Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska

On this National Geographic Northwest Passage epic voyage, discover the otherworldly icescapes of the Northwest Passage that so confounded generations of adventurers. It wasn’t until 1906 that Roald Amundsen finally completed the first sea voyage across the Arctic Archipelago.

Follow in Amundsen’s footsteps aboard 126-guest National Geographic Resolution. Given her high ice rating (Polar Class 5) and her patented X-bow, this ship is able to easily and safely penetrate the ice, allowing you to explore the dramatic coasts of this untouched region–encountering rare wildlife, hardy cultures, and glorious creations of ice and rock at the top of the world.

This National Geographic Northwest Passage voyage offers numerous highlights, and operates both westbound and eastbound. Sail the northernmost coastlines of the planet, where few have explored before. Venture into the fabled Northwest Passage and learn dramatic stories of explorers and adventurers who sought this magnificent, icy frontier. Glide between soaring icebergs at the mouth of Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Visit one of Canada’s jewels of the north: Pond Inlet, a small Inuit community known for soapstone carvings. Observe polar bears, walrus, ringed seals, belugas and bowhead whales. And meander through the remains of historic dwellings on Herschel Island; a scattered mixture from the Inuvialuit people and the once-booming whaling industry.

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