Out of the Northwest Passage 2016
Out of the Northwest Passage 2016
Out of the Northwest Passage 2016
Out of the Northwest Passage 2016
Out of the Northwest Passage 2016

Out of the Northwest Passage 2016 picture A truly iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers. This expedition takes you to its heart. Leaving Kugluktuk, we head east, traversing Coronation Gulf en route to Usqsuqtuuq (Gjøa Haven), where Amundsen honed his polar skills. We sail the Queen Maud Gulf, while stopping daily for hiking and Zodiac cruising. Passing through Bellot Strait, we watch for whales, walrus, polar bear, and musk ox. At Beechey Island we pay our respects at the Franklin expedition graves. On Devon Island, we visit the ruins of the Dundas Harbourrcmp and hbc posts, before calling in at Canada’s most northerly community, Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord).

Continuing north into the wilds of Smith Sound we expect ice, ice, and more ice! We trace the routes of famous explorers such as Rasmussen and Peary as we call in at Greenland’s northernmost community, Qaanaaq. Sailing south amidst towering icebergs, we’ll witness calving glaciers, explore deep fjords and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord.

Experience the untamed might and majesty of the far reaches of the north. The crown jewel of Arctic expedition travel, a trip through the Northwest Passage leaves one forever changed. See our world in a new light as you join the ranks of the fearless explorers who came before. It has been said of the Northwest Passage that for those who haven’t been, no words can describe it—but for those who have, no words are necessary.

This itinerary features French programming.

day 1
Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
day 2
Coronation Gulf
day 3
Uqsuqtuuq (Gjøa Haven)
day 4
Prince of Wales Island
day 5
Bellot Strait / Fort Ross
day 6
Prince Leopold / Beechey Island
day 7
Devon Island
day 8
Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
day 9
Smith Sound
day 10
day 11
Kap York
day 12
Melville Bay
day 13
Karrat Fjord
day 14
day 15
Sisimiut Coast
day 16

Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, southwest of Victoria Island on the Coronation Gulf, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut. Coppermine reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name—Kugluktuk, meaning “place of moving waters”—on January 1st, 1996. The Coppermine River itself is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Copper deposits along the river attracted the first explorers to the area.

Because the tundra is close to the tree line, a variety of wildlife can be viewed in the area, including grizzly bears, wolverines and moose, as well as tundra wildlife, such as musk ox, caribou, foxes, and wolves.

Out of the Northwest Passage Map
Sept. 11, 2016 - Sept. 26, 2016 - 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

    $7995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $9395.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $11095.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $12595.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $14095.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $15595.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $17095.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $17095.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 8

    $18595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $20095.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $21595.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

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

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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Barney Bentall

    Barney Bentall


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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Operations Coordinator

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  • Carolyn Mallory

    Carolyn Mallory


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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Expedition Team

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  • David Newland

    David Newland


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  • Devon Bayly-Jones

    Devon Bayly-Jones

    Cruise Director

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  • Dr. Mark Mallory

    Dr. Mark Mallory

    Seabird Biologist

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  • Edna Elias

    Edna Elias


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  • George Sirk

    George Sirk

    Naturalist and Ornithologist

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  • Heather  Beecroft

    Heather Beecroft

    Expedition Support

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  • Holly Hogan

    Holly Hogan

    Wildlife Biologist

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  • Jason Edmunds

    Jason Edmunds

    Expedition Leader

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  • Julia Szucs

    Julia Szucs

    Expedition Team

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  • Julie Knox

    Julie Knox

    Expedition Team

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  • Latonia  Hartery

    Latonia Hartery


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  • Laura Baer

    Laura Baer

    Cruise Director

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  • Lois  Suluk-Locke

    Lois Suluk-Locke


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  • Lynn Moorman

    Lynn Moorman


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  • Michael Crummey

    Michael Crummey


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  • Pierre Richard

    Pierre Richard

    Marine Biologist

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  • Rachel Nguyen

    Rachel Nguyen

    Accounting Specialist

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  • Robert Comeau

    Robert Comeau


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  • Sara Nault

    Sara Nault

    Client Services

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  • Scott Forsyth

    Scott Forsyth


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  • Season Osborne

    Season Osborne


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  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith


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  • Taya Tootoo

    Taya Tootoo

    Archaeological Mentee

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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

    Edmonton, AB to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU
    September 11, 2016
    Early morning departure
    $995 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON
    September 26, 2016
    Early evening arrival
    $1,400 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 Edmonton and Toronto are available upon request
    Overnight accommodation in Edmonton and Toronto recommended.
    • Travel the route that obsessed explorers for centuries
    • Enjoy the legendary hospitality of vibrant Inuit communities
    • Find and photograph the wild creatures of the Arctic wilderness
    • Experience the Arctic with our expert artists, lecturers and hosts
    • Visit the historic graves of the ill fated Franklin Expedition
    • Visit the largest uninhabited island on earth during our stop at Devon Island
    • A good probability of seeing the northern lights in all their majesty