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Secrets of Spitsbergen

Sailing from Liverpool to see the Midnight Sun

This no-fly cruise holiday to the spectacularly-scenic west coast of Norway, and beyond to the remote and wildly beautiful archipelago of Spitsbergen, is a true Arctic adventure. Join us aboard Black Watch to explore picturesque Tromsø and Honningsvåg, on Norway’s North Cape, both of which present spectacular scenery. Continue to Spitsbergen, a snow-draped fantasyland populated with wild reindeer, puffins and arctic terns. With the sun still above the horizon as the clock strikes midnight each day, you can appreciate this country’s beauty all day long.

Including...

  • 15 nights cruise on Black Watch
  • 44 meals: 15 breakfasts (days 2-16) 14 lunches (days 2-15) 15 dinners (days 1-15)
  • Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
  • £100 per person onboard credit
  • Included onboard drinks package
  • Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
  • 3 formal nights
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Port taxes

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map of norway and spitsbergen


VIP Outbound4

Day 1 - Liverpool

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Liverpool where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Black Watch (3T+) in readiness for a late afternoon sailing.

Black Watch (3T+)

Days 2-3 - At sea

As we cruise towards Norway, a day at sea provides the perfect opportunity for you to settle into onboard life.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 4 - Cruising Rørvik, Torghatten, Seven Sisters, Arctic Circle

Enjoy a relaxing day on board as we sail past some stunning, fable-inspiring scenery, including the village of Rørvik, Torghatten, a mountain with a hole through the middle, the seven majestic peaks of the Seven Sisters mountain range, and cross the Arctic Circle. For the next few nights we will be able to witness the Midnight Sun that occurs in this part of the world.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 5 - Leknes, Lofoten - Cruising Trollfjord

Leknes looks out over the stunning Lofoten Islands, which are rich in Viking history and Arctic nature. The wild landscape of jagged peaks, cliffs and bright-white sandy beaches makes the area one of the most picturesque in Norway. This afternoon we cruise through the spectacular 2km-long Trollfjord, embellished with steep mountain sides and amazing peaks.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 6 - Tromsø

Morning arrival in Tromsø, capital of northern Norway spread across two islands now linked to the mainland by a spectacular bridge. Founded essentially by traders, fur trappers and fishermen, it is now a busy commercial centre. A selection of optional excursions will be available here including the opportunity to explore Tromsø and its surrounds, a fascinating blend of old and new, with modest wooden houses surrounded by contemporary architecture and with a backdrop of impressive mountain peaks. You may choose to take a ride on a cable car to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city or to visit the Tromsø museum, founded in 1872. We sail this evening.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 7 - Honningsvåg (North Cape)

Honningsvåg is a beautiful town and one of the most northerly inhabited places in Europe, lying well within the Arctic Circle. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the North Cape Plateau - you may be lucky enough to see reindeer grazing on the seemingly wild and desolate landscape as we drive to the Cape. On top of the majestic cliff formation that represents the final frontier to the Arctic Ocean, and at 307 metres above the sea, sits the North Cape Hall, where you can view a film depicting the region through the seasons, browse in the shops, or if the weather is fine, experience the panorama of the Arctic Ocean from the Globe, near the edge of the cliff. This is a place where the scenery, Midnight Sun and the sense of standing at the very edge of the world never ceases to fascinate visitors. Cruise the North Cape and The Horn this evening.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy a leisurely day at sea.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 9 - Pyramiden, Spitsbergen - Cruising Tempelfjorden

Early morning arrival into Pyramiden, a former Russian coal mining town, now abandoned, to enjoy the stunning natural surroundings. Polar bears are sometimes spotted among the rocky, mountainous landscapes. This evening our voyage resumes to cruise along the mesmerising waters, marvel at the breathtaking glaciers as we sail the unforgettable Tempelfjorden. Ship to shore tender service.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 10 - Longyearbyen

Spend time in Longyearbyen to explore this colourful collection of houses, where the reindeer amble freely along the roadsides, and take the opportunity to go summer dog sledding with beautiful huskies. The town is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including two glaciers - Longyearbreen and Lars Hjertabreen. An optional visit to the small but substantial Svalbard Museum will give you an insight into everything from the discovery of Svalbard, the war on Svalbard and mining history to local flora, fauna and geology, the 17th century whaling history, expeditions and winter trapping techniques. Beluga Whales can sometimes be spotted along the shores in summer months.

Black Watch (3T+)

Days 11-12 - At sea

Two days to relax at sea. Perhaps enjoy a game of cards, read in the library or take part in the extensive programme of onboard activities.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 13 - Klaksvik, Faroe Islands - Cruising Cape Enniberg

Located on the island of Borðoy, Klaksvik is the Faroe Island’s second largest town and - thanks to its surrounding rolling hills, craggy cliffs and gorgeous bay - one of the most beautiful. Late evening we voyage past Cape Enniberg, a soaring cliff reaching 754 metres and the northernmost point of the Faroe Islands.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 14 - Tórshavn

Our final full day in the Faroe Islands is spent in the capital, Tórshavn. The Vikings discovered these islands over a thousand years ago, and established their main harbour here. With forts in place to protect from pirates, it became a major trading centre and is today a picturesque town of flagstone streets, elegant buildings, informative museums, theatres and parks.

Black Watch (3T+)

Day 15 - At sea

During our last day, perhaps perfect your skills at deck quoits or shuffleboard, test your golf swing or enjoy a game of deck tennis.

Black Watch (3T+)

VIP Inbound

Day 16 Liverpool

Early morning arrival back in Liverpool where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

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Secrets of Spitsbergen

Sailing from Liverpool to see the Midnight Sun