Arctic Adventure Cruise – Heart of the Arctic

13 Days 12 Nights
Category:
  • Arctic Adventure Cruise - Inuit
  • Arctic Adventure Cruise – Itinerary
  • Arctic Adventure Cruise – Greenland
  • Arctic Adventure Cruise – Ocean Endeavour

Arctic Adventure Cruise – 12 Nights

Ottawa to Toronto | 19 – 31 July 2020

EXCLUSIVE AUD PRICING OFFER!

Arctic adventure cruise normally priced at US$9,690pp, you can book this amazing holiday for the same amount in AUD! Save over AU$5,000 per person!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Greenland’s vibrant capital city Nuuk
  • View the spectacular Arctic coastal regions by Zodiac
  • Appreciate Inuit life in Greenland, Nunavut, and Nunavik
  • Seek polar bears, marine mammals, and seabirds in the rich waters of Hudson Strait
  • Learn about Inuit art and culture from artists and experts
  • Visit some of Nunavut`s greatest carvers in their workshops
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by ship while enjoying glorious Sondre Stromfjord

TRIP INCLUSIONS

  • Charter flight Ottawa to Iqaluit
  • 12 night ‘Heart of the Arctic’ Expedition Cruise from Iqaluit to Kangerlussuaq aboard the Ocean Endeavour including:
  • All meals, 24-hour coffee, tea & snacks
  • Onboard presentations and films
  • Expert Ocean Endeavour expedition staff
  • Zodiac tours and guided excursions
  • Port taxes & Discovery Fund fee
  • Complimentary expedition jacket (yours to keep) and loan of gumboots
  • Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto

The 198 guest, Ocean Endeavour is purpose-built for remote environments. With multiple decks, outdoor dining, swimming pool, sauna and hot tub guests can enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers.

From AU$9,690*pp twin share in a Cat 3 Interior Cabin

SAVE AU$10,434 per cabin!

Contact our cruise specialist Andy now:

Email: andrew@planetdwellers.com.au

Phone: +61 444 546 314


*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD based on selected cabin categories and cruise fares at time of publication (15 Nov 2019). Some Ocean View cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment – credit card fees may apply. What`s Not Included: International flights from/to Australia, Mandatory medical/evacuation travel insurance, Personal expenses, Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes, Discretionary gratuities to ship`s crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day), Visas (if required), Physician`s fees confirming you are fit to travel, Any medical charges incurred while aboard, Possible fuel surcharges. We recommend an additional nights accommodation pre-cruise in Ottawa to attend the expedition briefing prior to cruise which is not included but may be added for an additional cost. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. This offer does not combine with any other promotion either in the past, current or future including no single supplement or free hotel offers (which do not combine). Offer ends 28 Feb 2020 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. A good level of mobility is recommended. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included. ^Savings calculations based on exchange rate of 0.65 which is the current buy price at NAB as at 15 Nov 2019. AUD prices listed here are confirmed at these rates and have a limited capacity on each cabin type.
All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change.
Special is valid from 15 Nov 2019 to 28 Feb 2020 or until sold out/withdrawn.

 

DETAILED CRUISE ITINERARY

(subject to change by cruise line without notice)

Day 1 – Iqaluit

Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s bustling capital. A population of nearly 8,000 (and growing) call Iqaluit home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude`s Cathedral, art shops, and more. We will transfer by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour through busy Iqaluit harbour. Take a moment to notice the amazing tide! Once all are aboard, we`ll begin our journey down Frobisher Bay.

Day 2 – Frobisher Bay

We`ll be on the lookout for wildlife, of course. Our geologists will have you raving about rocks, and the tundra plants beneath your feet are worth a closer look. Expect compelling scenery, and soak up the Arctic splendor as we go!

Day 3 – Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)

Kimmirut means `the heel` in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community. Kimmirut is considered one of the most charming communities on the South Baffin coast. Art aficionados may know the hamlet as Lake Harbour, once the home of a Hudson Bay company post. Art has played a major role in putting Kimmirut on the map. The Dewey Soper Building houses a gallery of outstanding works of art.

Day 4 – Kinngait (Cape Dorset)

Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market. In 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established: it remains the oldest arts organization in the Canadian Arctic and the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada. Old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for Inuit art. We`ll visit studios and meet the artists here – an opportunity to purchase outstanding works straight from the source.

Day 5 – Hudson Strait

On this exploration day, we`ll be making the most of what the wind, weather and wildlife have to offer. We can expect to navigate the icy waters of Hudson Strait. Our expedition staff will scan for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds as we go.

Day 6 – Ivujivik

We call in at Nunavik`s northernmost community, Ivujivik. With a population of just under five hundred, the dramatic setting sits at the confluence of Hudson Strait and Hudsons Bay, the high tidal environment provides for rich wildlife. Nunavik is the Inuit homeland in Quebec and comprises the northern third of the province.

Day 7 – Ungava Peninsula

Heading northwest along the Ungava Peninsula, we`re exploring an area of treeless tundra rich in geology and flora. We`ll enjoy hiking and a Zodiac cruise.

Day 8 – Akpatok Island

Uninhabited Akpatok Island is the biggest island in Ungava Bay, at over nine hundred square kilometres. It`s named for the akpat – the thick-billed murres – that nest on ledges of Aktpatok`s lofty cliffs. These penguin-like birds are truly a delight to watch: tremendous swimmers, but comical flyers. Here we`ll use our Zodiacs to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice with hopes of seeing polar bears, walrus, and other marine life.

Day 9 – Ungava Bay

Today will be an expedition day in the truest sense as we navigate the east coast of Ungava Bay. We`ll search for Polar bears as we call in at an abandoned fishing community. As always expedition staff will be watching for birds, marine mammals, and wildlife on the land. Keep your binoculars and expedition gear at the ready!

Day 10 – At sea David Strait

Our presentation series will continue as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we go. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops and group learning, watch a documentary or dive into our library. While out on deck, keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales amid pack ice, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.

Day 11 – Nuuk

Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland that bridges old and new. The old harbour region of town includes many buildings dating from the Danish colonial days. The modern downtown core includes shopping, cafes and restaurants, and public institutions with a European flair. The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk`s many outstanding features; the world-famous Greenland mummies are housed here. The museum`s exhibits also offer in-depth information about colonial, Norse, and Inuit presence in Greenland – a must-see.

Day 12 – Quqqata Kommunia

The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, many islands and complex coastal waterways. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location. This makes for lusher vegetation. This is a day in the spirit of expedition travel and we will avail ourselves of the opportunities that present themselves.

Day 13 – Kangerlussuaq

Early this morning we`ll complete our overnight journey up Sondre Stromfjord – a 168-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means `the big fjord`. Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland`s primary flight hub. We`ll transfer to shore by Zodiac and be bused along Greenland`s longest road – less than twenty kilometres – to the airport, where our charter flight will take us to Toronto.

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