You may have cruised Alaska before, but never like this.
Be one of the fortunate few to sail aboard the only cruise ship, Crystal Serenity to transit the Northwest Passage. Enjoy Crystal Unexpected Adventures to explore in a true expedition style the scenic grandeur and cultural attractions of this remote land.
The first sailing took place in August 2016, as a 32-day expedition style luxury cruise, sailing up to 500 miles North of the Arctic Circle. That was the first time, cruise ships like Crystal Serenity entered the Northwest Passage, thus bringing adventurers to a whole new side of this great region.
The voyage included ports of call such as:
- Nome, Alaska: Known as the last stop on the Iditarod
- Dutch Harbor, Alaska: Famous for the Discovery series “Deadliest Catch”
- Ulukhaktok and Cambridge Bay, Canada
- Ilulissat and Sisimiut, Greenland
- Bar Harbor, Maine
See for yourself why this is unlike any Alaskan cruise you’ve previously experienced.
“We’ve arrived into Cambridge Bay, and halfway through another exciting expedition day. The helicopters are in flight, kayaks deployed and a town full of history and culture is alive.
You can even see the Maud afloat across the harbor…the historians (and Norwegians) amongst us are effervescent. We are lucky to make our first stop in Nunavut on time for the Arts Festival, where we have a chance to meet and support artists from across the territory. On the beach, we’re greeted by Annie who has been busy cooking up Arctic char and kettle upon kettle of life-giving tea.
Perfect after a brisk Zodiac ride from the Crystal Serenity! An extra unorganized treat came out to greet us in the form of pups and beautiful working dogs to fawn over (from a distance, of course).” – Emily Woods
The inaugural voyage has been full of surprise wildlife sightings and flexible sailing days to take advantage of what Mother Nature is serving!
The Crystal 2017 32-day Northwest Passage Expedition is now open for booking and we expect these to go fast! It’s new, it’s luxury and it’s unforgettable.