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See the wonders of the Arctic Circle’s Northwest Passage

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See the otherworldly landscapes of the Arctic Circle including icebergs, dramatic fjords and stunning glaciers and get a glimpse into the lives of the Innuits who call the region their home on an 18-night expedition cruise package offered by Adventure Canada and Cruise Traveller of the famed Northwest Passage. Bookings for the journey will attract two nights’ free accommodation and solo travellers can book without paying a solo supplement, subject to availability.

The release of the special package comes after Adventure Canada was awarded USA Today’s, Readers Choice award, for the best adventure cruise line earlier this month. Despite being one of the smallest cruise lines in the category, Adventure Canada finished first out of 20 nominees, chosen by a combination of editors from USA Today,, and expert contributors.

Departing August 17, 2019, the 16-night cruise will sail from Greenland, with its quaint villages, dramatic fjords and glaciers, to Canada’s northern shores, travelling through the famed Northwest Passage. Guests booking through Cruise Traveller will also receive a free hotel stay either side of the cruise, in Toronto and Calgary, making the trip a total of 18 nights.

Linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Northwest Passage is only navigable by ships for a few months a year after the peak of summer. Many 19th century European explorers tried to traverse the passage as a possible trade route to Asia, often with journeys ending in disaster. Today, the Northwest Passage is accessible by ice-strengthened expedition ships – but the icy waters still retain their mystic charm.

Guests will travel onboard Adventure Canada’s 198-passenger, eco-friendly vessel, the Ocean Endeavour and enjoy many Zodiac shore visits and excursions which will take them close to wildlife and provide an immersive insight into the traditional Inuit culture—including a visit to Canada’s northernmost community. During the journey, expedition staff from Adventure Canada will help spot polar bears, whales, seals and other wildlife while maintaining passenger safety at all times.

Other highlights of the cruise include crossing the Arctic Circle, cruising along the icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord – a world heritage site, visiting the historic remains of the Franklin Expedition, seeing polar bears, seabirds, seals and whales in their natural habitats, and visiting Devon Island – which, at over 50,000 square kilometres, is the largest uninhabited island on earth, and home to many geological and natural features.

Beginning in Toronto, Canada, on August 16, 2019, including shore excursions, charter flights between Canada and Greenland and an expedition parka to keep, the 18-night ‘Into the Northwest Passage’ package is available from US$16,190 per person, twin-share, and for solo travellers, subject to availability and until sold out.  A night in Toronto pre-cruise and a night-post-cruise in Calgary are also included completely free. Flights from Australia are additional.

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