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From Scotland to Spitsbergen
25 May - 5 Jun
11 Nights
12 Ports
Ponant

From Scotland to Spitsbergen

25 May - 5 June 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

25 May

Setting sail from Dublin

There is nothing like a visit to Ireland for a warm welcome, and in Dublin great literature, fascinating history and the friendly atmosphere make a stay here an unforgettable experience. The fair city of the song is a great place to meet the locals, enjoy the Georgian townhouses, explore the nooks and crannies of the castle, and of course to indulge in some serious retail therapy. And do seek out the Viking roots, medieval streets, city parks and beautiful bridges over the river Liffey - this is after all a great city to investigate on foot.

Our tip

Seek out an inviting pub, and order a pint of Guinness – call us if you need to know what to answer when they ask if you want it cold or warm!

26 May

United Kingdom: Iona

26 May

United Kingdom: Tobermory

27 May

United Kingdom: Portree (Isle of Skye)

28 May

United Kingdom: Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

29 May

United Kingdom: Lerwick

30 May

At sea

31 May

Norway: Reine

31 May

Norway: Leknes

1 June

Norway: Tromsø

2 June

At sea

3-4 June

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Isbukta (Spitsbergen), Horn Glacier (Spitsbergen)

5 June

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!

Don't miss

At the so called heart of the city, Huset has long been the centre for culture and community. Go there for great food and to sample one of the largest wine cellars in Europe!

For once-in-a-lifetime tailor-made itineraries, Mundy Adventures specialises in expedition cruises to some of the most wonderful places on earth; places often only accessible by water.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Cruises - Le Lyrial
Ponant - Le Lyrial stateroom
Ponant - Le Lyrial pool

Sleek and stylish, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial are wonderful small ships that blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

These chic sisters are amongst the most stylish ships at sea, with muted natural tones, minimalist interiors and playful splashes of colour. The accommodation is flexible, with the option to combine staterooms and create expansive suites, while the restaurants deliver the sort of outstanding gastronomic experience that you would expect from a French flag cruise line.

Capacity 264 Guests
Crew 140 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
  • Complimentary WiFi
More about L'Austral

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Merrion, Dublin

Where to stay in Dublin

The Merrion – great location, an elegant setting (four restored Georgian townhouses) and a Michelin restaurant.

Newgrange, Bru Na Boinne

Around Dublin

Head out of the city to Brú na Bóinne - even older than the Pyramids, here are three Neolithic passage tombs.

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.

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From Scotland to Spitsbergen

25 May - 5 June 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

Enquire Now

Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. But if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP