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Poseidon Expeditions is introducing its new 2021 Arctic and 2021-22 Antarctic seasonal adventure cruises aboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit.

Along with a full schedule of departure dates and rates, the company announces early booking discounts of 10 to 15 percent that can be applied on reservations made from now through Oct. 31, 2020, on the newly published programs. The Sea Spirit will bring guests in comfort to the waters of the Southern Ocean from late October to early March, and then to the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere— Svalbard, Franz Josef Land and Greenland—from May through September.

Cruises of eight to 14 days in the summer of 2021 immerse travelers in programs to the Arctic’s polar ice edge around the Svalbard Archipelago and into Franz Josef Land in the Russian High Arctic. Poseidon Expeditions continues to be the only company offering expedition cruises to Franz Josef Land directly from Svalbard, saving several days of sea cruising.

Included in the 2021 Arctic sailings is the 8-day West Spitsbergen West Spitsbergen – Svalbard Discovery, roundtrip from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, offered June 1 and June 7, 2021, with rates starting at just $5,486. Another option is the 10-day

West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge – Arctic Wildlife Safari expeditions, based from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, with departures on June 13 and 21, 2021 (starting at $7,646). Or, tell clients to opt for Poseidon’s signature program in the Russian High Arctic: Franz Josef Land Archipelago. It’s the only cruise of its kind to operate roundtrip from Longyearbyen; two 14-day departures, July 21 and Aug. 2 and one 13-day expedition Aug. 14, 2021, with rates from $11,966.

For 2021-22 Antarctica, the Five Antarctic Peninsula departures will be offered aboard Sea Spirit, either 11 or 12 days in length, all roundtrip from Ushuaia: Nov. 10, Dec. 20 (Christmas Cruise), Dec. 29, 2021 (New Year Cruise) and Feb 8 & 18, 2022. Rates start at $10,886. Two other options include the Three Falkland’s, South Georgia, Antarctic Wildlife Adventure cruises and the Antarctic Circle: Crossing 66º South Latitude cruise.

A popular 2021 option is the 23-day Solar Eclipse in Antarctica. On the morning of Dec. 4, 2021, passengers and crew will be on deck as a solar eclipse plummets Antarctica into sudden darkness. The per person rates are from $24,295. Remaining space is limited on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise, which was announced six months ago.

Rates quoted are per person, double occupancy, and reflect early booking discounts. Even lower triple-share rates, for families or single travelers, are also available on all departures. A bonus for Poseidon’s guests traveling in these newly announced seasons will be complimentary WiFi during their voyage.

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