SAVE 15% – Bonus Free Hotel Stays – OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE 2020

Cruise Line
Adventure Canada
Ship
Ocean Endeavour
Package Departs
06 Sep 2020
Package Duration
18 Nights
Embark Ship
Kugluktuk (Coppermine River), Nunavut
Disembark Ship
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
03 - Inside 04 - Oceanview 07 - Oceanview 09 - Oceanview
US $14,995
per person
US $16,375
per person
US $20,200
per person
US $22,750
per person

** ALL PRICES IN USD **

The Northwest Passage remains one of the world`s great voyages. Sail with us aboard the Ocean Endeavour – our fleet of Zodiacs guarantees excitement with every excursion. The Arctic is calling. Pristine fjords. Looming glaciers. Jagged icebergs. National parks, historic sites, graves, and shipwrecks. Marine mammals, bears and birds… All these remote wonders await our eager travellers. Yet the Arctic is a well-populated place. You will find a warm welcome in Nunavut`s communities. And Greenland offers geology, geography, and culture with a European flair. Every day is a new adventure when sailing the Northwest Passage; hiking, photography, birding. Exploring archaeology and spotting bears. Visiting villages perched on mighty mountains. Learn with our experts. Meet the people who call the Arctic home. And sail the passage at the top of the world!

HIGHLIGHTS…
• Seek polar bears, walrus, seabirds, and other Arctic wildlife in pristine natural environments
• Visit Queen Maud Gulf, home to the wrecks of the Franklin ships, HMS Erebus and Terror
• Experience the majesty of the Northern Lights
• See the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island
• Watch for marine mammals and wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) Marine Protected Area
• Visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada`s northernmost community
• Seek your `furthest north` in Smith Sound
• Zodiac cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Voyage the length of Sondre Stromfjord – 168 kilometres long.

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EARLYBIRD SAVINGS!
Book and deposit on this 2020 Cruise-Stay package before the 31st of October 2019 and save!
Twin Cat 3 Interior cabin – was $17,290 – earlybird price $14,995*pp – SAVE USD $2295 per person
Twin Cat 4 cabin with Porthole – was $18,790 – earlybird price $16,375 – SAVE USD $2415 per person
Twin Cat 7 cabin with Window – was $23,290 – earlybird price $20,200 – SAVE USD $3090 per person
Twin Cat 9 Junior suite – was $26,290 – earlybird price $22,750 – SAVE USD $3540 per person

SINGLES SAVE TOO!
For a limited time, and subject to availability at time of booking, Singles pay NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT on categories 3-7 on this cruise. – Single Cat 3 interior cabin was $25,935 – earlybird price $14,995* – sole use of a twin cabin
Ask us for the current availability on this sensational offer.

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OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE 2020 Cruise-Stay package includes:
– BONUS Free 1 nights accommodation in Calgary pre-cruise with transfer from hotel to charter flight
– One way charter flight in economy class from Calgary to Kugluktuk
– 16 night Expedition Cruise OUT OF THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE from Kugluktuk 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
– FREE* 1 nights post cruise accommodation in Toronto with transfer from charter flight to hotel on arrival
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DETAILED CRUISE ITINERARY
(subject to change by cruise line without notice)

Day 1 Kugluktuk
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the western most community in Nunavut. Known for many years as Coppermine, the community reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name meaning `place of moving waters` on January 1st, 1996. The Coppermine River is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Our charter flight will land in Kugluktuk and embark the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac to commence our trip.

Day 2–4 Kitikmeot Region
The Kitikmeot Region consists of the southern and eastern parts of Victoria Island with the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, together with King William Island and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. Its regional seat is Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), though it also contains five other hamlets (including Uqsuqtuuq and Kugluktuk). Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in the news since the finding of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut`s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land.

Day 5–7 Peel Sound & Parry Channel
The `obvious` route through the Northwest Passage, Parry Channel seldom provides a full transit because of ice. It is named after Arctic explorer William Edward Parry, who got as far as Melville Island in 1819 before being blocked by ice at McClure Strait. Peel Sound was the Franklin expedition`s route south. It presents numerous wildlife and expedition opportunities. The setting is optimal for hiking and exploring the geological diversity of the area.

Day 8 Beechey Island
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin`s party overwintered at Beechey Island where three of his men died. Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of HMS Investigator was buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin`s men. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

Day 9 Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)
We will spend the day exploring the ocean wilderness of Tallurutiup Imanga / Lancaster Sound. In August of 2017, this enormous body of water was declared a National Marine Conservation Area. Large populations of marine mammals, including narwhal, beluga and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. There is a great selection of landing sites available, depending on weather, wildlife, and sea conditions.

Day 10 Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
Aujuittuq means `place that never thaws.` 1,150 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Canada`s northernmost `civilian` community originated in the Cold War; in 1953, residents were relocated to Aujuittuq to boost Canadian sovereignty. We`ll be welcomed by the population of about 165. Our activities will centre in the village where we will have a chance to meet members of the community, learn about their way of life, and hear their poignant stories.

Day 11 Smith Sound
Smith Sound served as the main route for explorers and adventurers searching for the North Pole. Adolphus Greely, Sir George Nares and Elisha Kent Kane all travelled these waters with varying degrees of success.
Between forty-eight and seventy-two kilometres wide and eighty-eight kilometres long, Smith Sound divides Ellesmere Island from Greenland. Here, the sea ice provided an ancient Inuit travel route. Optimal sea ice conditions in Smith Sound can also make for excellent wildlife viewing.

Day 12-14 Northwest Greenland
We will explore the stunning fjords that line the coast. Glaciers and icebergs abound here. In true expedition style, we will seek opportunities to hike, explore, and view wildlife as conditions allow.

Day 15 Ilulissat
Ilulissat translates literally into `iceberg`, an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. And we`ll visit the bustling town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

Day 16 Itilleq Fjord
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 more southerly location. This makes for lusher vegetation. As we enter the Arctic autumn, the tundra foliage will be in gorgeous colour. We will be making an expedition stop here to explore the landscape of wild Greenland.

Day 17 Kangerlussuaq
Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. We end our adventure by sailing up this dramatic fjord as the sun rises to greet us. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland`s primary flight hub. Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and transfer to the airport for our return charter flight.

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in USD (unless stated as single) based on best available cruise fares at time of publication (28Aug19). Some Ocean View cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Prices based on cat 3 inside, cat 4 ocean view, cat 9 junior suite for twin and cat 3 for single interior. 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. 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. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Free hotels subject to availability at time of booking. If unavailable an alternative hotel or upgrade additional surcharge will be advised. Save 15% offer refers to a 15% discount on the cruise fare portion of this fare (prices listed here less $2695 USD for charter flights). Offer ends 31Oct19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. A good level of mobility is required. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 28 Aug 2019 to 31 Oct 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
06 Sep 2020 Own way to Calgary hotel, for a FREE overnight stay
07 Sep 2020 Transfer to airport, Charter flight Calgary to Kugluktuk
07 Sep 2020 Arrive Kugluktuk and transfer to ship, Ocean Endeavour

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
07 Sep 2020
Kugluktuk (Coppermine River), Nunavut
08 Sep 2020
Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada
09 Sep 2020
Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada
10 Sep 2020
Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada
11 Sep 2020
Peel Sound, Canada
12 Sep 2020
Parry Sound, ON, Canada
13 Sep 2020
Parry Sound, ON, Canada
14 Sep 2020
Beechey Island, Arctic Canada
15 Sep 2020
Lancaster Sound, Canada
16 Sep 2020
Grise Fiord, Canada
17 Sep 2020
Smith Sound
18 Sep 2020
Greenland
19 Sep 2020
Greenland
20 Sep 2020
Greenland
21 Sep 2020
Ilulissat, Greenland
22 Sep 2020
Itilleq, Greenland
23 Sep 2020
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
23 Sep 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly Kangerlussuaq to Toronto
23 Sep 2020 Arrive Toronto, Transfer to hotel for FREE overnight stay
24 Sep 2020 Own arrangements to Australia or post Toronto stay

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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16 Night Cruise sailing from Kugluktuk to Kangerlussuaq aboard Ocean Endeavour.

Day 1 Kugluktuk
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the western most community in Nunavut. Known for many years as Coppermine, the community reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name—meaning “place of moving waters”—on January 1st, 1996.

The Coppermine River is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Embark the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac to commence our trip!

Day 2–4 Kitikmeot Region
The Kitikmeot Region consists of the southern and eastern parts of Victoria Island with the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, together with King William Island and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. Its regional seat is Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), though it also contains five other hamlets (including Uqsuqtuuq and Kugluktuk). Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in the news since the finding of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut’s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land.

Day 5–7 Peel Sound & Parry Channel
The ‘obvious’ route through the Northwest Passage, Parry Channel seldom provides a full transit because of ice. It is named after Arctic explorer William Edward Parry, who got as far as Melville Island in 1819 before being blocked by ice at McClure Strait.

Peel Sound was the Franklin expedition’s route south. It presents numerous wildlife and expedition opportunities. The setting is optimal for hiking and exploring the geological diversity of the area.

Day 8 Beechey Island
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s party overwintered at Beechey Island where three of his men died.

Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of HMS Investigator was buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

Day 9 Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)
We will spend the day exploring the ocean wilderness of Tallurutiup Imanga / Lancaster Sound. In August of 2017, this enormous body of water was declared a National Marine Conservation Area.
Large populations of marine mammals, including narwhal, beluga and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. There is a great selection of landing sites available, depending on weather, wildlife, and sea conditions.

Day 10 Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
Aujuittuq means ‘place that never thaws.’ 1,150 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Canada’s northernmost “civilian” community originated in the Cold War; in 1953, residents were relocated to Aujuittuq to boost Canadian sovereignty.

We’ll be welcomed by the population of about 165. Our activities will centre in the village where we will have a chance to meet members of the community, learn about their way of life, and hear their poignant stories.

Day 11 Smith Sound
Smith Sound served as the main route for explorers and adventurers searching for the North Pole. Adolphus Greely, Sir George Nares and Elisha Kent Kane all travelled these waters with varying degrees of success.

Between forty-eight and seventy-two kilometres wide and eighty-eight kilometres long, Smith Sound divides Ellesmere Island from Greenland. Here, the sea ice provided an ancient Inuit travel route. Optimal sea ice conditions in Smith Sound can also make for excellent wildlife viewing.

Day 12-14 Northwest Greenland
We will explore the stunning fjords that line the coast. Glaciers and icebergs abound here. In true expedition style, we will seek opportunities to hike, explore, and view wildlife as conditions allow.

Day 15 Ilulissat
Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. And we’ll visit the bustling town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

Day 16 Itilleq Fjord
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 more southerly location. This makes for lusher vegetation.

As we enter the Arctic autumn, the tundra foliage will be in gorgeous colour. We will be making an expedition stop here to explore the landscape of wild Greenland.

Day 17 Kangerlussuaq
Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. We end our adventure by sailing up this dramatic fjord as the sun rises to greet us.

Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour.

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.

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