide your discovery and interpretation of wildlife like polar bears, arctic foxes, reindeer, and the wondrous walrus as you navigate aboard one of the most capable vessels ever designed for polar exploration.

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