Canada's Northwest Passage & Greenland
DURATION:13 Days/ 12 NightsREGION:ArcticSHIP:Resolute
Following the paths of the legendary early Arctic explorers, journey through the archipelago of islands and channels of Canada’s high Arctic aboard the stylish expedition ship Resolute. Explore the remote Northwest Passage and the stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline before crossing to Greenland.
Wildlife is a major drawcard of this 13-day expedition,venture through the home of the polar bear, muskox, caribou and walrus. There is also a strong historical element, the stories of the ill-fated expedition by Sir John Franklin nearly 170 years ago are central to the voyage. The Northwest Passage is one of life's great trips.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Operated by: One Ocean Expeditions
RCGS Resolute, the newest addition to the One Oceans Expeditions fleet was purpose built for polar expedition cruising with the highest ice class (Lloyds 1AS). Equipped with propellers of stainless steel, high density steel plating and small frame spacing on her hull, RCGS Resolute continues into the ice, when others simply cannot. This stability and strength are features greatly appreciated in ice-laden waters. Unmatched stability, coupled with superior speed allows for more time at your destination and more flexibility with itinerary planning - a critical factor in polar waters where ice and weather conditions sometimes dictate daily plans. Throughout the ship there are spaces ideally suited to every need. Spacious outer decks provide 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching, birding and appreciating expansive views. The salt water plunge pool, large relaxation deck, hot water jacuzzi are all located aft of the wellness centre (massage therapy, Finnish Sauna, steam room) and well equipped gymnasium. Inside there are multiple areas to explore ranging from a well appointed theatre style presentation room, aft observation lounge and bar, forward observation lounge and bar, and both dining rooms. Add in the One Ocean Expeditions multimedia room, and mobile laboratory and the opportunities are endless. Resolute previously operated as the award-winning MS Hanseatic.
The following additional options may be added to your cruise.
Special group charter flights have been arranged from Edmonton & Ottawa. All guests are required to join these flights. The flights are: Edmonton to Iqaluit on Day 1 and Greenland to Ottawa on Day 13.
Sea Kayaking in the Arctic
Pre-registration required at time of booking. Confirmed access to either a double or single kayak at any offered excursion location. Limited to 16 passengers per voyage. Includes high quality kayaking equipment and services of three kayak guides.
Your cruise price includes:
- Shipboard accommodation
- All meals on board throughout the voyage
- Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
- All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
- Leadership throughout the voyage by the experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
- All port fees
- Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
- Pre-departure materials
Your cruise price does not include:
- Flights, pre- and post- cruise accommodation
- Charter flights (additional expense)
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
- Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
- Staff gratuities
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD
This itinerary may change due to unstable weather conditions and wildlife movements in these remote regions of the world. Changes may occur due to ‘Force Majeure’, weather, ice conditions or other circumstances beyond the cruise line's control or which simply cannot be foreseen and/or changes to excursions and landings.
A single supplement of 50% applies sole use of cabins, and 100% for sole use of suites.