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Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Destination: Longyearbyen, Svalbard Exploring the town that boasts the highest of most things: the northernmost post office, museum, restaurant, and university to name just a few.  The largest settlement in the high Norwegian Arctic is Longyearbyen, which is also the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. For cruise passengers who are meeting a ship, as I did …

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Tips about a layover in London before heading to Southampton for cruise

Pre-Cruise London Hotel Tips about a layover in London before heading to Southampton for a cruise. London Layover I am so glad that I overnighted in London prior to heading to Southampton to embark on Azamara Quest. To miss the iconic capital city would be a real shame: the people, history, culture, food, and activities …

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(video) Voyage Recap Silversea Longyearbyen to Tromso

Silversea Expeditions – Silversea Longyearbyen to Tromso Voyage at-a-glance video documenting what we saw along the way during Silver Explorer’s 10-day expedition from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Trompso, Norway. Exploring the high Arctic 7 days of expedition cruising around Svalbard and Bear Island enroute to Tromso, Norway. Day 1- Arrival from Oslo via chartered flight to Svalbard Day 2 – …

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Silver Explorer: Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Day 1 Embarkation: June 22, 2015 Northern latitudes: Reporting from Silversea Expeditions in the Arctic.   Getting to Silver Explorer I took a United flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway where I would overnight at one of the hotel options available from Silversea. My transfer to the hotel was …

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