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The Northeast Passage
28 Aug - 19 Sep
22 Nights
9 Ports
Ponant

The Northeast Passage

28 August - 19 September 2020
From £20,343 pp

Duration

22 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Le Boréal of Ponant

28 August

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!

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!

29-30 August

At sea

31 August

Russia: Murmansk

1-2 September

At sea

3-4 September

Russia: Franz Josef Land

5 September

At sea

6 September

Russia: Novaya Zemlya

7 September

At sea

8 September

Russia: Severnaya Zemlya

9-10 September

At sea

11 September

Russia: New Siberian Islands

12 September

At sea

13-15 September

Russia: Wrangel Island

16 September

At sea

17-18 September

Russia: Cape Dezhnev

19 September

Arriving in Anadyr

Way out in Russia's remote northeast sits the city of Anadyr, capital of the Chukotka autonomous region. Life here isn't as gloomy as you might think - buildings are painted in bright colours to keep spirits up during the harsh winter months, and the city enjoyed significant investment under the governorship of Roman Abramovich, the famous oligarch who now owns Chelsea Football Club. There are some interesting exhibits in the Chukotka Museum, including carvings made from walrus ivory and mammoth tusk, while beyond the city limits lies the bleak expanse of the tundra.

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
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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The Northeast Passage

28 August - 19 September 2020
From £20,343 pp

Duration

22 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Le Boréal 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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