In the Wake of Viking Longships

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
200 Passengers

Depart Iceland’s coastal capital and set sail on this Greenlandic adventure. Days at sea give plenty of time for identifying seabirds and whale-spotting, while Zodiac cruises allow you to experience the massive glaciers and ice floes first hand. Dramatic rugged landscapes are perfectly balanced with picturesque villages during your 10-day journey.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 2 At Sea Crossing the Denmark Strait
Day 3 Skoldungen Fjord (Thrym Glacier)
Day 4 Cruise and Explore Prince Christian Sund and Aappilattoq, Greenland
Day 5 Nanortalik and Uunartoq Island, Greenland
Day 6 Qaqortoq and Hvalsey, Greenland
Day 7 Qassiarsuk and Ittileq, Greenland
Day 8 At Sea
Day 9 Nuuk, Greenland
Day 10 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Day 1 — Reykjavik, Iceland

Embark the Silver Cloud and depart on your exciting 9-day expedition – “In the Wake of Viking Longships”.

Meet the members of your expedition team in the lecture theatre and attend the first of many memorable dinners in one of the restaurants.

Day 2 — At Sea Crossing the Denmark Strait

Spend the day crossing the Denmark Strait, which connects the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Meet some of your fellow explorers, relax and become acquainted with the luxurious amenities found on board the Silver Cloud. Tonight, we invite you to attend a special Welcome Aboard cocktail party where the captain will introduce his senior officers.

Day 3 — Skoldungen Fjord (Thrym Glacier)

Cruising along Greenland’s rugged eastern coast, the Silver Cloud explores the Skoldungen Fjord. We will spend much of the day out on deck to take in the scenery: towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides and sculptured icebergs in shades of white and blue. Upon arriving at the top of the fjord where we can easily see the retreating state of the Thrym Glacier, we will have our first Zodiac cruise of the journey, allowing us to explore this picturesque setting from a unique, up-close perspective.

On our return journey, exiting this U-shaped fjord, join the expedition team out on deck to marvel at the spectacular scenery and to look for humpback whales and orcas, frequently seen at the entrance of the fjord.

Day 4 — Cruise and Explore Prince Christian Sund and Aappilattoq, Greenland

Our plan for today is to explore one of South Greenland’s most dramatic natural features: Prince Christian Sund. On either side of the Silver Cloud waterfalls stream down sharp, wrinkled mountainsides as we navigate the fjord through a sea of icebergs that glitter in the sun. Born of compacted ancient snows that calve into the sound at the glacier’s edge, each iceberg is different from the next. Time and weather conditions permitting, we plan to set out via the Zodiacs to explore even more.

In the afternoon, and shortly before leaving the sound, we will visit the small settlement of Aappilattoq. You can walk through the village and climb a nearby hill for excellent views of the sound and the mountains.

Day 5 — Nanortalik and Uunartoq Island, Greenland

Nanortalik lies in a scenic area surrounded by steep mountainsides and is Greenland’s most southerly town. The town’s name means the “place of polar bears”, which refers to the polar bears that used to be seen floating offshore on summer’s ice floes. Nanortalik has an excellent open-air museum that gives a broad picture of the region from Inuit times to today. At the summer hunting camp, Inuit in traditional clothing will describe aspects of their ancestor’s customs and lifestyle including an impressive kayak demonstration. Time permitting we will enjoy the tradition of kaffe-mik (coffee and cake) and a folk dancing presentation at the Cultural Center.

In the afternoon, the Silver Cloud will drop anchor at Uunartoq. Since the days of the Norse, the hot springs here have been renowned for their healing effects. Take this opportunity to relax and unwind in steaming waters. It is quite an experience to be in the hot spring and see icebergs float by. Remember to pack swimwear! Conditions permitting we will offer a Zodiac cruise past some of the icebergs north of Uunartoq.

Day 6 — Qaqortoq and Hvalsey, Greenland

This morning we arrive at the picturesque harbor town of Qaqortoq. The town’s name translates to ‘white place’, but today, instead of snow, we will admire the hillsides of colorful houses painted in bright primary shades. Our local guides will take us to the charming town square, home to Greenland’s oldest fountain built in 1928. Surrounding it are two churches, one old and one new, an open-air fish and meat market, and the Qaqortoq Museum. This modest museum houses a superb collection of historical artefacts associated with Inuit hunting and fishing, a whaler’s gun and a collection of contemporary artwork.

In the afternoon the Silver Cloud anchors off Hvalsey. Once ashore, we will learn how Christianity spread its influence throughout Europe and eventually reached remote Greenland, where it established itself in the country in 1000 AD. Hvalsey Church was built in the 14th century and is the best preserved of the churches in Greenland from that period. Together we will visit the church and other historical ruins from the time of the Vikings.

Day 7 — Qassiarsuk and Ittileq, Greenland

Encircled by a wealth of Norse ruins, Qassiarsuk (or Brattahlid) is where we begin our day. Qassiarsuk is the newer, Greenlandic name for this small village. Brattahlid is the older, Norse name. Here we tour the foundation remains of the manor house of Erik the Red, who found Greenland after being banished from Iceland and Norway for murder. We will also visit the site of the first Christian church ever built in North America (physiographically speaking), see a recently unearthed Norse graveyard that contains remains of 144 Norse colonists, and have a chance to admire Hans Lynge’s remarkable bronze sculpture of Erik the Red.

Back aboard the Silver Cloud, we enjoy lunch as the ship cruises to Ittileq. From our landing site, we will walk the 2.5 miles to Igaliku where we will meet up with the 30 inhabitants, who are very proud of their beautiful village. With our local guides we will visit the ruins of Garðar, which was once the religious heart of 12th-century Norse Greenland.

Day 8 — At Sea

Our expedition team members will present informative topics to prepare you for Nuuk, its museum and the special treasures it houses.

Binoculars and camera in hand, you can also head out on deck to watch and to identify the seabirds that might follow our passage. Relax in the spa or try the gym for some exercises.

Day 9 — Nuuk, Greenland

This morning we arrive in Greenland’s first town (1728) and current capital, Nuuk, which means “the heartland”.

Our leisurely walk through this picturesque harbor town allows us to take in Nuuk’s natural beauty, and also to see Inuit ruins, Hans Egede’s home, parliament, and the Church of our Savior. At the Greenlandic National Museum we have the fantastic opportunity to see the famous Qilakitsoq mummies.

This afternoon our onboard photographer/videographer is going to show the Voyage-DVD, highlighting the many aspects of our voyage along Greenland’s East and West coast. Before turning in for the night, take a stroll on deck to take in the solitude of the vast sea and sky, hopefully glimpsing the Aurora Borealis.

Day 10 — Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

After breakfast, disembark the Silver Cloud and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your expedition leader and captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Arctic 2018
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
Charter Air: Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik

$500 off Guest under 18. Expires Oct 30th 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$11,400Full$15,400Full$16,000Full$25,800Full$27,900Full$28,600Full$29,800Full$34,300Full
Charter Air: Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq & Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik

$500 off Guest under 18. Expires Oct 30th 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$15,900 $19,600 $20,400 $32,900 $38,100Full$38,500Full$40,400Full$46,200Full
Charter Air: Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq

Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Sept 30th 2018

$1,000/suite onboard credit plus one-category suite upgrade. Plus 20%-off 2nd Suite. Expires Aug 31st 2018.

Single Supplement reduced to 10% for Deluxe and below.
$9,800 $14,300 $14,900 $26,700 $29,800 $31,300 $32,800Full$37,400Full
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Sept 30th 2018

$1,000/suite onboard credit plus one-category suite upgrade. Expires Sept 15th 2018.

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$6,800Full$8,600Full$8,800 $16,400 $18,300Full$19,100Full$20,200Full$23,300Full
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Fares are cruise only. There is NO Twinshare rate available on this ship and single supplement is 2x the Twin Price listed above.

Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Rates Arctic 2019
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Sept 30th 2018

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$14,400$12,960$18,200$16,380$19,100$17,190$31,800$28,620$35,500$31,950$37,400$33,660$39,100$35,190$45,000$40,500
Charter Air: Longyearbyen/Oslo

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$10,300$9,270$12,800$11,520$13,300$11,970$21,700$19,530$24,200$21,780$25,300$22,770$26,600$23,940$30,400$27,360Full
Charter Air: Oslo/Longyearbyen

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$10,200$9,180$12,700$11,430$13,200$11,880$21,600$19,440$24,100$21,690$25,200$22,680$26,500$23,850$30,300$27,270
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Sept 30th 2018

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$13,200$11,880$16,700$15,030$17,500$15,750$29,300$26,370$32,800$29,520$34,300$30,870$36,100$32,490Full$41,600$37,440
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Sept 30th 2018

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$8,700$7,830$10,900$9,810$11,400$10,260$19,100$17,190$21,400$19,260$22,500$20,250Full$23,600$21,240Full$27,100$24,390Full
Charter Air: Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$11,400$10,260$14,100$12,690$14,800$13,320$24,100$21,690Full$26,900$24,210$28,200$25,380$29,700$26,730$33,900$30,510Full
Charter Air: Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq & Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018
$17,000$15,300$20,800$18,720$21,700$19,530$35,300$31,770$39,300$35,370$41,300$37,170$43,300$38,970$49,300$44,370Full
Charter Air: Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$11,700$10,530$14,300$12,870$15,000$13,500$24,500$22,050$27,200$24,480$28,400$25,560Full$29,900$26,910$34,100$30,690
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Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

Fares are cruise only. There is NO Twinshare rate available on this ship and single supplement is 2x the Twin Price listed above.

Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Owner's Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite
1 Bedroom: 587 Sq Ft / 55 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 827 Sq Ft / 77 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional large picture window • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine

   Grand Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 1,019 Sq Ft / 95 m² [Including Veranda (145 Sq Ft / 14 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,314 Sq Ft / 122 m² [Including Veranda (194 Sq Ft/18.5 m²)]

Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine
  

Royal Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 736 Sq Ft / 69 m² [Including Veranda (126 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,031 Sq Ft / 96 m² [Including Veranda (175 Sq Ft/16.5 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine

   Silver Suite
541 Sq Ft / 46 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
note: Silver Suites accommodate three guests
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower; Silver Suite has two bathrooms with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices
   Medallion Suite
437 Sq Ft / 40.6 m² [Including Veranda (81 Sq Ft / 7.6 m²)]
Offers preferred central location
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower; Silver Suite has two bathrooms with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices
   Deluxe Veranda Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Deluxe Suites accommodate three guests. The Deluxe Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device
   Veranda Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device
   Vista Suite
240 Sq Ft / 22 m²
note: Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests

Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• Pratesi® fine bed linens
• A choice of pillows
• Plush Etro® bathrobe
• Personalized stationary
• Umbrella
• BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
• iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
• Direct dial telephone(s)
• Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
• Unlimited, complimentary WiFi Internet access as per suite category
• Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library