The Northwest Passage

In the Wake of the Great Explorers

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Departure date
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.

  • 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.

Experience an epic expedition

Follow in the footsteps of renowned explorers as we attempt to navigate the ice floes and islands of the legendary Northwest Passage. Your Expedition Team will guide you on visits to local communities and give talks on the history of this epic crossing and the natural wonders around you.

Arctic history and culture

Visit cosmopolitan Vancouver, the gold rush town of Nome in Alaska, UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord, with its colorful houses set against a backdrop of ever-changing icebergs, and the classic Canadian city of Corner Brook.

What's Included


  • Overnight in Vancouver before the expedition cruise including breakfast


  • Economy flight from Vancouver to Nome


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

Route overview

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

Cosmopolitan 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


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