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S/V Noorderlicht Cruise

For the ultimate sailing adventure, join S/V Noorderlicht on an Arctic cruise.  This 3-masted schooner carries just 20 passengers through the Arctic on unique wildlife cruises with great photo opportunities from whales to walruses.

This is a unique opportunity to enter the world - and period - of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen. S/V Noorderlicht was built in 1910 – during the Golden Age of polar exploration. No other vessel will give you a better impression of that era.

Picture yourself at her helm, steering a course between enormous ice bergs. Or standing on a rolling deck, helping hoist the sails to catch the chill Northerly winds. This is a real voyage. Imagine the excitement when whales – massive leviathans of the deep – crash through the surface of the sea right next to your elegant schooner.

This isn’t a cruise. It’s an adventure that will live with you forever. If you’re a truly intrepid world traveller, you can’t resist a voyage aboard the S/V Noorderlicht.

S/V Noorderlicht, at a glance

  • Classic three-masted sailing schooner with engine
  • 20 passengers
  • Cabins with upper and lower berths
  • Galley and saloon
  • Opportunity to pilot/assist crew
  • Long daily landings/wildlife exploration (ice permitting)

Click here to download deck plans and specific suite details

Speak to one of our experts for more details.

  • Fantastic holiday, exceeded our expectations in every way. As usual, Ultimate’s attention to detail, meant that everything went smoothly, every meet and greet was spot on, which is helpful on these multi centre holidays. We were made to feel like true VIP’s by everyone who met us. Well done.

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    JR, Ecuador - December 2019