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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours Introduces New Russian High Arctic Cruise

By ,   February 18, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Scenic Cruises released a new itinerary to the Russian High Arctic and Novaya Zemlya. "Franz Josef Adventure" is an 18-day cruisetour roundtrip from Tromso Norway, departing on August 12, 2022. Prices start from GBP 12,775 per person.

On the ship Scenic Eclipse, travellers will be cruising from the northern Norwegian coast to Port Murmansk Russia and then to remote Russian Arctic archipelagos like Franz Josef Land.

Novaya Zemlya (Arctic Russia)

The voyage's highlights include:

  • The northernmost territory in Russia with a total of 191 islands teeming with impressive glaciers and home to colonies of ivory gulls, walruses, and bowhead whales.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Dutch navigator William Barents, one of the most important Arctic explorers, deep into Novaya Zemlya islands.
  • Franz Josef Land consists of a series of islands processing unique geology and incredible wildlife viewing, being the Polar Bears' perfect environment.
  • Inhabited primarily by the Russian military, the region is rarely visited with limited tourist access.

Every aspect of guest comfort has been considered by Scenic Tours, including airport transfers, flights, gratuities, all-inclusive beverages and dining, a comprehensive choice of shore trips, Scenic Discovery excursions, exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences, Discovery Specialists and guides, full use of the Senses Spa and gym, butler service for all guests.