This classic image of a Polar Bear with an attendant Ivory Gull (there is a very close relationship between these two iconic Arctic species) was taken by Elliott Neep (Polar specialist tour leader of our sister company, ORYX – Worldwide Photographic Expeditions) during a birding and wildlife cruise around Spitsbergen. Both these species are restricted to the High Arctic, and our Spitsbergen and Canadian Arctic cruises offer the fabulous opportunity of witnessing these otherwise inaccessible animals in their icy environments. This is just one of many potential sights awaiting you on these cruises. Other wildlife possibilities include Ross’s Gull, King Eider, numerous alcid species, Gyrfalcon and Snow Bunting, along with mammals such as Arctic Fox, Walrus, Narwhal, Beluga, Orca and even Bowhead Whale.
The good news for anyone wishing to view these special species is that we are offering some fantastic, early booking discounts for selected 2014 cruises. Any booking on our Spitsbergen Explorer – Land of Arctic Dreams I cruise (6 – 14 June 2014, 9 days) and our Spitsbergen Explorer – Land of Arctic Dreams II cruise (5 – 15 July 2014, 11 days), will be given a flight credit of US$500. For our Canadian Arctic – Northwest Passage cruise (25 Aug – 6 Sep 2014, 13 days), a US$1,000 flight credit per person is available. Please note that these offers are only valid for bookings confirmed before 30 September 2013. (Further discounts can be obtained on these and all other Rockjumper tours by registering for our 7 Continents Promotion).
In addition, we are offering a US$1,000 discount on any bookings made before 1st August 2013 for this year’s Melanesia Discoverer cruise (11 – 24 Oct 2013, 14 days). Unlike our Arctic voyages, this tropical island cruise explores some seldom-visited regions of the Melanesian archipelago, including such exotic destinations as New Guinea, New Ireland, Manus, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands. Aside from the many endemic and range-restricted birds, including chances for Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Superb Pitta, Twelve-wired and King Birds-of-paradise, Beck’s Petrel and Sanford’s Sea Eagle (to name just a tiny handful), this cruise also offers some of the most exciting snorkeling and diving in the world!
For more information on any of these cruises, please visit our website on the above links, or contact our office for further information.