From the Norwegian Sea to Spitsbergen with National Geographic
16 Jun - 27 Jun
11 Nights
10 Ports
Ponant

From the Norwegian Sea to Spitsbergen with National Geographic

16 June - 27 June 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

Le Boréal of Ponant

16 June

Setting sail from Glasgow

Gritty Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. With internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars, Glasgow has something for everyone. The city centre has countless impressive Victorian structures, and most notably the unique masterpieces of one of the city's most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is set in outstandingly beautiful surroundings, so visitors can combine a buzzing city visit with an introduction to the glories of the Scottish scenery.

Don't miss

In Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, themselves ideal for a peaceful walk, don’t miss The Kibble Palace, a striking greenhouse with fine marble statues, vivid flowers and tropical palms.

17 June

United Kingdom: Stornoway

18 June

United Kingdom: Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

19 June

At sea

20 June

Iceland: Heimaey

21 June

Iceland: Djúpivogur

22 June

Iceland: Seyðisfjörður

23 June

Norway: Jan Mayen

24 June

At sea

25-26 June

Norway: Horn Glacier (Spitsbergen), Bellsund

27 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!

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.

Cruise Line Offer

Your fare includes: 11 nights in a Superior Stateroom including all meals, drinks, excursions, gratuities and taxes; return flight from Longyearbyen to London; all overseas transfers.

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 Le Boréal

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Du Vin, Glasgow

Where to stay in Glasgow

We love the Hotel du Vin, at One Devonshire Gardens. A really special luxury boutique hotel.

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Sightseeing around Glasgow

Travel out of the city to the Loch Lomond National Park, visit the stunningly beautiful Trossachs and finish your tour at Stirling Castle.

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 the Norwegian Sea to Spitsbergen with National Geographic

16 June - 27 June 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

Le Boréal 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
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Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
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Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

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