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(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay, including breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Nome, Alaska. Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark MS Roald Amundsen for your 27 night voyage
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, ice and sea conditions set the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly present – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
Sail through the Bering Strait, before heading into the Chukchi Sea. Your Expedition Team will start their lecture program preparing you for the days ahead. Reach Point Barrow, the northernmost point of the USA, and enter the Beaufort Sea. Be sure to keep a sharp eye open here for Bowhead and Grey whales and you may also start seeing sea ice. Continue into the Amundsen Gulf, where you can hope to observe the remarkable Smoking Hills – an amazing sight, with smoke billowing from the cliffs on the east coast of Cape Bathurst. Local Lignite – a combination of shale and pyrite – spontaneously ignites when exposed to air, due to the erosion of the hills, causing this photogenic phenomenon
Sail into the heart of the Northwest Passage. Since the late 15th century, the search for this fabled seaway through the Canadian Arctic was a holy grail for hardy adventurers. There are records of almost 40 expeditions that sailed these waters. The first recorded attempt was the voyage of John Cabot in 1497. The most famous journey here was James Cook’s failed attempt to sail the Passage in 1776, and of course the ill-fated Franklin expedition of 1845. The first to conquer the Northwest Passage by ship was Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen on an expedition that lasted from 1903 to 1906. During your sailing, you will attempt to land on several sites including Ulukhaktok, Cambridge Bay, Gjøa Haven, Fort Ross, Beechey Island, Dundar Harbour and Pond Inlet. In addition, you will be sailing in amazing straits with unique nature and hopefully enough ice to make it for excellent wildlife spotting
Today, cross the Davis Strait, named for the English explorer John Davis, who led three expeditions in the area between 1585 and 1587. Davis was the first to draw attention to seal hunting and whaling possibilities in the area, and to show that the Newfoundland cod fisheries extended this far north
Ilulissat is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just outside the town, at the mouth of the fjord, you can often see enormous icebergs that have run aground. They originate from the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the most productive glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. The icebergs make their way down the 20km fjord before entering Disko Bay
Sisimiut is situated 40km north of the Arctic Circle and is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions. Come ashore to explore the colourful town; visit the small museum, hike in the hills and shop for local handicrafts
The capital of Greenland is the political and social centre of the nation, and the oldest town in Greenland, founded by the Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede in 1728. The city’s location is lovely, set at the mouth of one of the largest and most spectacular fjord systems in the world
Ivittuut is a stronghold for musk oxen. The settlement was built on top of the so-called Norse Middle settlement where, Vikings settled 1,000 years ago. Archaeologists believe it was the last settlement established, and the first to be abandoned in the area
It is time to say goodbye to Greenland, and head for another stretch of open sea. Cross the southern part of the Labrador Sea, this time towards Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada
Red Bay, on the coast of Labrador, is a classic outpost of Atlantic Canada, a coastal community with a population of less than 200. In 2013, Red Bay Basque Whaling Station was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander around the former whaling town and learn about its interesting history
Corner Brook is located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland and has approx. 20,000 inhabitants. The area was first surveyed by Captain James Cook in 1767. Explore the charming town centre or enjoy its many walking trails amid vibrant autumn leaves
Enjoy time with the Expedition Team to look back at experiences shared and recapping your voyage
Disembark and transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay
Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London
(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
Full Transit Of The Historic Northwest Passage
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Cabin with obstructed view on middle deck. Spacious cabin with window, flexible sleeping arrangements, view obstructed by lifeboat, TV. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking. 20m2
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Featuring spectacular design and cutting-edge technology, MS Roald Amundsen launched in 2019. This state-of-the-art ship, offers guests unforgettable quality adventure travel experiences. Combining revolutionary technology and a premium on board experience. This ship has been specially constructed for voyages in polar waters – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way. One of the most eye-catching exterior design features of the ship is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. In a vast area behind it, you’ll find the core of the on board experience: the Science Centre. The flexible venue will feature lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. All cabins are Ocean Views, 50% will have private balconies and aft suites will also feature private outdoor Jacuzzis with spectacular viewsShip info Deck plans
Terms and Conditions: Hurtigruten and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional and premium class flights may be available on request and will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. If the named hotel is unavailable a suitable alternative will be provided. WIFI is subject to the cruise lines T&Cs and cannot be guaranteed. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions Tours are subject to change and an additional charge may apply. Additional excursions must be booked 28 days prior to departure. Weather, sea & ice conditions have a great influence on the programme and schedule. Safety is always the priority and the ship’s captain will decide on the final sailing schedule during the voyage, therefore the itinerary is subject to change. Flights may be based on indirect services and are currently out of date range. Drinks are only with meals on board and are subject to the cruise lines t&c’s. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.
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