An adventure of a lifetime awaits.
Whether you sail to the far-flung islands of the wild Pacific coast of Kamchatka, spot polar bears on a Russian Arctic cruise to Franz Josef Land, or literally circumnavigate the earth on a cruise to the earth’s magnetic north, you are truly voyaging to the edges of human exploration. Only a few unique, purpose-built Arctic cruise vessels can make such journeys, as these regions are incredibly rugged, remote and rarely visited.
Our Far East and Arctic cruises along the shores of Russia promise unrivalled luxury and rare discoveries in the seas separating the coasts of Norway, Russia and Alaska.
As desolate as these destinations appear, their isolation has preserved pristine environments offering unrivalled opportunities for wildlife spotting.
Russian Arctic and Expedition Cruises Highlights:
- Travel in the kind comfort the early explorers could only imagine. For our Arctic islands and Kamchatka cruise tours, you’ll cross the seas onboard ice-strengthened expedition vessels.
- For our North Pole cruise, your trusted vessel will be a massive nuclear icebreaker. These ships were purpose-built for polar expeditions and refurbished for the comfort of cruise passengers
- Cruise to Wrangel Island where you’ll scour the coast for wildlife both on Zodiac tenders and on foot. Seize on the rare chance to observe polar bears, walruses, musk oxen, reindeer and Arctic fox
- Explore the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula on an epic cruise to Pacific Ring of Fire, home to Kamchatka brown bears and fire breathing volcanoes.
- Set sail from Svalbard, Norway across the Barents Sea to Franz Josef Land. On the way, your expert expedition leaders will be on the lookout for orcas and rare bowhead whales. The Svalbard Coast is also one of the best places in the world to see polar bears in the wild.
- Plough through the frozen Arctic Ocean on a nuclear icebreaker and become of the few humans ever to land (via helicopter) at the earth’s geographical North Pole
If a thrilling expedition voyage is on your bucket list, a Russian Arctic cruise is the ultimate option for fulfilling this adventure travellers dream.
As isolated and inhospitable as the Kamchatka coast and the Arctic Ocean islands appear, there are a few humans who have made these places home. As well as unparalleled opportunities for viewing wildlife, you’ll get to meet the remarkable researchers and full-time settlers who survive here under extraordinary conditions. Wildlife commonly observed include marine species (whales, seals, sea lions, walrus and otters), immense seabird colonies, and iconic Arctic animals such as the polar bear, Arctic fox and mux ox.