14 Day Cruise from USD$14,375
CELEBRATE CANADA’S ARCTIC CULTURE, HISTORY, WILDERNESS AND WILDLIFE.
This iconic voyage explores Canada’s remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline before crossing Baffin Bay to Greenland where we marvel at the beauty of the gigantic icebergs calving off of the Greenland icecap.
We follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, exploring the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic region. This is the home of the polar bear, muskox, caribou and walrus and we journey through the wild Canadian North aboard our celebrated ice-rated expedition ship Wildlife is a major draw card of our expedition, but there is plenty of historical interest and the stories of that ill-fated expedition by Sir John Franklin nearly 170 years ago is central to our voyage. Franklin made his last heroic foray into the Arctic in 1845 with two ships and 129 men, never to be heard from again. The fate of the expedition remained a mystery – until September 2014 – when one of the vessels, HMS Erebus, was discovered in a remarkable state of preservation in the frigid waters of the Victoria Strait.
The find is undoubtedly one of the great archaeological discoveries of the last 100 years and has been likened to the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb. This is small ship expedition cruising at its best.
- Conningham Bay polar bears
- Historic Fort Ross & Beechey Island
- Sirmilik National Park
- Northwest Passage
- Baffin Island
- Lancaster sound wildlife super highway
- Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, on zodiac cruises and from the ship
- Historic locations of early Arctic exploration
- Cultural interaction and understanding through visits to remote Inuit communities
- Spectacular glacial landscapes and colourful Greenlandic villages
ARCTICA, CANADIAN ARCTIC, GREENLAND
31 AUG – 12 SEP 2019
CRUISE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE, CULTURE AND HISTORY
Yellowknife, in northern Canada, is one of the world’s best Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis viewing areas. And, August and September are two of it’s best months.
it is just 2hrs by plane north of Edmonton, so really is a ‘must do’ if you are in the area.
Prices for a 3 night package start at $990 per person, with a free city tour, accommodation, transfers and 3 nights Aurora chasing with the most amazing tour guide you wil ever meet.
Ask us about adding this to your trip.