Expedition Cruise

The Northwest Passage

Various Dates
August to September, 2019
August to September, 2020

From $9,995 to $25,095 USD

Single Supplement: Available

Flights: Available

Iceberg Coastline Cliffs

Overview

One of the world’s greatest voyages is calling! Pristine fjords. Looming glaciers. Jagged icebergs. Grand vistas, historic sites. Marine mammals, bears, and birds. Find a warm welcome in Nunavut’s communities, and enjoy Greenland’s geology, geography, and culture with a European flair.

Every day is a new adventure in the Northwest Passage: hiking, photography, birding. Learning with our experts. Meeting the people who call the Arctic home. Sailing the passage at the top of the world!

Into The Northwest Passage Map For 2019 And 2020

This map shows the route for Into the Northwest Passage; the Out of the Northwest Passage route is reversed, and differs slightly. Please check details on each specific departure.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome in a Nunavut community

    Enjoy the warmth of an Inuit welcome as drum dancers, throat singers, and cultural ambassadors share their stories, songs, and connections to the land.

    • Explore the beautiful surroundings of an Arctic hamlet
    • Get to know local residents and learn about their ways of life
    • Purchase carvings and handicrafts to bring back home
    Inuit Traditional Costumes
  • Cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Jacobshavn glacier, the fastest-calving glacier in the world, spills thousands of enormous icebergs every year into spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord in Disko Bay, Greenland.

    View the icebergs from the shore on a hike along the boardwalk in the town of Ilulissat—then board a Zodiac to cruise your way among them!

    Ilulissat Greenland Zodiac Icebergs
  • Cruise Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Protected Area

    Lancaster Sound, the entrance to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic archipelago is home to Canada’s newest National Marine Protected Area. Glacier-fed waters, mountain landscapes, plentiful wildlife, and rugged coastlines define this vast and beautiful place.

    • Visit unique cultural historical sites from the Thule period and the explorer era
    • Seek seabirds, marine mammals, and polar bears in this unique, protected habitat
    Polar Bear Northwest Passage
  • Visit Beechey Island National Historic Site

    One of the most notorious sites in the Arctic, Beechey Island is famed as the site where the ill-fated Franklin Expedition overwintered, 1845–1846.

    The graves of three of Franklin’s men, along with a fourth man from a later Northwest Passage expedition are a haunting memorial to the heyday of Arctic exploration.

    Franklin Expedition Graves Beechey Islands Master

Expedition Team, Experts, and Guides

Team members shown are for 2019; 2020 team members are yet to be confirmed. Please note that Into and Out of the Northwest Passage do not share identical staff rosters.

Travellers’ Testimonials

  • “I cannot speak highly enough about the staff.”

    Kathleen Henry-Parisi

    Out of the Northwest Passage

  • “I cannot begin to tell you how impressed we were with the staff. They were all so approachable and so giving of their time and knowledge. And they all had a great sense of humour!”

    Joyce McAlpine

    Into the Northwest Passage

  • “I came home feeling like I had a college education! So much knowledge presented in a fun and easily understandable way.”

    Amy Powers

    Out of the Northwest Passage

Dates, Rates and Bookings

  • Into the Northwest Passage

    August 17 to September 2, 2019

    From $9,995 to $24,095 USD

    Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

    Starts: Toronto, ON

    Ends: Calgary, AB

    • Northbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,500 USD

      Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

    • Southbound Charter Flight price

      $1,095 USD

      Kugluktuk (Coppermine) NU to Calgary AB. Evening arrival.

  • Into the Northwest Passage

    August 22 to September 7, 2020

    Save 15% until October 31, 2019

    Applies to berth cost only, per person based on double occupancy.

    From $10,995 $9,346 to
    $25,095 $21,331 USD

    Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

    Starts: Toronto, ON

    Ends: Calgary, AB

    • Northbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,550 USD

      Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

    • Southbound Charter Flight price

      $1,145 USD

      Kugluktuk (Coppermine) NU to Calgary AB. Evening arrival.

  • Out of the Northwest Passage

    September 2 to September 18, 2019

    From $9,995 to $24,095 USD

    Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

    Starts: Calgary, AB

    Ends: Toronto, ON

    • Northbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,095 USD

      Calgary, AB to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU. Early-morning departure.

    • Southbound Charter Flight price

      $1,500 USD

      Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

  • Out of the Northwest Passage

    September 7 to September 23, 2020

    Save 15% until October 31, 2019

    Applies to berth cost only, per person based on double occupancy

    From $10,995 $9,346 to
    $25,095 $21,331 USD

    Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

    Starts: Calgary, AB

    Ends: Toronto, ON

    • Northbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,145 USD

      Calgary, AB to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU. Early-morning departure.

    • Southbound Charter Flight price

      $1,550 USD

      Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

The Ocean Endeavour

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 explore throughout the Arctic summer.

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