The Northwest Passage

In the Wake of the Great Explorers (Eastbound)

Price from
$32,252

Departure date
Duration
26 days

Attempt a Northwest Passage crossing from the Pacific to the Atlantic

  • 26-day Northwest Passage expedition cruise attempting the fabled journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic, enjoying breathtaking scenery along the way.

  • Embark on an epic adventure as we cruise from Alaska to Greenland and onto Halifax in Nova Scotia, via beautiful Baffin Bay.

  • Discover UNESCO-listed sites like Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland, Inuit settlements and Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, whales and caribou.

26-day expedition cruise through the Northwest Passage, attempting a rare, breathtaking adventure from the Pacific to the Atlantic

Cross through the Northwest Passage 

Following in the footsteps of explorers before us, we'll attempt to navigate the ice floes and islands of the fabled Northwest Passage. Your Expedition Team will guide you on the best places to see amazing scenery and seek out whales, seals and even polar bears. 

Arctic cultures 

Visit the famous Gold Rush town of Nome in Alaska; the modern settlement of Sisimiut; UNESCO-listed Ilulissat, with its colourful houses set against a backdrop of ever-changing icebergs; and the charming Canadian city of Corner Brook.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 25-day expedition cruise.

Flights

  • Economy class flight from Vancouver to Nome 

Hotel

  • Overnight in Vancouver before the Expedition cruise, including breakfast 

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Vancouver before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfer from the airport to the ship in Nome before the expedition cruise 

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Route overview

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

Vibrant Vancouver

Day 1

No place like Nome

Day 2

Discoveries at sea

Day 3-7

The Northwest Passage

Day 8-17

Crossing Baffin Bay

Day 18

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat

Day 19

Spectacular Sisimiut

Day 20

Crossing the Labrador Sea

Day 21-22

The history of Red Bay

Day 23

Classic Corner Brook

Day 24

Final day at sea

Day 25

Arriving in Halifax

Day 26

Attempt

Our Northwest Passage Attempts are expeditions where we, in true expedition style, challenge the elements and the ice-edge of the Arctic Ocean, to circumnavigate this remote and icy waterways – in a safe way. Several alternative routes combined with our deep knowledge of the area and flexibility are key factors to giving you the most amazing experience. And if we really manage to circumnavigate Baffin Island or sail through the entire Northwest Passage, it will be one for the books.

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