Exclusive **AUD** pricing! HEART OF THE ARCTIC 2020 – 19 Jul 2020 – Cruise Traveller

Exclusive **AUD** pricing! HEART OF THE ARCTIC 2020

Cruise Line
Adventure Canada
Ship
Ocean Endeavour
Package Departs
19 Jul 2020
Package Duration
12 Nights
Embark Ship
Iqaluit, Canada Arctic
Disembark Ship
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
03 - Inside 06 - Oceanview 07 - Oceanview 08 - Oceanview
AU $9,690
per person
AU $13,590
per person
AU $14,890
per person
AU $16,190
per person

HIGHLIGHTS…
• View the spectacular Arctic coastal regions by Zodiac
• Immerse yourself in the creative tradition, science, and culture of the Arctic
• Appreciate Inuit life in Greenland, Nunavut, and Nunavik
• Seek polar bears, marine mammals, and seabirds in the rich waters of Hudson Strait
• Learn about Inuit art and culture from artists and experts
• Visit some of Nunavut`s greatest carvers in their workshops
• Cross the Arctic Circle by ship while enjoying glorious Sondre Stromfjord
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EXCLUSIVE **AUD** PRICING!
Book a twin cabin and deposit on this 2020 cruise offer before the 28th of February 2020 and we guarantee these AUD prices that EQUAL the USD rates.
No exchange rate headaches!
No price fluctuations!
Savings of up to $18836 per couple.

Twin Cat 3 Interior cabin – USD $9690 – our AUD price $9,690*pp – Save up to AUD $5217 per person^
Twin Cat 6 cabin with porthole – USD $13,590 – our AUD price $13,590 – SAVE up to AUD $7318 per person^
Twin Cat 7 cabin with Window – USD $14,890 – our AUD price $14,890 – SAVE up to AUD $8017 per person^
Twin Cat 8 cabin Superior Twin – USD $16,190 – our AUD price $16,190 – SAVE up to AUD $8717 per person^
Twin Cat 9 Junior suite – USD $17,490 – our AUD price $17,490 – SAVE up to AUD $9418 per person^
All prices per person twin share only.
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HEART OF THE ARCTIC 2020 Cruise-Only package includes:
– One way charter flight from Ottawa to Iqaluit
– 12 night Expedition Cruise from Iqaluit to Kangerlussuaq including:
– The expertise and company of the Adventure Canada expedition staff
– Complimentary expedition Parka (yours to keep)
– Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard)
– 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
– Ashore introductions to local people and customs
– Sightseeing including Museum entries, park accesses
– Access to pristine wilderness areas
– Zodiac tours and cruises
– On-site archaeology workshops
– Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations
– Port taxes
– Discovery fund fee of USD $250 per person
– One way charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto
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DETAILED CRUISE ITINERARY
(subject to change by cruise line without notice)

Day 1 – Iqaluit
Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s bustling capital. A population of nearly 8,000 (and growing) call Iqaluit home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude`s Cathedral, art shops, and more. We will transfer by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour through busy Iqaluit harbour. Take a moment to notice the amazing tide! Once all are aboard, we`ll begin our journey down Frobisher Bay.

Day 2 – Frobisher Bay
We`ll be on the lookout for wildlife, of course. Our geologists will have you raving about rocks, and the tundra plants beneath your feet are worth a closer look. Expect compelling scenery, and soak up the Arctic splendor as we go!

Day 3 – Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
Kimmirut means `the heel` in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community. Kimmirut is considered one of the most charming communities on the South Baffin coast. Art aficionados may know the hamlet as Lake Harbour, once the home of a Hudson Bay company post. Art has played a major role in putting Kimmirut on the map. The Dewey Soper Building houses a gallery of outstanding works of art.

Day 4 – Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market. In 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established: it remains the oldest arts organization in the Canadian Arctic and the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada. Old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for Inuit art. We`ll visit studios and meet the artists here – an opportunity to purchase outstanding works straight from the source.

Day 5 – Hudson Strait
On this exploration day, we`ll be making the most of what the wind, weather and wildlife have to offer. We can expect to navigate the icy waters of Hudson Strait. Our expedition staff will scan for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds as we go.

Day 6 – Ivujivik
We call in at Nunavik`s northernmost community, Ivujivik. With a population of just under five hundred, the dramatic setting sits at the confluence of Hudson Strait and Hudsons Bay, the high tidal environment provides for rich wildlife. Nunavik is the Inuit homeland in Quebec and comprises the northern third of the province.

Day 7 – Ungava Peninsula
Heading northwest along the Ungava Peninsula, we`re exploring an area of treeless tundra rich in geology and flora. We`ll enjoy hiking and a Zodiac cruise.

Day 8 – Akpatok Island
Uninhabited Akpatok Island is the biggest island in Ungava Bay, at over nine hundred square kilometres. It`s named for the akpat – the thick-billed murres – that nest on ledges of Aktpatok`s lofty cliffs. These penguin-like birds are truly a delight to watch: tremendous swimmers, but comical flyers. Here we`ll use our Zodiacs to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice with hopes of seeing polar bears, walrus, and other marine life.

Day 9 – Ungava Bay
Today will be an expedition day in the truest sense as we navigate the east coast of Ungava Bay. We`ll search for Polar bears as we call in at an abandoned fishing community. As always expedition staff will be watching for birds, marine mammals, and wildlife on the land. Keep your binoculars and expedition gear at the ready!

Day 10 – At sea David Strait
Our presentation series will continue as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we go. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops and group learning, watch a documentary or dive into our library. While out on deck, keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales amid pack ice, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.

Day 11 – Nuuk
Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland that bridges old and new. The old harbour region of town includes many buildings dating from the Danish colonial days. The modern downtown core includes shopping, cafes and restaurants, and public institutions with a European flair. The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk`s many outstanding features; the world-famous Greenland mummies are housed here. The museum`s exhibits also offer in-depth information about colonial, Norse, and Inuit presence in Greenland – a must-see.

Day 12 – Quqqata Kommunia
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, many islands and complex coastal waterways. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location. This makes for lusher vegetation. This is a day in the spirit of expedition travel and we will avail ourselves of the opportunities that present themselves.

Day 13 – Kangerlussuaq
Early this morning we`ll complete our overnight journey up Sondre Stromfjord – a 168-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means `the big fjord`. Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland`s primary flight hub. We`ll transfer to shore by Zodiac and be bused along Greenland`s longest road – less than twenty kilometres – to the airport, where our charter flight will take us to Toronto.

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD based on selected cabin categories and cruise fares at time of publication (15Nov19). Some Ocean View cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. What`s Not Included: International flights from/to Australia, Mandatory medical/evacuation travel 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. We recommend an additional nights accommodation pre-cruise in Ottawa to attend the expedition briefing prior to cruise which is not included but may be added for an additional cost. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. This offer does not combine with any other promotion either in the past, current or future including no single supplement or free hotel offers (which do not combine). Offer ends 28Feb20 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. A good level of mobility is recommended. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included. ^Savings calculations based on exchange rate of 0.65 which is the current buy price at NAB as at 15Nov19. AUD prices listed here are confirmed at these rates and have a limited capacity on each cabin type.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 15 Nov 2019 to 28 Feb 2020 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
19 Jul 2020 Charter flight Ottawa to Iqaluit, Transfer to ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
19 Jul 2020
Iqaluit, Canada Arctic
20 Jul 2020 At sea    
21 Jul 2020
Kimmirut, Nunavat, Canada
22 Jul 2020
Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
23 Jul 2020 At sea    
24 Jul 2020 At sea    
25 Jul 2020 At sea    
26 Jul 2020 At sea    
27 Jul 2020 At sea    
28 Jul 2020 At sea    
29 Jul 2020
Nuuk, Greenland
30 Jul 2020
Qeqqata Kommunia, Greenland
31 Jul 2020
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
31 Jul 2020 Charter flight Kangerlussuaq to Toronto

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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12 Night Cruise sailing from Iqaluit to Kangerlussuaq aboard Ocean Endeavour.

South Greenland’s stunning coast. The communities of south Baffin. The islands of Ungava Bay. People, wildlife and landscape are the true Heart of the Arctic!

Visit three distinct Arctic regions on this voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Explore the deep fjords and vibrant communities of Greenland, including the world’s smallest capital, Nuuk. Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers, searching for marine life and seabirds.

South Baffin Island’s Inuit art-making communities are famous throughout the world. Meet the artists. Pick up a carving, a print, or a tapestry. Nunavik, the Arctic coast of Quebec, offers outstanding archeology and wildlife.

Plentiful sea ice means great opportunities for wildlife viewing from the ship or board a Zodiac—or board a Zodiac to seek whales, bears, and caribou. Keep your binoculars ready for thick-billed murres, guillemots, dovekies, and more.

Journey with scientists, historians, Inuit artists, and culturalists to the heart of the Arctic!

Day 1 Iqaluit
Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s bustling capital. A population of nearly 8,000 (and growing) call Iqaluit home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

We will transfer by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour through busy Iqaluit harbour. Take a moment to notice the amazing tide! Once all are aboard, we’ll begin our journey down Frobisher Bay.

Day 2 Frobisher Bay
We’ll be on the lookout for wildlife, of course. Our geologists will have you raving about rocks, and the tundra plants beneath your feet are worth a closer look. Expect compelling scenery, and soak up the Arctic splendor as we go!

Day 3 Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community. Kimmirut is considered one of the most charming communities on the South Baffin coast.

Art aficionados may know the hamlet as Lake Harbour, once the home of a Hudson Bay company post. Art has played a major role in putting Kimmirut on the map. The Dewey Soper Building houses a gallery of outstanding works of art.

Day 4 Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market. In 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established: it remains the oldest arts organization in the Canadian Arctic and the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

Old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for Inuit art. We’ll visit studios and meet the artists here—an opportunity to purchase outstanding works straight from the source.

Day 5 Hudson Strait
On this exploration day, we’ll be making the most of what the wind, weather and wildlife have to offer. We can expect to navigate the icy waters of Hudson Strait. Our expedition staff will scan for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds as we go.

Day 6-7 Ungava Peninsula, QC
Along the Ungava Peninsula, we explore an area of treeless tundra rich in geology and
flora. We’ll enjoy hiking and a Zodiac cruise.

Day 8-9 Ungava Bay
Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to a variety of wildlife, including an endangered Beluga population and Canada’s largest number of breeding Thick-billed Murres. Here we’ll use our Zodiacs to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice with hopes of seeing polar bears, walrus, and other marine life. We’ll pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, the biggest island in Ungava Bay, at over nine hundred square kilometres. It’s named for the akpat—the Thick-billed Murres—that nest on ledges of Aktpatok’s lofty cliffs.

Day 10 At Sea – Davis Strait
Our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Enjoy workshops, watch a documentary—and get out on deck! Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to accompany our ship.

Day 11 Nuuk
Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, bridges old and new. The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs and cafes.

The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk’s many outstanding features; the world-famous Greenland mummies are housed here.

Day 12 Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location. We’ll explore this sublime landscape by ship, and by Zodiac.

Day 13 Kangerlussuaq
In the early morning we’ll complete our overnight journey up Sondre Stromfjord—a 168-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, bisected by the
Arctic Circle.

Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at its head is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub.

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, 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 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 137 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: 1982
  • Refurbished: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 198
  • Ship Registration: Finland

Ship Amenities

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Ship Facilities

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Polaris Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Cafe Katarina
  • Shopping Boutique
  • Children’s Swiming Pool

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada was created to bring travellers to Canada’s “blank spaces”, those areas whose remoteness alone made them special. Over the last fifteen years, along with our guests, we have discovered that there is so much that is extraordinary about the places we travel, from the landscape, wildlife and culture to the history, art and archeology that is unique to every destination. It is our belief that there is so much to see “beyond the binoculars” that drives us to delve deeper into our favourite places with every expedition and continually seek out new destinations.

We travel by small expedition ship, the best suited mode of transportation for remote exploration. The number of passengers on our voyages run between 45 and 100, depending on the ship we choose. We believe that these small vessels are superior, as they not only allow us to gain access to places not accessible by larger vessels, but our fleet of Zodiac landing craft permit us to visit some of the most remote places imaginable – the key to expeditionary travel.

Our free Seminars for Adventure Canada are now open for registration!

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Wednesday, 25th March
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Thursday, 26th March
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