Into the Northwest Passage 2017
Into the Northwest Passage 2017
Into the Northwest Passage 2017
Into the Northwest Passage 2017
Into the Northwest Passage 2017

Into the Northwest Passage 2017 picture The Northwest Passage represents the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. On this trip, like the explorers before us, we’ll experience the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland, working our way north to spectacular Kap York. Then, crossing Smith Sound, we’ll visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. Melville, Banks, and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus and musk ox—and visits to ghostly RCMP and Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Prince of Wales Strait affords a striking passage to Amundsen Gulf and our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), the end of our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.

To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail living history; join the ranks of the fearless adventurers who have been lured by its spirit. Half the world away is closer than you think.

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day 4
Karrat Fjord
day 5
Melville Bay
day 6
Kap York
day 7
Smith Sound
day 8
Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), NU
day 9
Coburg Island
day 10
Devon Island
day 11
Beechey Island
day 12
Bathurst Island
day 13
Melville Island
day 14
Banks Island
day 15
Prince of Wales Strait
day 16
Ulukhaktok (Holman)
day 17
Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
day 0
Alternate Route

Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord.’

We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord as the sun sets before us.

Aug. 22, 2017 - Sept. 7, 2017 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $8995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $10595.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $12295.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $13795.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $15295.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $16795.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $18295.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $19795.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $21295.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $22795.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Into the Northwest fee of $250.00 to above prices

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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Alex Preston

    Alex Preston

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Expedition Support

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  • Carolyn Mallory

    Carolyn Mallory


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  • Catherine  Dupont

    Catherine Dupont


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  • Chris  Dolder

    Chris Dolder

    Expedition Leader

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  • Daniel Freeze

    Daniel Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • David Pelly

    David Pelly

    Author & Cultural Historian

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Expedition Team

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  • Dr. Mark Mallory

    Dr. Mark Mallory

    Seabird Biologist

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  • Ian Tamblyn

    Ian Tamblyn

    Host & Musician

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  • Jassin  Godard

    Jassin Godard

    Expedition Team

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  • Jennifer Kilabuk

    Jennifer Kilabuk

    Expedition Team

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  • Jim Halfpenny

    Jim Halfpenny


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  • Joanne  Kennedy-Dew

    Joanne Kennedy-Dew

    Registered Massage Therapist

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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Inuit Art Specialist

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  • Julie Bernier

    Julie Bernier

    Expedition Team

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  • Kathleen  Merritt

    Kathleen Merritt


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  • Laura Adams

    Laura Adams

    Expedition Team

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  • Laurie Pelly

    Laurie Pelly

    Land Claim Specialist

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  • Mark Edward Harris

    Mark Edward Harris


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  • Martha Flaherty

    Martha Flaherty


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  • Martin Aldrich

    Martin Aldrich

    Expedition Team

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  • Michelle Valberg

    Michelle Valberg


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  • Mike Strizic

    Mike Strizic

    Marketing Coordinator

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  • Peter  Croal

    Peter Croal


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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Biologist

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  • Robert Comeau

    Robert Comeau


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  • Season Osborne

    Season Osborne


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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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What's Included

  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library

  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations

    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights 

  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day)

  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights

    Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    August 22, 2017
    Early morning departure
    $1,400 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU to Edmonton, AB
    September 7, 2017
    Early evening arrival
    $995 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Round Trip:
    $2,395 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
    Pre and post hotel nights in Toronto and Edmonton are available upon request.
    Overnight accommodation in Toronto and Edmonton recommended.
    • Sail this legendary route aboard a small ice-class expedition vessel
    • Photograph birds and wildlife in their stunning natural habitat
    • Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to the world's fastest-moving glacier
    • Travel to Greenland, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories within one sailing
    • Learn about Inuit communities, culture, and worldview first-hand
    • See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC, and RCMP