Northwest Passage and Polar Expeditions


Experience the Northwest Passage with one of the most experienced Expedition Cruise teams in the business. The best way to learn about and appreciate the complexity and interconnectedness of the world’s ocean is by traveling it with marine naturalists and other experts dedicated to Polar conservation.

Classic Northwest Passage – Westbound 2017
Cambridge Bay to Iqaluit- onboard Akademik Ioffe
August 28 – Sep 9, 2017

Spitsbergen Explorer
Longyearbyen – Longyearbyen – onboard Ioffe
June 26- July 7, 2017

Classic Northwest Passage & Greenland – 2017
Cambridge Bay to Kangerlussuaq – onboard Ioffe
August 24 – September 5, 2017

The most comprehensive exploration of the NWP, offered both westbound and eastbound.  This classic itinerary covers the high Arctic with time built into the itinerary to explore, experience and discover.  History and wildlife abound this iconic signature voyage defines Arctic expedition cruising at its finest.

High Arctic Explorer
Resolute to Resolute – onboard Vavilov
August 5 – August 14, 2017

By using the northern gateway of Resolute this seven night voyage covers the highlights of the Canadian Arctic’s wildlife located within the NWP. By merging the best wildlife of the north in a week-long get away, this itinerary offers the heart of the Northwest Passage

NWP Pathways to Franklin
Resolute to Resolute – onboard Vavilov
August 14 – August 23, 2017

An itinerary honed to honour the exploratory nature of explorers in days gone by. In addition to wildlife, we seek the unique feeling of exploratory passion as we transit the Victoria Strait. This legacied waterway is the resting place of the HMS Erebus as was successfully found in the Victoria Strait Expedition of 2014.

Antarctic Expeditions

Antarctic and Falkland Islands – Seabirds and Penguins
December 06 – December 17, 2016

Bruce and Wendy Fougner will be hosting this very special cruise with all proceeds benefiting the Vancouver Aquarium. For details, visit this here:

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