The expedition will start from the Northwest Passage and retrace the historical voyage made by Sir John Franklin more than 170 years ago. This journey will bring you into the realm of the polar bear, but it will not be the only majestic arctic animals you will observe. In fact; the muskox, caribou and walrus can also be spotted along the way. You will travel into different islands such as the Baffin Island and then, cross the sea and set ashore in the largest island in the world, Greenland. The wildlife is exceptional as well as the unique wilderness. Stunning fjords, dramatic glaciers and mind-blowing icebergs will be part of the journey.

Highlights

Follow the journey of Sir John Franklin
Travel where the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were found recently
Observe the majestic polar bear and the rare wildlife of the area
Sail through the Northwest passage and admire the unique wilderness
Visit Greenland and come across a rich culture, fascinating history and stunning scenery

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Edmonton to Cambridge Bay
Day 2: Sail to Victory Point
Day 3: Coningham Bay
Day 4:  Passage of Bellot Strait to Fort Ross
Day 5: Beechey Island
Day 6: Devon Island and Dundas Harbour
Day 7-8: Baffin Bay
Day 9: Sail to Ilulissat
Day 10: Ilulissat Icefjord
Day 11: Sisimiut
Day 12: Sondre Stromfjord
Day 13: Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Ottawa

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Day 1: Edmonton to Cambridge Bay
You will embark to a charter flight from Edmonton to Cambridge Bay. Located on the southern shores of Victoria Island and a remote outpost above the Arctic Circle. Take some time to wander around the town and then head out to the ship. Our team will welcome you with a cocktail on arrival.

Day 2: Sail to Victory Point
As we sail to Victory Point, our team will give presentations and tell us more about Franklin’s lost expedition. One Ocean Expeditions played an important role in discovering the HMS Erebus in 2014 in the Victoria Strait. The sister ship – HMS Terror was found nearby in the summer of 2016. Scientists, historians, researchers and dignitaries were also part of the voyage as well as Parks Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

Day 3: Coningham Bay
You will arrive the next morning at Coningham Bay on the shore of Prince of Wales Island. Polar bears usually come to feast on Beluga whales. The location is known as one of the most remarkable wildlife sites in the Arctic.

Day 4:  Passage of Bellot Strait to Fort Ross
The next destination will bring us to the narrow passage of Bellot Strait. It is a relevant site for marine mammals as the waters provide an abundant food source for them. It is likely to observe harp seals, bearded seals and polar bears.
Fort Ross is a former fur trading post and Hudson’s Bay Company, a Canadian retails business group, was last to operate in the area. You can learn the story of more than a thousand years ago at the archaeological sites when Inuit and their predecessors used to live in the region.

Day 5: Beechey Island
This island is the site of several significant events in the history of Arctic exploration. The location is particularly famous as it is where Sir John Franklin’s expedition was last seen before disappearing into the wilderness.

Day 6: Devon Island and Dundas Harbour
As we navigate further into the Arctic, we will encounter a biologically diverse ecosystem. Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth and you can spot muskox and Arctic hare along the coastline. The region is favourable to an abundant wildlife, and hiking options are also available in the area.
We will travel to the east of the island, at Dundas Harbour where you can visit the old Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) outpost in this abandoned settlement.

Day 7-8: Baffin Bay
The next destination will be the Baffin Bay. We will sail through Navy Board Inlet and approach the remote community of Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet). You can visit the Natinnak Centre, a cultural exhibit that showcases the culture and history of the people of the north. The local community will introduce you to traditional Inuit games. A good way to get an insight into their habits and traditions.
The following morning, you will travel towards Gibbs fjord. The area is dominated by impressive glaciers and beautiful scenery as we traverse the dark waters.

Day 9: Sail to Ilulissat
We will sail to Greenland. The island is the largest in the world (habited this time!). Our team will give lectures and share their knowledge and experience with you. Naturalists guides will be on the deck and keep an eye on the sea, where they are likely to observe the big baleen whale such as the fin and sea whale, as well as fulmar, dovekie, pilot whale and orca.

Day 10: Ilulissat Icefjord
Our first location in Greenland will be the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The glacier flows at a rate of 40 metres a day. As it moves, it is 20 billion tonnes of icebergs breaking off from the fjord every year!
Our expedition team are skilled and experienced to navigate around the area, and our ship has one of the highest ice ratings for exploring the Arctic waters.

Day 11: Sisimiut
Sisimiut is the second-largest city in Greenland. It is the largest business centre and the fastest growing cities in the island. Once you get there, you will notice the colourful wooden houses shipped from Denmark.

Day 12: Sondre Stromfjord
Our journey will continue to Sondre Stromfjord. The fjord is one of the world’s longest fjords and rises above us as the ship sail through it. Our expedition ship will head into small side fjords so that you can navigate by zodiac or go kayaking. In the area, you could spot muskox or white-tailed sea eagle. Hiking is also a possibility if you wish to land on the fjord.

Day 13: Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Ottawa
The adventure ends in Kangerlussuaq where you will disembark the ship and fly to Ottawa. A transfer will be provided from the airport to a central location downtown.

RCGS Resolute

Rating
3
Standard
Simple
Capacity
146

The RCGS Resolute is a modern, well-appointed ice-strengthened vessel designed for comfort. Equipped with propellers of stainless steel and the highest ice class available (Lloyds 1AS), the ship can reach further into the ice with unmatched stability and superior speed.  There are six different cabin categories available ranging from main triple deck cabins with portholes to the One Ocean suites with panoramic windows.

RCGS Resolute from 31st August 2019 to 12th September 2019

Main Deck Triple: £10,235.00
Twin Room: £12,655.00
Superior Cabin: £13,865.00
Superior Plus: £14,105.00
Shackleton Suite: £15,155.00


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