Take a Cruise on the Wild Side

Adventure Seekers will be pleased with Norwegian Coastal Voyage’s new programs that visit the world’s most remote areas. Known for navigating some of the most difficult maritime environments along the Norwegian coast, Norwegian Coastal Voyage has also become a dominant figure in Expedition Cruising. A n


Adventure Seekers will be pleased with Norwegian Coastal Voyage’s new programs that visit the world’s most remote areas. Known for navigating some of the most difficult maritime environments along the Norwegian coast, Norwegian Coastal Voyage has also become a dominant figure in Expedition Cruising. A new 32-page brochure details the company’s offerings for 2007, which include cruises through the icebergs of Greenland, the glaciers of Spitsbergen and the desolate harbors of Antarctica.

The line’s new deluxe expedition ship, the 318-berth MS Fram is built for cruising the iceberg laden waters around Greenland. The Fram’s season begins in May with a 15-day expedition package from Iceland’s Reykjavik to the eastern and southern Greenland coasts.

The Fram will also take adventurers on 13-day expeditions in Antarctica, beginning with an overnight in bustling Buenos Aires. The Antarctica cruises feature a series of exclusive pre and post-trip options, including tours to Iguazu Falls, San Pedro de Atacama, Easter Island and Lima/ Machu Picchu. A 19-day voyage, “Antarctica, Argentina & the Chilean Fjords,” includes a day in Puerto Natales and Santiago and more time to enjoy the fjords and glaciers of the Southern Andes along the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel; the 21-day “Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica”cruise includes the isolated South Georgia and Falklands Islands, breeding grounds for millions of seabirds and home to King and other species of penguins.

In Spitsbergen, with no roads linking communities, a small-ship cruise under the Midnight Sun on the 114-passenger MS Nordstjernen or the 100-passenger MS Polar Star is ideal for viewing Arctic landscapes with cliff-lined fjords, massive glaciers, rugged mountains and abundant wildlife.

All of Norwegian Coastal Voyage’s Expedition Cruises include roundtrip flights from New York, accommodations at first-class or deluxe hotels with breakfast, services of naturalist guides, and in many cases expert lecturers, specified walking tours and PolarCirkel excursions, ship transfers, air taxes and port charges. Add-on airfares are available.

Bookings by Dec. 31 will save $150 to $300 per person.

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