Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Complete Northwest Passage Expedition

On this epic Northwest Passage cruise inspired by Roald Amundsen’s historic expedition, attempt to sail the full length of the Northwest Passage, carving west through the labyrinthine maze of waterways that hug the fabled islands of Arctic Canada until you reach the Beaufort Sea. Visit historical sites explored by heroic explorers, meet the incredible folk that call this region home and search for enigmatic wildlife found in this unique corner of the world. Pack ice may halt the voyage through the passage, so brace yourself for a genuine expedition where adventure awaits at every turn.

Highlights of this Traversing the Northwest Passage cruise include: Standing in awe of Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hiking on Devon Island, the world’s largest uninhabited island, which features stunning geology, fjords and glacial valleys to explore. Visiting memorials and graves of explorers from John Franklin’s expedition, on Beechey Island. Keeping watch with the hope of spotting iconic Arctic wildlife including musk ox, polar bears, beluga whales, walrus and perhaps narwhal. And savoring every moment of adventure.

Cruise aboard the adventure-ready polar expedition ship Sylvia Earle for her state-of-the-art design and technology, plus excursion-minded preparation rooms and multiple boarding platforms for efficient embarkation and disembarkation. Averaging 132 guests, this small ship offers a generous guest-to-guide ratio, with an educational and engaged team of expedition guides providing programming aimed at immersion into the surrounding polar wilds.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s other Greenland small ship cruises, Canada small ship cruises and Alaska small ship cruises or other Arctic cruises and Arctic trips.