The Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage is an incredible voyage of discovery and I loved the diversity of it. Some highlights were incredible sightings of 32 polar bears, Northern Lights for a week, plus cruising through the Bering Strait. There were 9 of us from SA, all very well travelled / cruised and we all rated this as a trip of a lifetime!
Jann Porter, 2015 Northwest Passage with Abercrombie & Kent

It wasn’t until Roald Amundsen navigated this icy maze on a 3-year odyssey that this remote wilderness route became a reality. Today, it remains a prized bucket-list voyage for any traveller wishing to follow in the footsteps of history’s most daring explorers. 

The fabled Northwest Passage gives you the chance to visit remote communities, search for Arctic wildlife and gaze in awe at majestic landscapes as you attempt this legendary route. Cruising an ever-changing maze of water channels, you’ll experience larger than life ice-capped mountains and icebergs with every blue imaginable.

Search for polar bears hunting, an Arctic fox venturing across the tundra and beluga whales peering out the ice; these are just some of the experiences unique to this area.

2022 and 2023 cruises to consider:

Abercrombie & Kent – L’Austral, limited to 199 guests on this exclusive charter

24-day Montreal, Canada to Nome, Alaska from 23 August to 15 September 2022; prices are from $36 995 per person sharing. This cruise is hosted by founder, Geoffrey Kent.

 25-day New York, USA to Nome, Alaska from 25 August to 18 September 2023; prices are from $35 495 per person sharing.

Northwest Passage Map


Lindblad – National Geographic Resolution with 126 guests

From $34 540 per person sharing based on Category 1 suite with two large windows and $42 830 per person sharing based on Category 3 suite with balcony.

22-day Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska from 17 July to 7 August 2022 

22-day Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska from 24 July to 14 August 2023

Lindblad National Geographic


Ponant – Le Commandant Charcot with 245 guests

25-day Reykjavik, Iceland to Nome, Alaska from 7 September to 1 October 2022; prices are from $42 100 per person sharing.

25-day Reykjavik, Iceland to Nome, Alaska from 11 September to 5 October 2023; prices are from $43 240 per person sharing.

Ponant Le Commandant


Seabourn – Seabourn Pursuit with 264 guests

Seabourn Northwest Passage


Silversea – Silver Wind with 274 guests

24-day Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska from 24 August to 17 September 2022; prices are from $47 900 per person sharing.

24-day Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska from 21 August to 14 September 2023; prices are from $49 900 per person sharing.

Silversea Northwest Passage


Another stunning day; we are so lucky with beautiful skies, dramatic mountains and nonstop huge stunning icebergs! It’s very difficult to capture in photos as we’ve been surrounded by the most magnificent 360 degree views all morning.
Jann Porter, 2015 Northwest Passage with Abercrombie & Kent

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