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KANGERLUSSUAQ To QUEBEC CITY

ARCTIC AND GREENLAND expedition cruise Silver Cloud Expedition

With key excursions including Zodiac cruises looking for walrus and polar bear this is an armchair explorers dream. Sail through the Forever Fjord to right front of the Evigheds glacier and visit the site of the first European settlement in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows. If luck is on your side, the Northern Lights will provide bucket list evening entertainment.
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Cruise itinerary

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Kangerlussuaq is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality located at the head of the fjord of the same name (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord). It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport. The airport dates from American settlement during and after World War II, when the site was known as Bluie West-8 and Sondrestrom Air Base. The Kangerlussuaq area is also home to Greenland's most diverse terrestrial fauna, including muskoxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons.
Within roughly an hour of steaming south from Kangerlussuaq Fjord is Evighedsfjord Fjord. The fjords in this area can reach close to a kilometer (over half a mile) of depth and are lined with tidewater glaciers from the Maniitsoq ice sheet located high up in the interior of Greenland. Some of the cliffs along the fjords of this region can exceed 2,000 metres (6,600 ft.) in height.
The Evigheids Glacier flows from the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice body in the world after the Antarctic ice sheet, to the west. It is a slow-moving tidewater glacier, meaning this valley glacier winds down through the coastal mountains to the ocean at a snail’s pace. As the glacial ice enters the water it begins to float and the eventually breaks apart into icebergs that float away down the fjord. The shades of blue and carved shapes of these ice floes are infinite.
Only 350 people live in the small Greenlandic community of Kangaamiut. Located on the south coast of Timerdlit Island and facing the Davis Strait, Kangaamiut is situated between the mouths of two long fjords: the Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord (or Evighedsfjorden in Danish) to its south and to its north Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat Fjord. Founded in 1755, it was called “Sugarloaf” (Sukkertoppen) because of the appearance of three nearby hills.
Nuuk, meaning “the cape”, was Greenland’s first town (1728). Started as a fort and later mission and trading post some 240 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, it is the current capital. Almost 30% of Greenland’s population lives in the town. Not only does Nuuk have great natural beauty in its vicinity, but there are Inuit ruins, Hans Egede’s home, the parliament, and the Church of our Saviour as well. The Greenlandic National Museum has an outstanding collection of Greenlandic traditional dresses, as well as the famous Qilakitsoq mummies.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Iqaluit is the capital of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, which is Inuktitut for “our land”. The community is located at the head of Frobisher Bay, an inlet of the North Atlantic extending into southeastern Baffin Island. The Bay is so long that it was first taken to be the possible entrance of a Northwest Passage. In Iqaluit, the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum and the Nunavut Legislative Assembly Building both house incredible collections of Inuit artwork with interesting local prints for sale in the museum shop.
Named in honour of Sir John Franklin’s widow, the lonely and uninhabited Lady Franklin Island lies off of Baffin Island’s Hall Peninsula at the entrance to Cumberland Sound. The island is named for the wife of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer who died trying to discover the Northwest Passage. The geology of the island is striking with vertical cliffs of Archean rocks, likely to be some of the oldest stone in Canada. The waters around Lady Franklin Island offer an abundance seabirds, ducks, seals, and walrus.
Monumental Island in Davis Strait was named by Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall as a tribute to the memory of Sir John Franklin who died in his quest to find the Northwest Passage. The island is offshore of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago of the territory of Nunavut. Around the shoreline scores of Black Guillemots dive and fish for little Arctic cods and capelins. Successful birds fly off with a minnow grasped tightly in their beaks. On a far larger scale, it is possible to find groups of walruses with their impressive tusks along the shores of the island.
Akpatok Island is a remote spot near the northernmost limits of the Labrador Peninsula. Steep and sheer limestone cliffs jut out of icy waters. Encased in snow and surrounded with sea ice in the winter months, this uninhabited island lures huge amounts of wildlife, most notably the world’s largest population of breeding Thick-billed Murres (known as Brünnich’s Guillemots in Europe), estimated at well over a million birds. These auks flock to the bare cliffs of the island between June and September, and murres incubate their single pear-shaped egg on the cliff ledges.
The Torngat Mountains National Park is situated on the eastern side of Labrador’s northernmost point and features mountains sometimes described as the “Eastern Rocky Mountains”. The park covers an area of 9,700 km2 (over 6,000 mi2) and is dotted with remnants of several cirque glaciers. Saglek Fjord has an outstanding array of geological features and the steep cliffs provide some of the best exposures to the earth’s geologic history. The name of the national park goes back to Torngarsoak, who was believed to control the life of sea animals and took the form of a huge polar bear.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Around the year 1000, Vikings from Greenland and Iceland founded the first European settlement in North America, near the northern tip of Newfoundland. They arrived in the New World 500 years before Columbus but stayed only a few years and were forgotten for centuries. Since the settlement's rediscovery in the last century, the archaeological site has brought tourism to the area. Viking themes abound but so do views, whales, icebergs, fun dining experiences, and outdoor activities.

Acclaimed for its unearthly landscape, Woody Point is probably as close to Mars as you will ever get in this lifetime. Situated on the west coast of the island, the Tablelands behind Woody Point in the Gros Morne National Park are composed of peridotite — like much of the surface of Mars — and  NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, plus others are studying this unique land form searching for insights into possible bacterial life on the red planet.

Havre St. Pierre is a tiny seaside port on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. It was settled in 1857 by Acadians from the Magdalen Island, and still today locals speak a dialect more similar to Acadian French than to Quebec French. It was originally called Saint-Pierre-de-la-Pointe-aux-Esquimaux until 1927, when it was officially shortened to Havre St Pierre. Until recently the local economy relied mainly on fishing and lumbering, today it is mainly a titanium ore-transhipment port. Nearby is one of the world’s most amazing natural phenomena – the Mingan Archipelago.
Bonaventure Island, on Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula, is an uninhabited island that is home to the largest gannet colony in North America, and the second largest in the world. It was first protected as a bird sanctuary in 1919 by the federal government. Later, in 1973, it became a national park, administered by Canada’s National Park Service. Explorer Jacques Cartier noted seeing gannets as he sailed past in 1534. One report in 1887 estimated 3,000 birds. Today, there are more than eighty thousand gannets, along with many other seabird species that nest on the island.
The discovery of these parts of Canada, inhabited at one time by Micmac Indians, by French explorers made Percé a stop-off point between Québec City and France. In the 17th century Percé developed into a bustling port with hundreds of boats anchored in the summer season. During the English campaign against Québec, the small village was burned down by the English. Afterwards, Percé was forgotten for almost half a century. Following the Treaty of Versailles, reconstruction began; by 1777 Percé addedl 400 seasonal fishermen to its year-round population of 300.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Québec City's alluring setting atop Cape Diamond (Cap Diamant) evokes a past of high adventure, military history, and exploration. This French-speaking capital city is the only walled city north of Mexico. Visitors come for the delicious and inventive cuisine, the remarkable historical continuity, and to share in the seasonal exuberance of the largest Francophone population outside France.

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Owner's Suite

Up to 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda

From US$ 35,820 with early booking bonus
Grand Suite

Up to 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda

From US$ 33,930 with early booking bonus
Royal Suite

Up to 1,031 ft² / 96m² including veranda

From US$ 32,940 with early booking bonus
Silver Suite

541 ft² / 52 m² Including veranda

From US$ 23,310 with early booking bonus
Medallion Suite

437 ft² / 40.6 m² Including veranda

From US$ 20,970 with early booking bonus
Deluxe Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 12,780 with early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 12,240 with early booking bonus
Vista Suite

240 ft² / 22m²

From US$ 9,990 with early booking bonus
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included in the cruise fare

  • Included one way flight between Reykjavic and Kangerlussuaq
  • Transfers and luggage handling
  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Complimentary Parka
  • *Excluding All Full World Cruise and Grand Voyages

Silver Cloud Expedition

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her truly special. Her four dining options will tantalise your taste buds and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. Broad sweeping decks with multiple open spaces and a swimming pool complete what is surely the most distinctive expedition ship sailing today. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 16 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations. Finally, a team of up to 22  passionate and dedicated expedition experts are always at hand to ensure your voyage is enhanced every step of the way.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Owner's Suite

Up to 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda

From US$ 35,820 with early booking bonus
Grand Suite

Up to 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda

From US$ 33,930 with early booking bonus
Royal Suite

Up to 1,031 ft² / 96m² including veranda

From US$ 32,940 with early booking bonus
Silver Suite

541 ft² / 52 m² Including veranda

From US$ 23,310 with early booking bonus
Medallion Suite

437 ft² / 40.6 m² Including veranda

From US$ 20,970 with early booking bonus
Deluxe Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 12,780 with early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 12,240 with early booking bonus
Vista Suite

240 ft² / 22m²

From US$ 9,990 with early booking bonus
Fares shown are per guest

Restaurants

Discover our collection of onboard venues where you'll enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers and of course, our personalized all-inclusive service.

Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

4 Hotels

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

Your expedition will lead to one discovery after another. A complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences, led by team of expert guides and lectures, allows you to fully experience the lands you'll visit.

voyage highlights

Travel across the Arctic Sea from Greenland to Canada, experiencing stark natural beauty, Inuit art and culture, and rich history dating back to 2200 BC. Starting from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, we will travel down the stark yet serene Evighedsfjord to the Evigheds Glacier and south to Greenland’s capital of Nuuk before crossing the Arctic Sea to land in Canada. We will explore the culturally rich Iqaluit, which is bursting with Inuit art, from the museum, to the streets, to the interior of a municipal building. We will search for polar bears at Akpatok Island during one of several Zodiac cruises and witness the unforgiving landscape of the Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site formed by glaciers and continents clashing together ages ago. This voyage is steeped in history, including a visit to the first site of European settlement (1000 AD) in L’Anse aux Meadows and the 15th century Qilakitsoq mummies in Nuuk. We will cruise scenic passages and search for walrus, polar bear and multiple whale species at various places along the way. Throughout the voyage, learn about the history, geology, wildlife and botany of these starkly beautiful locations from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable onboard Expedition Team.

Voyage Highlights:

Evigheds Fjord/Evigheds Glacier, Greenland –
Nicknamed ‘Forever Fjord’ thanks to its length (100km, or 62 miles), the impressive Evigheds Fjord seems to go on forever! Take a Zodiac cruise through a portion of the beautiful, serene fjord to the Evigheds Glacier, which visitors have described as appearing out of a painting.

Nuuk, Greenland –
Nuuk is the economic and cultural center of Greenland (and its capital). It is both the largest city in Greenland and one of the smallest capitals in the world. The city of 18,000 boasts colorful buildings and the majestic, snow-covered Sermitsiaq Mountain in the background. Nuuk has been inhabited as far back as 2200 BC by the Paleo-Eskimo people of the Saqqaq culture.

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada –
Experience the capital (and only city) of the Canadian Arctic territory Nunavut. See the exceptional artwork featured in the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, as well as at the interior of the Nunavut Legislative Assemble Building, which has been covered with some of the best-known Inuit art. Even the streets have colorful Inuit murals.

L’Anse aux Meadows –
Visit another incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. L’Anse aux Meadows is the first European settlement in North America. Discovered in 1960, the archaeological site is believed to be settled by the Norse around 1000 AD -evidence of pre-Columbian overseas contact.

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada –
Experience the biodiversity and unforgiving landscape of The Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shaped by continents and glaciers that clashed together eons ago, the park is filled with vast fjords and mountains that tower over barren cliffs, bogs and forests.

Cultural Highlight:

• See the Qilakitsoq mummies in Nuuk’s National Museum. The four mummies provide evidence of Inuit life in 1475 AD.
• View authentic Inuit art in three locations: Kangaamiut, Nuuk and Iqaluit.
• See the site of the first Norse settlement in North America (UNESCO World heritage) and have a look at the replicas of ancient buildings nearby.

Wildlife Watch List:

• Blue, humpback, Minke and Sei whale
• Polar bear, seals and walrus
• Brünnich’s Guillemots, Glaucous Gulls, Northern Fulmars, Northern Gannets

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, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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