Tromso to Longyearben

2 July - 12 July 2019

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

6 Ports

2 July

Setting sail from Tromsø

Tromsø is often referred to as the Gateway to the Arctic. Its beauty astonishes new visitors with its magnificent views over the Tromsø strait. Tromsø's location, well within the Arctic Circle, means the summer months are lit by the Midnight Sun, a compensation for some rather long, dark winters. It is a wonderful city to explore on foot, wandering along the streets with their multi-coloured wooden houses. A must see is the amazing architecture of the Arctic cathedral, or perhaps take the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen (1382ft) for a fantastic view.

Don't miss

The Polar Museum, housed in a traditional wharf house, has a fascinating collection from the days of early polar exploration, and explorers such as Nansen and Amundsen.

3-4 July

Norway: Gjesvaerstappan, Skarsvag, Bjarkoy

5-11 July

Norway: Svalbard

12 July

Arriving in Longyearbyen

This is the world's northernmost city and the base for tourism in Svalbard. A bit quirky, as you would expect from somewhere that spends four months of the year in near darkness, Longyearbyen doesn't take long to explore. Its brightly coloured wooden houses are built on stilts, as the ground in Svalbard is permafrost. When you enter a building, you are normally asked to remove your shoes, and leave your gun at the door. Gun carrying is more or less essential for the locals, as with 3,000 local hungry polar bears, it is said that you never know when you might need protection. That said, we visited safely without a gun!

Our tip

Don’t die here – it’s illegal. There have been no new burials for over 70 years, because the permafrost prevents bodies from decomposing.

The Ship

Your home from home

Silver Cloud
Silversea - Zodiac in Greenland
Silversea - Pool Grill Bar

The intimate and popular Silver Cloud is reborn as a stylish expedition ship, following an extensive refurbishment in August 2017.

What we love

The lovely Silver Cloud joins Silversea's Expeditions fleet from November 2017, with a reduced capacity, an ice-strengthened hull and 18 zodiacs making this one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea.

Capacity 260 guests (200 guests in polar regions)
Crew 208 International Staff
Style Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All alcoholic drinks throughout the ship
  • Daytime activities and lecture programme
  • Evening entertainment and shows
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Gratuities
  • All excursions and zodiac rides
  • Silversea complimentary parka for selected cold itineraries
Year built 1994
Last refurbished 2017
Tonnage 16,800 grt
Length 514 feet
Breadth 71 feet
Cruising speed 18 knots
More about Silver Cloud

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso, Norway

Our favourite hotel in Tromsø

The Scandic Ishavshotel has a great location on the quay so nearly all the rooms have magnificent views.

Coast around Tromso, Norway

Around Tromsø

Take a tour by RIB to see the beautiful islands and beaches of this remote region, lapped by Gulf Stream waters.

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Where to stay in Longyearbyen

There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.

Snowmobiles near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen

Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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