Join an adventurous cruise through
the Northwest Passage, a celebrated
journey undertaken by explorers such
as Amundsen, Peary and Franklin. The
cruise itinerary can be booked in either
direction between Nunavut in Canada
and Greenland. There are plenty of
wildlife-viewing opportunities en route,
including the chance to spot whales,
walrus, polar bears, muskox and many
bird species. Excursions from the ship
are taken on small Zodiac boats to visit
isolated communities, deep fjords and
Make your way to Edmonton airport for the
charter flight to Kugluktuk. On arrival, transfer to
the port and board the Ocean Endeavour for a
16-night cruise. (D)
Travel to Victoria Island, the world’s eighth
largest island. The community of Cambridge Bay
has a population of just over 1,000. Look out
for Ahiak caribou, bald eagles, grizzly bears and
musk ox as you pass through the gulf. (B, L, D)
Stop at the harbour where explorer Roald
Amundsen and his crew wintered in 1903. (B, L, D)
Travel north up Peel Sound into polar bear
country, where there is a good chance of
spotting these majestic mammals. Several stops
will be made, providing opportunities to hike and
explore the spectacular landscapes. (B, L, D
The waters of the sound are full of marine
mammals; look out for beluga whales and
walruses. Significant in the history of Arctic
exploration, Beechey Island is home to the
graves of three of Sir John Franklin’s crew that
died during the ill-fated voyage of 1845. (B, L, D)
Spend time in this Arctic community, an
opportunity to learn about the local culture.
Afterwards, cruise through the beautiful Milne Inlet and keep an eye out for the elusive
narwhal. (B, L, D)
Explore the fjords as the ship’s shallow draft and
manoeuvrability allow her to explore areas that
would be inaccessible for larger ships. Staff will
be on deck to help point out for wildlife and
interpret the expansive landscapes. (B, L, D
Spend some time in this coastal town and travel
by Zodiac into the Ilulissat Icefjord. This Unesco
world heritage site is home to Sermeq Kujalleq
glacier, the fastest moving in the world. (B, L, D)
Cruise past the complex waterways, many
islands and small fishing communities of
Greenland’s west coast. Take an expedition
ashore to explore the Greenlandic landscape.
(B, L, D)
Disembark in the settlement of Kangerlussuaq
and transfer to the airport for your charter flight
to Toronto. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Cabins on the Ocean Endeavour
are en suite and comfortable, but smaller than a
hotel room of a similar standard due to ship size
constraints. Price based on four people sharing a
Category I cabin.
International flights are not included with this
itinerary. For flight options and prices, please
speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
When on board the
cruise, the transfers and excursions relevant
to that cruise are operated as a group with
other passengers who may or may not be
Cox & Kings clients. This cruise can also be
taken in the reverse direction.
Cox & Kings is acting as
an agent on behalf of Adventure Canada and
its cancellation conditions apply.
At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour is a vessel designed to explore remote environments with a maximum of 198 passengers. The ship's shallow draft and good manoeuvrability means that bays, isolated fjords and secluded communities can easily be accessed. Fitted with 20 zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. There are a range of cabin sizes, each offering private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, television and air conditioning. There is plenty of deck space to be enjoyed and facilities on board include a swimming pool, sauna, three lounges and a...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.