A luxurious 24-day cruise through the Northwest Passage, from Kangerlussuaq to Nome, retracing the legendary expeditions of Frobisher, Hudson, Nansen, Parry, Franklin and others. You will encounter ancient cultures, spectacular wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes. The expertise of the ship’s expedition team will help you get the most out of this voyage of a lifetime.
Day 1-6 Greenland
Day 7-21 – Canadian Arctic
Day 22-24 - Alaska
You will cruise up the western coast of Greenland, starting from Kangerlussuaq, an area home to wildlife including muskoxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons. En route you will visit Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Uummannaq and Cape York. The expedition team will keep you informed with an extensive programme of excursions and lectures to help you truly understand and appreciate your vast, pristine surroundings.
From Cape York, you will cross Baffin Bay and enter the Canadian Arctic, where you will visit Pond Inlet, which is home to a small Inuit community on the north of Baffin Island. After, the ship heads north to Dundas Harbour to see the remains of an ancient Thule settlement that dates back to 1000 AD.
On Beechey Island you will see three simple wooden graves. These scant remnants in this empty wilderness were the first three men to perish on Franklin’s lost expedition. As you make your way through the passages you will contemplate the sacrifice so many made go on to visit Resolute, cruise through Peel Sound, explore Gjoa Haven, Jenny Lind Island, Cambridge Bay before finally reaching Herschel Island in the Yukon.
It’s then on to Barrow Bay in Alaska and a few days more at sea before you reach Nome. Here, you will reach the end of your incredible expedition cruise.
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