Expedition Disko Bay

Silver Explorer Cruise Ship
Silver Explorer
132 Passengers

Expedition Highlights
• Cruise into deep fjords with active glaciers and spectacular icebergs
• Learn of Greenland’s native Inuit
• Soak in a natural hot spring
• Explore ancient Norse and Viking sites
• Discover the cultures of remote Greenlandic towns
• Identify seabirds and watch for whales
• Visit the world’s smallest capital and fastest moving glacier
• Meet a sledge dog team and their owners
• See the famous Qilakitsoq mummies

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Day 2 Sisimiut, Greenland
Day 3 Qeqertarssuaq, Greenland
Day 4 Qilaqitsoq & Uummannaq, Greenland
Day 5 Saqqaq & Eqip Sermia Glacier, Greenland
Day 6 Ilulissat, Greenland
Day 7 At Sea
Day 8 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Day 1 — Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Arrive in Kangerlussuaq and enjoy your first Zodiac ride to Silver Explorer, waiting at anchor. Once all guests have embarked, we will depart. This evening, you will be introduced to your expedition leaders and attend a Zodiac briefing.

Day 2 — Sisimiut, Greenland

Located just north of the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut is the northernmost town in Greenland where the port remains free of ice in the winter. Yet it is also the southernmost town where there exists enough snow and ice to drive a dogsled in winter and spring. In Sisimiut, travelling by sled has been the primary means of winter transportation for centuries. Today we will meet a sled dog team and their owners, who will tell us all about sledding and how the Greenlandic sled dog has been bred to be amongst the strongest working dogs in the world.

Day 3 — Qeqertarssuaq, Greenland

This morning we arrive at Qeqertarsuaq Island, the “largest island” and visit the village with the same name at the southern tip of the island. Here we enjoy a guided walk through this small fishing and hunting town, of 1,000 inhabitants as well as walks with our expedition team to the “Valley of Winds” or Blaesedal. Next it is off to the Arctic Station, which is located just outside of town. Breathe in the incredible scenery of the Basalt Mountains and right from the deck of our Silver Explorer while diligently watching for whales as we explore deeper into the Disko Bay.

Day 4 — Qilaqitsoq & Uummannaq, Greenland

This morning we set afoot to unearth history’s mysteries as we visit the gravesite of 500-year-old mummies, the best-preserved human remains in all of North America. Commonly referred to as the “Greenland Mummies”, eight mummies (six women and two children) were discovered in 1972 and are believed to date back to 1475 A.D., give or take 50 years.

In the iceberg-laden waters surrounding the remote community of Uummannaq it is common to see whales, so be sure to join the Expedition Team out on deck during our approach. This area of Greenland is known for its huge basalt mountains, and this small hunting and fishing village rests at the foot of a heart-shaped Uummannaq Mountain, a name that translates to mean “in the shape of a seal’s heart”. Together we will take a guided walking tour of Uummannaq to see the granite church and learn how village life revolves around the halibut/fish-processing factory. The more energetic will have the opportunity to hike to the “summer residence of Santa Claus”.

Day 5 — Saqqaq & Eqip Sermia Glacier, Greenland

As we continue our exploration of the Disko Bay area, we stop of at one of the smallest settlements that we will come across during our explorations. During our visit we will share the tradition of morning kaffe-mik (coffee and cake) with the locals, learning more about their culture and lifestyle. Before departing enjoy a Zodiac tour of the rugged coastline and the many icebergs that get stranded here after breaking off from the Jakobshavn Glacier.

Day 6 — Ilulissat, Greenland

Just after sunrise, be out on deck to see the northern hemisphere’s most active glacier – Jakobshavn – often surrounded by icebergs in all shapes and sizes and in varying shades of white and turquoise. Known as the birthplace of icebergs, the Ilulissat Icefjord produces nearly 20 million tons of ice each day. The town of Ilulissat is known for its long periods of calm and settled weather, but the climate is a bit colder due to its proximity to the fjord. While here, we may have the opportunity to see a demonstration of ancient fishing methods and enjoy some locally caught and prepared fish. During our guided walking tour of Ilulissat, we will visit the local history museum. The afternoon tour continues via fishing boat, as we navigate amongst the many icebergs at the fjord’s entrance. Alternatively, guests have the option to purchase an exciting helicopter excursion to see the magnificent Jakobshavn Icefjord by air.

Day 7 — At Sea

Participate in discussions and onboard activities led by the Expedition Team, relax in one of the lounges with that book you’ve been meaning to read, and meet up with new friends for cocktails. On board Silver Explorer, a variety of diversions are available, including educational lectures, spa treatments, a workout in the Fitness Centre, and, of course, exquisite dining experiences. Before turning in for the night, take a stroll on deck to take in the solitude of the vast sea and sky.

Day 8 — Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

After breakfast, disembark Silver Explorer.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

For voyages embarking and/or disembarking in Longyearbyen, guests are also required to purchase an Air Charter Package.  For trips either embarking OR disembarking in Longyearbyen the charter fair cost is estimated at $515.  For trips both embarking AND disembarking in Longyearbyen the charter fair cost is estimated at $1030.

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Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

For voyages embarking and/or disembarking in Longyearbyen, guests are also required to purchase an Air Charter Package.  For trips either embarking OR disembarking in Longyearbyen the charter fair cost is estimated at $515 (TBD).  For trips both embarking AND disembarking in Longyearbyen the charter fair cost is estimated at $1030 (TBD).

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Owner's Suite
728 Sq Ft / 67 m² [Including private veranda (158 Sq Ft / 15 m²)]
Teak style veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Choice of bathroom amenities • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Laundry service • Illy espresso machine • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer's table • Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
   Grand Suite
618 Sq Ft / 57 m² [Including private balcony (86 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
Teak style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Choice of bathroom amenities • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Laundry service • Illy espresso machine • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer's table • Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
   Silver Suite
422 Sq Ft / 39 m² [Including 2 French balconies (30 Sq Ft / 3 m²)]
Silver Suites can accommodate three guests
Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Choice of bathroom amenities • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Laundry service • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer's table
   Medallion Suite
400 Sq Ft / 37 m² [Including private balcony (86 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
Teak style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Choice of bathroom amenities • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Personal safe • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Wifi available (fees apply) • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Laundry service
   Expedition Suite
388-397 Sq Ft / 36-37 m² with two view windows or two large picture windows
Silver Suites can accommodate three guests
Two large picture windows (Deck 4 suites); Two view windows (Deck 3 suites) • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Choice of bathroom amenities • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Laundry service
   Veranda Suite
206-216 Sq Ft / 19-20 m² [Including a French balcony (16 Sq Ft / 1.5 m²)]
French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed (Suites 512 and 513 have a fixed queen bed) • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination • Choice of bathroom amenities • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Personal safe • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
   Vista Suite
192 Sq Ft / 18 m² with large picture window
Large picture window: 47in x 43in / 120cm x 110cm • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination • Choice of bathroom amenities • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Personal safe • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Wifi available (fees apply)
   View Suite
192 Sq Ft / 18 m² with view window
View Suites can accommodate young children on sofa bed
View window • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Triple capacity that can accommodate young children on sofa bed (View Suites 310, 311, 312, 313) • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination • Choice of bathroom amenities • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Personal safe • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Wifi available (fees apply)
   Explorer Suite
175-190 Sq Ft / 16-18 m² with view window
View window (31.5in x 31.5in / 80cm x 80cm) • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination • Choice of bathroom amenities • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Personal safe • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Wifi available (fees apply)
   Adventurer Suite
157-167 Sq Ft / 14-15 m² with 2 portholes
Two portholes (15.75in / 40cm in diameter) • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination • Choice of bathroom amenities • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Personal safe • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming • Wifi available (fees apply)

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Champagne upon request
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers
• Premium mattresses
• A choice of nine pillow types
• iPod docking station
• Plush robes and slippers
• Personalised stationery
• Umbrella
• Daily suite service with nightly turndown

Connecting Suites: 702/704, 703/705, 500/502, 501/503, 504/506, 505/507, 510/512, 511/513