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Adventures Afloat: The Legendary Northwest Passage: An Arctic Expedition

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Program #21408RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
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Itinerary for Aug 27 — Sep 12, 2014

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Type: Three-Star Hotel

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
8450 Sparrow Drive
Leduc, AB T9E 7G4 Canada
phone: 780-986-1840
web: http://www.executivehotels.net/edmontonairportleduchotel/

Room amenities: Generously sized rooms; mini fridge; iron and board; hair dryer; in room coffee; 25" color television; on-demand TV and movies; a top quality shower head in the bath; full length mirror in the bathroom and mirrored closet doors; a work desk, with desk lamp and desk level electrical outlets; voice mail and messaging system; Complimentary high speed internet access; dual port phones, so you can talk and use your computer at the same time; Morning paper; guest laundry room on the main floor, free of charge; complimentary Wifi.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24 hour hotel shuttle is available to take you to your flight; health spa complete with Jacuzzi tubs, steam baths, and exercise room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 800-241-1404 or via email at travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, August 27 - Edmonton
Note: Independent arrivals

Afternoon: Independent arrivals and check in to the hotel. Check-in begins at 4PM.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the Gazebo Cafe in the hotel at 5:00PM. Get to know your fellow participants and group leader.

Evening: There will be a mandatory orientation after dinner for all Adventure Canada guests to review the schedule for the next day's flight. There will be a short Road Scholar group meeting following. Afterwards, relax at the hotel before your voyage begins.

Lodging: Executive Royal Hotel Leduc-Nisku at Edmonton Airport

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Thursday, August 28 - Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
Note: Early morning charter flight onboard a 737 aircraft with breakfast en route to Kugluktuk where we will board the Sea Adventurer.

Breakfast: On charter flight.

Morning: Early morning charter flight from Edmonton, Alberta to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Nunavut - departing approximately 8:00AM. Estimated landing time is Kugluktuk is 2:30PM followed by embarkation aboard the vessel.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River to southwest of Victoria Island on the Coronation Gulf, Kuglutuk is the western-most community in Nunavut. Originally named Coppermine, it was renamed Kugluktuk according to its Inuinnaqtun name meaning "place of moving waters," on January 1st, 1996. The Coppermine River itself is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Copper deposits along the river attracted the first explorers to the area. Because the tundra is close to the tree line, a variety of wildlife can be viewed in the area: grizzly bears, wolverines, moose, and tundra wildlife such as muskoxen, caribou, foxes, and wolves.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Each evening, enjoy relaxing evening activities including live music, light lectures, games, and movies on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Friday, August 29 - Coronation Gulf
Note: At each expedition port of call there will be various excursion groups. This may include nature activities (minimal walking), short walks (about .5 - 1.5 miles), longer walks (2-3 miles) and photography sessions led by ship staff who are experts in various fields (history, paleontology, geology, sealife, Arcticic culture) . Participants may choose any of these options or opt for independent exploration. On select days there will be Road Scholar exclusive shore excursions.

Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: Separating Canada's mainland from the Arctic archipelago is the Coronation Gulf. Named by Sir John Franklin in honor of the coronation of King George IV, the Gulf receives the Coppermine, Tree, Rae, and Richardson Rivers. It is host to several hundred islands and small islets.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Coronation Gulf. Once back onboard, enjoy a Road Scholar exclusive cocktail party at 5:30PM in the Clipper Lounge before dinner.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Saturday, August 30 - Kent Peninsula
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: Expedition day in Kent Peninsula, located in Nunavut's northern Canadian Arctic mainland. Were it not for a 5-mile isthmus at the southeast corner it would be a long island parallel to the coast. From the isthmus it extends 105 mi (169 km) westward into the Coronation Gulf.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore the Kent Peninsula.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Sunday, August 31 - Queen Maud Gulf
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: The Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary contains the largest variety of geese of any nesting area in North America. The Sanctuary is one of the few nesting areas for both the Atlantic Brant (Brant bernicla hrota) and Pacific Brant (Brant bernicla nigricans). Almost the entire population of Ross' Goose (Chen rossii) nests here. It was named by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 1905 for Maud of Wales, the Queen of Norway. The Ahiak Caribou calve along the Queen Maud Gulf Coast in Nunavut and spend the summers here. Here we may also find bald eagles, muskox, and grizzly bears.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore the Queen Maud Gulf.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Monday, September 01 - Gjoa Haven
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: While looking for the Northwest Passage in 1903, explorer Roald Amundsen sailed through the James Ross Strait and stopped at a natural harbor on the island's south coast. Unable to proceed due to sea ice, he spent the winters of 1903-04 and 1904-05 there, where he learned Arctic living skills from the local Netsilk Inuit, skills that would later prove invaluable in his Antarctic explorations. He used his ship Gjoa as a base for explorations in the summer of 1904, sledding the Boothia Peninsula and traveling to the magnetic North Pole. Amundsen finally left in August 1905, after 22 months on the island. The harbor where he lived is now the island's only settlement, Gjoa Haven, which he called "the finest little harbor in the world." Today the population has blossomed from 110 in 1961 to 1,064 in 2006.

This morning enjoy a Road Scholar exclusive private town tour with local guide. Afterwards there will be a presentation by community members about life in this Arctic outpost.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Gjoa Haven.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Tuesday, September 02 - Taloyoak
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: The community of Taloyoak is the northernmost community on the Canadian mainland with a population of just over 800. The word Taloyoak means "large caribou blind" in Inuktitut, and refers to a stone traditionally used by Inuit of the area to corral and harvest caribou. The foundation of the modern community began in 1948, when poor ice conditions forced the Hudson's Bay Company to close its trading post at Fort Ross on the south coast of Somerset Island, some 250km north of Taloyoak. The post was relocated to its present location at Stanners Harbor, and Taloyoak, known then as Spence Bay, was born.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Taloyuak.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Wednesday, September 03 - Bellot Strait
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: Bellot Strait marks the first meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific tides north of Magellan Strait. Surprisingly, the strait was missed by John Ross and wasn't discovered until 1852 by William Kennedy, who named the strait after his second-in-command, Joseph-Rene Bellot.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Bellot Strait.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Thursday, September 04 - Somerset Island and Beechey Island
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: In 1845, Sir John Franklin took his expedition of 129 men in two ships into the Wellington Channel. Not a soul returned from the fateful expedition. It was two years before the search parties were launched. Aside from the bodies of three souls buried here, only relics were found as clues to the disappearance. Until recently, the three graves had left no indication as to the fate of the rest of the British party. Such is the interest in this story, the Canadian government recently announced a new initiative to locate the missing Franklin vessels.

Today enjoy another Road Scholar exclusive excursion with a private zodiac tour led by one of Adventure Canada's on-board experts. Get a first hand experience of what makes these remote islands rich with Arctic life and history.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Somerset Island and Beechey Island.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Friday, September 05 - Devon Island
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: The largest uninhabited island in the world supports significant concentrations of wildlife, including 26 species of seabirds and 11 species of marine mammals. At Dundas Harbor, we find the lonely remains of an RCMP station dating from the 1920s. We have also spotted walrus, polar bears, muskox, and caribou here. At nearby Croker Bay, we have a chance to Zodiac cruise through this scenic bay and marvel at icebergs freshly calved from the glacier at the head of the bay.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Devon Island.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Saturday, September 06 - Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: We will sail through Milne Inlet, a narwhal breeding ground, en route to Pond Inlet. This bustling Arctic community is surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Eastern Arctic. We will have a chance to explore town, as well as take in a cultural presentation at the Nattinnak Centre.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Mittimatalik.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twelve: Sunday, September 07 - At Sea / Crossing Baffin Bay
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: Enjoy a morning at sea as the ship crosses Baffin Bay. Relax onboard and take in a lecture or other onboard entertainment.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Keep your eyes and ears open while on deck to spot the various marine animals that call Baffin Bay home. On-board naturalists will help you identify species of birds, fish and mammals in this remote region. Time spent on deck today should result in some good wildlife sightings, not to mention unbeatable photographic opportunities.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Thirteen: Monday, September 08 - Uummannaq
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: Despite being situated in the shadow of a mountain, Uummannaq is the sunniest place in Greenland! It is an impressive and imposing 3855 foot hunk of red gneiss called Uummannaq. This mountain serves as the town's backdrop on which colorful, single-family homes desperately cling, anchored by cables and pipes. The famous Greenlandic mummies dating from the 15th century were found on the shore opposite Uumannaq.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Uummannaq.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Fourteen: Tuesday, September 09 - Ilulissat
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: Venturing 155 miles north of the Arctic Circle we find the stunning coastal community of Ilulissat. Ilulissat translates literally into "iceberg," and there couldn't be a more fitting name. Our visit will include time in the colorful town and a chance to hike out to an elevated viewpoint where we can observe the great fields of ice. We will also cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord is where we find the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, one of the most active and fastest moving in the world at 19m per day and calving more than 35 square km of ice annually. The glacier has been the object of scientific attention for 250 years, and, because of its relative ease of accessibility, has significantly added to the understanding of ice-cap glaciology, climate change, and related geomorphic processes.

Today enjoy another Road Scholar exclusive excursion with a private zodiac tour led by one of Adventure Canada's on-board experts followed by a hike that will provide an opportunity to understand the many factors that contribute to the unique geography of this area.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Ilulissat.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

Contact info:
na
na, Greenland
phone: 800-363-7566
Facility amenities: There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size. Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Fifteen: Wednesday, September 10 - Sisimiut Coast
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands, and complex coastal waterways. We will be making an expedition stop here to explore the Greenlandic landscapes.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Sisimiut Coast.

Dinner: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the Sea Adventurer.

Lodging: Sea Adventurer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
Terminal 3 · P.O. Box 3000, Toronto Amf
Toronto, ON L5P 1C4 Canada
phone: 905-672-7000
web: http://www.sheratongatewaytorontoairport.com/

Room amenities: Work desk; individual climate control; air-conditioned room; complimentary bottled water; room service; mini bar, refrigerator available; coffee maker, wireless high speed internet access at an additional charge.

Facility amenities: 24-hour fitness center; indoor heated swimming pool; Mahogany Grill Restaurant and Bar; safe deposit boxes.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
Please contact hotel directly if you wish to make arrangements for additional nights.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Sixteen: Thursday, September 11 - Kangerlussuaq
Breakfast: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Morning: Lying at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq has one of the most stable climates in the region though temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer. Kangerlussuaq, which means "The Big Fjord" in Greenlandic, is appropriately named, as it's 168km long. This morning we will have the opportunity to do a town tour and visit the local museum before we go to the airport in the afternoon to check in for our flight.

Lunch: On board the Sea Adventurer.

Afternoon: Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Toronto. Estimated departure from Kangerlussuaq at 3:00PM with an estimated time of arrival into Toronto at 7:30PM.

Dinner: Dinner will be served on the charter flight.

Evening: Relax at the hotel and prepare for your journey home the next day.

Lodging: Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto Int'l Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seventeen: Friday, September 12 - Independent departures
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel and then walk to the airport terminal for independent departures.


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