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Hurtigruten Group

From Cambridge Bay to Portland | The Northwest Passage


Departure date
21 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

21-day expedition cruise attempting the fabled journey into the heart of the Northwest Passage, from Edmonton in Canada to Boston, New England.

Arctic expedition adventure 

Follow in the footsteps of renowned explorers as we venture into the heart of the legendary Northwest Passage. Your Expedition Team will guide you on visits to local communities and help you learn more about the natural marvels all around you. 

Highlights of Canada and Greenland 

Explore Greenland's incredible wildlife, history and culture, including stunning UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord and the capital, Nuuk. Then we sail onto Newfoundland and Labrador, visiting the UNESCO-listed former whaling station in Red Bay and charming Corner Brook.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

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

Explore Edmonton

Day 1

Wildlife of Cambridge Bay

Day 2

The Northwest Passage

Day 3-10

Sailing across Baffin Bay

Day 11

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat

Day 12

Spectacular Sisimiut

Day 13

Colourful Nuuk

Day 14

Expedition day

Day 15

Crossing the Labrador Sea

Day 16

The history of Red Bay

Day 17

Classic Corner Brook

Day 18

Days at sea

Day 19-20

Arriving in Portland

Day 21


- - - Attempted route, ice conditions dependent 

Our Attempts are voyages where we challenge the elements in true expedition style. As we explore these remote and captivating areas in a safe way, our adventure will ultimately be guided by nature. If weather, sea or ice conditions do not allow our planned navigation, our experienced crew will deliver an adapted itinerary. Flexibility and our deep knowledge of the area combine to give you an amazing exploration experience.

What's included


  • Economy class flight from Edmonton to Cambridge Bay


  • Overnight in Edmonton before the expedition cruise, including breakfast


  • 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 in Portland to Boston airport or city centre

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 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Centre, library and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscapes and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna and indoor gym
  • 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 


  • 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 

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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