With PONANT, sail from Norway to Alaska via the Northeast Passage, the legendary maritime route that is covered by ice for much of the year. Aboard Le Boréal, you will navigate the Arctic seas, meandering between the Siberian archipelagos: a voyage in search of little-known lands, rich in countless natural wonders.
Murmansk, one of the world's northernmost cities, will be the first port of call on this 25-day expedition cruise. You will then reach Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, magnificent natural sanctuaries that are part of the Russian Arctic National Park.
A little further east, the immense polar desert of the Northern LandArchipelago, as well as the exceptional biodiversity of the New Siberian Islands, will offer you pure moments of wonder.
You will finally reach Chukotka, one of the most isolated region in the world. Covered with immense brightly coloured tundra, the region is home to various villages: an opportunity for you to share a few moments of the inhabitants' life.
Before arriving in your disembarkation port of Nome, you will discover Wrangel Island's biodiversity: it is unique in the world, like a real recordof the earth's last ice age.
We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. The itinerary, landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO.
Visits to Wrangel Island are subject to permission being granted by the Russian authorities. This port of calls can only be confirmed once this authorisation has been received, six months before the cruise departure date.