Dates

June 14 to 24, 2019

Starting Price

$6,995

Deposit per Person

$800

10 Days
Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the Five-Star, eco-friendly L’AUSTRAL, exclusively chartered for your expedition. Visit during the region’s most enchanting season, when shimmering ice basks in the midnight sun’s ceaseless glow. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s rarely visited Svalbard archipelago; see glaciers crease and calve in luminous blues; and look for the enigmatic polar bear, who reigns as king. Survey an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountain ranges, lush green tundra, and awe-inspiring ice formations and enjoy Zodiac excursions led by a team of expert naturalists in diverse, serene terrains, where remarkable wildlife—including whales, walruses, seals, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, northern fulmars and Arctic terns—roam freely. Complimentary Wi-Fi and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise. The program’s flight to Longyearbyen originates in Paris; spend one night in a downtown Paris hotel before the flight and one night in the deluxe HILTON PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT HOTEL upon return from the Arctic. Paris Pre-Program Option also offered.

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2

U.S./Paris, France

Depart the U.S. for Paris, France, the “City of Lights.” Stay for one night in centrally located,
downtown hotel.

Day 3

Paris/Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway/Embark L’AUSTRAL

Fly to scenic Longyearbyen and board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star L’AUSTRAL to embark on your seven-night expedition. Cruise through an ethereal gallery of rare wilderness, secluded fjords and glittering ice—an unforgettable landscape enchanted by the midnight sun’s glow. Meet your expert naturalist team, who will be aboard for the duration of the cruise, and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception that evening. (B, R, D)

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Peggy McCracken

Peggy McCracken is the Mary Fair Croushore Professor of Humanities, Director of the Institute for the Humanities, and Professor of French, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. She teaches a broad range of courses on literature and culture, and her research focuses primarily on medieval France.

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Dates

June 14 to 24, 2019

Starting Price

$6,995

Deposit per Person

$800

10 Days
Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064