Package Duration: 18 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 15th August 2023 at Toronto hotel
Cruise Starts: 16th August 2023 from Kangerlussuaq
Cruise Ends: 1st September 2023 into Kugluktuk
Package Ends: 2nd September 2022 at Vancouver airport
** ALL PRICES IN USD **
Earlybird savings! Book before 31st January 2022 and save up to 15% on your cruise fare.
Twin Cat 3 Interior - was US $20,315 - Earlybird price: US $17,766*pp
Twin Cat 4 Porthole - was US $21,815 - Earlybird price: US $19,041*pp
Twin Cat 7 Window - was US $26,315 - Earlybird price: US $22,867*pp
Twin Cat 9 Junior Suite - was US $29,315 - Earlybird price: US $25,416*pp
** NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT OFFER! While offer lasts, you can book a single sole use category 3 - 7 cabin without any single supplement!
Single Cat 3 Interior - Regular $37,3103 - No single supplement offer with 15% earlybird savings - US $17,766*
Subject to capacity control.
• 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
• Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome in Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island)
• Watch for marine mammals and wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) Marine Protected Area
• See the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island
• Seek polar bears, seabirds, and other Arctic wildlife in pristine natural environments
INTO THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE Cruise-Stay package includes:
- BONUS free 1 nights accommodation in Toronto pre-cruise
- One way transfer from Toronto hotel to airport
- One way charter flight from Toronto to Kangerlussuaq
- One way transfer from Kangerlussuaq airport to port
- 16 night expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavour from Kangerlussuaq to Kugluktuk including:
- The expertise and company of the English speaking Adventure Canada expedition staff
- Complimentary expedition wind and water resistant jacket (yours to keep)
- Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard)
- Onboard educational presentations
- All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
- Hors d`ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
- Zodiac tours and cruises
- Port taxes
- One way transfer from Kugluktuk port to airport
- One way charter flight from Kugluktuk to Yellowknife
- One way transfer from Yellowknife airport to hotel
- BONUS free 1 nights accommodation in Yellowknife post-cruise
- One way economy class airfare from Yellowknife to Vancouver inc taxes
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.
With 190 kilometres of superb scenery, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is one of the longest fjords in the world. 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 (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (19Jul21). Some cabins may have obstructed views. 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. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. No single supplement offer valid on categories 3-7 only and is subject to limited inventory on a first come best dressed basis and may be withdrawn without prior notice. Earlybird savings valid until 31Jan22 but may be removed by cruise line without prior notice.