Into the Northwest Passage 2018
Into the Northwest Passage 2018
Into the Northwest Passage 2018
Into the Northwest Passage 2018

Into the Northwest Passage 2018 picture The Northwest Passage represents the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. On this trip, like the explorers before us, we’ll experience the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, crossing Davis Strait, we’ll visit Qikiqtarjuaq, the iceberg capital of Nunavut, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. Somerset and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus, and muskoxen—and for visits to ghostly RCMP and Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Parry Channel and Peel Sound afford a passage to Queen Maude Gulf and onward to our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), the end of our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.

To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail living history. Meet the Inuit who have called this remarkable place home for generations, and join the ranks of the adventurers who have been lured by its legend.

day 1
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
day 2
day 3-4
day 5-6
Western Greenland
day 7
day 8
East Baffin Island
day 9
Northeast Baffin Island
day 10
Devon Island
day 11
Beechey Island
day 12-13
Peel Sound & Parry Channel
day 14
Usqsuqtuuq (Gjøa Haven)
day 15
Queen Maud Gulf
day 16
Coronation Gulf
day 17
Kugluktuk (Coppermine)

Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world, boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery and calm waters. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord.’

We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord as the sun sets before us.

Into the Northwest Passage Map
Aug. 17, 2018 - Sept. 2, 2018 - 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

    $9295.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $10895.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $12595.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $14095.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $15595.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $17095.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $18595.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $20095.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $21595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $23095.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Into the Northwest Passage fee of $250.00 to above prices Please add Sep 03, 2018 Flight - Pond Inlet, POI -> Edmonton, YEG fee of $1000.00 to above prices Please add Sep 03, 2018 Flight - Pond Inlet, POI -> Edmonton, YEG fee of $1000.00 to above prices

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Into the Northwest Passage 2018

Ocean Endeavour


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


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

  • Ashley  Savard

    Ashley Savard

    Expedition Support

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  • Carolyn Mallory

    Carolyn Mallory


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  • Cedar Swan

    Cedar Swan


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  • David Pelly

    David Pelly

    Author & Cultural Historian

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  • Dawson Freeze

    Dawson Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Dr. Lisa Rankin

    Dr. Lisa Rankin


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  • Dr. Mark Mallory

    Dr. Mark Mallory

    Seabird 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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  • Jason Edmunds

    Jason Edmunds

    Expedition Leader

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  • Jassin  Godard

    Jassin Godard

    Expedition Team

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  • Jim Halfpenny

    Jim Halfpenny


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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Inuit Art Specialist

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  • John Blyth

    John Blyth

    Expedition Team

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  • John England

    John England


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  • Julie Bernier

    Julie Bernier

    Expedition Team

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  • Kaleigh Potts

    Kaleigh Potts

    Expedition Support

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  • Laura Adams

    Laura Adams

    Expedition Team

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  • Laurie Pelly

    Laurie Pelly

    Land Claim Specialist

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  • Linda Kuprat

    Linda Kuprat

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • Marc Hebert

    Marc Hebert

    Expedition Team

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  • Martha Flaherty

    Martha Flaherty


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  • Michelle McDowell

    Michelle McDowell

    Expedition Support

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  • Myna Ishulutak

    Myna Ishulutak


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  • Peter  Croal

    Peter Croal


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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Biologist

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  • Robert Comeau

    Robert Comeau


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  • Scott Forsyth

    Scott Forsyth


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  • Veronica  Ryl

    Veronica Ryl

    Expedition Team

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What's Included

  • Pre-departure materials
  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational programming
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbecues & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program

  • 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

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee
  • Commercial and charter flight costs
  • Gratuities (suggested at $15 USD per person per day)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation
  • Additional costs associated with credit card payment
  • Program enhancements
    • Sail the waters where Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and Terror, were recently discovered
    • See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC, and RCMP
    • Experience Inuit communities, culture and worldview first hand
    • Enjoy Greenland’s unique European approach to Arctic life
    • Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, where 90% of the North Atlantic’s icebergs calve
    • Photograph rare birds and Arctic wildlife in their stunning natural habitat
    • Visit ancient sites of the Thule and Dorset people with our onboard archaeologist
    • Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard our ice-strengthened expedition ship