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Capacity

199

Passenger capacity is 264 but limited to 199 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

23 nights

Price guide

From £27,180pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type

Cruise

Highlights

A&K expedition – The Northwest Passage: Greenland to the Bering Sea with Geoffrey Kent 2022

Observe unique wildlife on the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, photograph rugged landscapes and glittering icebergs in West Greenland, and learn about remote communities in Kangerlussuaq and Little Diomede. Join A&K Founder Geoffrey Kent on this exciting voyage and follow in the footsteps of polar explorers as you cruise the Northwest Passage, discovering the fascinating history of the region and seeing their legacy at Beechy Island. Delve into the remote Yukon territory at Herschel Island, where the Arctic whaling industry once thrived. Relax onboard luxurious L’Austral, with guaranteed balcony accommodation, and soak in the beauty of this glacial wonderland.

Inclusions

  • Cruise for 21 nights through the Arctic’s wildest regions on luxurious L’Austral, enjoying guaranteed balcony accommodation and a guest capacity limited to just 199
  • Sail with A&K’s award-winning expedition team, including a geologist, historian, ornithologist, botanist, and marine biologist, as well as field naturalists and Zodiac driver-guides
  • Benefit from expert photography guidance with lectures and workshops led by a dedicated A&K photo-coach.
  • Explore the west coast of Greenland, where you can cruise iceberg-studded fjords and visit local Inuit in their villages
  • Delve into the remote Yukon territory at Herschel Island where the Arctic whaling industry once thrived
  • Take advantage of A&K internal flights to Kangerlussuaq and Anchorage, conveniently beginning and ending your journey in North America
  • An exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team
  • Pre- and/or post-cruise accommodation at stylish, ideally located hotels and A&K-led city tours
  • Airport meet and greet with included transfers
  • Enjoy all-balcony accommodation on L’Austral and butler service with every suite
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Culinary programme featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed
  • Complimentary expedition parka, backpack and water bottle, and use of waterproof trousers, boots and trekking poles
  • Zodiac excursions led by expert naturalist driver-guides
  • Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board and in hotels
  • On-board service from English-speaking staff, including an accredited physician
  • 24-hour A&K on-call support
 

2022

 
 Cabin  Per person from
 Classic Stateroom  £30,185
 Deluxe Stateroom  £33,195
 Premier Stateroom  £34,700
 Superior Stateroom  £36,200
 Prestige Suite  £44,470
 Premier two-room Suite  £51,240
 Prestige two-room Suite  £52,745
 Owner's Suite  £62,520

 

Prices above are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £20,865 

View 2023 tour details and departure dates

Departure date 

The departure date for this Luxury Expedition Cruise is:

23 August – 15 September 2022 (23 nights) 

Accommodation

This departure is aboard L’Austral

View L’Austral deck plan (PDF – 775KB)

Featured Experts 

Leslie Qammaniq, Inuit Culture Expert

Born in Nunavut’s Pond Inlet, Leslie was raised experiencing a traditional lifestyle. She proudly carries this forward today as a passionate ambassador and teacher of Inuit culture and tradition.

Russel Potter, Arctic History Lecturer

Author, lecturer and fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Russel is known for his expertise on Franklin’s lost expedition of 1845. In 2017, he retraced Franklin’s route with Erebus author, Sir Michael Palin.

David Reid, Naturalist Guide & Zodiac Driver

A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and former resident of the Arctic, David has participated in more than 300 polar expeditions, including 18 successful expeditions through the Northwest Passage.

Frances A. Ulmer, Arctic Relations and Climate Lecturer

A longtime resident of Alaska, Frances has served more than 30 years in public service with numerous appointments that include Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (2011–2020), Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (1994­–2002) and current Chair of the Nature Conservancy’s Global Board of Directors.

 

Journey details

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are 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 onboard.

COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this programme. See our Frequently Asked Questions.

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The Northwest Passage: Greenland to the Bering Sea

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