The Northwest Passage

In the Wake of Great Explorers (Itinerary 2)

Price from
$19,785

Departure date
Duration
20 days

Discover wild Arctic beauty as you navigate the Northwest Passage

Join us on a thrilling expedition cruise as we attempt to cross the legendary Northwest Passage and explore the stunning landscapes and wildlife of southern Greenland.

Join us on a thrilling expedition cruise as we attempt to cross the legendary Northwest Passage and explore the stunning landscapes and wildlife of southern Greenland.  

From the heart of the Northwest Passage 

We start off exploring lively Montréal before flying to Cambridge Bay where our sea expedition begins into the Northwest Passage. Over the next seven days, we’ll explore the islands that dot this notoriously challenging territory, navigable for only a few weeks of the year. Exactly what we’ll see and do depends on the sea ice and weather conditions.  

As we sail, you’ll pass spectacular ice cliffs sculpted by the elements. We’ll pick locations for expedition boat cruising with the Expedition Team where possible, that may include Gjoa Haven, Fort Ross, Beechey Island, Radstock Bay, Dundas Harbor and Pond Inlet. 

Greenland: the world’s largest island 

If all goes to plan, we’ll exit the Northwest Passage and cross Baffin Bay towards Greenland. You’ll spend four days discovering its nature, history and wildlife, including the stunning UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord and the capital, Nuuk. We continue towards Newfoundland and Labrador where you’ll visit a UNESCO-listed former whaling station in Red Bay and the charming city of Corner Brook. Our expedition cruise ends in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Even if a full transit of the Northwest Passage isn’t possible due to sea ice, you’ll still experience the raw and remote beauty of the High Arctic and enjoy many opportunities to look for rare wildlife such as the mighty polar bear.

What's Included

Flights

  • Economy flight from Montréal to Cambridge Bay 

Hotels

  • Overnight in Montréal before the expedition cruise including breakfast 

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel in Montréal to the airport before the Expedition cruise 
  • Transfer from the airport to the ship in Cambridge Bay before the Expedition cruise 

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Québec’s premier city, overnight

Day 1

A Good Fishing Place

Day 2

Heart of the Northwest Passage

Day 3-10

Crossing the Davis Strait

Day 11

Birth of Icebergs

Day 12

Modern settlement, ancient traditions

Day 13

The Capital of Greenland

Day 14

Expedition day

Day 15

Labrador Sea

Day 16

Canada’s hidden history

Day 17

The course of Captain James Cook

Day 18

Coming to a close

Day 19

Arriving in Boston

Day 20

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages