Out of the Northwest Passage | 21 days
This expedition takes you to the heart of one of the world’s last true frontiers, the Northwest Passage. In Canada’s vast northern wilderness, wildlife roams free and the great geological forces shaping our planet reveal themselves. The recent findings of Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror remind us that we sail into history, legend, and myth that continue today.
Nunavut’s communities offer a warm welcome, blending the traditional and the contemporary in unique and compelling ways. Making our way north to Smith Sound, we enter the realm still defined by ice - towering icebergs, vast glaciers, and the last redoubt of the great northern pack. Greenland offers geology, geography, and culture with a European flair.
When:31 August – 20 September 2019
Guide priceFrom £16,270 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities)
Options:Akademik Ioffe has a Classic Northwest Passage and Baffin Island voyage from Cambridge Bay to Iqaluit 18 August – 3 September 2019. Guide price £13,675 per person based on twin cabin (semi-private facilities).
RCGS Resolute's Classic Northwest Passage and Greenland voyage 29 August – 14 September 2019 explores the Northwest Passage and fjords of Baffin Island before Greenland. Guide price £15,995 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities).
Ocean Adventurer sails the Northwest Passage Epic High Arctic from Resolute to Kangerlussuaq 9-27 September 2019. Guide price £14,125 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities) if booked before 30 June 2018.
“A few photos from our trip as promised. The fox was amazing it came really close to us and stayed for half an hour to watch the party. The Polar bear on an ice flow eating a seal was a really lucky break. The Belugas were just astonishing, there must have been hundreds of them, as the whole sea was churned up by them as they raced up and down the shore line. Never seen anything like it. As we got to Cambridge Bay they had just raised the Maud ready to take her back to Norway.”Malcolm and Pam Mundy, Northwest Passage Franklin’s legend, August 2016
“Your service was truly exceptional! We have traveled a lot and tried the services of several companies (both in the UK and the US) and you rank right up there at the top (and we have used some good ones). Your responsiveness was very much appreciated, particularly when the 2014 trip was cancelled. This level of personal service really makes a difference. This was one of the best trips we have taken - one of those that was a revelation and will always be remembered (like our first trip to see the wildlife in Southern Africa, for example). And your service was first rate - we are so glad that we chose you to organize our trip. We would be happy to be a reference/resource for you with any future travelers (particularly from North America) if you would ever want us to.”Richard and Christine Holdrup, Arctic Explorer, August 2015
“Thank you for your welcome home. The holiday was absolutely brilliant. I have been expedition cruising since 1992 and this was the BEST of them all. The staff were so careful, watchful and caring. They were always available and collectively so funny. It was just great. Now, so was all your organising – thank you for all your help.”