- Le Boreal
- Luxury Expedition Ship
- 264 Capacity
- 14 Days
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Summary : Embark on a 14-day, 5-star expedition through the Baffin Sea. Your first port of call will be Greenland's Northwest Coast, home to majestic icebergs and colorful villages encircled by mountains and basalt formations. Meet the community and learn about Greenland's Inuit culture. Marvel at the astounding glacier of Disko Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Paul Emile Victor Base which holds artifacts and relics of French polar expeditions. North Greenland reveals remote villages of the Arctic tundra where the people live by following their ancestral traditions handed down from generation to generation. Observe ruins of ancient Inuit civilizations and discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking
NEW for 2016 - Boot rental now included.
Inquire about special savings for Honeymooners and Wedding Anniversaries.
$13,160 to $34,130
Board your included 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.
An optional 4 hour excursion to the Ice Cap in Kangerlussuaq is available on this day before you embark the vessel (additional fee).
At the heart of Disko Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Icefjord provides an extraordinary spectacle of surreal beauty. Sculptural icebergs continue on their timeless journey, shimmering with eternal light. Vast pieces of ice break off from the bergs rejoining the inexorable movement of the sea. Close by lies the town of Ilulissat, the region’s principal destination. Encircled by icebergs, it has retained a unique mix of traditional Arctic life, with multicolored wooden houses, huskies and leather tanners who still use the ancient methods of their ancestors.
On Day 3, there will be an optional helicopter flight over the glacier and Disko Bay (for an additional fee).
One of the region’s most impressive sights, Eqi Glacier can break the silence with thunderous roars when it calves. Regularly breaking off from the glacier into the fjord, you may experience the sights and sounds of falling icebergs while cruising close to shore.
Paul Emile Victor Base holds artifacts and relics of French polar expeditions. A panoramic viewpoint overlooks the glacier of Greenland’s polar icecap, the second largest expanse of ice in the world.
Cruise along the Northwestern shores of Greenland to Upernavik Fjord. Roughly 70 km long and located between two island chains, Upernavik Fjord empties into Baffin Bay. Continuing north, discover Melville Bay which is called Qimusseriarsuaq by the local people, meaning "the great dog sledding place". Watch for wildlife and birds while sharing travel experiences with fellow passengers.
North Greenland reveals remote villages of peat houses where the people live by following their ancestral traditions in the Arctic tundra. Observe ruins of ancient Inuit civilizations and discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland, while exploring the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Situated like a custodian on Baffin Island's northern edge, Pond Inlet guards over the entrance to the legendary Northwest Passage. Ancient Inuit ancestors, the Thule, left behind numerous archaeological artifacts. Discover unique landscapes of snow-capped mountain ranges and ice-blue glaciers whose vertiginous flows descend into the ocean. Enjoy the magical summer sun that never sets below the horizon. Cruise past bird colonies and marvel at Bylot Island, an uninhabited "Garden of Eden".
Sail south along Canada's Northeastern shoreline discovering Nunavut's Sam Fjord, and the Clyde River while observing bird colonies and immense cliffs. Visit Isabella Bay's National Wildlife Area, home to many bowhead whales. Polar bears, seals, narwhals and orcas may be seen in this region too.
Disembark in Kangerlussuaq after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Paris.
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.
Passengers shall be responsible for subscribing to cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s). ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Glacier Flightseeing Option:
Must be booked prior to departure. Weather permitting, experience the spectacular scenery of Disko Bay and the chance to see the Ice Fjord and ice cap in a very scenic, aerial encounter. Excursion may be cancelled if enough participants don't sign up.
Roundtrip flight between Paris/Kangerlussuaq in Economy-class; meet and greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfers between Kangerlussuaq airport and ship for arrival and departure; all meals on board the ship; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; port taxes; coffee, juice, soft drinks and open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands); gratuities; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24 hour room service (special selection); parka; boot rental. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare except flights between Paris/Kangerlussuaq; airport taxes; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; visa and passport fees; Glacier Flightseeing and Ice Cap optional excursions; travel insurance; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, spa, laundry and hair salon; other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.