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Heart of the Arctic

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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Day 2 : Sondre Stromfjord
Day 3 : Sisimiut Coast
Days 4-5 : Ilulissat
Days 6-7 : Crossing the Davis Strait
Day 8 : Iqaluit
Day 9 : Savage Islands
Day 10 : Kimmirut
Day 11 : Kangiqsujuaq
Day 12 : Diana & Akpatok Islands
Day 13 : Kuujjuaq, Quebec


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Trip Snapshots

An iceberg bridge floats on the chilly Arctic waters View wildlife of all kinds during your Arctic cruise A pod of walruses basks in the Arctic sunlight Greenland expert is sharing her knowledge with the passengers Explore remote beaches of the Canadian Arctic

Day 1 Embark Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Arrive into Kangerlussuaq, Canada aboard your group charter flight departing from Toronto (not included in cruise fare). While descending it is possible to see the largest ice cap in the world from your airplane window. Boarding the Sea Adventurer in the afternoon, make your journey down spectacular Sondre Stromfjord.

Day 2 Sondre Stromfjord

Today make your journey down spectacular Sondre Stromfjord - all 168km of it - pausing enroute for an expeditionary stop.

Day 3 Sisimiut Coast

The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands and complex coastal waterways. You will be making an expedition stop here to explore the Greenlandic landscape.

Day 4-5 Ilulissat

Venturing 250km north of the Arctic Circle you will find the stunning coastal community of Ilulissat. Ilulissat translates literally into "iceberg", and there couldn't be a more fitting name. Your visit will include time in the colourful town and a chance to hike out to an elevated viewpoint where you can observe the great fields of ice.

Cruise in the fleet of zodiacs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord is where you find the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, one of the most active and fastest moving in the world at 19m per day and calving more than 35 square kilometers of ice annually. The glacier has been the object of scientific attention for 250 years and, because of its relative ease of accessibility, has significantly added to the understanding of ice-cap glaciology, climate change and related geomorphic processes.

Day 6-7 Crossing the Davis Strait

While crossing Davis Strait, relax and enjoy onboard lectures and opportunities to watch for wildlife from the ship's decks.

Day 8 Iqaluit

Sitting amid gentle rolling hills is the transportation hub of the Arctic, Iqaluit. A major transfer point between flights to other northern communities, Iqaluit is also the smallest capital city in Canada with a population of just over 6,000! At one time dotted with Inuit huts, the beaches are now adorned with modern houses, shops, and public buildings reflecting Iqaluit's importance as a government town. In late summer, the hills are coloured with the bright blooms of Arctic wildflowers.

Day 9 Savage Islands

The lower savage islands form a small archipelago in the wild waters between the southeastern tip of Baffin Island and Resolution Island. The islands were a stopping place for Inuit and their Palaeo-Eskimo predecessors as they travelled between the south coast of Baffin Island and the northern tip of the Labrador-Quebec peninsula. An ideal place for spotting polar bears.

Day 10 Kimmirut

Located on the southern portion of Baffin Island, the scenic oceanside hamlet of Kimmirut is considered one of the most picturesque communities in the region. Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, and refers to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community that holds a striking resemblance to a human heel. Art has played a major role here and the newly renovated Dewey Soper Building is home to a gallery of outstanding works of art.

Day 11 Kangiqsujuaq

Kangiqsujuaq, which means “the large bay” occupies an exceptional site, where the village is snuggled in the hollow of a splendid valley surrounded by majestic 500m high rocky hills: a landscape of unspeakable beauty. The bay takes its name from Captain William Wakeham who, in 1897, led an expedition to determine whether the Hudson Strait was safe for naviga¬tion. In a rocky pinching of the bay, known as “the narrows”, we will have an opportunity to examine the base of what were, 1.80 billion years ago, Himalayan-scale mountains.

Day 12 Diana & Akpatok Islands

On Diana Island, herds of muskox roam the island amid fields of wildflowers and thick beds of soft lichen. Akpatok Island features of soaring bird cliffs and small rocky beaches. Here you’ll use your zodiacs to scout the beaches in search of walrus and polar bears.

Day 13 Kuujjuaq, Quebec

Before it was named Kuujjuaq, early fur traders knew this region as Fort Chimo. A mispronunciation of saimuk, which means "Let's shake hands", 'chimo' was often used to welcome early fur traders to the post. Today Kuujjuaq, the administrative capital of the Inuit territory of Nunavik, is a bustling community combining traditional Inuit culture with the conveniences of modern day life. Disembark the ship and board your group charter flight to Montreal (not included in cruise fare) where you will connect to your return flights home.

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Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole window, 150 sq. ft.
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Junior Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 120 sq. ft
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Main Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 155 sq. ft.
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Deluxe Double, shower, midship, two lower berths, double window, 125 sq. ft.
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Superior Double, two lower berths, shower, picture window, double window, 130 sq.ft.
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Junior Suite, two lower berths, bath or shower, sitting area, triple window, 160 sq. ft.
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Suite, two lower beds, bath with shower, two double windows, mini-refrigerator, sitting area, 215 sq. ft.
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Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower/ bathtub, two double windows, mini-refrigerator and microwave, 268 sq ft.


This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
-Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.6 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.

What's Included
- All entry & park fees
- Your complete itinerary
- Team of resource specialists
- Educational program and pre-departure materials
- All shipboard meals
- All Zodiac excursions
- Service charges and port fees

What's Not Included
- Commercial flights
- Charter flights
- Mandatory medical / evacuation insurance
- Personal expenses
- Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
- Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10-14 per passenger per day)
- Visas, or inoculations, if required
- Possible fuel surcharges

Charter flights:
Group charter flights Northbound from Toronto - Kangerlussuaq and Southbound from Kuujjuaq to Montreal are not included. Please add an additional $1,705 per person, subject to change.
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