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Luxury Expedition Cruises

The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea 2020


24 days from $29,995 was $33,995

Limited to 199 guests

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Book early and save $4,000 per person on all staterooms and suites.

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.

A&K Advantages

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 the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord to Franklin Bay’s “Smoking Hills”

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

Itinerary at a Glance

AUG 24–25
Montreal | Dynamic Canadian City
AUG 26–31
Western Greenland | In the Footsteps of Amundsen
SEP 1–8
Nunavut & the Canadian Arctic | Heart of the Northwest Passage
SEP 9–12
The Northwest & Yukon Territories | “Smoking Hills” & Herschel Island
SEP 13–14
Beaufort & Chukchi Seas | Waters of the White One
SEP 15–16
Little Diomede Island & Nome, Alaska | Wilds of Alaska

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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.”

Four Seasons Montreal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Aug 25)
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.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 community center 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.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Sep 15); Breakfast, Lunch (Sep 16)
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.

Alaska Post-Tour Extension

Anchorage Post-Cruise Extension

4 days from $3,295

Single Supplement from $525

Discover epic Alaska, ascending Mount Alyeska by cable car, cruising Prince William Sound and enjoying a docent-led visit at a renowned museum.

SEP 16

Arrive in Anchorage. Drive the scenic Seward Highway, stopping for views and birdwatching at Potter’s Marsh. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Dinner
SEP 17

Experience a breathtaking cable car ride to the top of Mount Alyeska before heading to Whittier for a glacier boat tour on Prince William Sound.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
SEP 18

Drive to the beautiful Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Enjoy a docent-led visit at the world-class Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

Hotel Captain Cook
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
SEP 19

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Aug 24 - Sep 16
    Special Offer
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    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
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    Cabin Class
    Category 1 - Classic Stateroom
    Price
    $29,995 was $33,995
    Single Supplement
    $25,495
    Internal air from
    $2,950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 2 - Deluxe Stateroom
    Price
    $33,995 was $37,995
    Single Supplement
    $28,495
    Internal air from
    $2,950
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    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 3 - Premier Stateroom
    Price
    $35,995 was $39,995
    Single Supplement
    $29,995
    Internal air from
    $2,950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 4 - Superior Stateroom
    Price
    $37,995 was $41,995
    Single Supplement
    $31,495
    Internal air from
    $2,950
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Category 5 - Prestige Suite
    Price
    $47,495 was $51,495
    Single Supplement
    $45,125
    Internal air from
    $2,950
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Category 6 - Premier Two-Room Suite
    Price
    $55,995 was $59,995
    Single Supplement
    $53,195
    Internal air from
    $2,950
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Category 7 - Prestige Two-Room Suite
    Price
    $57,995 was $61,995
    Single Supplement
    $54,995
    Internal air from
    $2,950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 8 - Owner's Suite
    Price
    $69,995 was $73,995
    Single Supplement
    $66,495
    Internal air from
    $2,950
    Availability
    Limited Availability

    Optional post-tour extension available on this departure.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $2,950
Montreal/Kangerlussuaq; Nome/Anchorage 

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.

This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

Minimum age is 7 years.

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.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.


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