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G Adventures Adds Three New Expedition Cruise Itineraries for Travel in Arctic Norway

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Posted: May 31, 2016

Early booking bonuses for 2017 travel also launched 

G Adventures is introducing three new itineraries for 2017 travel in Norway onboard its expedition ship, G Expedition, in response to customer demand for cruises in the area.

The G Expedition arctic vessel comfortably hosts 134 passengers out at sea. © G Adventures, Inc.

The small group, small ship adventure travel operator is also offering a 15% early booking bonus for these trips, as well as for all other 2017 Longyearbyen, Svalbard itineraries, to encourage travelers to book early and secure their preferred itinerary, date and cabin category.

Ben Perlo, U.S. Managing Director for G Adventures, suggests that traveling Norway by ship is one of the most memorable and comfortable ways to see the Scandinavian country’s famed wild coast.

“Norway’s Arctic coastline is stunningly beautiful and the fjords are ideal for expedition cruising. Once on board our G Expedition ship, travelers can unpack once, sit back, and take in the incredibly scenic landscapes views right off deck.”

G Adventures’ early booking discount is valid for all bookings made before June 30, 2016 and applies to Norwegian and Artic itineraries departing between May 11, 2017 and August 11, 2017.

“Our Norwegian Fjords Expedition cruises are growing in popularity among American travelers who are considering destination security and dollar value for their adventurous vacations, ” added Perlo. “So, we’re very glad to be able to offer them more opportunities to experience this special place, especially given the strength of the U.S. dollar overseas right now.”

The three new Norwegian itineraries for 2017, which range from 8-15 days in length, are:

  • Cruise the Norwegian Fjords – Tromsø to Bergen -  Venture into the magical and mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea for close encounters with glaciers and fjordscapes. Perfect for explorers long on ambition but short on time, this eight-day expedition brings travellers to important sites of Norway’s ancient history, UNESCO-protected historic sites, and incredible nature. Normally priced from $2,499pp, during early booking period is priced from $2,124*. for an eight-day trip from Tromsø to Bergen.

  • Scottish Highlands and Norwegian Fjords - Go deeper into the otherworldly fjords of Norway on this unique journey through the Norwegian Sea. Discover UNESCO-protected wonders like the Standing Stones of Stennes, the mystical Ring of Brodgar, witness the curious clash of cultures in the Shetland Islands, and marvel at the stunning forests and waterfalls that line the fjords. Normally priced from $4999pp, during early booking period is priced from $4249* for a 14-day trip from Edinburgh to Tromsø.

  • Norwegian Fjords and Polar Bears of Spitsbergen - Set sail from Bergen – the gateway to Norway's fjords – to the remote shores of Svalbard on this odyssey across the Norwegian Sea. Walk across the glaciers that carved the stunning landscapes, explore subarctic islands by Zodiac in search of polar bears, and walk through history at UNESCO-protected historical sites. Normally priced from $5,999pp, during early booking period is priced from from $5,099* for a 15-day trip from Bergen to Longyearbyen.

G Expedition passengers have access to multiple zodiac boats to explore on shore. © G Adventures, Inc.

The G Expedition is a smaller ship with the capability to get in and out of ports that larger ships cannot. It was completely refurbished in 2009 and outfitted with brand new engines in 2015. The vessel’s spacious quarters can comfortably accommodate up to 134 passengers with plentiful common areas and private spaces for rest and retreat, plus observation decks that provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world’s most remote regions.

With G Adventures-trained Chief Experience Officers on board (local guides) and a passenger-to-crew ratio of about 10 to 1, the G Expedition also hosts spacious cabins that each feature ocean-facing windows or portholes, along with private en-suite facilities, climate control, a shared library, a lounge, a pub, and a computer room with limited internet connectivity.

* Prices do not include flights and are based on one person sharing a category 1A quad stateroom.