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Treasures of the Baffin Sea

Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Le Soleal
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This unique 14-day Arctic cruise is a fantastic way to explore the Baffin Sea and Canadian archipelago. Navigating the polar waters of Greenland and Nunavut, this Arctic small ship cruise explores the rugged shores and fascinating culture of the Arctic. Your 224-passenger small ship, Le Soleal, allows guests to explore the remote polar culture while enjoying first class amenities.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Meet the local population and learn about Greenland Inuit culture
  • Discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland
  • Explore Nunavut's immense cliffs, bird colonies, and fjords
  • Zodiac cruise between fjords, icebergs, and glaciers

Ship

Le Soleal

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland | Embark

Fly from Paris to Kangerlussuaq and transfer to the port. Before boarding the ship, take part in an optional excursion to the Polar Cap. Embark between 5:00pm and 6:00pm, then set sail on your amazing Arctic cruise!

*Round-trip airfare to/from Kangerlussuaq/Paris is included in the cruise fare.

Day 2-3 Ilulissat | Disko Bay, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
At the heart of Disko Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ilulissat Icefjord provides an extraordinary spectacle of almost surreal beauty. 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 multi-colored wooden houses, huskies, and the leather tanners who still work today using the ancient methods of their ancestors.

* An additional optional evening cruise is available on day 2 of the cruise, as well as additional walking and Zodiac cruise tours around the ice fjords on day 3.

On day 2 cruise along the coast of Ilulissat with its colored houses, and then get to the open sea so as to reach the ice fjord of Ilullissat, called the Isfjord. Experience an unforgettable moment where the colors change with the inclination of the sun, which does not go down at this season in this area. The icebergs and the ice packs have golden, pink, red or mauve glints.

On day 3 choose between two optional excursions:

- Leave the wharf by bus and go through Ilulissat to the south. After a guided walk of about 45 minutes, reach the idyllic Sermermiut Valley. Then walk back to the bus to return to Ilulissat, the old city and the port. If you want, saunter in the city and pay homage to Knud Rasmussen, famous Danish explorer who was born in Ilulissat and whose childhood home became a museum. 

- As the ship anchors, board small local boats directly from the ship. Cruise along the coast to discover Ilulissat and its colored houses, and then get to the open sea to reach the Isfjord. The small boats slide on the calm waters of Disko Bay by clearing their way between the small ice packs. At the end of this navigation among the ice, go back to the vessel.

Day 4 Eqi Glacier | Paul Emile Victor Base Camp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, explore one of Greenland's most impressive and breathtaking sights, Eqi Glacier. Also, stop and hike around Paul-Emile Victor Base Camp, where the French explorer led polar and trans-Greenland land expeditions with sleds and huskies.

Day 5 Upernavik Fjord, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the stunning Upernavik Fjord, which flows to the northwest between two island chains, and empties into Baffin Bay.

Day 6 Melville Bay, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, travel around fascinating Melville Bay, an area covered with ice and glaciers. Here, you may be able to see narwhals, belugas, and polar bears.

Day 7 Savissivik, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Savissivik, an amazing area filled with numerous meteorite fragments that have been found in the area.

Day 8 Thule, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, stop in the interesting city of Thule, full of meteorite fragments and home to the United States Air Force's most northern base.

Day 9 Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your Nunavut journey in Pond Inlet, located at the entrance of the Northwest 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. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the bird colonies of Bylot Island; your route sails close to this uninhabited "Garden of Eden" so that you may wonder at its natural marvels.

Day 10 Sam Fjord, Canada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend today admiring the beautiful mountains, glaciers, and valleys surrounding Sam Fjord. In this amazing wilderness area, you can also spot many migratory bird sanctuaries.

Day 11 Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, explore the gorgeous Inuit hamlet of Clyde River. This area is located on the shores of Baffin Island's Patricia Bay, in the Arctic Cordillera mountain range.

Day 12 Isabella Bay, Canada | Davis Strait Crossing

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend today taking in the pristine Arctic treasure of Isabella Bay, where you may see groups of threatened Davis Strait-Baffin Bay bowhead whales. Then, begin the journey across the remarkable Davis Strait.

Day 13 Sisimiut

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After crossing the Davis Strait, spend your last day in the charming fishing village of Sisimiut.

Day 14 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport.

*Round-trip airfare to/from Kangerlussuaq/Paris is included in the cruise fare.

Le Soleal

Per person starting at
$12,460
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.

Please note: Canadian National Park Fees (approximately $50 subject to change) will be charged to your shipboard account.
Optional excursions are NOT included in the cruise fare. Please contact us for details.


Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• All meals while on board the ship 
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• 24h Room service (special selection)
• English speaking lecturer 
• 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
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team .
• Park entry fees into protected areas
• Complimentary boot rental on select cruises 

Cruise, Flights & Transfers program rates are per person and also include:
• Cruise package Kangerlussuaq-Kangerlussuaq roundtrip flight from/to Paris on European airline in economy class
• Meet and Greet by representatives at the destination airport
• Transfers to and/or from the ship and other services before and after the cruise according to detailed programs available upon request 10 months prior departure
* Flights are being studied and are subject to change until the flight plan is confirmed and this up to 3 months prior to each cruise.

Cruise fares do not include:
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise, Flights & Transfers” package and for which details are available upon request
• Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned in the cruise brochure
• Airport taxes (other than the ones included)
• Port and safety taxes
• Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
• Luggage handling
• Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
• Dives when authorized by local authorities and feasible with ship equipment and zodiacs. Rates: 70 € per standard dive; 80€ per dive when local equipment or staff must be used, 80€ for a “discover scuba dive” course. In order to participate to diving sessions, guests must have with them a medical certificate less than 1 year old and their up to date dive book.
• 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)

Please Note:
Please do not forget to bring your medical certificates when it is required to participate in an expedition cruise. 

These voyages include activities such as Zodiac® landings (sometimes wet landings), Zodiac® outings, moderate walks, to more active hikes accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides. Considering the nature of the programs, a reasonable level of mobility is required to enjoy these expeditions.

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  • 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners
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