Southbound: Pond Inlet - St John's - Newport
Our voyage south will start at Pond Inlet, up above the Arctic Circle by the entrance ot the famed Northwest Passage, we will then sail south and along the fjord lined coast of Greenland, before crossing back over the Labrador Sea to the colorful coast of the Canadian Maritimes. The destinations on this voyage are vibrant and unique.
POND INLET, Baffin Island
A picturesque traditional Inuit community near scenic fiords, glaciers and icebergs that overlooks Eclipse Sound which is a migratory bird sanctuary. It is famous for large pods of narwhal. Population 1,300. We’ll be greeted with a traditional Inuit tea & bannock welcome and an Inuit cultural show with story telling and strength and agility demonstrations at the Natinnak Visitor Center. Traditional Inuit carvings, crafts and jewelry can also be purchased here.
The colorful capital of Greenland, surrounded by immense nature and filled with vibrant communities leading fascinating lives of old traditions, modern twists, and diverse influences. Its large fjord system hosts waterfalls, humpback whales and icebergs. The waterfront is dotted with brightly colored houses against the backdrop of Sermitsiaq mountain
L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS, Newfoundland
A National Historic Site with a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, bog, and coastline, in which lies the fascinating archaeological remains of the Viking settlement and evidence of first European presence in North America. The excavated remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings are similar to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland.
ST JOHN'S, Newfoundland
St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland and demonstrates the perfect combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. It is the oldest and most easterly city in North America (it even has it's own time zone). The city is criss-crossed with narrow streets carved by horse and carriage over 100 years ago, and rows of colorful jellybean houses are wedged together in every space lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways.
ST PIERRE & MIQUELON, New France
A French archipelago known for its calm and the legendary hospitality first settled by the French in the early 17th century. The island are the only remnant of the former colonial empire of New France that still remains under French control, with an area of 242 km2 and a population of 6,080 at the January 2011 census. The busier Saint Pierre island has a distinct French atmosphere, with a cathedral and the Musée Heritage, which celebrates regional history.
LUNEBURG, Nova Scotia
A Picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site with narrow waterfront streets and unique historic architecture. Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home country. The inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city's identity throughout the centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some of which date from the 18th century.