Lindblad Expeditions announced that this April they would venture to the Arctic earlier in the cruise season than ever before when they bring the newest polar vessel, the 126-passenger National Geographic Resolution to Norway's Svalbard on two newly added departures.
The expeditions are expected to take place during the spring awakening of the Arctic illuminated by the light that provides “magic hour” most of the day.
Nat Geo Resolution’s ice-class, with the experience of Lindblad’s captains, was built for those exact conditions.
The expedition will venture deep into and around Svalbard Archipelago in search of seals, polar bears, and walrus. Guests will have the chance to walk on the frozen sea ice, an adventure possible only in early spring.
Founder of Lindblad Expeditions, Sven Lindblad, is joining the April 18 departure. He led a small reconnaissance team in Svalbard in order to determine whether early spring would be a good time of the year to explore the region for their guests.
The 11-day "Svalbard in Spring: Polar Bears, Arctic Light & Epic Ice" voyages are scheduled for April 18 and April 25, 2022. Fares start at US$11,990 per person, based on double occupancy (category one cabin).