Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Inside Passage

Cruise through the fabled Inside Passage and experience the beautiful landscapes uncovered by history's greatest explorers on this unique expedition cruise from Greenland to Canada

Cruise Only
13 nights from £8146pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Baffin Bay
  • Greenland
  • Sisimiut
  • Humpback Whale
  • Polar bear

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


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Trace the path of early explorers from Kangerlussuaq in Greenland to Cambridge Bay in Canada on this superb expedition voyage through the famous Northwest Passage.

Board Fram in Kangerlussuaq and sail along the coast of Greenland to see Greenlandic Inuit settlements and the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord. Watch out for wildlife including humpback and fin whales, seals and harbour porpoise. Cross the Davis Strait into the icy waters of Arctic Canada, or Nunavut as it is known in Inuit.

Visit historic sites associated with expeditions carried out by early explorers and call at some of the most northerly communities. Search for wildlife including polar bears, musk ox, Arctic hares and narwhal. Where conditions allow there will be hikes ashore, kayaking trips and exciting small boat trips. This unique journey concludes with an overnight hotel stay in Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta province.

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The Inside Passage Itinerary

Day 1 - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland)

Fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq and embark Fram.

Day 2 - Sisimiut

Look out for whales and seals whilst cruising to Sisimiut. Choose from a variety of optional shore excursions in the town of Sisimiut, including hiking, sightseeing and shopping for local handicrafts.

Day 3 - Ilulissat

Ilulissat is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord where giant icebergs run aground at the mouth of the fjord. Learn about the town's long history and the importance of fishing and tourism, or take part in optional activities including whale-spotting by local boat and helicopter trips.

Days 4-5 - At sea

Cross the Davis Strait, named after the English explorer John Davies who led expeditions in this area in the 16th century.

Day 6 - Pond Inlet (Canada)

On Baffin Island, located at the mouth of the famous Northwest Passage, there is a small Inuit settlement. Learn more about life in the Canadian Arctic at the small visitor centre, where a cultural performance by the local community will leave long-lasting memories.

Day 7 - Devon Island

Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on the planet. Keep an eye out for musk ox, Arctic hare and polar bears as you head to Dundas Harbour where there is the remains of a Thule settlement as well as the abandoned Royal Canadian Mounted Police camp. There may be the chance to join small boat excursions to see marine life and glaciers up close.

Day 8 - Radstock Bay - Beechy Island

Radstock Bay is home to the striking Caswell Tower rock formation and a prehistoric Inuit dwelling site. Cruise to Beechy Island where Sir John Franklin took shelter for two years in 1845-46 whilst in search of the mythical North West Passage. See the three wooden grave markers indicating the burial places of at least three of Captain Franklin's men and the remains of Northumberland House, built by rescuers searching for Franklin and his men.

Day 9 - Fort Ross - Bellot Strait

Historic Fort Ross was a trading post established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1937. See the two huts that are maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard, and still used occasionally by the local Inuit for shelter during hunting trips. The Captain will attempt to navigate through the ice and currents of the Bellot Strait where the waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans meet.

Day 10 - At sea

Cruise Conningham Bay and launch tender boats to explore the bay and look for wildlife including belugas and polar bears.

Day 11 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day cruising the James Ross Strait, named after British polar explorer James Clark Ross. Weather permitting there may be landings for hiking or small boat cruising.

Day 12 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven is a hamlet in Nunavut known for its abundance of whales in the nearby waters. The hamlet was named by explorer Roald Amundsen after his ship Gjoa. Perhaps visit the Heritage Centre, the Hamlet Centre or the Northwest Passage Territorial Trail to learn more about the history and culture of the area.

Day 13 - Cambridge Bay - Edmonton

Disembark Fram and transfer to the airport for the flight to Edmonton for an overnight hotel stay.

Day 14 - Edmonton

After breakfast, check out of your hotel.

Due to the nature of this voyage, the itinerary is subject to change. In addition, all planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions. Please note: The 30 Aug 2019 departure operates in reverse. It is one day longer as it ends with an excursion to the Greenland Ice Cap with barbecue meal, and a overnight flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen.

Price Includes

  • 13 or 14-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • 1-night hotel stay in Edmonton
  • Economy flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq or Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen
  • Economy flight from Cambridge Bay to Edmonton or Edmonton to Cambridge Bay
  • Transfer between airport and ship in Kangerlussuaq and Cambridge Bay
  • Transfer between airport and hotel in Edmonton
  • Excursion towards Ice Cap including Barbecue meal after the voyage (30 Aug 2019 departure only)
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirckel boats and activities ashore
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team giving lectures onboard and accompanying landings ashore
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 19th - Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton - Sailing on: Fram From: £8870
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8970 Brochure Price from: £10527 Brochure Price from: £11207 Brochure Price from: £21584
      Blue Water Price from: £8870 Blue Water Price from: £10427 Blue Water Price from: £11107 Blue Water Price from: £21484
    • Aug 30th - Edmonton to Kangerlussuaq - Sailing on: Fram From: £8146
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8246 Brochure Price from: £9653 Brochure Price from: £10485 Brochure Price from: £12792
      Blue Water Price from: £8146 Blue Water Price from: £9453 Blue Water Price from: £10385 Blue Water Price from: £12692

Price Information

  • Prices are fluid and may change daily