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Northwest Passage Discovery

From £16,999pp

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Included expedition landings*

Included activities on board & ashore*

Overnight hotel stays in Vancouver & Halifax included*

Included Drinks, Gratuities & FREE Wi-Fi*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 27 nights
  • Departs 15 Aug 2021
  • Sails from Nome, Alaska
  • Ship MS Roald Amundsen
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1620536‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Vancouver, Canada Sun 15 Aug 2021

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

One night hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada Sun 15 Aug 2021

Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay. Explore this exciting city, giving you the chance to get a taste of the Canadian city’s rich culture, great restaurants and undeniable natural beauty.

Nome, Alaska

Nome, Alaska Mon 16 Aug 2021

Nome, Alaska

Fly to Nome, Alaska and board MS Roald Amundsen.

Set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula, overlooking the Bering Sea, Nome is perhaps the most famous gold rush town in Alaskan history. There are artifacts of the gold rush era to be seen everywhere, including abandoned dredges, turn-of-the-century steam engines, and old railroad tracks.

MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten

At sea Tue 17 Aug 2021

MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten

Days at sea are spent at your leisure aboard the ship. Relax while gazing out at the view, learn more from the knowledgeable Expedition Team in the Hurtigruten lecture series, or chat with your fellow explorers.

Sail through the Bering Strait, before heading into the Chukchi Sea. As you reach Point Barrow, the northernmost point of the USA, enter the Beaufort Sea. Keep a sharp eye open here for bowhead and grey whales and you might also start seeing sea ice.

Continue into the Amundsen Gulf, to observe the remarkable Smoking Hills - an amazing sight, with smoke billowing from the cliffs on the east coast of Cape Bathurst. Lignite – a combination of eroded shale and pyrite – spontaneously ignites when exposed to air, creating this photogenic phenomenon.

Ulukhaktok

Northwest Passage Mon 23 Aug 2021

Ulukhaktok

Next, head into the heart of the historic Northwest Passage. The first recorded voyage here was led by John Cabot in 1497. The most famous journey 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 Passage by ship was Norwegian Roald Amundsen on an expedition that lasted from 1903 to 1906. Throughout the journey, you will be sailing in amazing straits with unique nature and hopefully enough ice to be on the constant look out for wildlife.

Voyage Highlights (weather dependant)

Ulukhaktok, Many in the 500-strong community are involved in the local artists co-op, producing prints, tapestries, and other crafts. This is also the location of the the world's northernmost golf course which plays host a tournament each summer.

Cambridge Bay, Located on Victoria Island, this is the largest stop for vessels traversing the Northwest Passage. It is also called ‘Iqaluktuuttiaq', or ‘A Good Fishing Place’ due to the Ekalluk River which attracts giant char, muskoxen, and caribou.

Gjøa Haven honours the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who wintered here from 1903. He was in contact with the local Netsilik Inuit people, and learned a lot from them about survival and travel in polar regions.

Fort Ross is a trading post established in 1937. There are two small huts ashore that are maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Beechey Island is known for the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Two ships sailed into the passage in 1845, but neither were ever seen again. It is known that the Franklin Expedition over-wintered on Beechey Island in 1845-1846.

Devon Island Welcome to the largest uninhabited island on Earth. The only signs of human life are at the long abandoned settlement of Dundas Harbour along with several archaeological sites from the Thule period.

Pond Inlet, called 'Mittimatalik' in Inuktitut, is a traditional Inuit community surrounded by mountains, glaciers, fjords, ice caves, geological hoodoos and drifting icebergs.

Labrador Sea

Labrador Sea/Crossing the Davis Strait – At Sea Wed 01 Sep 2021

Labrador Sea

This strait was named after English explorer John Davis who searched for a route through the Northwest Passage between 1585 and 1587. Wind down and watch the waves aboard the ship, or enjoy a lecture from the Expedition Team as we head north towards Greenland.

Cruises around Greenland

Ilulissat, Greenland Thu 02 Sep 2021

Cruises around Greenland

This small town is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the mouth of the fjord you can see enormous icebergs that have run aground. These ice masses originate from the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest-moving glaciers in the world. Join one of the many optional excursions here.

Sisimiut, Greenland

Sisimiut, Greenland Fri 03 Sep 2021

Sisimiut, Greenland

Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, situated 40 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is a modern, growing settlement with a history that goes back 4,500 years. For example, its name means `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens´. There are a variety of optional excursions to discover the area.

Labrador Sea

Labrador Sea, Canada Sat 04 Sep 2021

Labrador Sea

It is time to say goodbye to Greenland, and head out on another stretch of open sea. You will cross the southern part of the Labrador Sea, this time towards Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.

Red Bay, Labrador

Red Bay, Canada Mon 06 Sep 2021

Red Bay, Labrador

Preserved in the ice-cold waters, the remains of several 17th century Basque whaling ships have led to the town being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the local museum that documents this interesting history or take the trail up to Tracey Hill for scenic views, and where, legends say, pirate captain Kidd buried treasure.

Corner Brook

Corner Brook, Canada Tue 07 Sep 2021

Corner Brook

Located at the mouth of the Bay of Islands and Humber River, Corner Brook is the second largest city in the province and local to the core. Explore the city centre or enjoy its many walking trails along the Humber River, decorated at this time of year with vibrant autumn leaves.

MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten

At sea Wed 08 Sep 2021

MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten

Disembark the ship Thu 09 Sep 2021

Your journey exploring the Northwest Passage comes to an end in Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. There are red-brick heritage buildings, parks, a landmark citadel, some world-class museums, and a 4km seafront boardwalk.

One night hotel stay in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Thu 09 Sep 2021

Transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Fri 10 Sep 2021

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Sat 11 Sep 2021

What's included *

  • Exclusive SAVINGS of up to £12,000
  • ONE NIGHT pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada
  • 24 NIGHT Expedition Voyage of the Northwest Passage onboard MS Roald Amundsen, including:
  • - A range of optional shore excursions are available at a supplement
  • - FREE tea and coffee
  • - FREE wind and water resistant jacket
  • - A rich program of activities including small boat cruising & on shore exploration
  • - No gratuities expected
  • - Professional English-speaking expedition team that give lectures as well as accompany landings & activities
  • - FREE WIFI on board for all guests
  • - All meals including beverages (ship beer & wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
  • ONE NIGHT post-cruise hotel stay in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Return flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Locally sourced cuisine in a stylish restaurant
  • A truly unique experience in a wonderfully carefree and relaxed environment
  • All overseas transfers to and from your Hurtigruten ship

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Cabins & Prices

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Arctic Superior

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Large accessible cabins without balcony, middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee

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Expedition XL Suite

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Expedition Suite

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Expedition Suite

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Expedition Corner Suite

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The Ship - MS Roald Amundsen

  • Occupancy530
  • Tonnage20,889 tons
  • Length459 ft (139.90 m)
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MS Roald Amundsen is the first hybrid ship to join the Hurtigruten fleet. With new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology, she reduces fuel consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Electrical propulsion is a great benefit to the environment and also enhances the impact of experiencing nature meaning you can travel to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hurtigruten

When can I book shore excursions?

Hurtigruten recommends pre-booking shore excursions. This can be done up to four weeks prior to departure (two weeks if paid by credit card) at the rates presented. Shore excursions are also available to book on board but spaces may be limited. Please note: all excursions booked on board will be charged in Norwegian Kroner.


Is there a dress code on board?

There is no official dress code on board but some guests choose to change to casualwear for dinner. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage (or even during the day!) so we recommend reading our climate zone packing guide to ensure you’re ready for every possibility.


What cuisine is served on board?

Norwegian cuisine is served on board. Chefs use only the very best locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which are collected from port each day and used to prepare a range of delicious dishes.


Does Hurtigruten cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

Specific diets can be catered for if requested in good time. Passengers on strict diets may find that there is limited choice. A 3-course vegan menu is available in the evenings on voyages of 12-days.


What activities are available on board?

Most Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast have an Expedition Team who undertake special activities on board such as lectures and presentations, on-deck guiding as well as hikes and outdoor activities in many ports. The majority of activities take place both inside the ships and out on deck and are designed around the season you’re sailing in. Hurtigruten aims to get guests closer to unique environments.


What are my payment options on board?

Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Card are all accepted as payment options on board. Norwegian Kroner (NOK) is the on board currency.


Can I do laundry?

Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers and irons are available on all ships. Tokens can be purchased at reception.


Which languages are spoken on board?

The official languages on board are Norwegian and English, though some service crew also speak German. The majority of shore excursions are guided in two or three languages.


Will I have access to the internet?

Yes, wireless internet is available on board for a small fee, unless already included in your Select or Platinum fare.


What is Hurtigruten’s gratuity policy?

It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage. If you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.


Last Updated: 07/10/2020

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. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. 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 at least 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. Flights are subject to schedule changes and may be based on indirect services with flights arriving same day or overnight. Flights will be confirmed closer to departure which may affect your overall holiday duration and an additional overnight hotel stay may be required. 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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