There’s still time to book Crystal Cruises’ captivating Northwest Passage cruise, which departs in three weeks.
The annual 32-day voyage takes guests to destinations rarely explored by recreational travellers and is offering new off-shore excursions such as Arctic scuba diving and fly fishing for Arctic Char.
Beginning in Anchorage, Alaska and culminating in New York City, the voyage offers guests a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Crystal Serenity will sail through some of the most spectacular, remote areas of the previously unpassable polar region via the Northwest Passage.
Aboard the ultra-luxury vessel will be a comprehensive team of Arctic experts who will share their knowledge and passion for the region’s unique culture, wildlife and geography. Local Inuit guides, Northerners, marine biologists, archaeologists, expert divers, conservationists, photographers, and wildlife experts round out the team of expedition leaders and speakers for this epic voyage.
Available adventures include Arctic scuba diving (new), fly fishing for Arctic Char (new), Zodiac outings to view glaciers, kayaking in protected bays, trekking the tundra with an expert guide, and helicopter flights to view the Arctic landscape from the air. Besides the many environmental perspectives of the Arctic, there are several cultural nuances to be explored by Crystal guests during the historic passage with visits to Ulukhaktok, North West Territories; and Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Expedition teams will be scouting for wildlife, including polar bears and whales throughout the voyage. Specialized viewing equipment on board will allow guests to experience incredible viewing from the comfort of the vessel.
Crystal Serenity will be accompanied through the Canadian Arctic by an escort vessel, providing enhanced safety. Both vessels will be manned by highly trained crew members and Canadian ice-pilots experienced in all aspects of operating safely in the Canadian Arctic.
To book or see an expanded itinerary, visit http://bit.ly/2uX33Aw. Cruise-only fares start at US$21,855 per person.
(photo credit/Paragon Pixels and Crystal Cruises)