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Your holiday in The Arctic

Tromso to Longyearbyen : Luxury

Join us for a journey from Northern Norway to the fjords of Svalbard, visiting Nordkapp, isolated islands and remote areas. In Northern Norway, reach Nordkapp to stand at mainland Europe’s northernmost coast.

Aboard the Silver Cloud or on her Zodiacs, you will witness spectacular bird cliffs in the Gjesverstappan Islands, Bear Island and Svalbard. Find yourself marvelling at the amounts of puffins, guillemots and gulls that congregate using these cliffs to nest.

In Svalbard, you will encounter captivating landscapes, mountains, fjords and glaciers while looking for walrus and polar bears. Throughout the voyage, learn about the geology, wildlife, botany and history of this spectacular area from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable on board Expedition Team. 

What not to miss

  • Zodiac cruises

  • All inclusive

  • Butler service with every suite

  • The best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising

What’s included

  • All meals and drinks aboard your ship

  • Butler service

  • Zodiac cruises

  • Walking & Hiking

  • Complimentary parka

  • Transfers

  • Gratuities

  • Free Wifi

  • Passionate Expedition Leaders

Your holiday in The Arctic

Tromso to Longyearbyen : Luxury

Call one of our Expedition Cruise Experts for the very best prices and latest deals.

Day 1  | Tromso | Depart 1730

Tromsø surprised visitors in the 1800s: they thought it very sophisticated and cultured for being so close to the North Pole—hence its nickname, the Paris of the North. It looks the way a polar town should, with ice-capped mountain ridges and jagged architecture that is an echo of the peaks. The midnight sun shines from May 21 to July 21, and it is said that the northern lights decorate the night skies over Tromsø more than over any other city in Norway.

Day 2 | Gjesvarstappan Islands | Arrive 0730 - Depart 1230

Almost a hundred islands and rocks make up the Gjesverstappan Nature Reserve, one of Europe’s largest and most accessible nesting areas for Atlantic seabirds. The islands have one of the largest Atlantic Puffin colonies in North Norway. From our Zodiacs (if weather conditions allow), we will look for Atlantic Puffins and the other species such as Northern Gannets, White-tailed Eagles, Common Eider Ducks, Great Cormorants, auks, fulmars, petrels and Arctic Skuas that bring the number of nesting birds to almost 2 million.

Skarsvag (Nordkapp) | Arrive 1530 – Depart 2000

The Silver Cloud will anchor off Skarsvag. Head ashore via Zodiac and transfer to the North Cape where you can admire the glorious scenery, stop in at the visitor’s centre and take photos at the famed globe monument. On a clear day the panorama is quite spectacular. On the return to Silver Cloud we will watch for reindeer grazing on the surrounding hillsides.

Day 3 | Cruise & Explore Bear Island | Arrive 1400 – Depart 2000

Almost half way between Tromsø and Svalbard is isolated Bear Island – considered the southernmost island of the Svalbard Archipelago. The unglaciated island is an impressive Nature Reserve of steep, high cliffs that are frequented by seabirds, specifically at the southern tip. Brünnich’s Guillemots, Common Guillemots, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Little Auks, Northern Fulmars, Glaucous Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and even Atlantic Puffins and Northern Gannets nest along the cliffs south of Sørhamna.

Days 4 to 6 | Svalbard Southern Region

Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot.

Day 7 to 10 | Svalbard Northern Region

There are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers in the northern reaches of Svalbard, as well as the northern hemisphere’s widest glacier front. Ice conditions will dictate how much can be accessed in terms of cruising bird islets like the Andøyane Islets or approaching glaciers like Monaco Glacier and Seliger Glacier. The Northern Region is also known to have several walrus haul-outs and areas defined as “Arctic Desert”. Walks and hikes ashore to have a closer look at flora and wildlife are a possibility.

Day 11 | Longyearbyen | Arrive at 0700

Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbour is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port.

Expedition Cruises | Important Reminder

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your holiday in The Arctic

Tromso to Longyearbyen : Luxury

Call one of our Expedition Cruise Experts for the very best prices and latest deals.

Day 1 |  Longyearbyen | Depart at 1700

Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbour is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port.

Day 2 to 5 | Svalbard Northern Region

There are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers in the northern reaches of Svalbard, as well as the northern hemisphere’s widest glacier front. Ice conditions will dictate how much can be accessed in terms of cruising bird islets like the Andøyane Islets or approaching glaciers like Monaco Glacier and Seliger Glacier. The Northern Region is also known to have several walrus haul-outs and areas defined as “Arctic Desert”. Walks and hikes ashore to have a closer look at flora and wildlife are a possibility.

Days 6 to 8 | Svalbard Southern Region

Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot.

Day 9 | Cruise & Explore Bear Island | Arrive 1400 – Depart 2000

Almost half way between Tromsø and Svalbard is isolated Bear Island – considered the southernmost island of the Svalbard Archipelago. The unglaciated island is an impressive Nature Reserve of steep, high cliffs that are frequented by seabirds, specifically at the southern tip. Brünnich’s Guillemots, Common Guillemots, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Little Auks, Northern Fulmars, Glaucous Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and even Atlantic Puffins and Northern Gannets nest along the cliffs south of Sørhamna.

Day 10 | Gjesvarstappan Islands | Arrive 0730 - Depart 1230

Almost a hundred islands and rocks make up the Gjesverstappan Nature Reserve, one of Europe’s largest and most accessible nesting areas for Atlantic seabirds. The islands have one of the largest Atlantic Puffin colonies in North Norway. From our Zodiacs (if weather conditions allow), we will look for Atlantic Puffins and the other species such as Northern Gannets, White-tailed Eagles, Common Eider Ducks, Great Cormorants, auks, fulmars, petrels and Arctic Skuas that bring the number of nesting birds to almost 2 million.

Skarsvag (Nordkapp) | Arrive 1530 – Depart 2000

The Silver Cloud will anchor off Skarsvag. Head ashore via Zodiac and transfer to the North Cape where you can admire the glorious scenery, stop in at the visitor’s centre and take photos at the famed globe monument. On a clear day the panorama is quite spectacular. On the return to Silver Cloud we will watch for reindeer grazing on the surrounding hillsides.

Day 11 | Tromso | Depart 1730

Tromsø surprised visitors in the 1800s: they thought it very sophisticated and cultured for being so close to the North Pole—hence its nickname, the Paris of the North. It looks the way a polar town should, with ice-capped mountain ridges and jagged architecture that is an echo of the peaks. The midnight sun shines from May 21 to July 21, and it is said that the northern lights decorate the night skies over Tromsø more than over any other city in Norway.

Expedition Cruises | Important Reminder

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your holiday in The Arctic

Tromso to Longyearbyen : Luxury

Your holiday in The Arctic

Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, and unparalleled service make her truly special. She has 9 decks, there are 4 dining options; The Gril, La Dame by Relais & Châteaux, La Terrazza and The Restaurant and most suites have a veranda for amazing viewing opportunities.

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 223

  • Guests: 254

  • Length: 156.7 metres

  • Width: 21.5 meters

  • Ice Class: 1C

  • Cruising Speed: 18 knots

  • Registration: Bahamas

Deck Plan

Ship Amenities

  • 4 Restaurants

  • Beauty Salon & Zagara Spa

  • Heated Swimming Pool

  • Fitness Centre

  • Cognac & Cigar Bar

  • Observation Library

  • Boutiques

  • Explorer Lounge

  • Panorama Lounge

  • Dolce Vita Bar

  • Photo Studio

Your holiday in The Arctic

Tromso to Longyearbyen : Luxury

Vista Suite

240 SQ. FT. / 22 M.

Your home away from home while you embrace the intrepid explorer within. The suite’s seating area has plenty of room to relax while you go over your notes, ready for the next adventure. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views, ideal for appraising the local wildlife.

  •  Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views.

  •  Sitting area

  •  Twin beds or queen-sized bed

  •  Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)

Veranda/Deluxe Veranda Suite

295 SQ. FT. / 27 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (49 SQ. FT. / 4.5 M2).

A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda from where you can contemplate anything from the midnight sun to an antarctic sunrise. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests (Suites going from 505 to 510 and from 605 to 610). The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

  •  Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors

  •  Sitting area

  •  Twin beds or queen-sized bed

  •  Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)

Medallion Suite

MEDALLION: 437 SQ. FT. / 40.6 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (81 SQ. FT. / 7.6 M2)

With a room configuration that favours watching the sun rise from the comfort of your bed and losing yourself in the mesmerising seascapes, this suite is the perfect answer to adventure cruising. A large walk-in wardrobe, and an expansive living make the Medallion Suite a your home away from home on the high seas. Medallion Suites accommodate three guests.

  •  Teak veranda with patio furniture& floor-to-ceiling glass doors

  •  Living room with convertible sofa to for additional guest

  •  Sitting area + separate dining area

  •  Twin beds or queen-sized bed

  •  Marbled bathroom with shower

  •  Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

Silver Suite

541 SQ. FT. / 52 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (92 SQ. FT. / 8 M2)

Stylish and sophisticated with larger verandas, excellent for taking pictures and bird-watching. Situated midship, this suite is perfection in design and comfortable living. A huge walk in wardrobe, a beautiful marbled bathroom and a spacious living area completes the picture. Silver Suites accommodate three guests.

  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors

  • Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest

  • Sitting area + separate dining area

  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed

  • 2 bathrooms with shower

  • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

Royal Suite

ONE BEDROOM: 736 SQ. FT. / 69 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (126 SQ. FT. / 12 M2)
TWO BEDROOM: 1,031 SQ. FT. / 96 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (175 SQ. FT./16.5 M2)

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for relaxing after a days’ exploring and looking through your photos. With lectures being streamed live to your room, this is the pinnacle of good living at sea. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda

  • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area

  • Separate dining area

  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed

  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower

  • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

  • Illy® Espresso machine

Grand Suite

ONE BEDROOM: 1,019 SQ. FT. / 95 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (145 SQ. FT. / 14 M2)
TWO BEDROOM: 1,314 SQ. FT. / 122 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (194 SQ . FT./18.5 M2)

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. The ideal space for sharing stories with fellow explorers and new friends. With enough space to roam both in and outside, this suite is perfect relaxing and recounting the highlights of your day. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

  • Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda

  • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area

  • Separate dining area

  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed

  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower

  • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

  • Illy® Espresso machine

Owner's Suite

ONE BEDROOM: 587 SQ. FT. / 55 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (89 SQ. FT. / 8 M2)
TWO BEDROOM: 827 SQ. FT. / 77 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (89 SQ. FT. / 8 M2)

This stylish apartment offers the superlative in levels of space, comfort and service on board. A perfect mix of expedition experience with luxury lifestyle. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional large picture window

  • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area

  • Separate dining area

  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed;  bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed

  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram)

  • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

  • Illy® Espresso machine

Your holiday in The Arctic

Tromso to Longyearbyen : Luxury

Cruise Only Prices 2019 (International flights + transfers not included)

Dates Cruise Nights Twin Cabin Price
02 July - 12 July Tromso to Longyearbyen 10 £8280
12 July - 22 July  Longyearbyen to Tromso 10 £8190

Cruise Only Prices 2020 (International flights + transfers not included)

Dates Cruise Nights Twin Cabin Price
21 June - 30 June Longyearbyen to Tromso 9 £6210
30 June - 09 July  Tromso to Longyearbyen 9 £6210

In 2020 departures do not visit Gjesvarstappan Islands or Skarsvag (Nordkapp)

Cruise prices are accurate at time of publication. All suites are subject to availability. Prices are per person, based on a twin/double suite – please contact us for details of other suite types.

Tromso to Longyearbyen | A flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo is included on the last day

Longyearbyen to Tromso | A flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen is included on the first day

Deposits

  • If under 120 days until cruise sails, full payment is required at booking

  • If over 120 days until cruise sails, 25% deposit is required at booking

Flights + Extra Accommodation

Our BSpoke team can organise international flights, business upgrades and pre and post expedition accommodation. Please contact your Expedition Cruise Expert for more information

Solo Travellers

Aboard our Silver Cloud, Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos Expedition Cruises it is not possible to be paired with another traveller who you don’t know in a twin suite. If you are travelling solo you will be required to pay a supplement. The supplement varies between voyages so please speak to your Expedition Cruise Expert who will be able to advise the cost.

Extra Services | Spa & Restaurant

To pre-reserve spa treatments and restaurant reservations please contact your Expedition Cruise Expert within 120 days of sailing (subject to change).

Optional Activities | Sea Kayaking

Weather depending, Silver Cloud offers the opportunity to kayak in a small group under the guidance of certified kayak instructors. These special excursions are a chance to appreciate the wilds of Antarctica in peaceful silence. Silver Cloud carries 16 kayaks, it is complimentary to take part in the kayaking however this is on a first come first served basis, you can register your interest onboard.

Please note you will need to have had some previous kayaking experience.

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