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Across the Arctic Circle
Follow the Vikings’ way from northeast Scotland to the land of the midnight sun. Our enthusiastic naturalists reveal the Orkney and Shetland islands, from Stone Age villages and Viking relics, to world class distilleries and spectacular birdlife, including cheeky puffins. We follow migrating whales along Norway’s dramatic coast, visit picturesque fishing villages and toast our Arctic Circle crossing. In Spitsbergen, we enter a polar wonderland, where delicate wildflowers adorn tundra and the summer sun never sets. This spectacular wilderness is the breeding ground of walrus, reindeer, millions of birds and polar bear.
- Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings to the land of the midnight sun
- Soak up the history of the Orkney and Shetland islands and enjoy it's spectacular birdlife
- Visit picturesque fishing villages
- Cross the Arctic Circle
- Enjoy the spectacular wilderness of Spitsbergen - a rich breeding ground for walrus, reindeer, millions of birds and polar bear
5Sail towards Norway
10Cross the Barents Sea
11South Spitsbergen National Park
12South Spitsbergen National Park
13South Spitsbergen National Park
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Here are the average costs of drinks, in USD, on board the Polar Pioneer - bear in mind, they may change:
Bottle of wine - from $12
Bottle of beer - from $3
Spirits (gin, whisky, vodka, port, rum) - from $5
Cocktails - from $5.50
Soft drinks (fizzy, fruit juice and water) - from $2.50
There is no internet access on board our ships, however you can pay to send and receive emails (no attachments). On the Polar Pioneer, the prices start from approximately 20 US cents per one kilobyte. Wi-fi access is available for laptops, with an email account set up for US$5, with the same download/sending fees.
A satellite telephone is available for use, and prices start from US$10 for 5 min.
Please Note: Due to the remote location of your voyage, making contact with the ship via telephone can be difficult and expensive.
It is better to carry US dollars for tipping and payment of bar bills on board the ship. You can also pay with all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.