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The Northwest Passage

Example 14 Day Cruise aboard MS Fram
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Sail in the spirit of the great explorers of the past on a journey among glaciers under the midnight sun. Discover the rugged beauty of nature far above the Arctic Circle and get to know the colorful Inuit culture. Witness the birth of icebergs, marvel at how the ice changes color under the midnight sun and hear the ice crack and rumble.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Copenhagen | Fly to Kangerlussuaq | Embark
Day 2 : Sisimiut
Day 3 : Ilulissat
Days 4-5 : Davis Strait
Day 6 : Pond Inlet
Day 7 : Devon Island
Day 8 : Beechey Island
Day 9 : Bellot Strait
Day 10 : Victoria Strait | Conningham Bay
Day 11 : James Ross Strait
Day 12 : Gjoa Haven
Day 13 : Cambridge Bay | Disembark
Day 14 : Montreal

Highlights

  • Watch for whales en route to the beautiful Sisimiut
  • Visit Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth
  • See walrus, belugas, narwhals, and polar bears

Ship

MS Fram

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Brightly colored houses decorate the pier. Sail past bird colonies on your Arctic cruise Looking for wildlife in the Arctic A sunny day over Illulisat A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape

Day 1 Copenhagen | Fly to Kangerlussuaq | Embark

Fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq, where you board MS Fram.

Day 2 Sisimiut

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Watch for whales en route to Sisimiut, a modern settlement with ancient traditions, and where the Gjoa Expedition obtained dogs and gear on their way to the Northwest Passage.

Day 3 Ilulissat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ilulissat is in the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Witness the birth of icebergs, marvel at how the ice changes color under the midnight sun and hear the ice crack and rumble.

Day 4-5 Davis Strait

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Cross Davis Strait, named for English explorer John Davis, who led three expeditions in the late 1500s searching for the Northwest Passage.

Day 6 Pond Inlet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explorer Sir John Ross named Pond Inlet in 1818 after John Pond, a renowned British astronomer. Today this picturesque hamlet is a traditional Inuit community near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage.

Day 7 Devon Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth and rich in wildlife. See walrus, belugas, narwhals, and polar bears.

Day 8 Beechey Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stop at Beechey Island, which is closely linked to the exploration history of the Northwest Passage.

Day 9 Bellot Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Bellot Strait is a narrow passage with fierce currents and the added navigational challenge of ice in the water.

Day 10 Victoria Strait | Conningham Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cross Victoria Strait and arrive at Conningham Bay, a hotspot for belugas and polar bears.

Day 11 James Ross Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail through James Ross Strait, named after British explorer James Clark Ross. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen also sailed here on the Gjoa Expedition.

Day 12 Gjoa Haven

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gjoa Haven is popular with Arctic history fans. Amundsen and his men spent two years at Gjoa Haven collecting scientific data, hunting caribou, and exploring the area.

Day 13 Cambridge Bay | Disembark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cambridge Bay means a 'good fishing place' in Inuinnaqtun, and this is where the expedition ends. Fly to Montreal.

Day 14 Montreal

  • 1 Breakfast
Fly from Montreal. End of services

MS Fram

Per person starting at
$16,407
Cabin I MS Fram
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I
113-140 square feet. Inside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc
Cabin FJ MS Fram
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FJ
172-226 square feet. Outside cabin: Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc, limited or no view. (FJ 503 with twin beds).
A comfortable twin cabin on the MS Fram
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N
113-140 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc. (N-352 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin U MS Fram
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U
118-252 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc. (U-526 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin F MS Fram
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F
183-248 square feet. Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc.
Cabin M MS Fram
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M
172-215 square feet. One room with seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.
Cabin MG MS Fram
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MG
260-420 square feet. One room with private balcony, seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.

Notes

YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES:
-Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis
-Wind- and water-resistant jacket
-Landings with small boats and activities aboard and ashore
-Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
-Complimentary tea and coffee
-Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots.

WESTBOUND VOYAGE:
-Overnight in Montreal including breakfast before the voyage 
-Transfer hotel to airport in Montreal
-Economy flight Montreal to Cambridge Bay
-Transfer airport to ship in Cambridge Bay
-Transfer ship to airport in Kangerlussuaq
-Excursion to the ice cap including dinner after the voyage
-Economy flight Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen.

NOT INCLUDED:
-International flights
-Travel insurance
-Luggage handling
-Optional excursions and gratuities.

NOTE: Prices are in $ per person. All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions. All itineraries are subject to change.
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