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Adventures Afloat: The Legendary Northwest Passage: An Arctic Expedition

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Program #21408RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
1 pair of mid-calf/high rubber boots

Itinerary for Sep 7 — 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: Sunday, September 07 - 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: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Monday, September 08 - Flight to Cambridge Bay
Note: Early morning charter flight onboard a 737 aircraft with breakfast en route to Cambridge Bay.
On arrival to Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) our program will include walking in the community and a zodiac ride to our vessel Akademik Vavilov for embarkation. Please be prepared with waterproof gear (jacket, pants, gloves) and comfortable walking shoes. Should you require medication during the day please ensure you keep this with you. We will not embark the ship until late afternoon.

Breakfast: On charter flight.

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

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: The history of this area can be traced back some 4000 years to a group called pre-Dorset. Inuit have travelled, hunted and fished in this area for hundreds of years. Change came in the 1920’s when traders, including the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the RCMP set up bases on the sheltered shores of Cambridge Bay. Permanent settlement slowly built up around the trading center. Today the community has Hamlet status and operates under the direction of a Mayor and Council.
Explore Cambridge Bay prior to departure aboard the ship.

Dinner: On board the ship.

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

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Tuesday, September 09 - Queen Maud 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 ship.

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 ship.

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

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Wednesday, September 10 - Gjoa Haven
Note: When visiting northern communities there are often opportunities to purchase Inuit art. We ask you to be prepared with cash for payment of these. Local facilities for withdrawing cash are limited or not available. In Greenland the currency is Danish Kroner, with Canadian dollars in Canada. Danish Kroner is available at ATM machines in the communities in Greenland you will be visiting. ATM machines are not always available in the Canadian communities.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

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.

Afterwards there will be a presentation by community members about life in this Arctic outpost.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore the Gjoa Haven.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, September 11 - Bellot Strait
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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 ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Bellot Strait.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, September 12 - Prince Leopold Island
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: The tall cliffs of Prince Leopold Island are one of the top bird sites in the High Arctic both during the breeding and summering seasons. It is a breeding site for Thick-Billed Murre, Black-legged Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Glaucous Gull, and Black Guillemot. It was beneath these tall cliffs, that Sir James Clark Ross, perhaps the greatest polar explorer of the 19th century, was based in 1848-49. Ross's 1848-49 expedition in search of the Franklin expedition was not successful; they spent a frustrating winter locked by ice in Port Leopold on the northeast coast of Somerset Island and returned to England the following summer. It was also from this area that Sir John Ross (James's uncle) escaped in 1833 after abandoning the Victory and spending four harrowing winters in the Arctic.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Prince Leopold Island.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, September 13 - Devon Island and Beechey Island
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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 ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Devon Island and Beechey Island.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, September 14 - Arctic Bay
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: This morning the ship explores Arctic Bay in search of wildlife. Arctic Bay is well known for its recreational events. The most popular being the Midnight Sun Marathon, which is done annually and is 84 KM in duration. This community of just over 800 inhabitants experiences the lowest tidal range in Canada within its Bay.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Arctic Bay.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, September 15 - Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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. Today join a Road Scholar exclusive walking field trip with David Reed a former resident of Pond Inlet who will show you the community. You will have a chance to explore town, as well as take in a cultural presentation at the Nattinnak Centre.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Mittimatalik.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, September 16 - Northeast Baffin Fjords
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Take in views of the majestic Baffin Fjords as the ship explores various inlets. Zodiac explorations will be weather/sea conditions permitted. The Arctic coastline provides numerous opportunities for landings; our program will explore the wealth and diversity of the land. We'll seek marine mammals, musk ox and polar bears as we travel, and bird watchers will want to keep their binoculars always at hand. Not to be missed are the tiny, beautiful Arctic plants, making the most of the brief summer, and the extraordinary geology that so defines the North.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue exploring Baffin Fjords.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Wednesday, September 17 - At Sea / Crossing Baffin Bay
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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 ship.

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 ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Thursday, September 18 - Stone Glacier
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Store Glacier is a fast-flowing outlet with a calving rate of 14 3km 3 per year, corresponding to 7% of West Greenland;s total annual discharge. The Uummannaq fjords are wide (5km) and deep allowing the deep oceanic water to be stored in large quantities and to come into contact with the glacier fronts. The maximum depth of Store Glacier’s calving front of 500 meters plays an important role at the ice front.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Friday, September 19 - Uummannaq
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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 ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Uummannaq.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Saturday, September 20 - Ilulissat
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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 ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Ilulissat.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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

Ship Information: Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Power: Twin engine, 5,000KW diesel, Twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts

Contact info:
14 Front Street South
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 Canada
phone: 437-345-4113
Room amenities: All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: Toiletry kit • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea maker

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

Bathroom: Cabins in twin semi-private class share bathrooms.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Sunday, September 21 - Sisimiut Coast
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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 ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Sisimiut Coast.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Enjoy evening activities on board the ship.

Lodging: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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: Monday, September 22 - Kangerlussuaq
Breakfast: On board the ship.

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 ship.

Afternoon: Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Toronto. Estimated time of arrival into Toronto at 6:45PM.

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: Tuesday, September 23 - Independent departures
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel and then walk to the airport terminal for independent departures.


Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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46 meals: 15 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
11 Field trips
2 Performances

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