Disko Bay« All Rembrandt van Rijn cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Triple Private Porthole||Twin Private Inside||Twin Private Porthole|
- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the double occupancy rate.
- Due to the extreme nature of itinerary destinations, travel insurance is mandatory for all cruises aboard the Rembrandt Van Rijn - including medical, accident and repatriation/evacuation insurance.
Day 1 Aasiaat
Arrive in Aasiaat from Reykjavik by chartered plane. Board your ship and overnight.
Day 2 Avangnardlit
Today sail along the large Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous ice-bergs. South of it climb the hill at Avangnardlit from which you will have a fantastic view across the Jakobshavn Isfjord, which is a World Heritage site.
Day 3 Disko Island
At the north side of Disko Island land at Kugangup Innarta, a seabird cliff at the east side of a valley with a row of Pingo's (periglacial phenomena), and take a walk into the valley.
Day 4 Uummannaq & Nuussuaq Peninsula
At Uummannaq, approach High Arctic waters. Seal hunting is still an important source of income for the local people and they also have many dogs which haul their sledges in winter. Visit the nearby Qilakitsoq site, on the north coast of the Nuussuaq Peninsula, where some years ago a family of mummified Thule culture people from the 15th Century was found.
Day 5 Karajak Isfjord
In Karajak Isfjord see the Karajak Nunatak, where Drygalski did his geographic research and wintered at the end of the 19th Century surrounded by enormous glaciers and ice-bergs.
Day 6 Sailing North
Through a maze of fjords and straits with huge ice-bergs and among high mountain sides work our way north looking for opportunities to make a landing at Ukalik or Iliarssuit where remains of Thule culture dwellings can be found.
Day 7 Uvkusigssat
In the settlement Uvkusigssat, the German explorer Wegener had his base from where he ventured to the Greenlandic ice-cap. Later that day land at the head of the fjord, where he began his ascent of the ice-cap. The glacier Scheideck which 80 years ago ended at the coast has retreated about 10 km inland. In the same area see Marmorilik with the Black Angel Mine for zinc and lead high in the mountains.
Day 8 Upernivik ě
Today circumnavigate Upernivik ° and sail through narrow fjords surrounded by mountains of over 2000m and glaciers at all sides. Land in Illorsuit on Ubekendt Ejland, where the American artist Rockwell Kent made his famous painting of Greenlandic life, a century ago.
Day 9 Svartenhuk Halv°
Reach Svartenhuk Halv° and land at Svartenhavn. Walk on an extensive tundra, dotted with lakes, where you will encounter ducks and geese and Muskoxen. Later we land at Lille Flad°, where a big colony of Arctic Terns and small colonies of Puffins, Black Guillemots and Little Auks survive.
Day 10 Qaersorssuaq
At Agparssuit at the south side of Qaersorssuaq visit two small colonies of BrŘnnich Guillemots and on Hval° a Puffin colony. In these waters see whales. From there sail to Upernavik the main town in Northwest Greenland, where you will have an opportunity to experience Greenlandic culture.
Day 11 Upernavik
Upernavik and return flight to Reykjavik by chartered plane.
Itinerary NotesFares include:
- Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
- All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
- All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
- Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
- On Rembrandt voyages: Transfers and baggage handling between airport and ship in Greenland harbors on the chartered group flights.
- All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
- AECO fees and governmental taxes.
- Comprehensive pre-departure materials
Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).
Please note: It is agreed that if fuel prices will exceed US Dollar 90 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure Rembrandt van Rijn reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US Dollar 25 per passenger per night.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 25% cruise cost, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to a variable credit card fee.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|90 days or more||25% cruise cost|
|89-60 Days||55% cruise cost|
|59-0 Days||100% cruise cost|
Rembrandt van Rijn
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 32
S/V ĹRembrandt Van Rijnĺ was built as a herring lugger early last century. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in he Netherlands in 1994 and sailed various regions of the globe since then. The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program which was completed 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.
The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas.
Life aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn:
The crew of the ┤Rembrandt van Rijn┤ consists of 7 experienced crew and 2 tour guides and a cook. The sailors are in charge during sailing and will bring guests ashore. Whilst sailing the assistance of the passengers is appreciated for handling the sails and taking the helm. This includes being on watch during nightly sailing.
Expeditions aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn attract independent-minded travelers from around the world. They are characterized by a strong interest in exploring remote regions. The camaraderie and spirit that develops aboard is an important part of the expedition experience.
The general interior public areas include a spacious restaurant area so that all meals can be taken together as well as separate bar area and reading table area. There is room to relax, read and socialize. Three meals of international cuisine per day are served buffet style in the restaurant and is prepared by the cook. The vessel furthermore consists of a separate bar including a reading table.
The ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 passengers in 16 cabins in the following cabin types: one Triple Private cabin with porthole, shower and toilet, six Twin Private Inside cabins with shower, toilet and no porthole, and nine Twin Private cabins with shower, toilet and porthole.
The electrical supply aboard the ship is 220 volt 50hz. Electrical outlets are standard European with two thick round pins. U.S. passengers may need a 220v/110v converter.
The s/v Rembrandt van Rijn has no ice class. During her refit, the bow of the vessel was enforced and is therefore suitable to sail in the polar waters.
|Triple Private Porthole|
Main deck, upper and lower berths, private bath facilities and porthole.
|Twin Private Inside |
Lower deck, upper and lower berths, inside cabins with private bath facilities.
|Twin Private Porthole|
Lower deck, upper and lower berths or two lower berths, private bath facilities and porthole.