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Ultima Thule: the Horizontal Everest

Example 17 Day Cruise aboard Le Soleal
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Step aboard Le Soléal in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland for a 17-day expedition cruise to the heart of Ultima Thule at the farthest reaches of the planet. Between ice caps and ice floes, past glaciers, icebergs and brash ice, sail to the heart of the northern hemisphere's biggest ice producer. Sail through the polar region's most spectacular landscapes, from Greenland's west coast with its mountains softened by glaciers to the Arctic mountain range's steep slopes and Thule's high Arctic tundra. Stop over at Skraeling Island, the northernmost point reached by the Vikings, then return via the path taken by the famous American expedition led by Adolphus.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Day 2 : Sissimut
Day 3 : Ilulissat
Day 4 : Karrat
Day 5 : Melville Bay
Day 6 : Savissivik
Day 7 : Etah | Humblot Glacier
Day 8 : Hans Island
Day 9 : Starvation Camp | Alexander Bay, Canada
Day 10 : Coburg Island | Belcher Glacier
Day 11 : Pond Inlet
Day 12 : Buchan Gulf | Icy Arm Fjord
Day 13 : Sam Ford Fjord
Day 14 : Isabela Bay | Arctic Bay
Day 15 : At Sea
Day 16 : Evigheds Fjord, Kangerluatsiaq, Greenland
Day 17 : Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Highlights

  • Journey to the heart of Ultima Thule, a legendary stop for polar admirers
  • Sail to Skraeling Island, the northernmost point reached by the Vikings
  • Follow the path taken by the famous American expedition led by Adolphus
  • See amazingly rich fauna, including polar bears, musk ox, and Arctic wolves

Ship

Le Soleal

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Late summer in West Greenland Polar bear balances on the ice in the Arctic Zodiak kittiwakes Inukshuk in the Arctic

Day 1 Embark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Fly from Paris to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on a European airline. Meet and greet with cruise representatives followed by a transfer to the port. Embark Le Soleal from 4 to 5 PM.

Day 2 Sissimut

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 Ilulissat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4 Karrat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 Melville Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6 Savissivik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 7 Etah | Humblot Glacier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 8 Hans Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 9 Starvation Camp | Alexander Bay, Canada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 10 Coburg Island | Belcher Glacier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 11 Pond Inlet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 12 Buchan Gulf | Icy Arm Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 13 Sam Ford Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 14 Isabela Bay | Arctic Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 15 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 16 Evigheds Fjord, Kangerluatsiaq, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 17 Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight from Kangerlussuaq to Paris on a European airline.

Le Soleal

Per person starting at
$16,710
Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
The Superior Stateroom has a capacity of up to 3 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds.
Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
The Deluxe Stateroom has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
The Prestige Stateroom on Deck 4 has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
The Prestige Stateroom on Deck 5 has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
The Prestige Stateroom on Deck 6 has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
The Deluxe Suite has a capacity of up to 2 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and a private balcony.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite Deck 5
The Prestige Suite on Deck 5 has a capacity of up to 4 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and an 8m² private balcony.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite Deck 6
The Prestige Suite on Deck 6 has a capacity of up to 4 passengers per cabin, with a king-sized bed or twin beds and an 8m² private balcony.
Owner's Suite
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Owner Suite
The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6 with a capacity up to 2 passengers per cabin. With a king-sized bed, it has been decorated by French interior designers and provides you with a breathtaking panoramic sea view.

Notes

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and are subject to change without notice.

Discounts are available for children sharing a cabin with two adults and third adult passengers in select cabin categories. Please contact us for details.

Single travelers can opt for a solo cabin - supplements start at 50%.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• Round-trip flight between Paris and Kangerlussuaq in economy class, on European airline
• Meet and greet at the airport
• Airport / port / airport transfers
• English-speaking assistance
• Separate luggage transfer between the airport and port
• All meals while on board the ship
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• 24h room service (special selection)
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team.
• Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected areas

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations, and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Expedition programs include activities such as Zodiac outings (sometimes with "wet landing"), moderate walks, to more active hikes, all accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides. Certain zodiac outings will not allow for landings. Landings will depend on weather conditions, position of ice and winds, and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time. A reasonable level of mobility is required to enjoy this expedition.

Included

  • 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 16 Dinners
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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