Pathways of Franklin

Overview

This voyage will appeal to both lovers of wildlife and the dramatic history of early polar exploration. We will trace the routes of the early explorers who sailed – and perished – in these waters as they sought a way through the fabled Northwest Passage. Our itinerary includes a visit to one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in the world, and we enjoy frequent sightings of seals as well as beluga whale. The mythical narwhal inhabits these waters, and we also hope to encounter polar bears at special locations that we have discovered over the years.

TRIP CODE
ACTSPOF
DEPARTURE
14-Aug-2017
DURATION
10 Days
LOCATIONS
Arctic

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

Transfer to the ship on embarkation day from central meeting point -

Cabin accommodation – a range of cabin types to choose from -

Experienced Expedition Leader and expedition team -

Dedicated hospitality staff including Hotel Manager and Adventure Concierge team -

All meals including daily afternoon tea -

Daily shore excursions by Zodiac boat (we have a fleet of 10 per ship) -

Informative and educational onboard presentation series -

Professional photographer on board to assist all guests -

An ER trained English speaking expedition doctor -

Guided hikes and walks ashore to wildlife sites, view points, historic sites and science stations -

Access to computers in the multimedia centre for image downloads, file back up and management

Onboard sauna, hot water Jacuzzi, plunge pool and fitness centre

Access to well stocked library full of polar reference books

Transfer from the ship to the airport at the end of the voyage.

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Polar exploration can be unpredictable, which regularly causes variations to our itineraries. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a 'guide only' and may change. The ship's Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may block out a planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.

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