Polar Bear Express

Polar Bear Express

The "Express" Arctic Adventure Cruise takes six days to discover the landscapes and icy waters of Svalbard. This is an expedition vessel that has been designed to withstand Arctic pack ice. This cruise will allow you to see the wildlife, mountains and glaciers of Svalbard. The chance to observe walruses and polar bears as well as Arctic birds will be available. Highlight of the trip is seeing polar bears. The cruise will allow you to see the magnificent glacial landscapes as well as landings along the coast.

Day by day

 | Neumayer Channel |  Antarctica
 | Paradise Bay |  Antarctica
NY Alesund | Svalbard |  Antarctica


Embarkation shuttle transfer to the vessel from Ushuaia city centre
Shuttle transfer after disembarkation from the ship to Ushuaia city centre or airport
All Zodiac landings and excursions, as per itinerary, guided by our Expedition Team
Expedition parka
Rubber boots loan scheme
Briefings and lectures by our Expedition Leader and Team
English-speaking Expedition Team
Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
Complimentary house wine, beer and soda at dinner (selected labels and brands, served at our a-la-carte dinners)
Free tea and coffee available 24 hours
Taxes and landing fees
Special photo workshops
Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Parties

Does not include

Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
Meals not on board the ship
Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
Personal expenses (e.g. Albatros Polar Spa services, Albatros Ocean Boutique purchases)
Polar Bear Express | Map
From $4,290.00 per person


Explore the icy waters and landscapes of Svalbard, including its glaciers, fjords, and mountains.
Spot whales, walruses, and polar bears, the iconic Arctic wildlife.
Learn about the Arctic from experienced naturalists.
Go on fascinating landings on the shore, where you can explore the tundra and see the local wildlife.
Enjoy the midnight sun in the summer months.

Departure dates

Start DateEnd DateItineraryDuration
2024-06-052024-06-16North Atlantic Expedition12 days
2024-06-162024-06-26Svalbard Circumnavigation11 days
2024-06-162024-06-21Polar Bear Express6 days
2024-06-212024-06-26Polar Bear Express6 days
2024-06-262024-07-03Svalbard- Last Stop Before The North Pole8 days