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Between the Poles

Our Epic Global Expedition Cruise

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64 days
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Cruise Overview

64-day Grand Expedition Cruise exploring six countries from the Arctic to Antarctica in 2024/2025.

Join this epic adventure from the Artic to Antarctica, discovering Canada, Greenland, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile along the way. 

Feel like a modern-day explorer as you venture through icescapes, rainforests, deserts and fjords, discovering distinct cultures and history. 

Experience the world’s wonderful diversity as you encounter polar bears in the north, sea lions in the tropics and penguins in the south.  

From the Arctic to Panama 

This globe-spanning expedition starts with a flight from Edmonton to Cambridge Bay in the Arctic. We then venture through the Northwest Passage to discover the dramatic landscapes, UNESCO treasures and Arctic wildlife of coastal Greenland and Atlantic Canada. Turning south and through the Atlantic, we’ll navigate the legendary Panama Canal towards the Pacific. 

Exploring south to Antarctica 

You’ll experience a kaleidoscope of culture, colour and history as we explore the Pacific coasts of Ecuador, Peru and Chile. In Patagonia, you’ll be surrounded by rugged scenery. Look out for penguins, seals and whales as we continue towards the frozen beauty of Antarctica. Get ready for captivating wildlife, majestic icebergs and unexpected adventures.

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2024
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Itinerary

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Canada´s Festival City

Day 1

Wildlife-rich Cambridge Bay

Day 2

The Northwest Passage

Day 3-10

Greenland and Atlantic Canada

Day 11-21

From Portland to Colón

Day 22-29

From Colón to Valparaíso

Day 30-43

Cruising the Chilean fjords

Day 44-52

Antarctica: another world

Day 53-59

Relax and unwind at sea

Day 60-63

Arrival in Punta Arenas

Day 64

What's included

Flights

  • Economy class flight from Edmonton to Cambridge Bay
  • Flight in economy class from Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile after the expedition cruise 

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Edmonton before the expedition cruise
  • Transfer from the airport to the ship in Cambridge Bay before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Punta Arenas after the expedition cruise 

Hotel

  • Overnight in Edmonton before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

expedition cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune  
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities
  • *House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water
  • †Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported. 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 

notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 
  • Onboard credit of 750€ per person and free laundry service

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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