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Explore the top-rated Northwest Passage small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Beechey Island, Resolute, Devon Island, Lancaster Sound, and Bellot Strait, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Northwest Passage small ship cruises start at $7,995 for a trip of 9 to 30 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream Northwest Passage small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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First views of Baffin Island
$8,995
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High Arctic Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Hike on Devon Island
  • Enjoy a cultural welcome at Pond
  • Watch Greenland’s glaciers
  • Marvel at the tundra
Starts / Ends:
Resolute Bay / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Tallurutiup Imanga, a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik; try your hand at Arctic games. Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and …
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$18,995
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Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Canadian wildlife sanctuary
  • Visit and learn the Inuit culture
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic on a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture far above the Arctic Circle, in a land where the sun never sets and polar bears roam, with Ocean Adventurer. On this 20-day cruise, explore the northerly shores of Canada’s Baffin Island and the western coast of Greenland, searching for the wildlife and visiting the communities that …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$12,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit ancient sites and villages
  • Meet the stunning Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Inuit culture first hand
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavour. On this 17-day journey, experience quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, cross the Davis Strait, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. …
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Zodiac cruising on Sunneshine Fjord, Baffin Island
$7,995
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Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Experience the Canadian Arctic
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landing
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Nature and wildlife are the guides on this voyage as you explore the region’s diverse treasures. The Arctic’s stark beauty offers an unforgettable backdrop, while the cruise’ world-class team provides the knowledge and insight to help you connect with the region’s unique …
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Musk Ox roaming the Northwest Passage
$11,495
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Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Experience the Canadian Arctic
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landing
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this exciting itinerary, follow the natural guides of sea and ice to showcase the region’s cultural, historic and geographic treasures, aiming to approach the farthest stretches of this rugged, rarely visited landscape.Ultramarine’sunprecedented range of adventure options, including …
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Views aboard the ship
$16,495
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Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Greenland and Canadian Arctic
  • Explore colorful Greenland villages
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
OnUltramarine, guests benefit from two twin-engine helicopters that will provide spectacular views of the Arctic landscape, the most extensive portfolio of adventure options in the industry, more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than any other expedition ship its size, and 20 quick-launching Zodiacs …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$40,580
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The Northwest Passage

Reykjavik-Nome - 25 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit a traditional Inuit village
  • Discover the Aulavik National Park
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart from Reykjavik and set sail along the south coast of Greenland, before reaching theHudson Strait, named after the English sailor Henry Hudson, who mapped the region for the first time in the early 17th Century. Then chart a course towards theFury and Hecla Strait, named after the ships of …
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First views of Baffin Island
$39,495
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The Northwest Passage: from Greenland to the Bering Sea

25 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Greenland's western coast
  • Marvel at Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Delve into Yukon Territory
  • Visit Franklin Bay’s Smoking Hills
Starts / Ends:
New York City / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sailing aboard the luxurious L’Austral, follow in the footsteps of the most legendary polar explorers while you experience Zodiac excursions and visits to iceberg-laden shores, remote Inuit villages, historic islands, and spectacular geological wonderlands. Enjoy a captivating enrichment …
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Views of the Ilulissat Icefjord
$16,495
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Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Canada Arctic and Greenland
  • Visit Greenlandic communities
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
The fabled sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Northwest Passage continues to grip the collective imagination. On this captivating 17-day voyage, you are invited aboard the game-changing new vessel,Ultramarine, to explore this fascinating waterway with an incredible range of …
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A polar bear wanders onto an iceberg in Greenland
$35,195
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Complete Northwest Passage

Toronto, Canada - Anchorage, - 30 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Discover Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Explore Sisimiut
  • Visit Sillem Island
  • Spot iconic Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Anchorage
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The icy and labyrinthine channels of the legendary Northwest Passage have enchanted explorers and adventurers for centuries. Get a glimpse into the world that captivated early explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen, and Larsen by exploring a portion of the fabled Northwest Passage. Visit the final …
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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$50,900
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Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska

25 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
  • Watch for wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of explorers seeking the Northwest Passage, beginning with Frobisher in the 1570s and ending with the world's most important modern-day explorer: you. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran of the region, you can count on the raw beauty to …
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Aurora borealis, Norway
$31,570
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The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of the Great Explorers

Reykjavik - Vancouver - 27 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Tour Iceland's capital, Reykjavik
  • Visit Nuuk, Greenland's capital
  • Travel to Greenland and North Sea
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart Reykjavik and sail along the Denmark Strait to Prince Christian Sound, the Inuit homeland of Nunavut on Baffin Island. This voyage takes you across the Davis Strait and into the Northwest Passage. Explore the islands that dot this famously difficult nautical passage. Discover potential sites …
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Northern Lights in Greenland
$8,290
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Into the Northwest Passage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Photograph birds and wildlife
  • Marvel at Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Travel to 3 northern regions
  • Learn about Inuit communities
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your journey in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Cruise to the Inuit land of Nunavut on Baffin Island to visit several small settlements and learn about everyday life for the people who have called this harsh region home for generations. As the ship continues toward the entrance to the Northwest …
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