Spitsbergen Arctic Explorer July 2018 | Craig Travel

Spitsbergen Arctic Explorer July 2018

Spitsbergen Arctic Explorer
Amsterdam Roundtrip
Holland America Line
ms Prinsendam
July 15, 2018 to August 5, 2018
22 Days
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Join us as we discover the far north of Europe in 2018. The Svalbard archipelago is the northernmost continually inhabited region in the world. Located 640 kilometres north off the coast of Norway, it is well within the Arctic Circle. The small city of Longyearbyen is populated by a mix of nationalities and surrounded by incredible and untouched wilderness. Polar bears roam the valleys and peaks of the region and often find their way into the isolated settlements and research centres. Further south is the near tropical by comparison Iceland with its geothermal pools and dramatic and varied landscape. Enjoy the comfort, entertainment and cuisine that Holland America’s ms Prinsendam provides as we visit these remote and fascinating ports of the North. This unique itinerary does not come around often. Ships that reach these waters are normally former research vessels that cannot offer the luxuries of tourist class ships. This departure is sure to fill fast. So don’t delay in booking or the space will be all gone.

Call soon, the ship is filling up fast!

Travel Info - Cruise

CT Rating:

This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel. Optional excursions are not covered by this rating and may involve considerable walking, sometimes over rough surfaces. Some ports of call require tenders to reach shore.

Inclusive Features
  • 20 night cruise on the ms Prinsendam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in category selected
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Services of our cruise escort and / or cruise director
  • All gratuities for included shipboard services
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: Estimated return economy airfare from cities listed; Transfers between the airport and the ship; All related air taxes and current fuel surcharges; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Prinsendam
Holland America Line

Within Holland America’s impressive fleet, the ms Prinsendam is in a class all its own. Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is Holland America’s most intimate ship. Originally built as the legendary Royal Viking Sun, the ms Prinsendam has been lovingly restored and enhanced. All staterooms have been refurbished while many of the public areas have been fully upgraded or completely rebuilt. At 38,000 tons, the ms Prinsendam carries a maximum of 835 passengers in spacious comfort. Five distinctly different dining venues are available: the classic La Fontaine Dining Room, the casual Lido, the open-air Terraces, and the upscale Canaletto Restaurant and the Pinnacle Grill (supplemental fee). Eight different lounges are also available, providing delightful spaces to relax, to have a quiet drink, or to be entertained by music or a lively show. The Explorations Café, offers an extensive library, internet café and coffee bar, as well as the beautiful new Culinary Arts Centre, which provides cooking classes and presentations. Other venues include a full-size theatre offering first-run movies, a casino, a card room, and the superb Greenhouse Spa and fitness centre. Luxurious accommodations await us - staterooms feature two lower beds (most of which can convert to a king-size bed), plush pillow-top mattresses, fine Egyptian cottons, terry-cloth robes, a private bathroom, individually-controlled air conditioning, a telephone, and ample closet space. Each stateroom also has a flat screen television, a DVD player, and multi-channel music. Most outside staterooms feature picture-window viewing and a bathtub with shower. The Deluxe staterooms and suites feature a private balcony, a personal mini-bar, a separate sitting area with floor to ceiling windows, and much more.

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Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
I Inside Twin (Upper Promenade)
E Outside Twin (Main, Lower and Upper Promenade)
C Outside Twin (Main)
AB Vista Suite (Promenade)
A Vista Suite (Upper Promenade)

Other stateroom categories are available. Above rates are per person based on sharing the category chosen and include all of the applicable Inclusive Features.  See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Single rates are based on sole occupancy. 

Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective January 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. An escort will accompany this cruise with a minimum of 20 group members travelling.

Shore Excursions are not included in your cruise cost, allowing you the freedom to choose from several optional tours that will be offered in each port. Excursions will be available for purchase through the Holland America Line website or after embarkation.


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Ottawa / Montreal
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton

A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARES: Airfares shown are estimated and to be used as a guideline only. Airfares, taxes, fuel surcharges, and air carrier are subject to change until ticketing. Should you have specific flight preferences please advise us at time of initial booking.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request.  Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Air pricing is estimated. Final rates will be advised once flight schedules become available. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $381 to $827 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $211 to $523 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.  Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to the enrollment form for general information and conditions

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Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, April 9, 2018