Arctic Explorer« All Sea Adventurer (AC) cruise options
- Day 1 Resolute Bay
- Day 2 Prince Leopold, Somerset Island & Beechey Island
- Day 3 Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
- Day 4 Northeast Baffin
- Day 5 Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River)
- Day 6 Igaliqtuuq (Isabella Bay)
- Day 7 Karrat Fjord
- Day 8 Uummannaq, Greenland
- Day 9 Ilulissat, Greenland
- Day 10 Itilleq, Greenland
- Day 11 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Cat 1||Cat 2||Cat 3||Cat 4||Cat 5||Cat 6||Cat 7||Cat 8||Cat 9||Cat 10|
|Jul 27 '13
|$250 Environmental Discovery Fee
Charter flights: $1895
|Aug 2 '14
|$250 Environmental Discovery Fee|
|Deals, Discounts... Savings!|
|30%||All Departure Dates|
|These special offers are applicable only to new bookings. Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.|
-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.
Day 1 Resolute Bay
Arrive in Resolute this afternoon aboard your group charter flight (not included in cruise fare) from Ottawa. Transfer to the pier and embark the Sea Adventurer and settle into your new home.
Day 2 Prince Leopold, Somerset Island & Beechey Island
The tall cliffs of Prince Leopold Island are one of the top bird sites in the High Arctic both during the breeding and summering seasons. It is a breeding site for Thick-Billed Murre, Black-legged Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Glaucous Gull, and Black Guillemot. It was beneath these tall cliffs, that Sir James Clark Ross, perhaps the greatest polar explorer of the 19th century, was based in 1848-49. Ross's 1848-49 expedition in search of the Franklin expedition was not successful; they spent a frustrating winter locked by ice in Port Leopold on the northeast coast of Somerset Island and returned to England the following summer. It was also from this area that Sir John Ross (James's uncle) escaped in 1833 after abandoning the Victory and spending four harrowing winters in the Arctic.
Beechey island is best known as the epicentre of the Franklin search, for it was here that the lost expedition spent its first winter (1845-46). The only record of the expedition, and subsequent explorers making it to Beechey, is the remains of three storehouses, workshops, a washhouse, many empty meat tins, and of course, three eerie graves.
Day 3 Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
This bustling Arctic community is surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Eastern Arctic. Have a chance to explore the town, as well as enjoy a cultural presentation at the Nattinnak Centre.
Day 4 Northeast Baffin
Make an expeditionary stop today on your way south on Baffin Island.
Day 5 Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River)
Perched on a floodplain surrounded by soaring mountains, Clyde River offers excellent views of glacial action. Once an important trading post, the area is home to various species of seal and the polar bears that prey on them. It is known as the "Gateway to the Great Fiords", and there are 10 fiords within a 100-kilometre radius of the hamlet.
Day 6 Igaliqtuuq (Isabella Bay)
Also know as Isabella Bay, this is a late summer and fall feeding destination for many Baffin Bay/Davis Strait bowhead whales. A previous expedition was lucky enough to find a pod of 60 bowheads here in 2005.
Day 7 Karrat Fjord
In Karrat Fjord cruise one of Greenland's most spectacular fjords. During ice breakup, narwhals and seals use the long leads created by high winds in this region to hunt the rich waters of the fjord. The cliffs within the fjord should give you good opportunities to see colonies of dovekies. Time spent on deck today should result in some good wildlife sightings, not to mention unbeatable photographic opportunities.
Day 8 Uummannaq, Greenland
Despite being situated in the shadow of a mountain, Uummannaq is the sunniest place in Greenland! It is an impressive and imposing 1,175-metre hunk of red gneiss called Uummannaq Mountain. This mountain serves as the town's backdrop on which colourful, single-family homes desperately cling, anchored by cables and pipes. The famous Greenlandic mummies dating from the 15th century were found on the shore opposite Ummannaq.
Day 9 Ilulissat, Greenland
250km north of the Arctic Circle 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 your fleet of zodiacs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord is where you will 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 10 Itilleq, Greenland
Living in a small town that relies primarily on fishing for its existence, Itilleq's residents are closely tied to the land and its resources. Beautifully coloured houses speckle the rocky landscape as the town's children play freely in rocky fields. Engage the local soccer team in a friendly match before parting ways.
Day 11 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Lying at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq has one of the most stable climates in the region though temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer. Kangerlussuaq, which means 'The Big Fjord' in Greenlandic, is appropriately named, as it's 168km long and is the conclusion of of your voyage. Disembark the ship and board your group charter flight to Toronto (not included in cruise fare) where you will connect to your return flights home.
Itinerary NotesWhat'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
Group charter flights Northbound Ottawa - Resolute and Kangerlussuaq - Toronto are not included in cruise fare. Please add an additional $1895 per person, subject to change. An option to board a charter flight from Iqaluit to Resolute is also available for an additional $500 per person.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $1700, 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 130 days prior to departure.
Final payment by check, bank transfer, or credit card (subject to an additional fee of approx 4%).
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 130 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|121 days or more||$700 per person|
|120-91 days||70% trip cost|
|90-0 days||100% trip cost|
Sea Adventurer (AC)
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 110
Sea Adventurer is a handsome expedition vessel reminiscent of the days of the great ocean liners, with lots of varnished wood and brass. Formerly known as the Clipper Adventurer, she sails on a wide variety of cruises — in Europe, the Canadian Arctic, the U.S., South America, and Antarctica.
Built in 1975 as the Alla Tarasova in the former Yugoslavia, the 122-passenger Sea Adventurer underwent a $13-million conversion in 1998 in Scandinavia. The new features include: 61 comfortable, all-outside cabins, with lower beds, private bathroom facilities, and individual temperature controls to offer the most comfortable Antarctica tours possible. The window-lined dining room seats all passengers at leisurely single seatings, where superb American and Continental cuisine is served by the friendly staff. There are two lounges — the Main Lounge and Bar on Promenade Deck, seating 130 passengers; and the Clipper Club, also on Promenade Deck, seating 45 passengers. There’s also a library/card room, a small workout room, a gift shop, and a hair salon.
Unique to the Sea Adventurer is a spacious, covered promenade with a beautiful wooden deck (varnished Oregon pine) where passengers can view the seascapes during their Antarctica travels. There’s also plenty of open deck space on the Boat Deck and Sun Deck, while an observation platform located forward below the Bridge is ideal for wildlife viewing.
The Sea Adventurer is an oceangoing vessel equipped with an ice-strengthened hull (A-1 ice class) ideally suited for cruises in such remote environments that Antarctica tours can offer, but supremely comfortable anywhere she sails. A fleet of Zodiac landing craft provides access to areas where no infrastructure exists. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art satellite navigation and communication equipment including telephone, fax, and e-mail.
The Captain and his officers maintain an open bridge to give passengers an opportunity to observe and ask questions. An experienced cruise staff, physician, and on board lecturers accompany all voyages to enhance the passengers’ enjoyment of the places visited.
Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole window, 150 sq. ft.
Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole window, 150 sq. ft.
Junior Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 120 sq. ft
Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 125 sq. ft.
Main Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 155 sq. ft.
Deluxe Double, shower, midship, two lower berths, double window, 125 sq. ft.
Superior Double, two lower berths, shower, picture window, double window, 130 sq.ft.
Junior Suite, two lower berths, bath or shower, sitting area, triple window, 160 sq. ft.
Suite, two lower beds, bath with shower, two double windows, mini-refrigerator, sitting area, 215 sq. ft.
Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower/ bathtub, two double windows, mini-refrigerator and microwave, 268 sq ft.