19 Days Edmonton, Canada to Copenhagen, Denmark | Aboard: MS Sea Adventurer
Departures: September 4th 2015
Prices: 18 nights per person twin share $15,980
MV Sea Adventurer an ice-capable expedition ship up graded 2014 with 54 outside cabins all with en suite bath rooms and exterior views. Common facilities include forward lounge bar, library boutique, dining room with panoramic widows, exercise room and promenade deck.
●● Follow in the footsteps of the famous explorers, go kayaking and step onto the legendary Greenland ice sheet
●● Search for Arctic wildlife – of course the polar bear
●● Cruise fjords littered with glistening icebergs, visit picturesque towns and meet the locals
Day 1-2: Edmonton/ Kugluktuk | Arrive and overnight Edmonton next morning fly to Kugluktuk to board the Sea Adventurer.
Day 3: Bathurst Inlet | A hike ashore to view fall colours and spot grizzly and polar bear.
Day 4: Queen Maud Gulf | Visit the extensive wet lands in search of water fowl such as geese, swans and eiders etc.
Day 5: King William Island | The last resting place of the ill fated Franklin expedition to find the North West Passage with a cairn at Victory Point.
Day 6: Bellot Strait/ Fort Ross | Our most northerly point and a visit to the abandoned HBC trading post.
Day 7: Beechey & Devon Islands | Visit Beechey Is where Franklin’s expedition wintered and then to Devon Is to visit the deserted CMP station looking out for musk ox.
Day 8-9: At Sea / Ellesmere Island | Grise Fjord, Ellesmere Is. only settlement with a cultural performance.
Day: 10 Coburg Island | Zodiac to cliff base for wildlife viewing for gulliemots, kittiwakes etc also walrus seals and polar bears.
Day 11: Kane Basin | The site of a remarkable rescue by Captain Kane who led his ship-wrecked party on an 83 day march to Upernavik, Greenland with the loss of only one man.
Day 12: Qaanaq, Greenland | A settlement of ~650 inhabitants living in brightly painted houses to learn about Inuit culture and step onto the Greenland ice sheet.
Day 13: Cape York | Zodiac excursion search of narwhale, seals, polar bear.
Day 14: Upernavik | Kayak in protected bays among 100+ islands and visit the museum here.
Day 15: Uummannaq | Lookout for whales as we approach, walk the colourful streets and later a zodiac trip ashore to tiny Ukkusissat.
Day 16: Eqip Sermia Glacier | Cruise the glacier face looking for calving icebergs.
Day 17: Ilulissat | Cruising the fjord surrounded by young icebergs we visit the town in search of local handicrafts.
Day 18: Sisimiut | Here are famous stone carvers and a display of folkloric dancing.
Day 19: Kangerlussuaq/Copenhagen | Cruising the 100 mile fjord we disembark here and board a flight to Copenhagen where the cruise ends.
●● Group airport transfers,
●● All meals while on board
●● Wine & beer with lunch & dinner
●● Guided excursions.
●● All air fares
●● Bar expenses
●● All personal expenses
●● Fuel surcharge if applicable
Price per person twin share | Based on lead in cabin rising in price according to cabin level and season
Other Zegrahm Arctic Cruises | Detailed itineraries on request
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