Singapore-based agency Dynasty Travel is making a push into the growing, niche segment of experiential travel with the launch of a chartered expedition cruise to The Arctic next summer.
The move aims to cater to “a new breed of travellers with environmental awareness and a penchant for off-the-beaten track experiences”.
The 12-day expedition, billed as the “last stop before the North Pole”, will take travellers to Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
The voyage will be undertaken by the 198-passenger Ocean Atlantic, operated by Albatros Expeditions, which is among the few ships built for ice expeditions.
Travellers will be able to go on frequent shore excursions on the ship’s fleet of 20 Zodiacs.
On the seven-night cruise, passengers can expect frequent shore landings and mini-cruises through the fjords and glacial landscapes. Wildlife sightings include whales, walruses, seals, birdlife and polar bears.
Travellers will also have the option of pre- and post-tours to neighbouring regions in Norway such as the Lofoten Islands, to visit small villages off the beaten track, untrammelled landscape of majestic mountains and deep fjords, and the Atlantic Road.
Prices for the voyages start from S$12,888 per person, for a twin-share cabin, with departure dates July 2, 2020 (cruise only) and June 27 and 28, 2020.
The agency has also launched a 15-day chartered cruise to Antarctica departing November this year.