A route that has fascinated sailors for centuries, the Northwest Passage - 500 miles north of the Arctic circle, and connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the frozen and foreboding Canadian Archipelago - has proven an insurmountable challenge for some of history's greatest and most famous explorers, and is still one of the most inaccessible parts of the world, with only a few ships capable of traversing it in its entirety. A cruise through this legendary passage will not only make you feel like a true intrepid adventurer, but its beauty will leave you in silent awe.
To this day the waters of the Northwest passage are rugged in their beauty. The landscape, with its endless expanses of ice floes, towering blue glaciers, jagged cliffs and imposing mountains is a marvel to behold, and thanks to being largely untouched, it is home to truly exceptional wildlife. In addition to thousands of bird species, this is a region in which you'll find the arctic fox, caribou, musk-ox, seals, walrus, narwhals, whales, and the mighty and majestic polar bear. A Northwest Passage cruise is a great way to see Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Alaska, and whether your highlight is learning from the experts aboard your ship, zipping around on zodiacs to get a closer look, hiking through the region's incredible terrain, or exploring traditional villages, a cruise through the Northwest Passage is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one that few have done before.
Polar Routes work with all the best cruise operators in the region, ensuring we have the very best selection of ships, itineraries and operators to offer our clients, and our team of Polar Specialists are on hand to help you plan this outstanding trip of a lifetime. Just let us know when you want to travel, the wildlife you want to see, the countries you want to visit, and the type of ship you want to travel on, and we will find the perfect cruise just for you.
We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.
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