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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Northwest Passage Luxury Expedition

Sail through the legendary Northwest Passage on this luxury expedition cruise from Greenland to Alaska through the High Canadian Arctic, and experience fascinating local culture, endemic wildlife and breathtaking scenery

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24 nights from £30870pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Ilulissat
  • Baffin Bay
  • Greenland

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All-Inclusive Offer - Included Flights, Hotel and Overseas Transfers! Book by 30 Nov 2020

Northwest Passage Luxury Expedition Special Offer

Head to the High Canadian Arctic on this luxury expedition cruise from Greenland to Alaska and discover the fascinating history, geology, wildlife and botany of this spectacular area with the superb Expedition Team.

Follow the route of several explorers that have looked for the Northwest Passage, and experience the beauty of fjords and crystal clear glaciers. Visit small towns and villages to encounter a fascinating mix of local and Danish or Canadian culture and reach legendary sites of Franklin’s and Amundsen’s attempts to sail through the Northwest Passage. Look for polar bears, musk oxen, seals, narwhals, whales and walrus that all inhabit this area.

Weather permitting, there will be the opportunity to kayak in a small group under the guidance of certified kayak instructors. These special expeditionary excursions allow you to experience the wilds of Greenland and Nunavut in a peaceful silence.

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Northwest Passage Luxury Expedition 2020 Itinerary

Day 1 - Kangerlussuaq

Embark your ship in Kangerlussuaq.

Day 2 - Sisimiut

Sisimiut is located just north of the Arctic Circle. The area has been inhabited for around 4,500 years and travelling by dog sled has been the main means of winter transport for centuries.

Day 3 - Ilulissat

Ilulissat is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the birthplace of icebergs.

Day 4 - Uummannaq

The small fishing village of Uumannaq is dominated by the heart-shaoed Uummannaq Mountain. It is common to see whales in the iceberg-laden waters surrounding this remote community.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Cape York

Located in Baffin Bay, this area is known for its iconic drifting blue-white icebergs.

Day 7 - Pond Inlet (Canada)

Pond Inlet is a traditional Inuit community surrounded by mountains, glaciers and fjords. Pond Inlet is known as a major centre of Inuit art, and many archaeological sites of ancient Dorset and Thule peoples can be found nearby.

Day 8 - Dundas Harbour

Dundas Harbour is starkly beautiful and is home to the remains of a Thule settlement dating back over 1,000 years.

Day 9 - Devon Island - Beechey Island

Learn about 800 years of human habitation on Devon Island, and follow in the footsteps of Sir John Franklin and Roald Amundsen at Beechey Island.

Day 10 - Resolute

Resolute is home to some of the greatest Inuit hunters in the world. The waters nearby are home to large migrating pods of beluga whales.

Day 11 - Cruise Peel Sound

Cruise this 30-mile wide, 125-mile long channel which separates Prince of Wales Island and Somerset Island.

Day 12 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven is home to a welcoming Inuit community including the holders of Inuit oral tradition, and is the place where Roald Amundsen spent the winter during his expedition.

Day 13 - Jenny Lind Island

Uninhabited Jenny Lind Island is a Canadian Important Bird Area, and muskoxen can be found on the south east of the island.

Day 14 - Cambridge Bay

This ancestral region of Nunavut has been inhabited for over 4,000 years. It is rich in archaeological history and home to abundant seals, geese, muskoxen and caribou.

Day 15 - Cruise Dease Strait

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising Dease Strait.

Day 16 - Cruise Amundsen Trough

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising Amundsen Trough.

Day 17 - Sachs Harbour

Sachs Harbour is the only settlement on Banks Island, where more than half the world's muskoxen make their home.

Day 18 - Smoking Hills

You might be able to observe the incredible Smoking Hills where smoke billows from cliffs on the east coast of Cape Bathurst.

Day 19 - Cruise Beaufort Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising the Beaufort Sea.

Day 20 - Herschel Island

Herschel Island has a fascinating history; it has been a centre for commercial whaling, a police headquarters and a trading centre.

Day 21 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 22 - Barrow (Alaska)

Barrow is one of the oldest inhabited town sites in the United States, with archaeological evidence of human habitation in the area dating back to 800AD. The heritage centre offers the chance to purchase local arts and crafts.

Day 23 - 24 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 25 - Nome

Disembark ship in Alaska

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Due to the nature of this cruise, the itinerary is subject to change due to weather and ice conditions.

Northwest Passage Luxury Expedition 2021 Itinerary

Day 1 - Kangerlussuaq

Embark your ship.

Day 2 - Kangaamiut - Evighedsfjord

Kangaamiut is home to a small Greenlandic community which lies at the mouth of the Eternity Fjord. Cruise to the Evigheids Glacier, a slow-moving glacier that flows from the Greenland Ice Sheet to the ocean, where it breaks up into icebergs that float away down the fjord.

Day 3 - Nuuk

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland was the very first town in Greenland and founded 1728. You might spot humpback whales as you approach through the fjord. See the mix of traditions and modern cultures on a walk through the town to Inuit ruins and the parliament. The Greenlandic National Museum has famous Qilakitsoq mummies.

Day 4 - Sisimiut

Sisimiut is located just north of the Arctic Circle. The area has been inhabited for around 4,500 years and travelling by dog sled has been the main means of winter transport for centuries.

Day 5 - Ilulissat

Ilulissat is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the birthplace of icebergs.

Day 6 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Pond Inlet (Canada)

Pond Inlet is a traditional Inuit community surrounded by mountains, glaciers and fjords. Pond Inlet is known as a major centre of Inuit art, and many archaeological sites of ancient Dorset and Thule peoples can be found nearby.

Day 8 - Dundas Harbour

Dundas Harbour is starkly beautiful and is home to the remains of a Thule settlement dating back over 1,000 years.

Day 9 - Devon Island - Beechey Island

Learn about 800 years of human habitation on Devon Island, and follow in the footsteps of Sir John Franklin and Roald Amundsen at Beechey Island.

Day 10 - Resolute

Resolute is home to some of the greatest Inuit hunters in the world. The waters nearby are home to large migrating pods of beluga whales.

Day 11 - Cruise Peel Sound

Cruise this 30-mile wide, 125-mile long channel which separates Prince of Wales Island and Somerset Island.

Day 12 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven is home to a welcoming Inuit community including the holders of Inuit oral tradition, and is the place where Roald Amundsen spent the winter during his expedition.

Day 13 - Jenny Lind Island

Uninhabited Jenny Lind Island is a Canadian Important Bird Area, and muskoxen can be found on the south east of the island.

Day 14 - Cambridge Bay

This ancestral region of Nunavut has been inhabited for over 4,000 years. It is rich in archaeological history and home to abundant seals, geese, muskoxen and caribou.

Day 15 - Cruise Dease Strait

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising Dease Strait.

Day 16 - Cruise Amundsen Trough

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising Amundsen Trough.

Day 17 - Sachs Harbour

Sachs Harbour is the only settlement on Banks Island, where more than half the world's muskoxen make their home.

Day 18 - Smoking Hills

You might be able to observe the incredible Smoking Hills where smoke billows from cliffs on the east coast of Cape Bathurst.

Day 19 - Cruise Beaufort Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising the Beaufort Sea.

Day 20 - Herschel Island

Herschel Island has a fascinating history; it has been a centre for commercial whaling, a police headquarters and a trading centre.

Day 21 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 22 - Barrow (Alaska

Barrow is one of the oldest inhabited town sites in the United States, with archaeological evidence of human habitation in the area dating back to 800AD. The heritage centre offers the chance to purchase local arts and crafts.

Day 23 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 24 - Port Clarence

Spend the afternoon exploring Port Clarence.

Day 25 - Nome

Disembark ship in Alaska

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Due to the nature of this cruise, the itinerary is subject to change due to weather and ice conditions.

Price Includes

  • 24-night all-inclusive cruise
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Kangerlussuaq
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
  • Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks served throughout the ship
  • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers on board
  • Complimentary parka
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Butler service for all guests

Cruise Extensions

  • Denali Extension Extend your holiday with a 4-night hotel stay and tour of Denali National Park. Call us for more details
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