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Arctic Cruise on a 100 passenger specialist expedition vessel with expert wildlife guides and multiple polar bear encounters: The classic ‘around Spitsbergen Cruise’ and ‘Polar Bear special cruise’, time and again out perform Greenland and Canadian Arctic cruises when it comes to wildlife sightings; in particular Polar Bear encounters. Whether this is a result of reduced hunting pressure compared to the other countries – polar bears have been protected on Svalabard since the 1970’s – or natural population densities being more robust in Spitsbergen is open to debate. However if you want a genuine full on wildlife cruise with multiple Zodiac excursions and where they wake you up at 04:00AM to see a Polar Bear and her cubs; then this is the Arctic Cruise for you.
Arctic Cruise with a focus on seeing Polar Bears: Within a wildlife cruise around Spitsbergen there are known areas where Polar Bear sightings are more common. These may be haul-out areas for their favourite prey, such as Ringed Seals or Walrus, or in the pack ice. This expedition cruise will visit all these key areas, and combine visits to beautiful fjords and glaciers and you search for that special Polar Bear sighting amongst the atmospheric pack ice. This is an Arctic Cruise for those looking to maximise their encounters with Polar Bears but also to keep an eye on the budget.