This journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from the capital of Nunavut, south into Quebec’s Nunavik region and, finally, to the coast of Greenland across the Davis Strait. We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be near its zenith. There are also chances of seeing wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and musk ox. This expedition is far and away our most community- and art-focused Arctic itinerary; throughout, we will meet highly reputed creators and their creations. Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is widely hailed as the Inuit art capital and is home to some of the most celebrated stone carvers in the Arctic.
Crossing into Greenland, we are often treated to humpback whales as we approach the capital city of Greenland, Nuuk. Here, we'll have a chance to explore Greenland’s culture on a visit to one of the smallest capital cities the world.
Steeped in a culture all its own, the heart of the Arctic will stay with you long after you return home.
Located at the end of historic Frobisher Bay and sitting amid gentle rolling hills is the transportation hub of the Arctic, Iqaluit. A major transfer point between flights to other northern communities, Iqaluit is also the smallest capital city in Canada with a population of just over 7,000! At one time dotted with Inuit huts, the beaches are now adorned with modern houses, shops, and public buildings reflecting Iqaluit’s importance as a government town. We will have time to tour the town before embarking the Ocean Endeavour.
All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.
$3995.00 Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath
$5395.00 Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath
$6795.00 Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath
$8095.00 Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath
$9295.00 Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath
$10495.00 Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator
$11695.00 Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator
$12995.00 Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator
$14295.00 Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath
$15595.00 Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator
Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Heart of the Arctic fee of $250.00 to above prices
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- Capacity: 198
- Registry: Marshall Islands
- Length: 137 meters (450ft)
The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More
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- - Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
- - Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals, and bird colonies during our cruise of the Hudson Strait
- - Mingle with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
- - Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
- - Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
- - Visit a colourful Greenlandic settlement
What's Not Included
Outbound: Ottawa, ON to Iqaluit, NU
July 18, 2017
Early morning departure
$895 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON
July 30, 2017
Early evening arrival
$1,300 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees
$2,195 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
- Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
- Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals, and bird colonies during our cruise of the Hudson Strait
- Mingle with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
- Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
- Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
- Visit a colourful Greenlandic settlement