Poseidon Expeditions’ Sea Spirit has re-positioned to Nuuk, Greenland, to begin her 2017 Arctic season following a $2.5 million-plus refurbishment of all 54 guest suites during a recent dry dock in Vigo, Spain.
This was the final phase of a full-ship refurbishment that began two years ago with restoration of the ship’s public areas.
Nedgé Louis-Jacques of Tomas Tillberg Design & Associates of Weston, FL, oversaw the last stage of the project.
According to a statement, each suite now features completely new bath modules including new tile throughout, stone vanity top with integrated mirror, sink and fixtures, towel bars and mirrors. A glass divider panel separates each shower and sink unit.
"While the focus of our guests and expedition team is on the wildlife and unique landscapes found in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing them with spacious, beautifully appointed accommodations goes a long way to complement and enhance the overall experience. The staterooms now afford an elegant retreat, a place to relax and recharge following active days exploring these remote environments," said Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions.
Sea Spirit sailed originally as the Renaissance IV, then worldwide and in Alaska as the popular Spirit of Oceanus. She underwent technical improvements for polar cruising in 2010.
Poseidon Expeditions will again this season offer a wide range of Arctic cruises aboard the Sea Spirit, including a first-ever Voyage to The Arctic expedition, June 17-29, 2017, that explores Iceland’s northern fjords and travels along the Arctic Circle to the Norwegian coast where a number of stops are planned before proceeding north to Bear Island and the Spitsbergen Archipelago. Remote Franz Josef Land in the Russian High Arctic will also be explored on an Aug. 14-29, 2017, voyage.
Arctic rates in 2017 for the all-suite Sea Spirit begin at $8,395 per person.
Following the last Arctic voyage to East Greenland in mid-September of 2017, the vessel will position to South America to commence a series of expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands during the 2017-18 austral summer season. The new Antarctic season also will include the popular Antarctic Circle cruise, which travels below the most southerly of the earth’s five major circles of latitude, approximately 66º south.
Antarctic rates for the 2017-18 season begin at just $7,995 per person.