The Northwest Passage

In the Wake of the Great Explorers

Departure date

Embark on a journey of epic proportions

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

  • A journey from Nome, Alaska, all the way to Halifax, Nova Scotia, via the Baffin Bay, navigating ice floes and islands along the way.

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

Cross 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 staggering scenery and spot 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 Icefjord, with its colourful houses set against a backdrop of ever-changing icebergs, and the classic Canadian city of Corner Brook.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

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

Corner Brook´s idyllic setting

Classic Corner Brook

Day 24

Final day at sea

Day 25

Arriving in Halifax

Day 26


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