No Compromise on Luxury
For many travellers, sailing on a basic expedition ship is part of the Arctic holiday experience and you can find a ship with the level of comfort you expect. However, there are also many travellers who prefer to take one of the luxury Arctic holidays which are offered by well-known luxury cruise operators, who combine all the main aspects of a bona fide expedition with the comforts and standards of service of a top cruise ship.
You can experience the adventure of travel in the Arctic without compromising on comfort when you take a luxury Arctic cruise.
Why book your luxury cruise with WILDFOOT?
A small number of partner companies of WILDFOOT such as Silversea, Ponant and Hapag Lloyd offer such luxury Arctic holidays. Silversea operate their specialist expedition ship, the Silver Explorer and the crew and standards on board match the so-called ‘six star’ standards of service they pride themselves on on board their larger cruise ships. This includes in-suite butler service, complimentary beverages and silver service. On a Silversea luxury Arctic cruise, there are expert lecturers and guides, zodiac landings and the small ship camaraderie, so the expedition experience is not compromised.
Compagnie du Ponant is a French small ship operator, with three purpose built expedition ships, L’Austral, Le Boreal and Le Soleal. Luxury Arctic holidays on these ships provide a private yacht type of ambiance with gastronomic French cuisine and the highest standards of service. Again, your luxury Arctic cruise includes guides and zodiac landings. Language on board is French and English and Ponant is one of the best options if you wish to take children with you.
Although many expedition ships are quite basic and there are travellers who seek this type of experience, there are also many who prefer to take one of the luxury Arctic holidays of offer from recognised up-market operators, who combine all the aspects of a bona fide expedition with the comforts and standards of service of a top cruise ship.
Well known in shipping and cruise circles, Hapag Lloyd is an established German cruise line with two specialist expedition ships, the Bremen and the Hanseatic. The Hanseatic operates a number of itineraries for luxury Arctic holidays throughout the summer. These include Greenland, Iceland and northern Norway. Five star service and excellent and varied food combined with true expedition experiences. German and English are the languages on board and we always receive excellent feedback from customers who take a luxury Arctic cruise on either of these ships.
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Luxury Arctic Cruise Ships
Compagnie du Ponant is a French small ship operator, with three sister luxury expedition ships, L’Austral, Le Borea and Le Soleal. Le Soleal only came into operation in 2013 and each ship provides a private yacht type of ambiance with gastronomic French cuisine and the highest standards of service.
Le Soleal & Le Lyrial
Le Soleal & Le Lyrial are the latest additions to the Ponant luxury expedition fleet, entering service for the 2013/14 Arctic season. They match perfectly the style of its sister ships with added refinements to create the most relaxing environment whilst at sea and in between Polar adventures. These are purpose built expedition vessels and at the cutting edge of luxury polar exploration cruises.Learn More View Trips
The MS Hanseatic
The MS Hanseatic The MS Hanseatic is a purpose-built luxury expedition ship with ice-strengthened hull. Adventurers sailing on board the Hanseatic enjoy a full expedition experience with zodiac cruising and landings, but always return to the highest standards of comfort and service.Learn More View Trips
Silver Cloud Expedition
After an extensive refurbishment taking place right now and ready for 2017 relaunch, Silversea's Silver Cloud Explorer will be one the most luxurious ice class vessels in expedition cruising. With her service and space ratios being amongst the highest in expedition cruising and boasting more dining options than any other ice-class ship to the Polar regions. Limited to 260 guest capacity to a maximum of 200 in polar waters which is important, since crowds reduce the number of landings permitted in these fragile environments. 18 new state-of-the-art Zodiacs, offering plenty of landing opportunities.
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