We had reindeer, walrus, foxes, kit foxes. A mother fox grabbing a little auk to feed her three fox kits. A BBC crew filming "The Hunt". More reindeer. Great birds including a diver and a long tailed skua. Geese and ducks with little ones. Ny Alesund was nifty.
The ice was AMAZING. Bright blue ice calving--the kayakers had to paddle for their lives. A great day above 80 degrees complete with bear, harp seals, and a polar plunge.
The food was great, and the people--though the kids thought them "old"--were 95% people you would want as friends. The staff had great people skills and as well, great knowledge. I gave them five stars, which I never do. Not everything was perfect - but we did not get trapped in polar ice, saw a lot of wildlife, and truly had a great experience.