Poseidon Expeditions announces two new polar cruise program
Poseidon Expeditions has confirmed the sailings of two new polar cruise seasons on its 114-passenger Sea Spirit ship. The 2022 season will be spent in the Arctic and the 2022-2023 season in the Antarctic.
“Our travel partners and customers are comfortable looking ahead, well beyond the COVID-related interruption that’s been a blow to the cruise industry and to the travelers that support it. And this is why we are opening reservations for a new season much earlier than we have in the past. People are ready to solidify their plans for 2022 and beyond," said the President of Poseidon Expeditions, Nikolay Saveliev.
The tour operator stressed that, due to pent-up demand, they are starting the seasons three months earlier.
The cruise line will return to West Greenland as part of the 2022 Arctic season.
A 12-day cruise from Reykjavik, Iceland to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in May and an eight-day round trip from Kangerlussuaq in June are included in these exploration trips.
The Sea Spirit will then travel northeast for departures offered in midsummer to explore Svalbard and the Franz Josef Land Archipelago before returning to East Greenland, where 11-day cruises focusing on the Aurora Borealis will be offered in Sept 2022.
The Sea Spirit will head south in October to begin its Antarctic season 2022-2023, which involves four 11-12 day Antarctic Peninsula trips, three longer programs including the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Reservations for each of the above trips made before Dec. 31, 2020 would benefit from a 10-15 percent discount, as well as an extra $250 onboard credit, according to the press release. The 10-15 percent discount is only valid for trips booked before June 30, 2021.
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