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Northwest Passage, Canada

The Northwest Passage on Silver Wind

28-day luxury cruise from £43,400 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Last few suites available: early booking offer - save 10%

Summary

Short description

Experience the wilds of Arctic Canada and the luxury of a Silversea cruise

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Find out more about our Flexibility Promise, available on all holidays booked by 31st July 2021, for travel up to 30th November 2021.

Highlights

  • Spot whales and iceberg’s off the coast of Greenland
  • Sail through the remote Canadian Arctic
  • Cuise in style aboard the ultra-luxury Silver Wind
  • Enjoy the services of an expert Expedition Team
  • Explore Inuit culture and keep watch for walruses and polar bears

In Brief

  • 1 Night Reykjavík
  • 24 Nights Silver Wind
  • 1 Night Nome

About

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Expedition cruise

Connect with your inner adventurer on this epic Arctic voyage, following in the bow wake of Roald Amundsen as you sail the Northwest Passage from the icy shores of west Greenland, deep into the Canadian Arctic. It’s an experience to truly savour as you come face to face with whales, walrus and even polar bears, learn about Inuit culture and journey into epic landscapes that range from mighty glaciers to magnificent fjords. Enjoy it all in the company of an expert Expedition Team as you go hikes, kayak trips and Zodiac cruises, then retreat to the luxurious comforts of Silvesea’s Silver Wind for gourmet dining, spa treatments and the fineries of your butler-served suite.  


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Reykjavik

Your holiday begins in style with included airport lounge access before your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s cool and captivating capital. On arrival, transfer to your city-centre hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace, perhaps taking in the sights of the city or at the nearby Blue Lagoon for a soak in its geothermal waters. Speak to our specialists about the available options.

Stay: Reykjavik accommodation

Meals: D

Day 2
Kangerlussuaq

Fly to Kangerlussuaq on Greenland’s west coast and transfer to your ship, the Silver Wind, for the start of your Arctic. Even with a population of just 512 people, the town itself is still among the most populated places you’ll visit over the following days and weeks. Once on board, take time to settle into your butler-served suite before enjoying the first of your included gourmet meals and the chance to mix and chat with your follow adventurers and crew.


Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Day 3
Kangaamiut & Evighedsfjord

Today sees you visit two ports, beginning with a morning visit to Kangaamiut whose fjords and mountain set the scene for a choice of excursions including hiking and kayaking. Alternatively, take the chance to embrace the local culture on a village visit in the company of your expedition guides. It’s then on to Evighedsfjord where a kayaking trip or Zodiac cruise will bring you between the region’s dramatic fjords and glaciers. Be sure to pack your camera, the views here are incredible.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Nuuk

Arrive in Nuuk this morning, Greenland’s capital. Here, Colourful houses, a colonial-era fishing port and even a cathedral look out across the frigid waters of the north Atlantic. Today’s choice of excursions takes in the best of the city and its surroundings, with either a hiking trip into the hills for sweeping views across town, or a more leisurely walking tour of the city centre itself.   

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Sisimiut

Your exploration of Greenland’s urban highlights continues today as you drop anchor in its second city – Sisimiut. Take the chance to explore the local culinary scene with a town walk and tasting of local specialities, take to the wilderness on a hike or kayaking trip, all complimentary, or splash out on an upgrade to enjoy a flight-seeing tour over Sisimut and its dramatic surroundings.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Ilulissat

As the focal point of tourism in Greenland, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Ilulissat, a fact attested to by a choice of five superb shore excursions. The town’s main draw is its nearby icefjord, which releases up to 20 million tons of ice into the sea each day. No wonder it’s known as the ‘birthplace of icebergs’. Take it all in on a guided cruise, go hiking or kayaking or join a local expert for a walk through town, marvelling at the iceberg-studded harbour below. But, while all of these afford spectacular views, by far the best way to take in the icefjord’s scale and beauty is with a helicopter flight. Speak to our specialists about an upgrade. 

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Day at sea

After a busy start to your expedition, enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the ship’s observation lounges, perhaps spotting whales from up on deck, or pampering yourself with a treatment at the spa. Then, there are all those dining options, with no fewer than four restaurants serving up a world-spanning selection of gourmet delights.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Pond Inlet

Having sailed across international waters, you’ll arrive at Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Spend today exploring the Inuit community of Pond Inlet, getting to know the local peoples and their cultures or heading out into the wilds to spot seals, walrus or even a polar bear.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10
Devon Island & Beechey Island

Over the next two days, you’ll hike, kayak and cruise between two of Arctic Canada’s remotest island outposts. Yet, despite their wild and often austere façade, there’s plenty of beauty here. Devon Island, first seen by European explorers in the 17th century was already a long-time home of the Thule people, who’d left behind qarmat homes made of whale bones, rock and sod walls. Today, it’s still possible to see fossils of corals, crinoids and nautiloids, while across Lancaster Sound is a bird sanctuary home to large colonies of fulmars and kittiwakes. Later, on Beechey Island, you’ll have the chance to follow in the footsteps of Roald Amundsen who stopped here on his way to discovering the Northwest Passage in 1903.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 11-13
Nunavut

Spend three days exploring the Arctic province of Nunavut, taking in fascinating museums, remote Inuit communities and cruising the spectacular Peel Sound, keeping an eye out for whales, caribou and maybe even a polar bear. It’s a wonderful introduction to one of Canada’s wildest corners, while also affording time for a spot of relaxation on board. Perfect!

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 14-15
Jenny Lind Island & Cambridge Bay

Sail to the small and uninhabited Jenny Lind Island where you’ll hike between low-lying wetlands and sedge meadows, which support small herds of muskoxen as well as large numbers of snow geese and Ross’s geese. You’ll then head for Cambridge Bay for a choice of guided hikes and cultural encounters among spectacular Arctic landscapes.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 16-17
Cruise the Dease Strait & Amundsen Trough

Spend two relaxing and memorable days cruising the Northwest Passage, taking in the sheer drama and beauty of the Dease Strait keeping eyes peeled for seals, whales and herds of caribou. Then, the Admusen Trough will lead you past the islands and bird sanctuaries of Tuktut Nogait National Park and into Canada’s Northwest Territories. 

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 18-19
Sachs Harbour & Smoking Hills

Arrive in Sachs Harbour, a small community of around 150 hardy residents located on the southwestern shores of Banks Island. A favourite among birders, it’s an area home to everything from black brants to king eiders and several thousand long-tailed ducks. You’ll then spend the morning of day 18 at Smoking Hills, aptly named for the acrid white smoke produced by natural chemicals beneath the rocks. Take it all in on a Zodiac cruise or kayaking trip before re-joining Silver Wind for an afternoon at sea. 

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 20-21
Beaufort Sea & Herschel Island

Spend the next two days on board, first cruising the iceberg-studded Beaufort Sea, which only becomes navigable during the summer months. It’s well worth heading out on deck to catch sight of huge shoals of Arctic char as well as king eider birds and marine mammals including beluga and bowhead whales. You’ll then head on to the National Historic Site of Herschel Island off the Yukon Coast, keeping an eye out for polar bears, bearded seals and the occasional walrus on a rugged shoreline still dotted by the ruins of old whaling stations.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 22-23
At sea

Enjoy two days on the open sea and a chance to make the most of the facilities on board Silver Wind as you head for the USA and Alaska.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 24
Point Hope, Alaska

Today you’ll explore the traditions of whaling among local Inuit communities, learning about their hunting methods and its importance for both food and clothing. You might also catch a glimpse of excavated Inuits homes, part of an archaeological dig which revealed the region to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America at 2,500 years.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 25
At sea

For the final time, a full day at sea will allow you to make the most of Silver Wind’s world-class facilities.

Stay: Silver Wind (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 26
Nome, Alaska

Arrive in Nome, Alaska, where you’ll disembark for an included transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace, perhaps exploring its last remaining gold-rush era buildings or simply taking in the Wild West spirit of its downtown bars.

Stay: Nome accommodation

Meals: B

Days 27-28
Depart for UK

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport your overnight flight home, arriving in the UK on day 28.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

28-day luxury cruise from £43,400 pp incl. flights

Departure: 23 August 2022

Last few suites available: early booking offer - save 10%
Book by: 15 August 2021

Includes:

  • Return scheduled flights in economy class (upgrades available)
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and ship
  • 1 night pre-cruise and 1 day-use post-cruise
  • 24 day cruise 
  • Selected guided zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Parka
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Spacious suites
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard gratuities


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