Out of the Northwest Passage September 2-18, 2018
Aboard the 198-Passenger Ocean Endeavour
The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers, and this expedition takes you to its heart. In Canada’s vast northern wilderness, wildlife roams free and the great geological forces shaping our planet reveal themselves to the wondering eye. The recent finding of Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror reminds us that we sail into history, legend, and myth that continues today!
Nunavut’s communities offer a warm welcome, blending the traditional and the contemporary in unique and compelling ways. Making our way north to Smith Sound, we enter the realm still defined by ice: towering icebergs, vast glaciers, and the last redoubt of the great northern pack. Greenland offers geology, geography, and culture with a European flair.
Intended Itinerary: September 2–18, 2018
Day 1: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU
Day 2: Coronation Gulf
Day 3: Queen Maud Gulf
Day 4: Usqsuqtuuq (Gjøa Haven)
Day 5–7: Peel Sound and Parry Channel
Day 8: Beechey Island
Day 9: Lancaster Sound
Day 10: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
Day 11: Smith Sound
Day 12-14: Northwest Greenland
Day 15: Ilulissat
Day 16: Itilleq Fjord
Day 17: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Northbound Charter Flight: Edmonton, AB to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU Early-morning flight
Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON Evening arrival
This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea, and ice conditions will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our Expedition Leader and the Ocean Endeavour's captain will determine our exact route day by day.
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE:
*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour for two in Category Eight accommodations *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Applicable taxes *Educational program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Charter flights where indicated
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:
*Commercial flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 usd per passenger, per day) *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions
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