Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

» Arctic

» Sep 9 2018Sep 25 2018 (17 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ottawa

» DISEMBARKATION: Ottawa

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Experience highlights of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland
  • Visit traditional Inuit and Greenlandic communities
  • View arctic wildlife, such as whales, walrus and muskoxen
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to get up close to the spectacular scenery

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Ottawa, Canada
  • Day 2 – Fly to Resolute
  • Days 3 to 6 – Exploring Canada’s High Arctic
  • Days 7 and 8 – Exploring Smith Sound
  • Day 9 – Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Day 10 – At Sea
  • Days 11 to 15 – Exploring West Greenland
  • Day 16 – Disembark in Kangerlussuaq
  • Day 17 – Depart Ottawa, Canada

SHIP

Ocean Adventurer

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

Hiking

For centuries, intrepid explorers were determined to find the Northwest Passage, the fabled and often fatal route of icy channels connecting Europe with Asia. None of their stories is as enduring as that of Sir John Franklin and his crew, who never returned from their fateful 1845–46 expedition. The tragic tale has captured the imagination of history lovers ever since. On this new, 17-day voyage, journey back in time to the height of arctic exploration. As a modern-day adventurer, navigate the same waters and visit the same sites that played an important role in the discovery of the sea route—all from the comfort of your small expedition vessel, of course!

Though Franklin’s legend will be our focus, spectacular scenery and unique wildlife abound on this active expedition, which also has you exploring the deep fjords, ancient glaciers and innumerable icebergs of Greenland’s west coast. Zodiac cruises and hiking excursions bring you closer to the raw beauty of lands few have set foot on and waters few have sailed.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple USD 9,695
Lower deck USD 12,595
Main deck porthole USD 13,895
Main deck window USD 15,295
Superior USD 16,795
Deluxe USD 18,495
Suite USD 20,295
Owner’s suite USD 22,295

All rates per person in USD

Contact Us

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • A hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person

EXCLUDES

  • Mandatory transfer package*
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Canadian eTA required for non-Canadian or US visa-exempt passengers
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional kayaking activities

MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • One night’s pre- and post-expedition hotel accommodation in Ottawa with breakfast
  • Charter flight from Ottawa to Resolute
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Ottawa
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel in Ottawa

Package cost: $2,495
Note: Baggage allowance on charter flights is 44 lbs (20 kg) checked and 11 lbs (5 kg) carry-on.

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