Svalbard Express

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Svalbard Express

Postby collywobbles » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:52 pm

Hi all :)

Just wondering if anyone has ever done this trip before. How does it compare to realm of the polar bear ? I know its a shorter trip. and Its for those who are short on time. Do you see as much of the Islands .Do you do much exploring .See as much wildlife ? Just wondering about this trip.

Many thanks. :D
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Re: Svalbard Express

Postby panji » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:51 am

Hello,
Sorry I don't have any answer for you, but I'm kind off asking myself the same questions! It seems to be a new tour. I'm interested in this also.
The advantage would be the price also I guess.
This is "expedition" style cruising so you cannot foresee anything really (about wildlife) I guess but from the map they don't seem to allow the possibility to go down the south.
Can somebody confirm ?
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Re: Svalbard Express

Postby alexcowan » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Hi!

This is simply a shorter trip in Svalbard. It's impossible to say what you would/wouldn't see, but obviously there will be less time exploring and you won't see as much simply because you aren't looking for as long. It will still be a good trip, but you're likely to get more out of a longer one.
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Re: Svalbard Express

Postby panji » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:07 pm

Thanks for the information Alex!
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Re: Svalbard Express

Postby panji » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:16 am

I did book the trip. Not going for the longer ones, but I'm thrilled to be back again for an adventure! Maybe you'll be on board Alex ? (I was on the Arctic Highlight trip in 2012).
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