Package Duration: 18 nights Cruise & Stay (with some Canadian domestic flights)
Package Starts: 15th Aug 2021 in Toronto
Cruise Starts: 16th Aug 2021 from Kangerlussuaq
Cruise Ends: 1st Sep 2021 into Kugluktuk
Package Ends: 2nd Sep 2021 in Vancouver
** ALL PRICES IN USD **
Earlybird savings! Book before 31 October 2020 and save up to 15% on your cruise fare.
Twin Cat 3 Interior - was $17690 - Earlybird price: $15,455*pp
Twin Cat 4 Porthole - was $19190 - Earlybird price: $16,730*pp
Twin Cat 7 Window - was $23690 - Earlybird price: $20,555*pp
Twin Cat 9 Junior Suite - was $25895 - Earlybird price: $23,100*pp
Single Cat 3 Interior - was $32585 - Earlybird price with no single supplement offer included^: $15,455*
• Cross the Arctic Circle as you sail the length of Sondre Stromfjord -168 kilometres!
• Cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Spend three days in Canada`s second largest National Marine Conservation Area, Tallurutiup Imanga, searching for marine life
• Visit Queen Maud Gulf, home to the wrecks of the Franklin ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror
• Seek polar bears, seabirds, and other Arctic wildlife in pristine natural environments
• Retrace the historic route of European Explorers, who for centuries picked their way through ice in hopes of finding a sailing route through the passage
• Transit Ikirasak (Bellot Strait), the narrow and dramatic waterway at the very northern tip of continental North America
SINGLES SAVE TOO!^
For a limited time, and subject to availability at time of booking, Singles pay NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT on category 3-7 on this cruise.
Ask us for the current availability on this sensational offer.
INTO THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE 2021 Cruise-Stay package includes:
- FREE* 1 nights pre cruise accommodation in Toronto with transfer from hotel to charter flight airport on 2nd day
- One way charter flight from Toronto to Kangerlussuaq
- 16 night Expedition Cruise OUT OF THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE from Kangerlussuaq to Kugluktuk including:
- The expertise and company of the Adventure Canada expedition staff
- Complimentary expedition Parka (yours to keep)
- Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard)
- Onboard educational presentations, Interactive workshops & evening entertainment
- All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
- Hors d`ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
- 24-hour documentary and film programming
- Ashore introductions to local people and customs
- Sightseeing including Museum entries, park accesses
- Access to pristine wilderness areas
- Zodiac tours and cruises
- On-site archaeology workshops
- Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations
- Port taxes
- Discovery fund fee of USD $250 per person
- One way charter flight in economy class from Kugluktuk to Yellowknife
- BONUS Free 1 nights accommodation in Yellowknife post-cruise with transfer from charter flight to hotel on day of arrival
- One way economy class airfare from Yellowknife to Vancouver
16 Night Cruise sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Kugluktuk aboard Ocean Endeavour.
Day 1 Kangerlussuaq
Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Zodiacs will be waiting to transfer us to the Ocean Endeavour.
Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go.
Day 2 Sisimiut Coast
West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic Location. Abundant fauna and marine life have supported human habitation here as far back as 4,500 years.
Day 3 Ilulissat
Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, an apt name for this site at the mouth the Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.
Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. And we’ll visit the bustling town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.
Day 4–5 Western Greenland
Exploring by ship and Zodiac along the west coast of Greenland, we have numerous options for expedition stops, to make the most of weather and wildlife conditions. Departing Greenland, we cross Baffin Bay toward Nunavut.
Day 6 At Sea - Davis Strait
As we steam toward Nunavut, our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, or get out on deck. Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.
Day 7 Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting, a fascinating place to wander. The cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed—arts and crafts may be available here too.
Day 8-10 Lancaster Sound & Devon Island
We will spend three days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of the newest National Marine Conservation Areas in Nunavut. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. We’ll cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife.
On the northern border of Tallurutiup Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over fifty thousand square kilometres. Flat topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character. We hike the tundra, cruise a glacier face, and seek wildlife from ship and by shore. Archaeological sites with expert interpretation allow us to learn about the Inuit history of this now-abandoned island. We’ll visit the remains of a RCMP and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.
Day 11 Beechey Island
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s party overwintered at Beechey Island—where three of his men died.
Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.
Day 12–13 Prince Regent Inlet
This passage marks an area rich in marine and avian life. Thick-billed Murres, Ivory Gulls, beluga, narwhal and bowhead whales reside in the ice-strewn waters. In addition to abundant wildlife, we’ll delve deeper into the exploration of the Northwest Passage and mercantile efforts of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Day 14–16 Kitikmeot Region
The traditional territory of the Netsilik Inuit, the Kitikmeot Region consists of parts of Victoria Island, the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, King William Island, and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in the news since the finding of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut’s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land. We will spend our time navigating the
ice-strewn waters in search of wildlife.
We’ll also call in at Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) home of the Guardians of Terror Bay. The European name, Gjoa Haven, honours Roald Amundsen who overwintered in the bay for two years while searching for the Northwest Passage. Amundsen became the first European to cross the Northwest Passage, thanks to the knowledge and largesse of Inuit. The community has an excellent cultural centre and is well known for carvings and wall hangings.
Day 17 Kugluktuk
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut.
Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), NU is an alternate disembarkation point, and may be used based on sea, ice and weather conditions.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in USD based on best available cruise fares at time of publication (02Mar20). Some Ocean View cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. What`s Not Included: International flights from/to Australia, Mandatory medical/evacuation travel insurance, Personal expenses, Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes, Discretionary gratuities to ship`s crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day), Visas (if required), Physician`s fees confirming you are fit to travel, Any medical charges incurred while aboard, Possible fuel surcharges. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Free hotels subject to availability at time of booking. If unavailable an alternative hotel or upgrade additional surcharge will be advised. Offer valid until 31Oct2020 or sold out/withdrawn from sale. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. A good level of mobility is required. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included.^No single supplement offer is capacity controlled by cruise line and is subject to availability at time of booking.