Program and itinerary

A program or and itinerary presented in a travel brochure, gives you an idea of the area and places you will visit. But keep in mind that your journey won’t be exactly like it was in your brochure; it’s “normal”, so don’t be surprised!

During a voyage in polar regions, and on an expedition cruise in particular, the program and the itinerary is schedule according to local conditions. The expedition leader (in collaboration with the captain), has the task to readjust and reorganise the program according to weather conditions (wind, fog, swell…), ice conditions (icebergs, sea ice…), wildlife activity, unexpected visit from local people, and so on…

One day for example, the program was to explore a deep fjord ? It might however not be possible, because there are icebergs at the entrance. Instead you will cruise the amazing iceberg field or return later…
Todays lunch was at 12:30, however the expedition team has spotted a polar bear ! Finally you had lunch at 2:00pm but you took time to observe this fascinating animal…
You were supposed to make a landing at 8:30 this morning, but before that, you saw whales and decided to follow them. So maybe you won’t do your landing today, but what a great and memorable moment you had with the whales…

The keyword during a voyage in the polar regions or on an expedition cruise, is “flexibility” ! If the program is adjusted every day, it’s to provide you with the best experience and to ensure that you enjoy as much as you can during your time. So the brochure although maybe different to what you did, the experience was in the end perhaps much better…

Just trust and have faith in your expedition leader and his team ! It is our duty to provide the very best for you.

Ice cruise in Svalbard Expedition cruise ship in Svalbard