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Across the Northwest Passage

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Following in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers, Across the Northwest Passage is our iconic and awe-inspiring 24 day Northwest Passage cruise, stretching from Copenhagen, Denmark to Nome, Alaska.

Guests will be able to experience this stark, brilliant and breath-taking region of Earth in complete 6-star luxury on board Scenic Eclipse. From the sheer, outstanding spectacle of the immense icebergs at Ilulissat, through to the fascinating Inuit settlement at Pond Inlet and the sparse beauty of the Northwest Passage itself – this adventure is truly unique.

But that’s not all, this Northwest Passage cruise also offers exclusive excursions and encounters, on a variety of different vehicles and surfaces, including: kayak, Zodiac and land excursions. View the full itinerary below for more details.

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* From price is for a 14 August 2020 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Fly from the UK to Copenhagen, where you’ll start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

Day 2
Copenhagen > Kangerlussuaq

Today, you’ll fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq to board Scenic Eclipse. Toast to the start of your adventure at tonight's welcome reception where the captain will introduce the crew and your expert Discovery Team.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Ilulissat - Disko Bay

A spectacular day awaits as you cruise Disko Bay. At Ilulissat see the immense icebergs float majestically past this small settlement, their enormous size and blue and white tinges starkly contrasting with the colourful buildings.
Discovery: Take Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiacs to ice formations. Paddle the kayaks, hear the ice cracking, and feeding whales blow or step onshore for landings.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Greenland

More than 1,000 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, deep in the land of the Midnight Sun, explore the Upernavik region, a mass of small islands, villages and natural sights.
Discovery: Enjoy Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings. Discover the small, uninhabited island of Tugtutog or the remote village of Kullorsuaq and see the well-preserved archaeological treasures and ancient peat houses from the Thule civilisation.   

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Greenland

Continue exploring the Upernavik region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Baffin Bay

A sensory day of cruising awaits as you cross Baffin Bay's biologically rich waters, which only become navigable in August when the summer temperatures climb above zero. Join the Discovery Team on deck to keep watch for the elusive beluga whales.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Pond Inlet

On Baffin Island, at the mouth of the famous Northwest Passage lies a small Inuit settlement. Pond Inlet is surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers, and your exploration of this remote region will leave long lasting memories. 
Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Beechey Island

Beechey Island was the winter camp for the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition. The final resting place of three of Sir John Franklin’s crew, it has served as the base camp for much of the exploration of the Northwest Passage.
Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Northwest Passage

Exciting days lie ahead as you venture into the Northwest Passage, navigating delicately through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, this once impassable route is a place where few are lucky enough to have travelled. From John Cabot to James Cook and Sir John Franklin, many explorers set out to take this fabled journey and failed. On board Scenic Eclipse you will go further than these intrepid explorers were ever able to. Due to the extraordinary nature of this very remote Arctic region, our route is dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, with each day a highlight.
Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings for nature walks and visits to remote communities.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Northwest Passage

Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Northwest Passage

Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Northwest Passage

Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Northwest Passage

Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Northwest Passage

Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Northwest Passage

Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Franklin Bay

Discover Franklin Bay, a large inlet at the southern arm of the Amundsen Gulf.
Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Herschel Island

Sitting on the edge the Beaufort Sea, north of Canada’s Yukon Territory, Herschel Island was first inhabited by the Thule, ancestors of the Inuit.
Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings to explore historic structures. Learn about the Thule and Inuit cultures and explore the melting permafrost.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Herschel Island

Continue exploring Herschel Island.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Point Barrow

At the meeting point of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Point Barrow is the northernmost town in the USA, a place of extremes and home to the largest indigenous community in Alaska.
Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings to explore this remote settlement. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Bering Strait

Traverse the Chukchi Sea to the Bering Strait. Linking the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, this narrow waterway is only 82 kilometres at its widest point. Alaska and the USA are port side and the Chukotka region in Russia starboard, with the closest point between the two countries, less than seven kilometres.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
Bering Strait

Continue cruising the Bering Strait.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Nome > Anchorage

Your cruise ends as you disembark and say farewell to the crew and transfer to the airport for your flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival, you’ll be transfer to a luxurious hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 23
Anchorage > UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 24
Arrive UK

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