Special Northwest Passage voyage offer
Time is running out to experience the grandeur of the Northwest Passage
Special offer: free return flights plus two nights’ accommodation if booked by July 31, 2018
The same forces that opened the legendary Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic to expedition ships will also cause the summer sea ice, one of the most spectacular aspects of the journey, to disappear forever.
According to NASA, September Arctic sea ice levels (when ice is at its thinnest) are declining more than 13 percent per decade. This means that in 20 years there may not be any sea ice at all in summer in the Northwest Passage.
That’s why there is extra urgency to book a voyage now to ensure you experience the full appeal of this awe-inspiring landscape—including fjords, glaciers, icebergs, polar bears, reindeers and the local Inuit culture as well as the breathtaking, bucket-list spectacle of the Northern Lights.
Immerse yourself in one of the world’s last frontiers this September on a spectacular expedition voyage offered by eco-cruise company Adventure Canada. The adventure includes Zodiac shore visits and excursions at every opportunity, to bring you up close to the wildlife and provide an immersive insight into the traditional Inuit culture—including a visit to Canada’s northernmost community.
Guests booking through Cruise Traveller before July 31, 2018, and guests will receive free flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Edmonton, and ex Toronto on return, plus a free night’s accommodation both before and after the voyage, available until sold out. This offer is exclusive to Cruise Traveller.
Departing Australia on September 1, 2018, Adventure Canada’s 18-night ‘Out of the Northwest Passage’ itinerary features a sixteen-night voyage aboard the 198-passenger Ocean Endeavour from Kugluktuk in Canada’s Arctic, through the famed Northwest Passage to Greenland, with its quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and glaciers.
The Northwest Passage, which links the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, is only navigable by ships for a few months a year after the peak of summer. Local wildlife includes reindeer, polar bears, walrus, and muskoxen. An onboard archaeologist will offer onsite interpretations at ancient sites of the local Thule and Dorset people, and there will be opportunities to experience the local Inuit culture first-hand.
Many 19th century European explorers tried to traverse the passage as a possible trade route to Asia, often with journeys thending in disaster. Today, the Northwest Passage is accessible by ice-strengthened expedition ships – but the icy waters still retain their mystic charm.
The 18-night ‘Out of the Northwest Passage’ holiday package is available from US$15,340 per person, twin-share, including shore excursions and charter flights to and from the ship in Canada and Greenland. Bookings made by July 31, 2018, will receive a free flight from Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne to Edmonton, and ex Toronto on return, plus a free night’s accommodation both before and after the voyage, available until sold out.
Since its birth as a family-owned expedition cruise line in 1987, Adventure Canada has operated cruises to the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Labrador, and Newfoundland, with Iceland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and the remote corners of Ireland added for 2018–19.