Northwest Passage - In the Footsteps of Franklin

16 nights from £15800

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16 nights

Northwest Passage - In the Footsteps of Franklin

Explore the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route running between Europe and Asia.

£15800 pp excluding flights £988 per night
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Winding your way through the icy channels of the legendary Northwest Passage is history brought to life. On this compelling 17-day journey aboard our new vessel, Ultramarine, passengers retrace the steps of the intrepid Franklin Expedition, which left the shores of England in 1845 in search of the last unexplored section of the Northwest Passage—only to become permanently icebound. Its discovery more than a century and a half later was a much-celebrated moment in Polar history.On Ultramarine, guests benefit from two twin-engine helicopters that will provide spectacular aerial views of the Arctic landscape, the most extensive portfolio of adventure options in the industry, more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than any other expedition ship its size, and 20 quick-launching Zodiacs to get you closer to ancient glaciers, dramatic fjords and towering icebergs. Explore colourful Greenlandic villages, and shop for traditional Inuit handicrafts. Hike the endless Arctic backdrop and marvel at the vast, colourful tundra. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive and majestic creatures that make their home in this wilderness, such as whales, walrus, Musk ox and Polar bears. Come aboard Ultramarine, follow in the footsteps of Franklin’s legendary Arctic voyage, and return home with memories to last a lifetime.
  • Explore colourful Greenlandic villages and shop for traditional Inuit handicrafts
  • Experience highlights of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic
  • View iconic Arctic wildlife, such as whales, walrus and Musk ox
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landings with Ultramarine’s two onboard helicopters
  • Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to get up close to glaciers, fjords, icebergs and more
  • Travel in a small expedition vessel
  • Hike the colourful tundra

The Northwest Passage - In the Footsteps of Franklin is offered on the Ultramarine which is a Polar Adventure ship. Full board accommodation on the ship, generally on a twin share basis in a variety of cabin types, all with en suite facilities. Polar Adventure Ships These are small ice rated vessels well qualified for Polar waters. Intimate adventures are always more enjoyable with like-minded passengers and staff, so these voyages are for people who like flexible itineraries and plenty to keep them busy. Activities include frequent Zodiac excursions, trekking and many hours on deck in areas that other ships only dream about accessing. Food and staff are superb and every guest benefits from the technical advances of this superb fleet. Rest assured our Polar Adventure Ships enable any traveller to maximize their experience sensitively in the Poles.

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