Day 1: Paris, France / Kangerlussuaq, GreenlandBoard your charter flight in Paris taking you to Kangerlussuaq where the ship awaits your arrival. Embark your vessel for introductions to experienced crew and fellow travelers. Settle in to life on board as your cruise begins its voyage.
Day 2: Sisimiut, GreenlandLocated just above the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut is the northernmost town in Greenland where the port remains ice-free in the winter. It also happens to be the southernmost town where there is enough snow for dogsleds in winter and spring. Traveling by sled has long been the main means of winter transportation.
Day 3: Crossing the Davis StraitGather to hear amazing stories of adventure and learn about the region’s wildlife and incredible nature. Other onboard options include a spa, fitness center, and exquisite dining.
Day 4: Grinnell Glacier, Canada
Day 5: Akpatok Island, CanadaThe word Akpat is the Inuit name for the thick-billed murre. Nesting on the tall limestone cliffs, this is home to one of the largest colonies in the world and a desirable spot for polar bears.
Day 6: Nachvak Fjord / Torngat Mountains National ParkExperience beautiful Nachvak Fjord, deep and narrow it is a place where whales, seals, walrus, Arctic fox and polar bears are known to congregate. Birds are also in abundance including puffins and murres. Enjoy the stunning scenery as photographic opportunities abound in this 22 kilometer long fjord.
Day 7: Saglek Fjord / Torngat Mountains National ParkVoyage into Saglek Fjord, Torngat Mountains National Park's southern gateway; home to Canada’s tallest mountains east of the Rockies, full of breathtaking fjords and surreal landscapes.Torngait is an Inuktitut word meaning “place of spirits”. The Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and those before them for over 7,500 years. Watch for migrating caribou and polar bears stalking seals along the coast.
Day 8: Sailing along the Coast of LabradorAs your journey continues along the coast of Labrador keep your eyes to the sea for a chance to spot humpback and minke whales and to the sky as seabirds fly overhead.
Day 9: Battle Harbour, CanadaBuilt in 1852, Battle Harbour was initially a British settlement. The Church of St. James the Apostle is here. Comprised of restored fishing, whaling, commercial and religious buildings, learn about this remote community while experiencing amazing coastal scenery.
Day 10: Gros Morne National Park / Woody PointSail into magnificent Bonne Bay at the core of Gros Morne National Park. Discover wind-worn spruce trees covering the steep cliffs above the water. A UNESCO World Heritage geologic area, gaze out at its rugged beauty and keep an eye out for moose!
Day 11: Perce, CanadaPerce Rock National Park is an island off of Perce and home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 122,000 northern gannets is the most accessible and the largest in size in the world. Without a doubt, the high point of your visit will be the sight of 250,000 birds nesting on the island. Perce Rock is a massive limestone stack containing millions of marine fossils from the Devonian period.
Day 12: Tadoussac, CanadaThis village was France’s first trading post on the mainland of what was then, New France. It is the oldest surviving French settlement in the Americas. Experience the austere beauty of Saguenay Fjord while keeping your eyes on the water watching for whales that are known to frequent the area. Enjoy the fact that your entire surroundings are either rural or still in a complete state of wilderness with several federal and provincial natural parks and preserves competing for prestige. Tadoussac also encompasses the first Marine National Park of Canada.
Day 13: Saguenay, CanadaSaguenay’s temperate climate allows for agriculture and human settlement to take place. The relatively small Lac St-Jean area where the city is located has been described as an ‘isolated oasis’ in the middle of the vast remote wilderness of Northern Quebec. Few roads connect with the area and the only human settlements north of Saguenay are a few isolated Cree and Inuit villages.
Days 14 - 15: Quebec, CanadaDisembark the vessel saying goodbye to the ship's crew and fellow passengers.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
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Chartered flight from Paris to Kangerlussuaq in Economy-class; meet and greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfer from Kangerlussuaq airport to the ship; all meals on board the ship from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; evening gatherings, organized entertainment and events; mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea; open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request), port and safety taxes, fuel surcharge and gratuities; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24 hour room service (special selection); English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by “lecturer on board” logo; highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team for all programs identified with “Expedition” logo; parka.
Airport taxes; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; day rooms and other services at arrival and departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation; visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees; optional shore excursions (sold on board); insurances; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, use of spa, laundry and hair salon; expedition photo disc and video (approx $85); other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.