We begin our arctic adventure in Churchill where each year thousands of Eco Tourists come to experience the marine, boreal forest and tundra of this magnificent region of Canada. This northern port is the home of beluga whales, many migratory bird species as well as the king of the Arctic- the Polar Bear.
After cruising Hudson Bay, where you can enjoy watching seabirds, seals and migrating whales, we will spend the next days traveling to picturesque towns to enjoy local culture as well as guided expeditions.
From the Nunavut capital, Iqaluit on Baffin Island we cross the Davis Strait to reach the lovely town of Uummannaq, 590 kilometres from the Arctic Circle in northern Greenland.
Cruising south, we reach the calving glacier of Eqip Sermia and Ilulissat, ‘Iceberg Capital of the World’. We take a guided walk to the Unesco-protected Icefjord, with a wealth of optional excursions by boats, planes or helicopters.
In Qeqertarsuaq (‘The Great Island’) on Disko Island, we experience ‘kaffemik’, a cultural get-to-gether over coffee, before continuing south to Sisimiut and entering Kangerlussuaq, ‘The Great Fjord’, our final destination.
Navigating north from Kangerlussuaq along Greenland’s old inter-coastal routes, we indulge in the multitude of natural wonders. We will experience many classic highlights during our voyage, including “The Iceberg Capital” of Ilulissat and the nearby UNESCO-protected Icefjord, the beautiful basalt mountains and the amazing calving glacier of Eqip Sermia in Disko Bay. The glacier is one of the most active in Greenland, with a high likelihood of seeing and hearing ice cascade into the ocean below.
Leaving Greenland and the town of Uummannaq behind, we cross the Davis Strait to reach Iqaluit, the capital of the vast Inuit Nation of Nunavut (‘Our Land’) in Northern Canada. As we slip between Baffin Island and Labrador into the mighty Hudson Bay, we will visit some of the picturesque Inuit settlements of this rugged tundra.
We will stop in Cape Dorset on Baffin Island, known worldwide for its wealth of Inuit drawings, prints and soapstone carvings. Coats Island (Coral Harbour) seasonally hold 30,000 falcons, murres, and gulls in its vast nesting cliffs. We can also expect to see a concentration of walrus at the cliff base, as well as polar bears, seals and whales before arriving in our final port of call - Churchill.
The new Symphony of the Seas is here — a perception remixing, memory maxing mic drop. It's all the greatest hits, plus revolutionary new firsts. This is the new sound of adventure. An Oasis Class favorite, the Boardwalk neighborhood onboard Symphony of the Seas® introduces new surprises, elevated experiences and one-of-a-kind venues to entertain all ages. At Playmakers_ Sports Bar & Arcade, catch the game while sipping craft brews, or engage in a little friendly competition on your favorite classic arcade games. Or satisfy your sweet tooth at Sugar Beach, a candy and ice-cream shop where each treat is more tempting than the last. And if it's a visual feast you're craving, head to the AquaTheater to catch never-before-seen high-diving performances like the brand-new show HiRO. In this neighborhood, you'll find new thrills everywhere you turn.
When you think of a spectacular Alaska vacation, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this Alaska tour is sure to delight!
Board the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist. Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition in Denali National Park. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. You’ll also take a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and to hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife.
New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this fall foliage tour you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion, The Breakers, gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.
History is not all you’ll experience on this marvelous fall foliage tour. You’ll also see spectacular beauty and amazing fall foliage. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks, where you’ll take a carriage ride before enjoying a local treat at the historic Jordan Pond Restaurant located inside the park. In New Hampshire, travel to the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground, and enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program. Take a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, a New Hampshire region with breathtaking scenery, and along the Kancamagus Highway, well known as one of the country’s best fall foliage viewing areas. Throughout your tour, marvel at the scenic drives and stunning fall colors full of blazing red, orange, and yellow leaves (if Mother Nature permits).