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West Greenland, Aurora Celestis - Moravians

7 or 14 nights aboard the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
September 19-26, 2013 RVR27a - Aasiaat, Greenland to Nuuk Greenland
September 19 - October 3, 2013 RVR27ab - Aasiaat, Greenland to Narsarssuaq, Greenland
September 26 - October 3, 2013 RVR27b - Nuuk, Greenland to Narsarssuaq, Greenland

September 19 - We arrive in Aasiaat from Kangerdlussuak by chartered plane (flight not included in the voyage cost. Aasiaat, is a settlement which 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.

September 20 - Today we find ourselves just south of the large Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous icebergs. The Jakobshavn Isfjord is a World Heritage Site. Just south of it we may climb a hill and enjoy the view across the bay with icebergs. 

September 21 - The island groups of Hunde Ejland and Kronprinsens Ejland at the mouth of the 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. 

September 22 - We 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. We land also at nearby Isortoq with remains of houses of the Thule culture. In this area we may see reindeer. 

September 23 - 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 we are surrounded by mountains  of  nearly 2000 m  high. 

September 24 - South of Maniitsoq between Alanngua and Fiskefjord, we land in an area which is the base of a large impact crater, caused by a huge meteorite, which hit the earth about 3 milliard  years ago. It is the oldest impact structure recorded to date on earth. The geologist Adam Garde (Denmark) who discovered  this phenomena will be guide / lecturer on this voyage. 

September 25 – We sail some way into Godthåbsfjord and visit some ruins from Vesterbygd ( western settlement) of the Norsemen and see  majestatic ice-bergs from the Kangersuneq.  The Moravians had a mission in the abandoned Umanaq settlement. 

Voyage RVR28b Begins

September 26 - Nuuk (Godthåb - Neu Herrenhut) the capital of Greenland has a population of about 15,000. An excursion should include a visit to the museum which has a remarkable collection of Inuit mummies, dating from the 15th Century, which were found near Uummannaq, further to the north. The Cultural Centre of Nuuk, which each year has an exhibition of the work of a Greenlandic artist, is also worth visiting. The waters to the west of the town are a good place to see Humpback Whale and Blue Whale. 

Voyage RVR27a ends.

September 27 - We call at Lichtenfels an abandoned Herrnhuters mission post, with large cemetry from the 18th century, and Fiskenaes (formerly called Brielse Haven).

September 28 - We sail past Flade Isblink and keep a lookout for Humpback Whale and Minke Whale. 

September 29 This Sunday morning we will try to attend a church service in Arsuk,  a dwindling Greenlandic community with about 140 residents.  In Ivittuut we walk along the remains of a Cryolite mine and around a small cemetery connected with it. In this area we see Musk Oxen, which were introduced into the area in the last century. 

September 30  – Today we sail to the beautiful glacier fronts of Qaleralik Sermia, where we will have some zodiac excursions and make some landings near the glacier. Deeper into Bredefjord at Qoornooq, we land in an area with beautiful remains of houses from the Thule culture. 

October 1 – We reach Lichtenau a lovely but nearly deserted Greenlandic village, where the Herrnhuters  had a mission in the 18th Century, and where still some of their large buildings remain. We will try to get to Uunartoq, where we can bathe in a large hot spring, surrounded by icebergs. Close to it  is Igdlorpait another abandoned Moravian Mission. 

October 2 - In Eriksfjord we visit the Viking sites of Gardar (a walk of 3 km from the landing site at Itilleq in the neck of the Peninsula) and Brattahlíð, where Erik Red lived about a thousand years ago. In the evening we arrive at the port of Narsasrsuaq. 

October 3 - From Narsarssuaq we fly by  scheduled plane to  Kangerdlussuak and  Copenhagen (flight not included). 

In 2013 we expect maximal displays of Aurora borealis on our autumn voyages.

2013 West Greenland, Aurora Celestis - MoraviansGreenland cruises will delight you as you sail by beautiful scenery and explore the country's wild nature. 

Depart

Disembark

Cruise Code

19-Sep-13

26-Sep-13

RVR27a

19-Sep-13

3-Oct-13

RVR27ab

26-Sep-13

3-Oct-13

RVR27b

Cruise Rates 

Cabin Category

RVR27a & RVR27b Rates

RVR27ab Rates

Twin Private Inside

$2400

 $3,640

Twin Shared Porthole

$2750

 $4,060

Triple Private

$2150

 $3,290



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.