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Between the Poles – Our Epic Global Expedition Cruise

Our Epic Global Expedition Cruise


Departure date
64 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

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

Embark on an epic, globe-spanning adventure from the Arctic to Antarctica, discovering Canada, Greenland, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile along the way. Experience diverse landscapes, wildlife, cultures, and history as you venture from the icy north through the tropics to the frozen beauty of Antarctica.

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

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. Farther south, we’ll navigate the legendary Panama Canal to move from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Exploring south to Antarctica

You’ll experience a kaleidoscope of culture, colors, and history as we explore the Pacific coasts of Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. In Patagonia, rugged scenery abounds. Look for penguins, seals, and whales as we continue toward the frozen beauty of Antarctica. Prepare for captivating wildlife, majestic icebergs, and unexpected adventures.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

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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


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


  • 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


  • Overnight in Edmonton before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

expedition cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities
  • *House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water
  • †Please note that Wi-Fi and phone reception are very limited in the remote areas where we travel 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 boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


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

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage 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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