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The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea 2020 with A&K

Join A&K’s world-class Expedition Team on a cruise through the rarely-transited Northwest Passage, an extraordinary voyage from western Greenland to Nome, Alaska, all while following in the footsteps of the greatest explorers.

Special Offer

Book now and save up to $15,940 per couple
and save 50% on single supplements in categories 1, 2 and 3.

*Based on savings per person, double occupancy.
Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn or reduced at any time.

Ports of Call: Montreal, Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut, Disko Bay & Ilulissat, Uummannaq Fjords, Uummannaq Fjords, Upernavik, Pond Inlet, Lancaster Sound, Beechey Island, Fort Ross, Gjoa Haven, Victoria Island, Franklin Bay, Herschel Island, Anchorage


Highlights
  • Cruise for 21 nights on all-balcony ‘Le Boreal’ on the only voyage to sail the full extent of the Northwest Passage from West Greenland to Nome, Alaska
  • Begin with two nights in Montreal at the new Four Seasons Montreal, where you also enjoy a choice of A&K tours
  • Sail with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team, including a dedicated A&K photo coach, historian, geologist, and naturalist and Zodiac driver-guides
  • Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included onboard meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, gratuities, and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Explore the west coast of Greenland, where you may meet with local Inuit in their villages
  • Marvel at wonders from Franklin Bay’s “Smoking Hills” to the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Discover the remote Yukon at Herschel Island, where the Arctic whaling industry once thrived
  • Take advantage of A&K internal flights to Kangerlussuaq and Anchorage, conveniently starting and ending your journey in North America
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
Important Terms
  • Please note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cruise ID 33827 Book By 18Dec19
Embarkation Kangerlussuaq Disembarkation Anchorage, USA
Departure Dates 24Aug20 Duration 23 nights
Arrival Dates 16Sep20 Region Europe, North America, Polar Regions
Cruise Line Ponant Cruise Ship Le Boreal
Cruise Type Ocean Cruise Package Type Cruise-Tour

Cabin Name
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Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6
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Owner's Balcony Suite-Category 8
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Prestige Balcony Suite-Category 5
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Superior Balcony Stateroom-Category 4
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Premier Balcony Stateroom-Category 3
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Classic Balcony Stateroom-Category 1
$47,750
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Deluxe Balcony Stateroom-Category 2
$53,545
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Prestige Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 7
$88,330
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* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).  Prices for alternative departure dates may vary. Gratuities included. For real time availability, talk to your travel specialist.

 

Special Offer

Book now and save up to $15,940 per couple
and save 50% on single supplements in categories 1, 2 and 3.

*Based on savings per person, double occupancy.
Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn or reduced at any time.

 

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.


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Aug 24–25

Montreal | Dynamic Canadian City

Arrive in Montreal and transfer to your hotel. Gather for a welcome dinner and enjoy an introduction to your cruise’s AKP art auction. The next day, choose from city tours that include Old Montreal and the “Underground City.”
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner (Aug 25)
Accommodation: Four Seasons Montreal

 

Aug 26–31

Western Greenland | In the Footsteps of Amundsen

Transfer to the airport for a charter flight to Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord), a fjord at the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Later, board your luxury expedition mega-yacht, ‘Le Boreal.’ Tonight, join fellow guests and crew for a welcome cocktail reception. In 1906, explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to transit the entire Northwest Passage. The next day, embark on your voyage from exactly where he did, cruising along the stunning West Coast of Greenland, which you explore for six days: Your Captain and Expedition Leader determine the day’s best sightseeing opportunities, which may include: northernmost Sisimiut for a visit to its local museum and an Inuit sea kayak demonstration; Disko Bay, a wide inlet off of Baffin Bay first explored by Erik the Red in 985; the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the mouth of one of the most active glaciers in the world; and the Uummannaq Fjord system, a geological wonder teeming with marine life, where you also discover the ancient huts of the Thule hunters.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Boreal’

 

Sep 1–8

Nunavut & the Canadian Arctic | Heart of the Northwest Passage

Cruise west into the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Nunavut, voyaging into the heart of this legendary sea route. Your Expedition Leader and Captain determine your excursions, which may include: the Inuit Village of Pond Inlet, where you visit a local centre and co-op to shop for artisan soapstone carvings; Beechey Island, where British explorer Sir John Franklin and his expedition sought refuge in 1845 before his ill-fated attempt to conquer the passage, and where you see the wooden grave markers for three of his men; and the natural harbor of Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen took a two-year refuge among the Netsilik Inuits while waiting for ice to abate, before he became the first person ever to transit the full Northwest Passage.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Boreal’

 

Sep 9–12

The Northwest & Yukon Territories | “Smoking Hills” & Herschel Island

In the Northwest Territories, you may stop for a landing at Ulukhaktok (Holman village) and for an unforgettable visit with its Inuit people, who greet you with drum dances at the shore. At Franklin Bay, see the rare geological phenomenon of the “Smoking Hills,” cliffs of bituminous shale combusting and burning for millennia. Conditions permitting in the Yukon, you may also land at Herschel Island. Evidence of the island’s whaling culture remains along its coastline — one greatly affected by impacts of sea erosion and climate change.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Boreal’

 

Sep 13–14

Beaufort & Chukchi Seas | Waters of the White One

Sail from the wide Beaufort Sea into the U.S., clearing at Point Barrow, Alaska (U.S. Customs clearance only). Relax on your private balcony or join fellow guests on deck and, with some luck, spot the chatty beluga by day or the evening’s northern lights.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Boreal’

 

Sep 15–16

Little Diomede Island & Nome, Alaska | Wilds of Alaska

Cruise to Little Diomede, home to the traditional Ingalikmiut. Conditions permitting, take a Zodiac ride. The next day, disembark in Nome and enjoy a tour and dogsled demonstration. Board your A&K internal flight to Anchorage. Continue on your flight home.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Sep 15); Breakfast & Lunch (Sep 16)
Accommodation: ‘Le Boreal’

 

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.

 

Journey Details

• This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
• Minimum age is 7 years old.
• Categories 5–8 include suite accommodations at the hotel and butler service on board the ship.
• First group event: welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. on Aug 24.
• Last group event: disembarkation in Nome at 9:00 a.m. on Sep 16.





Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi



Area: 27 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi



Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi



Area: 36 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi



Area: 45 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Situated on Deck 6
  • Decorated by French designers
  • Breathtakting panoramic sea view
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi
  • Butler service
  • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport – Hotel – Port
  • 1 free hour of Spa treatments



Area: 21 m²
Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi


Le Boreal

Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and well-being which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

 

Interior Design

Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

 

Restaurants

Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.

Two restaurants welcome you for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Le Liberté Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompanied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

 

Accommodation

Elegance and flexibility of the suites and staterooms, decorated by French interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.

  • Flexible capacity: from 112 to 132 suites & staterooms.
  • Maximum configuration: 4 suites & 128 staterooms.
  • Maximum number of suites configuration: 24 suites & 88 staterooms.
  • Magnificent ocean views: 124 staterooms and suites with balcony

 

Deck plan

Length  466 ft
Beam  59 ft
Draft  15.3 ft
Cruising speed  14 knots
Ice class  1 C
Classification  Bureau Veritas
Flag  French
Guest decks  6
Guest capacity (double occupancy)  up to 264 PAX
Normal crew size  140
Fleet of expedition Zodiac®  (Mark V HD)
Gross tonnage  10 944 UMS
Electric motors  2 x 2300 KW
Installed power  6 400 KW
Construction  Fincantieri-Ancône-Italy


Le Boreal


Ponant

Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.



 
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