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Dates
  • Waitlist Aug 1-14, 2014
  • Jul 26-Aug 7, 2015
  • Aug 14-27, 2015
  • Duration 14 days
    Group Size 114
    Land Cost $7,995-$18,995 Details
    Single Supplement $6,997-$10,497 Details
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade I-II
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    Additional Information

    2014 Cabin Dates and Rates

    Rates are per person in US Dollars. No single supplement if willing to share - single occupancy of a twin cabin is available for an additional 70% of the cabin cost.

    Sea Spirit

    Sail aboard the remarkably comfortable Sea Spirit and experience the polar regions in grand style with spacious suites.

    • Quark's all-suite ship
    • Smallest suite is a spacious 215 square feet.
    • 15 suites have balconies.
    • Owner's Suite is an outstanding 550 sq. feet.
    • Flat Screen TVs and DVD players in every suite
    • Open bar
    • Optional kayaking and camping, climbing and cross-country skiing
    • Every suite has an exterior view
    • 10MB communications access card included in every voyage

    Internet Access: The Sea Spirit does offer internet access on your Quark Voyage.  Click here for Onboard Internet Guidelines.  

     

                                Dates 

     Days  
    Triple

    Main Deck Suite

    Classic Suite

    Superior Suite

    Deluxe Suite
    Premium Suite
    Owner's Suite
    August 1-14  14 $7,995 $9,995 $10,995 $11,995 $13,995 $14,995 $18,995

     Kayaking is extra. Please see below.

     

    2015 Cabin Dates and Rates

    Rates are per person in US Dollars. No single supplement if willing to share - single occupancy of a twin cabin is available for an additional 70% of the cabin cost.

    Sea Adventurer

    Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Sea Adventurer was built in Yugoslavia in 1976, refurbished in 1999 and had further upgrades in 2002. You will be impressed by this ice-strengthened ship, which carries up to 117 passengers and features a spacious forward lounge and bar, window-lined dining room and promenades.

                                Sea Adventurer Dates 

     Days  
    Triple 

    Lower Deck Twin

    Main Deck Porthole

    Main Deck Twin Window

    Superior Twin Lower Berths
    Deluxe
    Suite
    July 26- August 7, 2015  13 $6,995 $7,795 $8,695 $10,495 $11,495 $12,495 $13,495

     

    Ocean Nova

    Your Expedition Ship Ocean Nova: Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Nova was built in Denmark. This ship delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling with a reputation as an excellent ship in the Polar regions. Ocean Nova’s ice strengthened hull has enabled the ship to sail the ice-choked waters. The Ocean Nova accommodates 78 guests.

    Ocean Nova Dates 

    Days  
    Quad Triple 

    Upper

    Upper Deck Twin Bridge Deck Twin

    August 14-27, 2015

    11 $8,295 $8,995 $9,995 $10,795 $11,495

     

     

    Fuel Surcharge may apply

    This expedition includes:

    • Transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation.
    • On embarkation day, transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to the ship.
    • On disembarkation day, flight from Akureyri to the domestic airport in Reykjavik and transfer to downtown Reykjavik.
    • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping.
    • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks on board throughout your voyage. (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
    • All shore landings per the daily program.
    • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities.
    • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program.
    • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and Special Guests as scheduled.
    • Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage.
    • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings.
    • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep.
    • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock.
    • A complimentary selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
    • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader.
    • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
    • All luggage handling aboard ship.
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $100,000 per person
    This expedition excludes:
    • For some specified departures, the purchase of transfer package including charter or domestic flights in conjunction with the expedition is mandatory.
    • Passport and any applicable visa expenses.
    • Government arrival and departure taxes.
    • Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation, when applicable.
    • Baggage, cancellation, interruption, and medical travel insurance.
    • Excess baggage charges.
    • Laundry and other personal charges.
    • Telecommunications charges.
    • The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew.
    • Adventure options that are not included in the cost of the voyage.

    Sea-Kayaking   USD $595

    Taken in small groups of 10-16 people, sea-kayaking adventures are only done during calm weather conditions.

    We recommend you have some prior sea-kayaking experience, including the capability to do a wet exit. Special headgear, gloves and socks are highly recommended for our sea-kayakers.



    Detailed Trip Information

    Dates
    • Aug 1 to Aug 14, 2014, aboard the Sea Spirit
    • Jul 26 to Aug 7, 2015 (13 day trip), aboard the Sea Adventurer
    • Aug 14 to Aug 27, 2015, aboard the Ocean Nova
     
    Duration 14 days
     
    Land Cost $7,995-$18,995
    See additional information; airfare to Longyearbyen or Rekyjavik additional
     
    Single Supplement $6,997-$10,497
    twin cabin available at an additional 70% of cabin cost; no supplement if willing to share
     
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    All-suite ship
     
    Grade I-II
     
    Group Size 114
    Aboard the Sea Spirit

    Trip Terms & Conditions

    Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

    Insurance: All travelers must be covered by comprehensive medical, travel and cancellation insurance in case of emergency situations, which should be purchased at the time of booking.  Due to the remoteness of the areas in which you will travel, you must have a minimum of $50,000 of emergency medical coverage.  Proof of coverage is required at embarkation. Please contact us for a recommended policy. 

    Airfares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors. For scheduled flights, the fare rules of the airline carrier, including payment and cancellation conditions apply.

    Included in costs: Shipboard accommodation, highly experienced expedition leader, crew and lecturers, all meals including tea/coffee 24 hours a day, complimentary parka, boot loan on all departures, access to public viewing areas, shore excursions by Zodiac boat, on-board lectures, videos, slide and film shows, on-board medical officer, port taxes, comprehensive pre-departure information.

    Not included in costs: Visa and passport fees, international airfare, charter flights, airport departure taxes, any pre-trip or post-trip hotel accommodation not indicated on the itinerary, laundry, postage, telephone calls, medical expenses, travel insurance, helicopter flights, gratuities to staff and crew, changes to the itinerary after confirmation, changes to itinerary after arrival at destination, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

    Rates: Rates for voyages, flights, and pre-expedition and post-expedition extensions are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing and are subject to change prior to departure. Substantial changes in tariffs, exchange rates and the price of fuel, services and labor sometimes increase the cost of expedition arrangements significantly, and we reserve the right to alter our prices or introduce surcharges accordingly, even if payment has been received in full.

    Trip-specific payment & cancellation schedule: A deposit of 25% of the product cost (minimum $1,300) per person is required to confirm a reservation. You may sign up on-line and make your deposit at our secure website: http://www.journeys.travel/info/sign_up/. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card or Discover.  If you prefer, a Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, or mail, and payment may also be made by check. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure and can be made by Visa, Master Card, or check. All prices and payments are in US Dollars and no other currencies can be accepted. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made up to 180 days prior to departure will be refunded less an administrative fee of $1300 per person. Cancellations made 179 to 120 days prior to departure forfeit the full deposit. Cancellations made less than 120 days prior to departure are subject to cancellation fee of 100% of the trip cost; if full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and unpaid monies are due immediately. It is understood that refunds cannot be made to passengers who do not complete the tour for any reason whatsoever. Prices quoted are based on group participation and no refunds will be made for any part of the program in which you choose not to participate, including any helicopter flying time (if applicable and which, at the discretion of the Captain and Expedition Leader, may or may not be utilized).

    Photography: Passengers extend permission to the operator of the trip to take their photograph during the voyage, and release all rights over those images. Passengers who do not wish to be photographed during the voyage must inform the operator in writing prior to the voyage.

    Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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