Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska on National Geographic Resolution
Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska
For centuries the search for the Northwest Passage lured the most intrepid explorers, but it wasn’t until 1906 that Roald Amundsen finally completed the first sea voyage across the Arctic Archipelago. Aboard the newest member of our fleet, National Geographic Resolution, discover the otherworldly icescapes of the Northwest Passage that so confounded generations of adventurers. Given its high ice rating (Polar Class 5) and its patented X-bow, the ship is able to easily and safely penetrate the ice, allowing you to explore the dramatic coasts of this untouched region–encountering rare wildlife, hardy cultures, and glorious creations of ice and rock at the top of the world.
- Sail aboard our new, state-of-the-art polar ship to the northernmost coastlines of the planet, where few have explored before.
- Venture into the fabled Northwest Passage, and learn dramatic stories of explorers and adventurers who sought this magnificent, icy frontier.
- Glide between soaring icebergs at the mouth of Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Visit one of Canada’s “jewels of the north:” Pond Inlet, a small Inuit community known for soapstone carvings.
- Observe polar bears, walruses, ringed seals, belugas, and bowhead whales.
- Meander through the remains of historic dwellings on Herschel Island; a scattered mixture from the Inuvialuit people and the once-booming whaling industry.
Our second new polar build, National Geographic Resolution is named to honor the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook.
A fully-stabilized vessel of the highest ice class (PC5 Category A), she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can. Resolution’s most striking exterior feature is her distinctive profile, the patented X-Bow®, a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions; and since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride, as well. An equally impressive feature may well be her capacity: she carries just 126 guests, a commitment to expedition excellence over scale. Scandinavian-inflected, luxuriously appointed, her inviting interiors would be a destination in themselves. Because she is a Lindblad expedition ship, however, her attention is focused on the world outside—with acres of window glass to keep you connected to the stunning views beyond the pane, and a fleet of expedition tools to get you out exploring.
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.
Teams that do whatever it take ...
|1||U.S. / Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland|
|2||Greenland’s West Coast and Sisimiut|
|3||Disko Bay & Ilulissat|
|4-6||Exploring East Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada|
|7-16||Exploring the Northwest Passage|
|18||Herschel Island, Yukon Territory|
|22||Nome, Alaska, U.S. / Disembark / Home|