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Alpine Peaks of West Greenland

7 nights aboard the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn - Maniitsoq, Greenland Roundtrip
April 30 - May 7, 2013 - RVR12
May 7-14, 2013 - RVR13

Day 1 - We arrive in Maniitsoq from Kangerdlussuak by chartered plane (flight not included in the voyage cost). 

The town is nestled on an island at the mouth of a fjord surrounded by peaks above 2000 m. The port of Maniitsoq is ice free from late spring to early winter. It is a community where fishing and hunting form the backbone of the economy. There is a museum which portrays regional history and culture. Sperm Whale frequently surface in the waters near town.

Day 2 - East of Hamborgerland we reach the fantastic landscapes of the Sermilinguaq Fjord, where we will sail by  colonies of Brünnich’s Guillemot and Kittiwake. The Maniitsoq area offers a rugged scenery and mountain tops are flanked by glaciers reaching down to the sea.  On  snowshoes we will explore the lower slopes and viewpoints. 

Day 3 - At the mouth of Evighedsfjord we often see Humpback Whale. We sail into that fjord and visit a large seabird colony at Taaterat (Kittiwake) and sail along the nearby glacier front.  Further into the fjord we sail among the highest alpine mountains in West Greenland.

Day 4 - We arrive at Sydbay (Ukivik), where the 18th Century whalers traded with the Eskimo’s at the annual Assivik, a time when people from a large area come together on a beautiful sandy beach. We land also at nearby Isortoq where remains of houses from the Thule culture can be found. In this area we may also see reindeer.

Day 5 - The island groups of Hunde Ejland and Kronprinsens Ejland, at the mouth of Disko Bay, are surrounded by rich waters which attract both seabirds and whales. We intend to 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. Later we will make Zodiac excursions in the beautiful narrows of the Kronprinsens Ejland archipelago. This day we will have good opportunities to observe foraging Greenland Whale at the mouth of Disko Bay.

Day 6 - Another day of opportunities to see Greenland Whale, when we sail to Disko Island and land at Engelskmandens Havn and Fortunebay near Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn), where there are warm springs.

Day 7 - Today we find ourselves just south of the large Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous icebergs. We may land south of this World Heritage Site and climb a hill where we have a fantastic view across the Jakobshavn Isfjord. In the afternoon we sail  to Ilullissat provided we are not prevented access to the port by heavy ice.

Day 8 - We disembark in Maniitsoq and board the charter plane from Maniitsoq to Kangerdlussuak, and onward scheduled flight to Copenhagen (flights not included in the voyage cost).


2013 Greenland - Alpine Peaks Greenland cruises will delight you as you sail by beautiful scenery and explore the country's wild nature. 

Depart

Disembark

Cruise Code

30-Apr-13

7-May-13

RVR12

7-May-13

14-May-13

RVR13

Cruise Rates 

Cabin Category

Cruise Rates

Twin Private Inside

$3,010

Twin Shared Porthole

$3,290

Triple Private

$2,730

Ski package

$450

Snowshoe package

included



Single occupancy
 is available in all cabin types with a 70% supplement.

All rates are quoted per person in US Dollar, based on twin occupancy. US Dollar rates apply for all sales outside Europe. 5% Discount will be granted for bookings for one or more consecutive voyages. Please note that all dates & rates are subject to change. All voyages will operate subject to a minimum of 50 participants on Antarctic Dream, 70 participants on Plancius, 60 participants on Ortelius, 24 participants on Rembrandt, and 14 participants on Noorderlicht.

Fares include:

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 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.
  • On Rembrandt voyages: Transfers and baggage handling between airport and ship in Greenland harbours on the chartered group flights.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materia

Not included:
Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

FUEL SURCHARGE: It is agreed that if fuel prices will exceed US Dollar 120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure Oceanwide Expeditions reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US Dollar 25 per passenger per night, to be paid by the contracting party of Oceanwide Expeditions.