Heart of the Arctic« All Sea Adventurer (AC) cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
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|Jun 24 '13
|$250 Environmental Discovery Fee
Charter flights: $1705
|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 Embark Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Arrive into Kangerlussuaq, Canada aboard your group charter flight departing from Toronto (not included in cruise fare). While descending it is possible to see the largest ice cap in the world from your airplane window. Boarding the Sea Adventurer in the afternoon, make your journey down spectacular Sondre Stromfjord.
Day 2 Sondre Stromfjord
Today make your journey down spectacular Sondre Stromfjord - all 168km of it - pausing enroute for an expeditionary stop.
Day 3 Sisimiut Coast
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands and complex coastal waterways. You will be making an expedition stop here to explore the Greenlandic landscape.
Days 4-5 Ilulissat
Venturing 250km north of the Arctic Circle you will 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 the fleet of zodiacs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord is where you 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.
Days 6-7 Crossing the Davis Strait
While crossing Davis Strait, relax and enjoy onboard lectures and opportunities to watch for wildlife from the ship's decks.
Day 8 Iqaluit
Sitting amid gentle rolling hills is the transportation hub of the Arctic, Iqaluit. A major transfer point between flights to other northern communities, Iqaluit is also the smallest capital city in Canada with a population of just over 6,000! At one time dotted with Inuit huts, the beaches are now adorned with modern houses, shops, and public buildings reflecting Iqaluit's importance as a government town. In late summer, the hills are coloured with the bright blooms of Arctic wildflowers.
Day 9 Savage Islands
The lower savage islands form a small archipelago in the wild waters between the southeastern tip of Baffin Island and Resolution Island. The islands were a stopping place for Inuit and their Palaeo-Eskimo predecessors as they travelled between the south coast of Baffin Island and the northern tip of the Labrador-Quebec peninsula. An ideal place for spotting polar bears.
Day 10 Kimmirut
Located on the southern portion of Baffin Island, the scenic oceanside hamlet of Kimmirut is considered one of the most picturesque communities in the region. Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, and refers to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community that holds a striking resemblance to a human heel. Art has played a major role here and the newly renovated Dewey Soper Building is home to a gallery of outstanding works of art.
Day 11 Kangiqsujuaq
Kangiqsujuaq, which means “the large bay” occupies an exceptional site, where the village is snuggled in the hollow of a splendid valley surrounded by majestic 500m high rocky hills: a landscape of unspeakable beauty. The bay takes its name from Captain William Wakeham who, in 1897, led an expedition to determine whether the Hudson Strait was safe for naviga¬tion. In a rocky pinching of the bay, known as “the narrows”, we will have an opportunity to examine the base of what were, 1.80 billion years ago, Himalayan-scale mountains.
Day 12 Diana & Akpatok Islands
On Diana Island, herds of muskox roam the island amid fields of wildflowers and thick beds of soft lichen. Akpatok Island features of soaring bird cliffs and small rocky beaches. Here you’ll use your zodiacs to scout the beaches in search of walrus and polar bears.
Day 13 Kuujjuaq, Quebec
Before it was named Kuujjuaq, early fur traders knew this region as Fort Chimo. A mispronunciation of saimuk, which means "Let's shake hands", 'chimo' was often used to welcome early fur traders to the post. Today Kuujjuaq, the administrative capital of the Inuit territory of Nunavik, is a bustling community combining traditional Inuit culture with the conveniences of modern day life. Disembark the ship and board your group charter flight to Montreal (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 from Toronto - Kangerlussuaq and Southbound from Kuujjuaq to Montreal are not included. Please add an additional $1705 per person, subject to change.
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.