The vessel and all the staff were superb as we expected having been on it down in Antarctica. Spitzbergen in June still has a lot of ice on and around it so a complete circumnavigation of the island was impossible. However, the combination of sun and ice with pointy mountains made for some spectacular landscapes with reflections. The wildlife, compared with South Georgia, was hardly visible. Guillimots were seen often, with puffins twice, and little auks on several occasions. Kittywakes were plentiful. Arctic fox was only seen by the energetic walkers on their hard treks on shore so not something that I was able to enjoy. Walrus were found once and fortunately decided to stay put whilst we were taken ashore in groups to get a closer look. And for the main quarry, polar bear, we had sightings through binoculars on three days, culminating on the third day with the bear coming across the ice in the direction of the vessel. Heart stopping moment. I actually have photos, albeit grainy because of digital zoom, that look like a polar bear!