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Heart of the Arctic 2017
Heart of the Arctic 2017
Heart of the Arctic 2017
Heart of the Arctic 2017

Heart of the Arctic 2017 picture This journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from the capital of Nunavut, south into Quebec’s Nunavik region and, finally, to the coast of Greenland across the Davis Strait. We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be near its zenith. There are also chances of seeing wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and musk ox. This expedition is far and away our most community- and art-focused Arctic itinerary; throughout, we will meet highly reputed creators and their creations. Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is widely hailed as the Inuit art capital and is home to some of the most celebrated stone carvers in the Arctic.

Crossing into Greenland, we are often treated to humpback whales as we approach the capital city of Greenland, Nuuk. Here, we'll have a chance to explore Greenland’s culture on a visit to one of the smallest capital cities the world.
Steeped in a culture all its own, the heart of the Arctic will stay with you long after you return home.


day 1
Iqaluit, NU
day 2
Akpatok Island
day 3
Ungava Peninsula
day 4
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
day 5
South Baffin Island
day 6
Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
day 7
South Baffin
day 8
Pangnirtung
day 9
East Baffin Island
day 10
At Sea—Davis Strait
day 11
Nuuk
day 12
Qeqqata Kommunia
day 13
Kangerlussuaq
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Located at the end of historic Frobisher Bay and sitting amid gentle rolling hills is the transportation hub of the Arctic, Iqaluit. A major transfer point between flights to other northern communities, Iqaluit is also the smallest capital city in Canada with a population of just over 7,000! At one time dotted with Inuit huts, the beaches are now adorned with modern houses, shops, and public buildings reflecting Iqaluit’s importance as a government town. We will have time to tour the town before embarking the Ocean Endeavour.

July 18, 2017 - July 30, 2017 - 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

    $3995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $5395.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $6795.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $8095.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $9295.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10495.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11695.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $12995.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $14295.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $15595.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator


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    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Heart of the Arctic fee of $250.00 to above prices

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Heart of the Arctic 2017

Ocean Endeavour

Details

  • Capacity: 198
  • Registry: Marshall Islands
  • Length: 137 meters (450ft)

DESCRIPTION



The 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 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More

  • Aaron Spitzer

    Aaron Spitzer

    History and Politics

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  • Alex Preston

    Alex Preston

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • Billy Gauthier

    Billy Gauthier

    Artist

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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Expedition Team

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  • Cam Gillies

    Cam Gillies

    Naturalist

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  • Danny Catt

    Danny Catt

    Photographer & Naturalist

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  • Dawn Bazely

    Dawn Bazely

    Naturalist

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  • Dawson Freeze

    Dawson Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Deanna Leonard-Spitzer

    Deanna Leonard-Spitzer

    Marine Biologist

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  • Ella Swan

    Ella Swan

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • Genevieve Cote

    Genevieve Cote

    Expedition Team

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  • George Sirk

    George Sirk

    Naturalist and Ornithologist

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  • Heather  Beecroft

    Heather Beecroft

    Arts and Culture

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  • Jennifer Kilabuk

    Jennifer Kilabuk

    Expedition Team

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  • Jerry Kobalenko

    Jerry Kobalenko

    Arctic Explorer

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  • John Blyth

    John Blyth

    Expedition Team

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  • Kristian Bogner

    Kristian Bogner

    Photographer, Nikon Ambassador

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  • Les Stroud

    Les Stroud

    Filmmaker & Musician

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  • Lisa Rankin

    Lisa Rankin

    Archaeologist

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  • Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood

    Author

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  • Martin Aldrich

    Martin Aldrich

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Leader

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  • Milbry Polk

    Milbry Polk

    Explorer

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  • Myna Ishulutak

    Myna Ishulutak

    Culturalist

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  • Paul  Mortensen

    Paul Mortensen

    Geologist

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  • Phil  Fontaine

    Phil Fontaine

    Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

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  • Rob Saley

    Rob Saley

    Artist

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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Team

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  • Tanya Budimlic

    Tanya Budimlic

    Registered Massage Therapist

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  • Vladimir Rajevac

    Vladimir Rajevac

    Designer

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Highlights

  • - Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
  • - Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals, and bird colonies during our cruise of the Hudson Strait
  • - Mingle with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
  • - Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
  • - Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
  • - Visit a colourful Greenlandic settlement

What's Included

ABOARD
  • 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

    ASHORE
  • 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



    Outbound: Ottawa, ON to Iqaluit, NU

    July 18, 2017

    Early morning departure

    $895 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Inbound:

    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON

    July 30, 2017

    Early evening arrival

    $1,300 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Round trip:

    $2,195 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
    • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
    • Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals, and bird colonies during our cruise of the Hudson Strait
    • Mingle with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
    • Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
    • Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
    • Visit a colourful Greenlandic settlement