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Greenland Aurora Borealis Cruise

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Greenland Aurora Borealis Cruise
Experience the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, along the west coast of Greenland on this 8-day expedition aboard sailing vessel Rembrandt van Rijn. This 16-guest ship provides an intimate, exclusive home base to experience the Northern Lights natural wonder and see whales, glaciers and other beautiful flora and fauna along the way to South Greenland.

There are four 2014 d
epartures of this Greenland Aurora Borealis Cruise, each with a distinct 8-day itinerary as the Rembrandt van Rijn navigates from Kangerlussuaq south to Narsarssuaq. See the Alternative Itinerary trip note and the Rates & Dates tab for details about each voyage. Highlights beyond incredible Northern Lights viewing on this cruise include seeing musk oxen, sailing by the Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous icebergs, visiting old dwellings of Greenland’s Thule culture (dating from the 11th century) and bathing in a large hot spring, surrounded by icebergs. read more Experience the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, along the west coast of Greenland on this 8-day expedition aboard sailing vessel Rembrandt van Rijn. This 16-guest ship provides an intimate, exclusive home base to experience the Northern Lights natural wonder and see whales, glaciers and other beautiful flora and fauna along the way to South Greenland.

There are four 2014 departures of this Greenland Aurora Borealis Cruise, each with a distinct 8-day itinerary as the Rembrandt van Rijn navigates from Kangerlussuaq south to Narsarssuaq. See the Alternative Itinerary trip note and the Rates & Dates tab for details about each voyage. Highlights beyond incredible Northern Lights viewing on this cruise include seeing musk oxen, sailing by the Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous icebergs, visiting old dwellings of Greenland’s Thule culture (dating from the 11th century) and bathing in a large hot spring, surrounded by icebergs.
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Day 1 - Embark Aasiaat

Day 2 - Jakobshavn Isfjord

Day 3 - Disko Bay

Day 4 - Sydbay (Ukivik)

Days 5 - 6 - Evighedsfjord

Day 7 - Søndre Strømfjord

Day 8 - Disembark Kangerlussuaq


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Day 1 - Embark Aasiaat

Arrive in Aasiaat from Kangerdlussuak by chartered plane (flight not included in the voyage cost). Aasiaat is a settlement that was created in the 17th century to support the whaling in the mouth of Disko Bay. Its port is ice free from late spring to early winter.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rembrandt van Rijn
MEALS:
dinner

Day 2 - Jakobshavn Isfjord

Today find yourself just south of the large Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous icebergs. The Jakobshavn Isfjord is a World Heritage Site. Just south of it, climb a hill, conditions permitting, and enjoy the view across the bay with icebergs.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rembrandt van Rijn
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Disko Bay

The island groups of Hunde Ejland and Kronprinsens Ejland at the mouth of the Disko Bay are surrounded by rich waters that attract both seabirds and whales. Call at the small settlement on Hunde Eijland where old dwellings of Greenland’s Thule culture (dating from the 11th century) and graves from 18th century Dutch whalers can be seen. This is a good area to observe humpback whales.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rembrandt van Rijn
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Sydbay (Ukivik)

Arrive at Sydbay (Ukivik) on a beautiful sandy beach where the 18th century whalers traded with the Greenlanders during the annual Assivik, an occasion when people from a large area come together. Also land at nearby Isortoq with remains of houses of the Thule culture. Look for reindeer.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rembrandt van Rijn
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Days 5 - 6 - Evighedsfjord

Kangaamiut at the mouth of Evighedsfjord is a friendly Greenlandic village where people still indulge in handicraft. Some way into Evighedsfjord (Eternities Fjord), near the glacier fronts of Sermetsiaq and Taterat Sermiat, find yourself surrounded by mountains nearly 6,500 feet high. In the mouth of this fjord system, humpback whales are often seen.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rembrandt van Rijn
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Søndre Strømfjord

In the Søndre Strømfjord surrounded by towering mountains, you can meet currents of up to 7 knots (12 km), thus it may take some time to sail the whole length of 170 km. At the south side of the fjord, the valleys at Safartoq and Angujafortik are much frequented by groups of musk oxen. You'll land by zodiac to observe them from a distance.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rembrandt van Rijn
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Disembark Kangerlussuaq

Arrive at Kangerlussuaq a former American air base, these days an intercontinental airport, to disembark and fly to Copenhagen. Or you can opt to continue this Greenland Aurora Borealis expedition farther south (see Alternative Itinerary trip note and Rates & Dates tab for details).
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

2014 itineraries for the Greenland Aurora Borealis Cruise vary by departure, and are as follows: Sept 11 Aasiaat to Kangerlussuaq (detailed above), Sept 18 Kangerlussuaq to Nuuk, Sept 25 Nuuk to Narsarsuaq, Oct 2 Narsarsuaq to Narsarsuaq. Please call for more detailed information about each voyage.

Sept 18 West Greenland Aurora Borealis - Kangerlussuaq to Nuuk
Day 1 - Embark Kangerlussuaq
Day 2 - Søndre Strømfjord
Day 3 - Evighedsfjord
Day 4 - Sermilinguaq Fjord
Day 5 - Impact Crater, between Alanngua & Atamik
Day 6-7 - Godthåbsfjord
Day 8 - Disembark Nuuk

Sept 25 South Greenland Moravians - Nuuk to Narsarsuaq
Day 1 - Embark Nuuk
Day 2 - Lichtenfels & Fiskenaes
Day 3 - Flade Isblink
Day 4 - Ivittuut
Day 5 - Qaleralik Sermia
Day 6 - Lichtenau
Day 7 - Eriksfjord
Day 8 - Disembark Narsarssuaq

Oct 2 South Greenland Vikings - Narsarsuaq to Narsarsuaq
Day 1 - Embark Narsarsuaq
Day 2 - Bredefjord & Qaleralik Sermia
Day 3 - Hvalsey
Day 4 - Lichtenau, Uunartoq & Vagar
Day 5 - Herjolfsnes
Day 6 - Appilatoq orTasermiut Fjord
Day 7 - Eriksfjord
Day 8 - Disembark Narsarssuaq

Itinerary Notes

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife and the Northern Lights. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Activities

Guided shore excursions, walks, wildlife spotting and zodiac cruises are included in the fare and will be offered to all passengers during the voyages. Every day there will be excursions on land, weather and ice permitting. The landings will take three to six hours per day over untracked area. According to circumstances (the weather, the ice-situation or the passengers' wishes) the program can sometimes be adjusted. Ample time will be devoted to wildlife, vegetation, geography and history.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       Sep 11 - Sep 18, 2014Rembrandt van Rijn$2250 - $2650View Details
Triple Private Porthole

Triple Private Porthole - $2250

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
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Twin Private Inside

Twin Private Inside - $2450

The cabin has private shower and toilet, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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Twin Private Porthole

Twin Private Porthole - $2650

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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2  Alternate Itinerary Available  Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2014Rembrandt van Rijn$2250 - $2650View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This 8-day departure sails from Kangerlussuaq to Nuuk:
Day 1 - Embark Kangerlussuaq
Day 2 - Søndre Strømfjord
Day 3 - Evighedsfjord
Day 4 - Sermilinguaq Fjord
Day 5 - Impact Crater, between Alanngua & Atamik
Day 6-7 - Godthåbsfjord
Day 8 - Disembark Nuuk
Triple Private Porthole

Triple Private Porthole - $2250

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
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Twin Private Inside

Twin Private Inside - $2450

The cabin has private shower and toilet, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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Twin Private Porthole

Twin Private Porthole - $2650

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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3  Alternate Itinerary Available  Sep 25 - Oct 02, 2014Rembrandt van Rijn$2250 - $2650View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This 8-day departure sails from Nuuk to Narsarsuaq:
Day 1 - Embark Nuuk
Day 2 - Lichtenfels & Fiskenaes
Day 3 - Flade Isblink
Day 4 - Ivittuut
Day 5 - Qaleralik Sermia
Day 6 - Lichtenau
Day 7 - Eriksfjord
Day 8 - Disembark Narsarssuaq
Triple Private Porthole

Triple Private Porthole - $2250

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
Book This Cabin
Twin Private Inside

Twin Private Inside - $2450

The cabin has private shower and toilet, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
Book This Cabin
Twin Private Porthole

Twin Private Porthole - $2650

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
Book This Cabin


 
4  Alternate Itinerary Available  Oct 02 - Oct 09, 2014Rembrandt van Rijn$2250 - $2650View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This 8-day departure sails from Narsarsuaq to Narsarsuaq:
Day 1 - Embark Narsarsuaq
Day 2 - Bredefjord & Qaleralik Sermia
Day 3 - Hvalsey
Day 4 - Lichtenau, Uunartoq & Vagar
Day 5 - Herjolfsnes
Day 6 - Appilatoq orTasermiut Fjord
Day 7 - Eriksfjord
Day 8 - Disembark Narsarssuaq
Triple Private Porthole

Triple Private Porthole - $2250

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
Book This Cabin
Twin Private Inside

Twin Private Inside - $2450

The cabin has private shower and toilet, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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Twin Private Porthole

Twin Private Porthole - $2650

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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5       Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2015Rembrandt van Rijn$2250 - $2650View Details
Triple Private Porthole

Triple Private Porthole - $2250

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
Book This Cabin
Twin Private Inside

Twin Private Inside - $2350

The cabin has private shower and toilet, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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Twin Private Porthole

Twin Private Porthole - $2650

The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
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Included

All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea; All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac; Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff; Transfers and baggage handling between airport/ship/airport in Greenland harbors in connection with the chartered group flights; All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges; AECO fees and governmental taxes; Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Exclusions

Airfare, whether scheduled or charter flights; Pre- and post land arrangements; Passport and visa expenses; Transfers to/from the vessel on commercial flights; Passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; Meals ashore; Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance, including mandatory emergency evacuation insurance; Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided); Possible fuel surcharges; It is agreed that if world fuel prices will reach or exceed US Dollar 120 per Barrel Brent, 90 days prior to departure Oceanwide Expeditions reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US $ 25 per passenger per night. For boot rental or parka pre-purchase, you must fill out a pre-order form no later than 8 weeks prior to departure.

Room Configuration

Cabins can be booked at single occupancy for 1.7 times the shared rate. If you are traveling alone, but would like to share the cabin with another passenger, no extra costs will be involved should you end up alone in the cabin.

Families & Children

Children under 16 years old in Superior, Family Triple and/or Family Quadruple cabins receive a 40% discount. Parents are entirely responsible for their children at all times, on land and on board; there is no onboard day care or nursery facility.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% the trip total is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 60 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days - 20% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days - 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $100,000 per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
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