CAMBRIDGE BAY TO HALIFAX ADVENTURE

CAMBRIDGE BAY TO HALIFAX ADVENTURE

USD $18216 starting price
Experience a true adventure through the raw and daunting beauty of the Arctic. Our ship MS Fram is one of the few vessels capable of navigating the passage in premium comfort.

Ship: MS Fram – 276 Guests – Learn More
Duration: 20 days

DEPARTURE
02 Sep 2022 Request Quote
VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS
  • A unique possibility to sail through the legendary Northwest Passage
  • Sail in the wake of famous explorers, in spectacular and unspoiled nature
  • Great wildlife spotting opportunities, including chances of seeing polar bears
  • Explore some of the most spectacular and unspoiled scenery on Earth, including Greenland

Day 1 Edmonton

Guest may enjoy the lively city of Edmonton on one of our optional pre-cruise Land Adventures before the expedition begins.
Temperature range in August: 46 – 72 °F  
Included hotel and transfers:
·       One-night bed and breakfast at a centrally located three-star hotel
·       Transfer from Hotel to Edmonton airport  

Day 2 Fly to Cambridge Bay and embark the ship

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for a flight to Cambridge Bay, where MS Fram awaits. Once aboard the ship, guests join a mandatory safety drill and get an opportunity to meet some of the officers, crew and Expedition Team members.
 Temperature range in August: 40 – 50 °F 
Included transfers and flight:
·       Flight in coach class from Edmonton to Cambridge Bay
·       Transfer from Cambridge Bay airport to the ship

Day 3-10 Northwest Passage

Our goal is to head into the heart of the Northwest Passage on this epic route. Depending on conditions, we hope to explore these historic sights: Gjøa Haven, Fort Ross, Beechey Island and Radstock Bay, Dundas Harbor, Pond Inlet and Sam Ford Fjord. Along this stretch of the journey, we will be sailing in pristine straits that are home to rich wildlife, so we will be on the constant lookout for its inhabitants, such as the regal polar bears.
 Temperature range in September: 25 – 40°F 
 
Optional activities may include:
·       Kayaking near icebergs, and possibly seals and whales
·       Small boat cruises to explore hard-to-reach areas
·       Guided hikes to scenic viewpoints
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures

Day 11 Crossing the Davis Strait

There will be plenty to discuss with the Expedition Team from the past week’s adventures. Guests can also listen to their lectures and discover more in our Science Center as we head to Greenland.

Day 12 Explore Ilulissat

Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site. The fjord is full of icebergs originating from the nearby Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the world’s most productive.

Temperature range in September: 32 – 41 °F

Day 13 Explore Sisimiut

Guests come ashore and explore the colorful town. They can visit the small museum, hike in the hills and shop for local handicrafts. In addition, enjoy a traditional kayaking demonstration and the museum which features local cultural history and exhibits different periods of the city’s history and its surroundings.
Temperature range in September: 41 – 50 °F

Day 14 Explore Nuuk, capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the political and social center of Greenland and the oldest town in the country, founded in 1728. It is situated at the mouth of one of most spectacular fjord systems in the world. 
Guests will visit the National Museum of Greenland. Discover exhibitions covering Greenland’s history during the past 4,500 years – from the first Arctic Stone Age cultures to the Norse settlements, the arrival of the Thule culture and the gradual transition to modern day Greenland.
Temperature range in September: 35 – 45 °F

Day 15 Kvanefjord

Kvanefjord is a 30-mile-long fjord on the west coast of Greenland. We will spend the day here exploring the amazing landscape.
 Temperature range in September: 35 – 45 °F 
 Optional/possible activities:
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures

Day 16 At sea

We leave Greenland and head for open sea. We will cross the southern part of the Labrador Sea, this time sailing towards Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.
Optional activities:
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures

Day 17 Red Bay, Labrador

The Reb Bay Basque Whaling Station is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Guests can wander around the former whaling town and learn about its interesting history.
Temperature range in September: 43 – 57 °F 

Day 18 Corner Brook

Corner Brook is located on the west coast of Newfoundland. Guests can explore the charming town center or enjoy its many walking trails.
Temperature range in September: 37 – 54 °F 
 Optional/possible activities:
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures

Day 19 At sea

Guests can enjoy a day at sea as the expedition team leads a recap of the voyage.
 
Optional activities:
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures

Day 20 Halifax – Disembarkation

Disembark in hip and historic Halifax, Nova Scotia. Guest may choose to spend more time in the town with a post-program.
 Temperature range in September: 52 – 64 °F

MS FRAM

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram honors the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology and making her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.

Many boast of their “ultimate” expedition ships. But none, save the MS Fram, contains two critical features which deliver adventure in a more safe and comfortable way. MS Fram is a purpose-build expedition ship built especially for comfortable Explorer voyages, with emphasis on relaxation and discovery.

MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind – to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as offering numerous lounges in which to relax, our more active guests can use our well-equipped gym. Meanwhile, on deck, our Jacuzzis guarantee you surreal memories when passing the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland. To keep up with what’s happening on the MS Fram right now and the amazing experiences our passengers are having, stay up to date with the MS Fram blog.

MS Fram is designed for sailing in polar waters, holds the highest safety standards and is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuverability and guests’ comfort. With space for only 276 guests, you are sure to get to know many of your fellow travellers. You will share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home.

Ship Specifications

Year of construction 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Ship yard Fincanteiri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318
Beds 276
Gross tonnage 11647
Length 114
Beam 20.2
Speed 13

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Duration: 20 Days

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