Fabled Lands of the North: Greenland, Baffin Island, Labrador, and Newfoundland« All National Geographic Explorer cruise options
- Day 1 Arrive Ottawa, Canada
- Day 2 Ottawa/Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland/Embark Ship
- Day 3 Greenland’s West Coast & Sisimiut
- Day 4 Ilulissat, Disko Bay
- Day 5 Exploring the Davis Strait
- Day 6 Exploring the Cumberland Peninsula
- Day 7 Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island
- Day 8 South Baffin Island
- Day 9 Button Islands, Nunavut
- Days 10-12 Exploring The Labrador Coast
- Day 13 L’anse Aux Meadows
- Day 14 Exploring Northern Newfoundland
- Day 15 St. John’s, Newfoundland
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Day 1 Arrive Ottawa, Canada
Arrive in Ottawa and check in to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel. This evening gather for cocktails and a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2 Ottawa/Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland/Embark Ship
Arrive by chartered aircraft in the land of the midnight sun. Embark National Geographic Explorer at the head of picturesque Kangerlussuaq Fjord. (L,D)
Day 3 Greenland’s West Coast & Sisimiut
The massive ice cap that blankets much of Greenland feeds the countless fjords and glaciers of the dramatic western coast. Glide into these fjords, on the lookout for caribou on the tundra. Stop at the former whaling port of Sisimiut to visit the museum and stroll among its 18th-century wooden buildings. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Ilulissat, Disko Bay
Your expedition cruise sails into Disko Bay to explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, a tongue of the Greenland ice sheet that extends to the bay. A Zodiac cruise among these gigantic sculptures of ice is a highlight of your journey. Take a walk to the historic Inuit fishing village of Sermermiut to view the glacier. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Exploring the Davis Strait
Explore Davis Strait as you sail past massive icebergs on our way to Baffin Island. Hear talks about Arctic wildlife and peoples, and keep a lookout for whales and polar bears. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Exploring the Cumberland Peninsula
Your landfall on Baffin Island is the tiny town of Pangnirtung, set on Cumberland Sound. You will be welcomed at the Craft Center, perhaps with a taste of traditional bannock bread, to see the weavings, soapstone carvings and prints depicting Arctic life for which this region is renowned. A hike along a riverside trail gives wonderful views of Autyuittuaq National Park, “the land that never melts.” On Kekerten Island see the remains of a bygone era as we wander between cast iron pots once used to render oil from the blubber of the mighty bowhead whale. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island
Spend today in true expedition cruising style, exploring the unspoiled landscapes of the Hall Peninsula. Hike the tundra in search of arctic fox, and perhaps walrus hauling out on the rocky shores. (B,L,D)
Day 8 South Baffin Island
The southeastern tip of Baffin Island is dotted with small islands. As the pack ice retreats during the summer, polar bears are often stranded on Lower Savage and Resolution islands. Your team will keep plans flexible today so that you can make the most of wildlife sightings. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Button Islands, Nunavut
Scattered across the entrance to Hudson Strait between Baffin Island and Labrador, the stark Button Islands attract thousands of seabirds and marine mammals. Spend today exploring these tiny islands and their wildlife. (B,L,D)
Days 10-12 Exploring The Labrador Coast
The Moravian Mission of Hebron, a National Historic Site of Canada, was established in the 1830’s to minister to the Inuit. See the original buildings, an excellent example of Germanic mission architecture. Then pass through Mugford Tickle, a dramatic channel surrounded by the Kaumajet Mountains, which rise 4,000 feet straight from the sea. Spend a day on the island of Quaker Hat—shaped like a broad-brimmed hat, exploring the fishing settlement of Indian Harbour and observing vast colonies of common murres. Continue to Battle Harbour. Set amid beautiful scenery, the town was once the economic and social hub of the southeastern Labrador coast. Visit restored 18th-century fishing and whaling buildings and learn about the early settlers of Newfoundland and Labrador. (B,L,D)
Day 13 L’anse Aux Meadows
In 1960, the remains of a Viking village established in 1000 AD were discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Norse ruins and reconstructed sod huts, and learn the saga of the Vikings in North America—500 years before Columbus arrived. (B,L,D)
Day 14 Exploring Northern Newfoundland
Northern Newfoundland is graced by cliffs and fjords, sweeping tablelands and beaches, and brightly painted fishing villages. Look for opportunities to hike, kayak and Zodiac cruise amid beautiful scenery and observe the wildlife of the far north. (B,L,D)
Day 15 St. John’s, Newfoundland
Disembark this morning and proceed to the airport for flights home. (B)
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National Geographic Explorer
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 148
- Luxury Expedition Ship
The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing comfort. The National Geographic Explorer houses technology for sea exploration, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, hydro-phones, underwater HD cameras and a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). Additional accommodations include multiple dining venues, a lounge area designed specifically for educational presentations and a luxury wellness spa.
Public areas include two restaurants, a lounge and bar, library, observation lounge, spa, fitness center, and sauna. A mud room with lockers provides storage for guests’ expedition gear. Meals: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.
Cabins: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes. Each has private facilities and climate controls.
Expedition Equipment: Hydrophone, kayaks, remotely operated vehicle (R.O.V.), snorkeling gear, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, and Zodiac landing craft.
Services include a full-time doctor, Undersea Specialist, Wellness Specialist, LEXspa Therapist, and Video Chronicler. There is internet access for guests, a business center, and laundry. Our "Open Bridge" policy allows guests to learn about the art of navigation and state-of-the-art navigational equipment from our Captain and Officers.
Main Deck with one or two portholes. #301-308
Main Deck with window. #317-320, 335-336.
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340,342, 344, 346, 348, 350.
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window. # 103-104, 107-180, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228.
Upper Deck with Balcony. #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224.
Veranda Deck Suite #101-102; Upper Deck Suite with Balcony #213.
Upper Deck Suite with Balcony. #215, 219, 230.
C Deck Solo - Cabins 309-312, 329-334. Single cabins with window.
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window. #105-106, 203, 208.