Labrador, Torngats & Greenland, Journey into the North 2021

Resolute Arctic Cruise Ship
Resolute
146 Passengers
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This voyage links numerous historic locations on Canada’s East Coast, including a French-built fortress, a known Viking settlement, remote mission locations and isolated fishing ports. We journey northwards from the more temperate climate found in the Maritimes, onto higher latitudes. Subtle changes to vegetation and wildlife species can be noticed and our expert guides will interpret and explain these changes throughout the journey.

The region features strong cultural diversity and we encounter the Nunatsiavut people in small communities along the coastline of Labrador. Numerous wildlife species are found along this coastline including bears, seals, whales and both migratory and resident birds. A particular highlight of our voyage is a visit to Torngat Mountains National Park. Leaving Canada, we navigate across the Davis Strait to the spectacular coast of Greenland - home to colorful villages, rich culture, friendly locals and stunning icebergs that break off the immense glacial systems.

Our expedition vessel is the perfect platform for exploring the remote bays and fjords of this spectacular wilderness as many locations can only be accessed by ship. A final highlight awaits as we venture into one of the world’s longest fjords and take a walk on the icecap itself! This is remote, small-ship expedition cruising at its best.

Expedition Highlights
• Visit remote ports and local communities along the coast of Labrador and Greenland
• Inuit and Greenlandic history and culture plus early Viking settlements
• Towering mountains, wildlife and wilderness of the Torngat National Park
• Experience the fascinating transition from the Atlantic provinces into the north

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Sydney/Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
Day 2 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Day 3 L’anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Day 4 Battle Harbor, Labrador
Day 5 Hopedale, Labrador
Day 6 Torngat Mountains National Park, Saglek Fjord, Labrador
Day 7 Torngat Mountains National Park, Nachvak Fjord, Labrador
Day 8 Button Islands, Nunavut
Day 9 At Sea – Davis Strait towards Greenland
Day 10 Nuuk, Greenland
Day 11 Sondre Stromfjord and Greenland Icecap
Day 12 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Day 1 — Sydney/Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

Prior to embarkation we will have the opportunity to visit the historic port town of Louisbourg and take a tour of the fortress. During the 18th century, Louisbourg was the third busiest seaport in North America. We board the ship in the late afternoon and sail out past the lighthouse, across the Gulf of St Lawrence towards Newfoundland, Labrador and eventually - Greenland.

Day 2 — Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

This morning we are anchored off the coastal hamlet of Trout River, the access point into Gros Morne National Park. The Zodiacs take us ashore and we are transferred by bus for a visit to the World Heritage-listed Tablelands. This incredible location is noted for its unique geology and exceptional scenery. Here, the Earth’s mantle is exposed on the surface – pushed up over millions of years by the movement of tectonic plates. We explore the boreal wetland landscape, featuring dramatic rock ridges, pitcher plants, fascinating birdlife and may encounter the iconic moose in the park. We visit the Discovery Center, before arriving at Woody Point, located in Bonne Bay. We meet the ship here and continue our voyage northwards.

Day 3 — L’anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland

Today tells a story a thousand years in the making. A millennium ago, Viking long-ships would have been found along this same beach. L’Anse aux Meadows is one of Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is where Norseman Leif Erikson (son of Eric the Red) is thought to have founded “Vinland”. As we explore the reconstructed sod huts and Norse ruins with the resident archaeologist, we see evidence that the Vikings discovered North America some five hundred years prior to the arrival of Columbus. Tonight we leave the coastline of Newfoundland, crossing the Strait of Belle Isle towards Labrador.

Day 4 — Battle Harbor, Labrador

Battle Harbor marks our arrival into the province of Labrador. The location was one of the first British settlements on the east coast of the Americas. It was an important gateway to the rich Labrador fisheries. We venture ashore to explore the restored fishing, whaling and commercial buildings found in this remote community. The colorful buildings make for fantastic photographic subjects amid the backdrop of breathtaking coastal views.

Day 5 — Hopedale, Labrador

Today we venture ashore by Zodiac to visit the Hopedale Moravian Mission – built in 1782 and said to be the oldest building east of Quebec. It’s a fascinating place and we learn of the influence of the early Christian missionaries on the Inuit people of Northern Labrador. This location has been designated a Canadian National Historic Site. We plan a visit to the local museum for deeper insight. The local Inuit produce ornate carvings and other crafts which make for wonderful souvenirs.

Day 6 — Torngat Mountains National Park, Saglek Fjord, Labrador

As we sail into Saglek Fjord, we arrive at the southern gateway to the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve. The Park covers almost 4,000 sq mi (10,000 sq km) of Northern Labrador. It is bordered by Quebec on one side, and the Labrador Coast on the other. It is home to Canada’s highest mountains east of the Rockies, and features breathtaking fjords, remnant glacial systems and stunning landscapes. The Inuktitut word Torngat means “place of spirits” and the Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors for over 7,500 years. This place represents a deeply spiritual connection for the Inuit.

Polar bears hunt seals along the coast, and both the Torngat Mountains and George River caribou herds cross paths as they migrate to and from their calving grounds. Inuit continue to use this area for hunting, fishing, and are present in the park throughout the year. We explore the area on foot with  various hiking options, and along the shoreline in the Zodiacs and sea kayaks. Incredibly, this is the furthest south we have spotted polar bears on past voyages and with luck, we may again. Wildflowers are spectacular when in bloom and bears feast on local berries found among the sedges and grasses on the raised beaches along the shores of the fjords.

Day 7 — Torngat Mountains National Park, Nachvak Fjord, Labrador

Nachvak Fjord is exceptionally beautiful. The fjord is deep and narrow and stretches more than 12 mi (20 km). The rocky walls of the fjord soar almost 3,000 ft (900 m) above us at several points. Many species migrate through the area during the short boreal summer. Numerous seal species may be encountered including ring, hooded, harp and harbor seals. Minke whales have been known to linger in the fjords, while larger species, including fin and humpback, tend to stay offshore. This is an outstanding location for landscape photography with endless subjects, a dynamic color range and interesting lighting.

Day 8 — Button Islands, Nunavut

As we reach the far northern stretches of coastal Labrador, we learn of the remarkable events at Martin Bay. Here a German U-boat made the only known armed landing in North America during WWII. In 1943, U-537 sat at anchor here while the crew manhandled supplies ashore and established an automated weather station. This station remained undiscovered until the late 1970s when a German historian came across a reference to it in the German naval archives. The equipment was collected by the Canadian Coast Guard in the early 1980s and is on permanent display in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Later in the day, we visit the Button Islands, named after Thomas Button who explored the area in 1612. The islands are in the middle of the upwelling of nutrients on the edge of the continental shelf. This action makes it a magnet for thousands of seabirds and other marine mammals.

Day 9 — At Sea – Davis Strait towards Greenland

We awaken to the vast expanse of the Davis Strait, which separates Canada from Greenland. Throughout the day our onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, the wildlife and history, and the locations we hope to visit in the coming days. This is an important migration corridor for birds and whales and we keep our eyes out for signs of wildlife from the outer decks. Large icebergs of all shapes drift on the currents of the Davis Strait. These icebergs calve from the large glaciers that tumble down off the Greenland icecap and out into Baffin Bay where they drift on the currents. Be sure to visit the ship’s bridge and watch the captain and officers navigate our modern expedition ship. Enjoy the wonderful facilities onboard the ship, spend time with the photography guide or relax with a book or your journal.

Day 10 — Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk is the small capital of Greenland, and home to a population of around 18,000 - almost a third of the entire population of the country. Built overlooking a beautiful fjord, the city was founded in 1728 by the Danes and today many historic buildings can be seen around town. The small city is a fascinating blend of both the historic and contemporary. The National Museum of Greenland is located right by the harbor and is home to a fascinating collection of artifacts, traditional costumes and textiles and other items including traditional boats, kayaks and dog sleds. Cafes and restaurants showcase local cuisine and there is even an emerging craft beer scene to discover. Nuuk is easily explored on foot and there will be plenty of options for you to choose from.

Day 11 — Sondre Stromfjord and Greenland Icecap

By morning we have navigated north and into one of the longest fjords on the planet. At the head of the fjord sits the town of Kangerlussuaq – a key outpost on the west coast of Greenland. An exciting day lies ahead as experienced guides take us to view and experience the vast expanse of the Greenland ice cap. Covering roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland the ice sheet measures approximately 0.66 million sq mi (1.7 million sq km). It’s the second largest ice mass on Earth after Antarctica. Our trip takes us through fabulous scenery and there’s a good chance of seeing musk ox, reindeer and local birdlife. Our guides will take us walking on the actual icecap itself, which is a major thrill. We return to the ship and tonight our chefs have prepared a special farewell dinner attended by the captain of the ship. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate and reflect on a memorable journey.

Day 12 — Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

This morning we bid farewell to our expedition team and make our way to the airport. A special charter flight takes us to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, where our journey comes to an end. A transfer is provided from the airport to our signature hotel downtown Ottawa for those extending their stay.

Note: Expedition cruising can be unpredictable. Specific sites visited will depend on the multiple factors that come into play when executing the best possible voyage for our guests. The above itinerary should be read as a ‘guide only’ and may change. Due to many variables, we operate our voyages in true ‘expedition style’, which means that last-minute itinerary, destination and excursion changes are possible on all voyages. We will communicate all known changes ahead of your voyage, however please embrace the ‘expedition spirit’ while onboard. The ship’s captain, in conjunction with the expedition leader, continually review the sailing plan and make adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring only water accessible regions mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and allow our expedition team with the ability to find adventure anywhere in our Zodiacs, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or varying factors hinder our planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin and superior cabins is 1.5 times the twin rate & single supplement for suites is double the suite rate.

In the Canadian Arctic, charter flights are required to get to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is the gateway for Kangerlussuaq (Greenland). Edmonton is the gateway for Cambridge Bay.

All cabins are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Trip cost does not include Mandatory Charter Flights listed in pricing chart.
Airfare to/from destination is not included.

Kayaking option available for $695 per person (maximum 30 participants). Kayaking is complimentary on 'Canada’s East Coast – Fins and Fiddles' departures.
Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.
Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

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Photography, Kayak
Photography Symposium
$6,995Full$10,095Full$11,595Full$11,895Full$12,995Full$15,195Full 
Kayak
Non-golf passengers enjoy a $500 reduction in voyage price.
$5,095Full$6,495Full$7,595Full$7,795Full$9,195Full$11,095Full 
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$5,595Full$6,795Full$7,895Full$8,095Full$9,495Full$11,395Full 
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In the Canadian Arctic, charter flights are required to get to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is the gateway for Kangerlussuaq (Greenland). Edmonton is the gateway for Cambridge Bay.

All cabins are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Trip cost does not include Mandatory Charter Flights listed in pricing chart.
Airfare to/from destination is not included.

Kayaking option available for $695 per person (maximum 30 participants). Kayaking is complimentary on 'Canada’s East Coast – Fins and Fiddles' & Golf Expedition departures. Green fees are included on all Golf Expeditions.
Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.
Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

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   One Ocean Suites
The One Ocean Suites are situated on Deck 6 and offer an indulgent amount of space. Sleeping quarters feature a queen size bed with upgraded linen/pillows. Included is a comfortable sectional lounge with matching club chairs, a large desk, expansive floor to ceiling cabinetry, and spacious washroom facilities with both a shower and bathtub. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. These suites provide easy access to the ship’s bridge, the bistro and outdoor observation spaces. The panoramic observation lounge and recreation facilities are located nearby on Deck 7. (475 sq.ft./44m²)
   Shackleton Suites
The Shackleton Suites are situated on Deck 6. Suites include the comfort of a sectional lounge, writing desk, substantial floor to ceiling cabinetry, and washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. Sleeping quarters feature the option for either a queen or two single beds with upgraded linen/ pillows. These Suites provide easy access to the ship’s bridge, the bistro and outdoor observation spaces. The forward panoramic observation lounge and recreation facilities are also located nearby on Deck 7. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Superior Plus Cabins
Superior Plus cabins are located midships on Deck 5. They are spacious and well appointed with the option for either a queen or two single beds. A comfortable lounge is placed by the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample floor to ceiling cabinet storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. Centrally located on the ship, these cabins provide easy access to the aft observation lounge featuring 180 degree views and the ship’s dining areas. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Superior Cabins
Located forward on Deck 5 the Superior cabins have the option for either a queen or two single beds. Features include a comfortable lounge adjacent to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the forward stairs leading up to the bridge on Deck 6 and the forward observation lounge located on Deck 7. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Twin Private Cabins
Spacious and well appointed, these cabins are situated on Deck 4 and have the option for either a queen or two single configured beds. Features include a comfortable lounge adjacent to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flatscreen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the main dining room on the ship as well as the gift shop. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Triple Private Cabins
Located on Deck 3 these cabins feature the option for a double or two single beds and a third Pullman berth, which can fold out from the wall if required. A sectional lounge is placed by the portholes with a writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. A flatscreen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the expedition room and gangway. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
Cabin and Voyage Inclusions            
Outside view with panoramic windows (triple private cabins have portholes)
Complimentary use of Expedition Gear Package (jacket, pants, boots)
Complimentary use of binoculars, trekking pole and waterproof backpack
Custom blend natural Canadian-made washroom amenities
Canadian-made linen + ‘Dream-Sleep’ package
100% Cotton bathrobe
Hair Dryer
Digital clock with media connector
In-room tea and coffee station
Flat-screen entertainment system + onboard intranet
Welcome package and stainless-steel water bottle
In-room snack menu
In-room mini-bar replenished daily (non-alcoholic)
Resolute Adventure Concierge service
Deluxe custom blend natural Canadian-made washroom amenities    
Complimentary Resolute voyage notebook    
Resolute Expeditions Wildlife/Field Guide    
In-room mini-bar replenished daily (incl. beer/wine)    
In-room bistro menu    
Deluxe in-room Resolute Adventure Concierge service    
In-room private reference library      
In-room iPad preloaded with reference and fictional content      
Exclusive check-in service on day of embarkation        
Deluxe welcome package (as above plus wine, fruit basket + snacks)        
Single brew coffee machine (Nespresso)        
Mini stereo        
Private in-room Resolute Adventure Concierge service        
In-room dining menu        
Early morning in-room café service        
Evening après dinner drink service        
Premium in-room mini-bar replenished daily (incl. spirits)        
Complimentary 1-hour massage/spa experience