Out of the Northwest Passage (West to East)

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£9015

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• 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) Marine Protected 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 Sondre Stromfjord—168 kilometres long!

Capacity: 198, Type: Expedition

The Northwest Passage is one of the world’s greatest voyages. Our fleet of Zodiacs guarantees excitement with every excursion.

The Arctic is calling. Pristine fjords. Looming glaciers. Jagged icebergs. Grand vistas, historic sites, graves, and abandoned outposts. Marine mammals, bears and birds… wonders await. You will find a warm welcome in Nunavut’s communities, and Greenland offers geology, geography, and culture with a European flair. 

Every day is a new adventure when sailing the Northwest Passage; hiking, photography, birding.

Exploring archaeology and spotting bears. Visiting villages perched on mighty mountains. Learning with our experts. Meeting the people who call the Arctic home. And sailing the passage at the top of the world!  

Please note: your voyage rates do not include commercial and charter flight costs.

• 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) Marine Protected 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 Sondre Stromfjord—168 kilometres long!

07 September, 2020 to 23 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 5 - Main Twin
£ 14427 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 5 - Main Twin
Deck 5, Picture Window, two lower berths, private bathroom
Category 2 - Triple
£ 10573 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 2 - Triple
Deck 4, Interior cabinm three lower berths, private bathroom
Category 3 - Interior Twin
£ 11967 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 3 - Interior Twin
Deck 5, Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bathroom. Available for sole use
Category 4 - Exterior Twin
£ 13197 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 4 - Exterior Twin
Deck 4, porthole window, 2 lower berths, private bathroom
Category 7 - Select Twin
£ 16887 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 7 - Select Twin
Deck 8, large picture windows (partially obstructed) double bedded only, private bathroom, refrigerator
Category 6 - Comfort Twin
£ 15657 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 6 - Comfort Twin
Deck 7, Picture windows (partially obstructed) two lower berths, privvate bathroom, refrigerator
Category 8 - Superior Twin
£ 18117 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 8 - Superior Twin
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, twin or double bed, private bathroom, refrigerator
Category 9 - Junior Suite
£ 19347 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 9 - Junior Suite
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom
Category 10 - Suite
£ 20577 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 10 - Suite
Deck 7, picture window overlooking the bow, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom with bath
Category 1 - Quad
£ 9015 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 1 - Quad
Deck 4, Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bathroom
01 September, 2021 to 17 September, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 - Quad
£ 9015 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 1 - Quad
Deck 4, Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bathroom
Category 2 - Triple
£ 10655 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 2 - Triple
Deck 4, Interior cabinm three lower berths, private bathroom
Category 5 - Main Twin
£ 14673 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 5 - Main Twin
Deck 5, Picture Window, two lower berths, private bathroom
Category 10 - Suite
£ 20823 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 10 - Suite
Deck 7, picture window overlooking the bow, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom with bath
Category 9 - Junior Suite
£ 19593 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 9 - Junior Suite
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom
Category 8 - Superior Twin
£ 18363 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 8 - Superior Twin
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, twin or double bed, private bathroom, refrigerator
Category 7 - Select Twin
£ 17133 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 7 - Select Twin
Deck 8, large picture windows (partially obstructed) double bedded only, private bathroom, refrigerator
Category 6 - Comfort Twin
£ 15903 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 6 - Comfort Twin
Deck 7, Picture windows (partially obstructed) two lower berths, privvate bathroom, refrigerator
Category 4 - Exterior Twin
£ 13443 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 4 - Exterior Twin
Deck 4, porthole window, 2 lower berths, private bathroom
Category 3 - Interior Twin
£ 12213 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £205 GBP pp)
Category 3 - Interior Twin
Deck 5, Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bathroom. Available for sole use
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Day 1: Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
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.
Days 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.
Days 5–7: 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 8: Beechey Island
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. His crew 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 9: Lancaster Sound
We will spend the day exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas. 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 to choose from, depending on weather, wildlife, and sea conditions.
Day 10: 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, Inuit were relocated to Aujuittuq to boost Canadian sovereignty. We’ll be welcomed into the hamlet, where we will have a chance to meet members of the community, learn about their way of life, and hear their poignant stories.
Day 11: Smith Sound
Smith Sound, an ancient Inuit travel route, divides Ellesmere Island from Greenland, and 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.
Days 13–14: Northwest Greenland
We will explore 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 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.
Please Note:
The itineraries/programs described are subject to change at the discretion of the ship’s master.

Ocean Endeavour

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 137m

Passenger Capacity: 198

Built: 1982 - refurbished 2010 & 2014

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft).Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

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