We just came back from a cruise to Canada’s Arctic and Greenland and it was a life-changing experience. An excellent adventure, beautiful scenery, terrific crew and staff. We hiked, swam in the polar seas, sang, learned, took thousands of pictures of the vast vistas, wildlife including whales and polar bears.
The main official language of Canada is English with French being the official language of Quebec. The traditional language of the Inuit is Inuktitut of which there are many dialects.
A high level of fitness is not necessary for Arctic cruises to the Canadian Arctic, but you need to be in good health as although there is generally a doctor on board the ship, you may be a long way from any other medical assistance. The majority of activities are focused around shore excursions and zodiac cruising and so you need to be agile and able-bodied enough to climb into and out of the inflatable zodiacs from both the ship and the shore. On shore landings you may need to negotiate uneven and slippery ground. Shore excursions generally involve some walking.
All of our tours are 100% tried and tested to ensure that when you travel with us, you’re doing so in a controlled and safe environment with trained experts. We consistently monitor weather conditions and will always provide you with the best possible adventure without risk of injury to you or the vessel. While some activities may need to be rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, every effort is made to have a contingency plan should such conditions become a reality during your expedition. We use our vast experience and knowledge when picking the vessels we sell to provide you with an adventure that’s unforgettable for all the right reasons.