A team of Arctic experts from Canada-based Arctic Kingdom, global leaders in Arctic travel, will be aboard Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity in August when she sets out to the Arctic Circle on the 32-day voyage, 2017 Northwest Passage Explorer.
The expedition experts will share their knowledge and passion for the region’s unique culture, wildlife and geography, as well as lead discovery expeditions ashore.
“The Arctic is like nowhere else on the planet,” said Graham Dickson, Arctic Kingdom president and CEO.
“As the top land-based operator in the Arctic, we are excited to be providing exceptional opportunities for Crystal Serenity guests to authentically experience the Arctic – unlike ever before.”
Local Inuit guides, Northerners, marine biologists, archaeologists, expert divers, conservationists, photographers, and wildlife experts round out Arctic Kingdom’s team of expedition leaders and speakers for the voyage. Besides the environmental perspectives of the Arctic, there are cultural nuances to be explored during the historic passage with visits to Ulukhaktok, North West Territories; and Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
In addition to carefully crafted Crystal Adventures, the ship’s captain will safely position the ship to take advantage of impromptu “Unexpected Adventures,” supported by Arctic Kingdom, including zodiac outings to view glaciers, kayaking in protected bays, and trekking the tundra with an expert guide, and helicopter flights to view the Arctic landscape from the air, favourable weather conditions permitting. Likewise, 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.
Departing Anchorage/Seward, Alaska for New York City on 15 August 2017, Serenity will sail through some of the most spectacular, remote areas of the previously unpassable polar region. All-inclusive cruise fares start at USD$24,479 per person, and Crystal’s “Crystal Clear Choices” promotional savings offer additional value for bookings made by 31 March 2017.