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Svalbard Cruise in 2015

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Svalbard Cruise in 2015

I am planning a cruise to see polar bears and other wildlife in 2015. I have read that the best odds of polar bear sightings are around June. I found a trip in May that looks great. I know the ice is unpredictable from year to year, but would June be better? I found another option in late June/ early July.

Thanks in advance!!!


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We took Silverseas Explorer mid June this year. The ice was think so it took extra time, which we had, to find sea ice that we could navigate to find Polar Bears. The bears are found on the thick sea ice. We saw two in ten days but were only in sea ice for two days. I think late June, early July is best based on our trip. It is amazing and we exceed your expectations. You are on top of the world. We went as far North as you can go without a dog sled as the ice got too thick for the reinforced hull to move the ice at the 80th parallel. Fantastic.

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