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The Baffin Sea

14 Day Sample Cruise aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
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Cruise the rugged and remote shores of Greenland on this 14-day cruise on Le Boreal. The first destination is the North-West coast of Greenland, which welcomes you with its majestic icebergs, colorful villages encircled by mountains, and its basalt formations. This is the ideal opportunity for meeting the local population and learning about Greenland Inuit culture. The North of Greenland then reveals its remote villages of peat houses where the last bear hunters and narwhal fishers live in the middle of the Arctic tundra according to their ancestral traditions. See the remains of ancient Inuit civilizations and discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland.The next destination is Nunavut in Canada, with its immense cliffs, bird colonies and fjords.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Kangerlussaq, Greenland
Days 2-3 : Ilulissat, Disko Bay
Day 4 : Eqi Glacier | Paul Emile Victor Base
Day 5 : Sailing along the Upernavik Fjords
Day 6 : Sailing along the Melville Bay
Day 7 : Savissivik
Day 8 : Thule
Day 9 : Pond Inlet, Canada
Day 10 : Sam Fjord
Day 11 : Clyde River
Day 12 : Isabella Bay
Day 13 : Sisimiut, Greenland
Day 14 : Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Highlights

  • Explore by Zodiac dinghies among fjords, icebergs and glaciers
  • Learn from a team of experienced Naturalist-Guides and Inuit people
  • Delight in fjords, glaciers, icebergs, wild tundra, alpine peaks & cliffs
  • View polar bears, whales, walruses, migratory birds, caribou, and more!

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Walrus Icebergs in Greenland Kangaamiut Arctic Polar Bear Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland

Day 1 Embark in Kangerlussaq, Greenland

It all begins in Kangerlussaq, tucked away at the end of a fjord north of the Arctic Circle. Join an optional discovery of the Polar Cap. A complimentary group flight from Paris is Kangerlussaq is also included in your cruise fare.

Day 2-3 Ilulissat, Disko Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Le Boreal then slips towards llulissat, meaning the “village of icebergs”, and the stunning Disko Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sculptural icebergs continue on their timeless journey, shimmering with their eternal light. Vast pieces of ice break off from the bergs and rejoin the inexorable movement of the sea. Close by lies the town of Ilulissat, the region’s principal destination. Encircled by icebergs, it has retained a unique mix of traditional Arctic life, with multicoloured wooden houses, huskies and the leather tanners who still work today using the ancient methods of their ancestors.

Day 4 Eqi Glacier | Paul Emile Victor Base

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Further north, the Eqi Glacier has an impressive beauty that sends shivers up the spine! Here the silence is broken only by the sudden roar of falling ice. The base cabin from which Paul-Emile Victor led the French polar expeditions in the fifties is close by.

Day 5 Sailing along the Upernavik Fjords

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Le Boreal continues her route to the North. Naturalist speakers bring to life the history of those adventurers and their Arctic expeditions to uncertain destinations, stories which continue to feed our imaginations today. Cruise along the Upernavik Fjord.

Day 6 Sailing along the Melville Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Melville Bay and sail amidst the ice.

Day 7 Savissivik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Savissivik is the site of the Peary meteorites and the biggest “graveyards” of icebergs in the world. It is the country of narwal hunters in kayaks. This imposing cetacean is also known as the “unicorn of the seas”. You may even be lucky enough to see polar bears.

Day 8 Thule

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 9 Pond Inlet, Canada

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Placed like a custodian on the northern edge of Baffin Island, Pond Inlet appears to guard over the entrance to the legendary North West Passage. Formerly called Tununiq by the Inuit, this region was long ago inhabited by their ancestors, the Thule, who left behind numerous archaeological artifacts, little vestiges of the past. No matter where you look, your eyes alight upon a unique landscape of snow-capped mountain ranges, each more beautiful than the last, standing opposite ice-blue glaciers whose vertiginous flows descend into the ocean. In the summertime, when the sun doesn’t set below the horizon, the light is truly magical, a palette of opaline blues, dusky pinks, and pure white. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the bird colonies of Bylot Island; your ship sails you close to this uninhabited "Garden of Eden" so that you may wonder at its natural marvels.

Day 10 Sam Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During zodiac outings, on hikes, or from the observation points on Le Boréal, view migratory bird sanctuaries on the cliffs.

Day 11 Clyde River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 12 Isabella Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Meet the orcas and whales of Isabella Bay. All these imposing landscapes symbolize the beliefs of the Inuit for whom time is eternal - borrow some of this eternity and savor the majestic beauty of the Arctic, a land rarely trodden by man.

Day 13 Sisimiut, Greenland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The landscape is magnificent, all contrast and shade, rocky tundra, high mountains, icebergs brought in on cold currents from Canada - you are in Baffin Land, a unique and authentic experience. This part of the world is an undiscovered country, so take the time to look around you and explore its hidden treasures: Arctic guillemots, elegant belugas, humpback whales, and walruses, an extraordinary animal kingdom. Today Le Boreal crosses the mythical Davis Strait which links Baffin Land to Greenland.

Day 14 Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark this morning for your continued journey home. A complimentary group flight to Paris is also included in your cruise fare.

Le Boreal (CDP)

Per person starting at
$13,160
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8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
Deck 4, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
Deck 5, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
Deck 6, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suites
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
1 suite, 484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phon

Notes

Children Welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

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

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• Flights to/from Paris
• Transfers to and/or from the ship
• A polar parka
• 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

Included

  • 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
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