Package Duration: 18 nights Cruise & Stay (with some Canadian domestic flights)
Package Starts: 31st Aug 2021 from Vancouver
Cruise Starts: 1st Sep 2021 from Kugluktuk
Cruise Ends: 17th Sep 2021 into Kangerlussuaq
Package Ends: 18th Sep 2021 in Toronto
** 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*
• Sail the fabled Northwest Passage
• Seek polar bears, walrus, seabirds, and other Arctic wildlife in pristine natural environments
• Experience the majesty of the Northern Lights
• See the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island
• Watch for marine mammals and wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) National Marine Conservation Area
• Visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community
• Seek your `furthest north` in Smith Sound
• Zodiac cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Voyage the length of Søndre Strømfjord -168 kilometres long!
OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE 2021 Cruise-Stay package includes:
- One way economy class airfare from Vancouver to Yellowknife
- BONUS Free 1 nights accommodation in Yellowknife pre-cruise with transfer from hotel to charter flight the next day
- One way charter flight in economy class from Yellowknife to Kugluktuk
- 16 night Expedition Cruise OUT OF THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE from Kugluktuk to Kangerlussuaq 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 from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto
- FREE* 1 nights post cruise accommodation in Toronto with transfer from charter flight to hotel on arrival
16 Night Cruise sailing from Kugluktuk to Kangerlussuaq aboard Ocean Endeavour.
Day 1 Kugluktuk
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut. Known for many years as Coppermine, the community reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name—meaning “place of moving waters”—on January 1st, 1996. Our charter flight will land in Kugluktuk and we will embark Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac.
Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), NU is an alternate embarkation point, and may be used based on sea, ice and weather conditions.
Day 2–4 Kitikmeot Region
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'll explore by Zodiac and on foot.
Day 5 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 6 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 HMS Investigator was buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.
Day 7-8 Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)
We will spend the day exploring the ocean wilderness of Tallurutiup Imanga / Lancaster Sound. In August of 2017, this enormous body of water was declared a National Marine Conservation Area.
Large populations of marine mammals, including narwhal, beluga and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. There is a great selection of landing sites available, depending on weather, wildlife, and sea conditions.
Day 9 Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
Aujuittuq means ‘place that never thaws.’ 1,150 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Canada’s northernmost “civilian” community originated in the Cold War; in 1953, residents were relocated to Aujuittuq to boost Canadian sovereignty.
We’ll be welcomed by the population of about 165. Our activities will centre in the village where we will have a chance to meet members of the community, learn about their way of life, and hear their poignant stories.
Day 10-11 Smith Sound
Smith Sound served as the main route for explorers and adventurers searching for the North Pole. Adolphus Greely, Sir George Nares and Elisha Kent Kane all travelled these waters with varying degrees of success.
Day 12 At Sea
On this exploration day, we’ll be making the most of what the wind, weather and wildlife have to offer. Our expedition staff will scan for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds as we go.
Day 13-14 Northwest Greenland
We will explore the stunning fjords that line the coast. Glaciers and icebergs abound here. In true expedition style, we will seek opportunities to hike, explore, and view wildlife as conditions allow.
Day 15 Ilulissat
Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, an apt name for this site at the mouth of 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 16 Itilleq Fjord
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of islands and complex coastal waterways. As we enter the Arctic autumn, the tundra foliage will be in gorgeous colour. We will be making an expedition stop here to explore the landscape of wild Greenland.
Day 17 Kangerlussuaq
Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. We end our adventure by sailing up this dramatic fjord.
Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in USD based on best available cruise fares at time of publication (28Feb20). 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.