How to Find the Best Arctic Cruise Deals

By admin / 16 May 2018

How to Find the Best Arctic Cruise Deals

Due to specialist ships, equipment, and training, an Arctic cruise might be a little more expensive than other cruises you’ve taken in the past, so it’s important to get a good deal. This guide will offer a little advice on how you can find the best Arctic cruise deals, both with Expeditions Online and in the wider Arctic cruise industry.

Many of the best places in the Arctic can only be viewed by boat and temperatures can drop to the -20s — making Arctic cruises a highly specialist cruise experience.

Make a List of What You Want from an Arctic Cruise

The best cruise isn’t necessarily just the cheapest, as not all Arctic cruises are the same and not all cruise passengers are looking for the same experience. It’s a good idea to make a list of all the reasons why you’d like to go on an Arctic cruise, listing all of the things you’d like to do or see. If you can figure out exactly what you want from your cruise, you can scan through any special offers quickly to make sure they’re right for you. If you love whale watching and have always wanted to see polar bears, make sure your next Arctic cruise mentions these activities in the itinerary. If Artic wildlife is your priority then you’re sure to love our North Spitsbergen Arctic cruise.

Spitsbergen North Arctic cruise deals

If you’re going on the cruise with someone else, it’s also a good idea to make the list together and to make sure that whichever option you choose contains both of your top activities. Many of the longer, more comprehensive cruises — such as our 15-day Greenland Explorer cruise — provide an extremely wide range of activities. 

Compare the Prices (and Activities) of Several Cruise Companies

We are very confident in the quality and value of our range of Artic cruises, but we would still advise readers to compare many of the biggest Arctic cruise companies. As these cruises will cost more than your average holiday, we advise you to spend a little while getting use to the prices and the packages offered by the various companies. After a few weeks monitoring the industry, you’ll have a good idea about fair pricing and what you can expect from the better Arctic cruises. Hopefully, this kind of research will also make you more comfortable and confident when it comes time to book a cruise. These are some of the most luxurious holiday packages in the World, so it might take a little bit of research before you can make sure you’re investing in the perfect Arctic cruise for you!

Arctic expedition in Greenland

Subscribe to Newsletters and Set Google Alerts

The last piece of advice for anyone who’d like to find the best artic cruise deals is for them to subscribe to a number cruise newsletters so that they can get wind of the latest deals before anyone else. It’s rare, but sometimes there are last-minute drop-outs, so a ticket may suddenly be available at a discounted rate. It’s probably not a good idea for this to be your only strategy, but it’s good to have some money and work holidays set aside in case a great last-minute deal comes up!

Setting a Google Alert for ‘Arctic cruise discount’ and ‘last-minute Arctic cruise’, etc. will ensure that you’re emailed as soon as someone publishes a relevant article, blog post, press release, etc. You can filter all of the emails to one folder so that they don’t clog up your inbox. If you’re dedicated to finding the best cruise deals as soon as they’re published, then a few well-researched Google Alerts could be a massive help!

Polar bear swimming - Arctic expedition deals

That’s all we’ve got time for today. We hope this guide has encouraged a few readers to plan an Arctic cruise and that it’s given you a few tricks up your sleeve for finding the best Arctic cruise deals! Please get in touch if you have any questions about our range of cruises!


Here are some cool and current Arctic Cruise Deals!


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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Ocean Adventurer

This expedition aboard the luxurious Ocean Adventurer is the perfect introduction to Spitsbergen and the incomparable beauty of the High Arctic

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Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge Best of Svalbard

A polar bear safari cruise with the luxury M/V Sea Spirit exploring the northern reaches of Svalbard

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Spitsbergen In-Depth: Ocean Adventurer

Like true Arctic adventurers, on this 13-day voyage with the Ocean Adventurer, we search for polar bears and other wildlife on outings and landings

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Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Is

This 12 day epic expedition aboard the state-of-the-art Ultramarine visits the highlights of the Arctic wilderness of Canada

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Arctic Express: Heart of the Northwest Passage

Discover the great sea route at the top of the world—on the game-changing new expedition ship Ultramarine. Reach the High Arctic in just over a week!

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Arctic Saga: Spitsbergen, Faroes & Jan Mayen: Ultr

This 14 day expedition aboard the luxurious Ultramarine visits remote North Atlantic islands up to the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard

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Spitsbergen Photography: Ultramarine

This exciting introductory journey on board Ultramarine, the new, game-changing polar vessel, takes you to remote stunning scenery and wildlife

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Spitsbergen Highlights: Ocean Adventurer

Majestic peaks, massive glaciers and towering fjords contrast with the vivid tundra. Active exploring provides opportunities to spot polar bears

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