Greenland of Great Explorers
25 Jun - 9 Jul
14 Nights
18 Ports
Ponant

Greenland of Great Explorers

25 June - 9 July 2020
From £8,794 pp - Mundy Adventures

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

18 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

25 June

Setting sail from 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.

26 June

Norway: Sør-Spitsbergen National Park, Isbukta (Spitsbergen)

27 June

At sea

28 June

Norway: Jan Mayen

29 June

At sea

30 June - 1 July

Greenland: Watkins Fjord, Storo Island, Tugtilik

2 July

Greenland: Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq, Greenland

2 July

Greenland: Sermilik

Sermilik Bay, East Greenland

3 July

Greenland: Qingminguartalik, Nansen Fjord

4 July

Greenland: Skjoldungen Island

Skjoldungen island, Greenland

5 July

Greenland: Prince Christian Sound

5 July

Greenland: Augpilatok (Prins Christian Sund)

6 July

Greenland: Igaliku

Igaliku village, Greenland

6 July

Greenland: Narsaq

7 July

At sea

8 July

Greenland: Evighedsfjorden Fjord

9 July

Arriving in Kangerlussuaq

Founded in 1941 as a US Air Force base, Kangerlussuaq is home to Greenland's main airport and a place that most visitors to the country will pass through at some point. The town also offers easy access to the magnificent Greenland Ice Cap, and the surrounding countryside is a great place to see the Northern Lights.

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
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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Greenland of Great Explorers

25 June - 9 July 2020
From £8,794 pp - Mundy Adventures

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

18 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

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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
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

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.

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