Follow in the footsteps of Norway’s famous explorer, Roald Amundsen with Hurtigruten’s most adventurous 26-day expedition itinerary to the Northwest Passage in 2023.
The ambitious expedition cruise on board the world’s first battery hybrid ship, MS Roald Amundsen will take intrepid travellers from the Gold Rush town of Nome in Alaska, to cross the Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Amundsen Gulf and arrive in Halifax in Nova Scotia.
The expedition ship will cruise from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans crossing the Arctic sea along the northern coast of North America. It is a bucket-list voyage waiting to be ticked off.
Here they will be able to experience some of the best wildlife and landscape, the remote region has to offer. You will see how polar bears hunt down seals, listen to the high-pitched squeaks and squeals of orca whales and the migration of caribou herds – and more.
“This is one of the most ambitious and adventurous itineraries to date, offering our guests the chance to become true explorers as we navigate one of the most challenging stretches of water in the world,” said Damian Perry, managing director of Hurtigruten Asia Pacific.
“Navigating the Northwest Passage is certainly a one-in-a-lifetime experience and after a year of border restrictions and lockdown, we know our Australian and New Zealand customers’ appetite for exploration hasn’t dwindled.”
Passengers will be accompanied by a team of experts including an archaeologist, cultural interpreters, marine biologist and a photographer as the ship navigates the ice floes and islands in the remote region.
The expedition cruise called The Northwest Passage – in the wake of the Great Explorers will visit some of the interesting ports including, Vancouver, Nome, Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Red Bay, Corner Brook and Halifax.
Prices for the 26-day expedition, departing on 18 August 2023, start from $1009 per person per day.