We are excited to announce the release of our Antarctic, the Arctic & Global 2022-2024 Season Brochure, which includes brand new itineraries and many returning classics.
In the newly-released 2023 voyages, you will be able to discover Svalbard in depth for a deeper and more genuine exploration of this magical region, or explore Scotland’s magnificent coastline steeped in the region’s history and legends. Or perhaps you would like to experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the Norwegian coastline and sail north across the imaginary line that marks the Arctic Circle.
The Greg Mortimer and our newest ship, the Sylvia Earle, are designed for discovery, accommodating an average of 132 passengers and sporting the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW® hull, capable of reaching the furthest reaches of our planet smoothly and efficiently. Travelling in small groups means that, unlike on larger ships, you can join every excursion, with more opportunities to get into the environment and exploring on shore.
You are in good hands with our expert international expedition team as you journey to some of the most remote corners of this planet, deepening your connection with the natural world through our comprehensive activity program and citizen science opportunities.
Dive into our brand-new brochure to start planning your next awe-inspiring adventure.
Let's take a look at our 5 new itineraries
East Greenland Explorer
Iceland & East Greenland | 14 Days
Explore Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, where dramatic cliffs soar skywards, where jagged mountain ranges sweep across the horizon and countless glaciers forge their way to the sea. Zodiac excursions reveal steep-sided fjords filled with dazzling icebergs calved from Greenland’s enormous ice cap. Keep your eyes peeled for blows and tail flukes as whales surface for air or prepare for another deep dive. On guided hikes, marvel at the brilliantly colourful sedimentary rocks created by nature’s artistic hand, stride across vibrant arctic tundra, keeping a close watch for musk oxen and perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive arctic fox.
- In Zodiacs or kayaks, glide through sculptural icebergs in Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system
- Meet Inuit locals at Ittoqqortoormiit, the remote and northernmost inhabited settlement in Greenland
Svalbard in Depth
Svalbard Archipelago | 15 Days
On this extended exploration of the Svalbard archipelago, there is ample time to enjoy the best of this magical region, home to two arctic giants – the majestic polar bear and beguiling walrus. With extra time for exploration, we attempt to circumnavigate Spitsbergen Island to show you some of our favourite places and perhaps discover some new ones. Be dazzled by jaw-dropping icy landscapes and hope for unforgettable wildlife encounters.
- Extra time for deeper and genuine expeditionary exploration
- Thrill in the anticipation of perhaps seeing polar bear on pack ice and other mesmerising wildlife including walrus, seals, whales, reindeer, arctic foxes, guillemots and puffins
Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard
Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard | 15 Days
From the volcanic landscapes of Iceland and Jan Mayen, following the ice edge to the Arctic wonderland of Svalbard, you will delight in the breathtaking contrasts as you sail across the Arctic Circle to the High Arctic, attempting to reach 80° north latitude. Keep a close watch for tail flukes as whales prepare to dive, or a pronounced blow as they surface for breath. Our binoculars are constantly focused on the pack ice, looking for the majestic polar bears, as thrilling Zodiac excursions reveal glacier-filled fjords and walruses hauled out on ice floes.
- Cross the Arctic Circle from Iceland to Jan Mayen as we head to magical Svalbard situated in the High Arctic
- Be one of few people to attempt to land on remote Jan Mayen, home to the northernmost active volcano in the world
Ireland & Scotland Discovery
West Coast Ireland, Hebrides, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands | 17 Days
Explore the rugged west coast of Ireland and journey through hundreds of islands and enchanting peninsulas to discover unique flora and fauna. Visit the Skellig Islands, including a 6th-century beehive hut monastery – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Scotland’s equally wild and wind-ravaged islands along the west coast, we marvel at striking basalt columns at Fingal’s Cave, revel in remarkable archaeological treasures and encounter some of the largest breeding colonies of northern gannets in the world.
- Along the west coast of Scotland, sail through the Argyll Coast and Islands, a Mission Blue Hope Spot
- Discover an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of both natural and cultural significance
Complete Northwest Passage
West Greenland, Canada, USA | 30 Days
On this epic voyage inspired by Roald Amundsen’s historic expedition, we attempt to sail the full length of the Northwest Passage, carving our way west through the labyrinthine maze of waterways that hug the fabled islands of Arctic Canada, until we reach the Beaufort Sea. Building on our classic Northwest Passage voyage, we visit historical sites explored by heroic adventurers, meet the incredible folk that call this region home, and search for enigmatic wildlife found in this unique corner of the world.
- The sheer thrill and adventure of attempting a full transit of the Northwest from West Greenland to Nome
- Search for iconic arctic wildlife including musk oxen, polar bears, beluga whales, walrus and perhaps narwhal