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Embark on a captivating voyage through spectacular North Atlantic landscapes. Starting in Canada's maritime region, you’ll sail from vibrant Halifax to Saint John's and historic L'Anse-aux-Meadows. Then, discover Greenland's traditions and striking scenery, visiting the towns of Qaqortoq, Narsarsuaq, and Aappilattoq. Finally, relax at sea before experiencing Iceland’s beautiful and historical Westfjords region, and sleek, modern Reykjavik.

Trip Highlights

Marvel at the evidence of Viking settlement in North America at L'Anse Aux Meadows.
Visit the tiny, remote, colorful Greenlandic village of Aappilattoq, only accessible by boat.
Discover the friendliness of 'Newfies' and the maritime history of St. John's, Canada's easternmost city.
Sail through the dramatic, steep-sided narrow fjord of Prins Christian Sund.
Explore the spectacular icy wilderness of Skjoldungen Fjord, past towering glaciers.

Itinerary

Halifax, NS
Day 1
Founded as a naval base in 1749, Halifax’s seafaring history is well-grounded with the Canadian Museum of Immigration, where one million Europeans landed up until 1971, and the Noon Gun that has fired from the Citadel fortress since 1857. When the Titanic struck the iceberg at 11:40 pm, April 14, 1912, ships set sail from here. Many victims are buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, while the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic displays rescued artefacts.
Day at sea
Day 2
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
St. John's, NL
Day 3
St. John’s, North America's easternmost city and capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, traces its history to John Cabot's 1497 voyage. Thriving in the 18th and 19th centuries with the cod fishing industry, the town's architecture, like the row houses on George Street, echoes its maritime past. Water Street, once a bustling port, now hosts shops and galleries in converted warehouses. Signal Hill provides views of the city's colourful houses.
St. Anthony, NL
Day 4
Newfoundland's former fishing village of St. Anthony brims with excitement despite its sleepy facade. This Arctic gateway comes alive in summer, offering front-row views to a dazzling natural wonder - the flowing Iceberg Alley, where towering frozen giants glide past. Alongside whales and puffins, marvel at these glacial spectacles from the boardwalk trail. The Grenfell Museum chronicles the life of British Dr. Grenfell's medical missions.
Day at sea
Day 5
Days at sea are the perfect chance to relax, unwind and do whatever takes your fancy. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, trying to spot a whale from the deck, reading a chapter or two, or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to the green days spent exploring on land.
Qaqortoq
Day 6
Qaqortoq is the largest city in South Greenland and the perfect base to explore the Norse (Viking) ruins encompassed by the extensive UNESCO-listed Kujataa World Heritage Site, a sub-arctic farming landscape. The town is home to 18th-century colonial buildings and the oldest fountain in Greenland; completed in 1932, it depicts whales spouting water out of their blowholes. Qaqortoq Museum in the town's oldest building focuses on early settlers.
Narsarsuaq
Day 7
Narsarsuaq, a gateway to South Greenland with a WWII air base, is rich in history and biodiversity. Close to the Greenland Ice Sheet and Erik the Red's Norse settlement, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, it bears reminders of its wartime past. The Greenland Arboretum, a wooded haven, flourishes with wildflowers in summer, guiding paths to viewpoints, all within 6km of the impressive Greenland ice sheet.
Qassiarsuk, Brattahlid
Day 7
Qassiarsuk's Norse ruins of Brattahlíð, founded by Viking explorer Erik the Red, draw visitors to this Greenlandic village on Tunulliarfik Fjord. Erik's 10th-century estate grew into a 5,000-person Viking settlement, once Greenland's largest. Traces of Norse relics dot the landscape, accompanied by a statue of Erik. Qassiarsuk's subarctic mix of Norse and Greenlandic farming on the Edge of the Ice Cap is part of UNESCO-listed Kujataa Greenland.
Aappilattoq
Day 8
Colourful Nordic houses stand against snow-tipped mountain ridges, encircling Aappilattoq, a remote Inuit village in Greenland. Nestled within the icy wilderness of Prins Christian Sund, accessible by boat or helicopter, Aappilattoq is home to around 100 rugged individuals who make a living through fishing and hunting. Considered the southernmost inhabited area in Greenland, Aappilattoq is in fact at the midpoint of the west and east coasts.
Cruise Prins Christian Sund
Day 8
A beautifully dramatic fjord in the south of Greenland, Prins Christian Sund offers breathtaking vistas of Greenland's icy wilderness. Magnificent glaciers and granite cliffs plunge into crystal-clear waters.Fin, blue and minke whales are a common sight, feeding on the rich krill blooms., while shaggy-coated muskox, polar bears and bearded seals are well-adapted to this harsh Arctic climate.
Skjoldungen
Day 9
On the craggy east coast of Greenland, the stunningly scenic, U-shaped Skjoldungen Fjord is surrounded by lofty snow-capped mountains, dwarf birch, Arctic wildflowers and willow forests ending with the Thrym Glacier. High rock walls, serpentine rivers and large crevasses of ice pillars known as seracs give way to carved icebergs in the fjord that gleam in a white to blue spectrum. You also have the opportunity to see whales under pure blue skies.
Day at sea
Day 10
Today as you sail, you’ll bask in the endless comforts of your ship. From the deck, marvel at the dramatic sea views. Relax with a nurturing facial treatment or massage in the spa or delve into the ship’s learning resources. Or, simply take refuge in your cabin and enjoy the opportunity to rest.
Patreksfjörður
Day 11
The largest town in the southern part of Iceland’s striking Westfjords region, Patreksfjörður was a pioneering force in Iceland’s fishing industry. Today commercial fishing remains the town’s primary industry. One of Patreksfjörður’s main draws is the nearby Látrabjarg Cliff, Europe’s largest bird cliff and one of the world’s best seabird watching spots where the puffins are protected so they have little reason to fear humans.
Reykjavik
Day 12
Make sure there is sufficient timeto explore this diminutive but dramatic capital city. Despite its small size, you won’t be short of things to see and do. To get your bearings, take the elevator to the top of Hallgrímskirkja. This church, designed by famed Icelandic architect Gudjón Samuelsson is one of the most distinctive buildings in town. When you return to earth, visit the city’s other renowned building Harpa Concert Hall, located at the heart of Reykjavík's regenerated harbour – also the home of the Maritime Museum. Speaking of cultural spaces, tour the National Museum to learn the story of Iceland from past to present. The Reykjavík Art Museum houses an impressive contemporary collection including eye-catching pieces by Erró. And, of course, just 50 kilometres outside the city lies Thingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland’s original Viking parliament.
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Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Junior Suite

32 m2
2
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6m2 (65ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, have a separate living room area, and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

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41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom with separate bath tub and a walk-in shower.

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2 (86ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom – with separate bath tub and shower – and a walk-in wardrobe.

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Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 9,590
Double
$ 5,480

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 9,590

Double

$ 5,480

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 10,115
Double
$ 5,780

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 10,115

Double

$ 5,780

Deck  5

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 12,040
Double
$ 6,880

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 12,040

Double

$ 6,880

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 12,565
Double
$ 7,180
Triple
$ 3,590

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 12,565

Double

$ 7,180

Triple

$ 3,590

Junior Suite

32 m2
2
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 18,160
Double
$ 9,080

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 18,160

Double

$ 9,080

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,160
Double
$ 9,580
Triple
$ 4,790
Quad
$ 4,790

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 19,160

Double

$ 9,580

Triple

$ 4,790

Quad

$ 4,790

Deck  6

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 13,790
Double
$ 7,880

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 13,790

Double

$ 7,880

Junior Suite

32 m2
2
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 18,160
Double
$ 9,080

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 18,160

Double

$ 9,080

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,160
Double
$ 9,580
Triple
$ 4,790
Quad
$ 4,790

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 19,160

Double

$ 9,580

Triple

$ 4,790

Quad

$ 4,790

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 21,160
Double
$ 10,580
Triple
$ 5,290
Quad
$ 5,290

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 21,160

Double

$ 10,580

Triple

$ 5,290

Quad

$ 5,290

Prices are quoted per person per cruise.
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Age restrictions
Our Antarctica and Arctica expedition cruises as well as special cruises in remote areas are not suitable for children under 8 years of age. By explicit exception, we allow Children below the age of 8 but minimum 6 years to participate in such named expedition cruises, provided that the parents have submitted a corresponding declaration of liability. Depending on the route, the authorization is limited to a maximum number of 1 to 5 children under 8 years. For all other cruises, the minimum age for children is also 6 years with a limited maximum of children per cruise
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STANDARD FARES

  • Option is valid for 4 working days
  • 20% deposit and 30% for Suites
  • Final payment 120 days before the departure

LAST MINUTE FARES

  • Offer valid for new bookings made between the 1st April and the 30th April 2024 only
  • Full payment of the cruise at the time of booking
  • The cancellation of the booking equates to 100% of the total cruise fare per person
  • Only applicable to Ocean View and Balcony cabins on a double occupancy basis, more info