Abercrombie & Kent Announces 2018 Northwest Passage Cruise

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Abercrombie & Kent has announced it’s 24-day The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea, from August 18 – September 10, 2018.

Aboard Le Boreal, guests will cruise the full extent of the Northwest Passage, starting in Greenland, traveling through the Canadian Arctic to the Bering Sea, and ending in Nome, AK, where guests can try their luck gold panning. The voyage will be led by A&K’s Expedition Team.

Along the journey, guests will be able to embark on Zodiac excursions and discover historic and remote islands, fjords, and harbors – with stops that include Beechey Island, Franklin Camp, Fort Ross and Gjoa Haven. On the west coast of Greenland, travelers may have the chance to meet with local Inuits and their dogsled teams, visit a hunting village, and learn the art of leather tanning.

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Geological highlightd range from the "Smoking Hills" of Franklin Bay to the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is full of icebergs. Further on, guests will explore remote Yukon Territory, where whaling was once a thriving industry; although an abundance of wildlife still remains.

An additional benefit of the cruise includes the opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

A four-day post-tour extension to Anchorage is available, allowing guests to visit Lake Hood, Point Woranzoff, Talkeenta Lake, and Mount Alyeska.

Guests can save $3,000 per person on Cabin Categories 1, 2, and 3 if booked by October 31, 2017. A&K also offers charter flights to Kangerlussuaq from Montreal and Anchorage from Nome.

Due to the nature of expedition cruising, the final itinerary is subject to change. Minimum age is 10 years old.

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