ocean adventurer greenland cruise

ESSENTIAL GREENLAND: Southern Coasts & Disko Bay

  • Overview

    VOYAGE PROMOTION: 10% Cabin Discount + Free Charter Flight Package + Pay in full by 31 Mar '19 for a further 10% cabin discount. 


    Enjoy an in-depth exploration of one of Greenland’s most remote regions with the 'Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay' expedition.

    As you cruise around this enchanting island, sailing from the icy waters of the little-visited east coast, down to the lush southern tip and up to the charming communities and glaciers of the west coast, spectacular, unspoiled wonders await wherever you go. Each visit to the picturesque villages and Norse ruins that dot the shoreline will immerse you in Greenland’s distinct culture and history, while the rugged landscape—dominated by dramatic fjords, imposing glaciers, towering mountains and verdant valleys—will leave you breathless.
    The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why.

    IMPORTANT VOYAGE INFORMATION: This voyage has a mandatory charter flight component with an additional cost of AU$1,900 per person.

    Duration: 15 days
    Passengers: 132 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Disembarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 1.7x - 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavik

      Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own. In the evening, join us at your hotel for a welcome briefing.

    • Day 2 - Reykjavik, Iceland: Embarkation day

      This afternoon, you’ll board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

    • Day 3 - At Sea

      As we cruise across the Denmark Strait, your Expedition Team will teach you about the wildlife and storied history of Greenland, its fascinating geology, ecology and climate, and the incredible sights you will soon explore. Staff will also keep watch for the seabirds you’ll likely see soaring above your ship, as well as the whales that can be encountered here.

    • Day 4/5 - East Greenland

      Experience a true arctic ghost town when we visit the abandoned settlement of Skjoldungen, where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of Skjoldungen Fjord is an ideal place to explore by Zodiac. Those who opt for our kayaking program may have an opportunity to get out on the water to glide past icebergs and capture some great photographs.

    • Day 6/7 - South Greenland

      Climbers and mountaineers around the world know Tasermiut Fjord, one of the world’s most prolific big-wall playgrounds. This part of Greenland is particularly dramatic, being nicknamed the Arctic Patagonia. A bit of a history lesson will be provided here as you learn about the settlements of the area, founded by Erik the Red. As we round Cape Farewell, the southernmost point of Greenland, we will call in at the natural hot springs found in the Uunartoq area, soak in the geothermal waters and watch the icebergs pass by.

    • Day 8/13 - Greenland’s West Coast

      Heading north, you’ll stop at some of the quaint villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. You’ll find friendly faces, local artisans and colorful houses on the wildflower- covered tundra. You’ll visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and home to fewer than 16,000 people. You’ll have time to wander the streets and see the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede statue near the waterfront, both named after the missionary who founded the settlement. You’ll also visit the museum to see the famous Greenlandic mummies.

      The nearby town of Sisimiut is an interesting place to visit, as there are more dogsleds here than humans. Evighedsfjorden, which means “Fjord of Eternity,” is a favored place for us to put the Zodiacs in the water for some more in-depth exploration. This long, deep fjord has very few settlements, so you’ll come to appreciate nature in its rawest form. There will be an opportunity for hiking among the towering mountains, and you’ll have plenty of chances to photograph the colorful tundra and dramatic landscapes.

      The west coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea. You will explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers. Moving approximately 62 feet (19 meters) per day, the glacier provides you with a great opportunity to photograph ice crashing into the sea. Continuing along, the Amerloq Fjord offers a chance for you to stretch your legs by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites.

    • Day 14 - Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq

      Today, you’ll board your direct charter flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, we will transfer you to your hotel.

    • Day 15 - Depart Reykjavik

      After breakfast, you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Reykjavik.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking

    Kayaking is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore the rugged coastlines and calm bays of the Polar regions.

    Kayaking in the Polar Regions is highly weather-dependent, however we guarantee at least one outing throughout your voyage, but your kayak guides will take you out as many times as possible throughout your voyage.

    AUD 955 per person

    Transfer Package (Mandatory)

    Includes pre and post accommodation in Reykjavik and charter flights

    AUD 1,800 per person

    Hiking

    There are options on most excursions for shorter walks, often to take advantage of excellent lookouts, that don’t require hiking boots and other equipment. Hiking participation is optional and your Expedition Team will advise you of what you can expect prior to each excursion.

    Included

    Presentations

    Daily chats with on-board experts—our guides, scientists and other special guests—let guests rub shoulders with historians, ornithologists, biologists, geologists and more.

    Included

    Polar Plunge

    This rite of passage, experienced just once per expedition, sees you safely jumping into icy ocean waters under the watchful eye of our staff—and just about every single camera lens on board!

    Included

    Photography

    Documenting your voyage so you can take the memories home is a rewarding experience. Our photography guides will help you learn skills to capture the beauty of the Polar Regions.

    Included

    Zodiac Cruising

    Zodiacs are the workhorses of polar expeditions, safely transporting guests to remote shorelines and shallow inlets—places the ships can’t reach. Expedition staff make stepping in and out of them safe and comfortable.

    Included

    Paddling Excursion

    If you’re interested in kayaking and would like to try something less in depth than Sea Kayaking, you can still enjoy the benefits of adding an on-water experience to your expedition with a Paddling Excursion. Sign up for a onetime paddle on our sit-on-top kayaks, which are stable and unencumbered— perfect for anyone with little to no kayak experience. Expert guides take rotating groups of passengers on calm days to connect with the sea.

    AUD 280 per person

    Explore Greenland

    Vast swaths of beautiful, unfenced wilderness give you unique freedom to wander at will, whether on foot, by ski or by dogsled.

    Inuit Communities

    Picturesque communities on the East and Wests costs of Greenland, are vibrant and ever welcoming and our time here is spent bonding with the local Inuit people and understanding their way of life. You are welcome to support the community by purchasing unique handicrafts from the local Inuit artisans.

  • Inclusions

    Expedition Gear

    Comfortable expedition boots and a high quality expedition parka, specifically designed for the polar regions.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Emergency evacuation insurance up to USD$500,000
    - Comprehensive pre-departure information
    - All shipboard accommodation and meals
    - Service taxes and port charges
    - Photographic journal of your expedition
    - All shore excursions and lectures in the itinerary

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Mandatory transfer package
    - International and internal flights that are not specified
    - Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
    - Passport and Visa expenses
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Items of a personal nature such as; Beverages / Laundry / Medical expenses / Gratuities / Internet & Wifi
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  • Vessel

    OCEAN ADVENTURER

    The new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favourite over the years and underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002 with the most significant being in 2017. With the latest rounds of refurbishments guests will enjoy: A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship. - The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites. - All existing cabins will be furnished with all new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms. - Main common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room will be remodeled as well as the Bar. - Major technical enhancements – include two new Rolls Royce engines, which will significantly increase fuel efficiency and minimized carbon footprint.

    Features & Facilities
    • Recently refurbished
    • superior accommodation
    • Lounge/Dining Room
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Internet/Wifi
    • Library
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 4
    Guests #: 132
    Crew #: 87
    Ice Class: 1A
    Speed: 14
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 100m
    Width: 16
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 4376
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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ocean adventurer triple cabin

Triple

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Triple cabin with upper and lower bunks, porthole and private facilities. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 11,900pp
AUD 11,900pp
ocean adventurer lower deck twin cabin

Lower Deck Twin

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Two lower berths with private facilities and porthole. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 14,000pp
AUD 12,600pp
ocean adventurer main deck porthole cabin

Main Deck Porthole

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Two lower berths with private facilities and window. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 15,400pp
AUD 13,860pp
ocean adventurer main deck window cabin

Main Deck Window

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Two lower berths with private facilities and window. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 16,800pp
AUD 15,120pp
ocean adventurer superior twin cabin

Superior Twin

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Two lower berths with private facilities and window. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 18,900pp
AUD 17,010pp
ocean adventurer deluxe twin cabin

Deluxe

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Two lower berths with private facilities and window. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 20,300pp
AUD 18,270pp
ocean adventurer suite twin cabin

Suite

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Two lower berths with private facilities and window. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 21,700pp
AUD 19,530pp
ocean adventurer owners suite twin cabin

Owner's Suite

29 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
Brand new cabin with double bed, private facilities and window. Please note this voyage may require a charter flight at an additional cost.
AUD 23,800pp
AUD 21,420pp