27-night Arctic & Greenland Cruise

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Destination:
Tromso/Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Departure Date:
9/17/2020
Length:
27
Offer ID:
1329646


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Tromso
9/17/2020
9/17/2020 10:00:00 PM

Enjoy the appealing frontier atmosphere at this ancient whaling capital and base for expeditions to the North Pole.

At Sea
9/18/2020
9/18/2020

No information currently available.

Bjornoya
9/19/2020 8:30:00 AM
9/19/2020 1:00:00 PM

There are polar fox and polar bear on the island. Probably known to Norsemen in the 12th cent., it was rediscovered by Willem Barentz, the Dutch navigator, in 1596, and was formally annexed by Norway in 1915. It is also known as Bear Island.

Svalbard
9/20/2020
9/20/2020

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard
9/21/2020
9/21/2020

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard
9/22/2020
9/22/2020

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard
9/23/2020
9/23/2020

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

At Sea
9/24/2020
9/24/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/25/2020
9/25/2020

No information currently available.

Scoresby Sund
9/26/2020 12:00:00 PM
9/26/2020

Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord system in the world. This destination is located on the eastern coast of Greenland. The name honors the English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjord area in great detail in 1822. Some of the core activities in Scoresby Sund include whale watching, wildlife spotting as a variety or shore excursions.

Scoresby Sund
9/27/2020
9/27/2020

Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord system in the world. This destination is located on the eastern coast of Greenland. The name honors the English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjord area in great detail in 1822. Some of the core activities in Scoresby Sund include whale watching, wildlife spotting as a variety or shore excursions.

Scoresby Sund
9/28/2020
9/28/2020 12:00:00 PM

Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord system in the world. This destination is located on the eastern coast of Greenland. The name honors the English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjord area in great detail in 1822. Some of the core activities in Scoresby Sund include whale watching, wildlife spotting as a variety or shore excursions.

Ittoqqortoormiit
9/29/2020 8:30:00 AM
9/29/2020 12:30:00 PM

One of the most remote areas of Greenland, Ittoqqortoormiit is accessible only by air or, a few months a year due to the sea being frozen nine months out of the year, by boat. The Scoresbysund Fjord on the the side of Ittoqqortoormiit is the largest and longest fjord complex in the world. One of the last hunter societies in the world, Ittoqqortoormiit is south of the world's biggest National Park, where visitors can view polar bears, narwhals, and arctic foxes.

At Sea
9/30/2020
9/30/2020

No information currently available.

Reykjavik
Suggested Private Excursion
10/1/2020 7:00:00 AM
10/1/2020

The fire, frost and water symbolized by the red, white and blue of Iceland’s flag are manifested in this land. Reykjavik, or Smoky Bay, was so named in 874 A.D. by Ingolf Arnarson when he sighted the numerous hot springs on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Today this remarkably pollution-free city is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of red-blue-and green-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Suggested Private Excursions

Reykjavik - The Golden Circle - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - HD Tour

Reykjavik - A Taste of Iceland - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Glacier Safari with Optional Snowmobiles - FD Tour

Reykjavik Highlights - HD Tour

At Sea
10/2/2020
10/2/2020

No information currently available.

Skjoldungen Island
10/3/2020 12:00:00 PM
10/3/2020 3:30:00 PM

Skjoldungen Island is located in the eastern coast of Greenland. This destination offers some of them most beautiful picturesque mountains covered in white snow. Polar Bears are to be found in the island, as well other forms of wildlife sightings are common. There is a small abandoned Eskimo settlement in Skjoldungen Island. Enjoy a day discovering fjords, icebergs and glaciers along this beautiful island, or take advantage of the unique hiking opportunities this land has to offer.

Prince Christian Sound
10/4/2020 9:30:00 AM
10/4/2020

This narrow 70-mile-long channel across the southernmost tip of Greenland is breathtakingly dramatic. Huge glaciers tumble down towards the rugged coast from the Greenland ice cap-exactly the kind of scene that inspired one Greenlandic poet to declare: 'I get dizzy of all this beauty'. A thousand years ago, just north of here at Narsarsuaq, Eric the Red established his farm amid 6,000-foot mountains and glaciers.

Aapilattoq
10/4/2020 4:00:00 PM
10/4/2020 9:00:00 PM

Aapilattoq is a remote, yet picturesque settlement in South Greenland. It’s located approximately 50km north of Cape Farewell – one of the most scenic fjords in the world. Due to the surrounding mountains and remote location, it’s virtually inaccessibly by land. Visitors come by sea or air to take in the sights

Nanortalik
10/5/2020 6:30:00 AM
10/5/2020 11:30:00 AM

Nanortalik means 'place of bears'. It is Greenland's southernmost town, the district border extends all the way from the island Qeqertarsuaq, north west of Alluitsup Paa to the Cape Farewell area and to the 60 kilometers long Lindenow Fjord in East Greenland. The area is approx. 15,000 square kilometers.

The most renowned feature in the area is the Nanortalik skyscrapers - the steep peaks and sheer mountain walls lining the Tasermiut Fjord, Pamiagdluk, Prins Christianssund and Lindenow Fjord. Names like Ketil Mountain and Ulamertorsuaq are well known to most rock and mountain climbers in the world. The mountains in this area are just as challenging as the Alps and only experienced climbers should give it a go.

The sealhunters move to the outermost islands in the spring to hunt the big hooded seal, because the seals' migratory route passes through these islands along with the field ice. Here, the hunter culture remains unspoilt for many generations. The supply for summer and winter is prepared on the islands.

The place got its name, Nanortalik, because the polar bears drift by on big ice floes in the field ice from East Greenland. Each year several polarbears are spotted in the area, but they are of no danger to the inhabitants.

In the spring and in the late summer the waters surrounding the municipality are filled with whales, of which the most frequent is the minke whale.

Uunartoq
10/5/2020 3:30:00 PM
10/5/2020 11:00:00 PM

In September 2005, an American Explorer, Dennis Schmitt, discovered an island off the coast of Greenland, Uunartoq Qeqertoq, Inuit for “warming island”. The island has always existed but covered by a glacier which melted exposing the island. On Uunartoq Island near the town are Inuit ruins from the 18th and 19th centuries, a nunnery and geothermal springs. Offshore are drifting icebergs and whales that frequent these waters.

Qaqortoq
10/6/2020 7:00:00 AM
10/6/2020 1:30:00 PM

Qaqortoq means "The White Place", and the town is the educational and cultural center of Southern Greenland. The sheep farms give this part of Greenland special character. Qaqortoq has a sculpture park "Stone and Man" made by 18 Nordic sculptors. The result is 24 sculptures and reliefs spread all over town. Greenland's only public fountain is in the town square. The square is the historical part of town, with many buildings from colonial times and a museum concentrating on Greenlandic culture, the Norse period and the history of Qaqortoq. Close to the square is "Brædtet" market where local fishermen and hunters sell the days catch. There are 2 churches in town; "Frelserens" from 1832 and "Gertrud Raschs" from 1973. "Frelserens" hans the lifebuoy and memorial tablet with the names of those missing from M/S Hans Hedtoft, which went down in January 1959. "Gertrud Raschs" has one of Greenlands most beautiful altar pieces made by artist Maria Haagen-Müller.

Hvalsey
10/6/2020 4:00:00 PM
10/6/2020 9:00:00 PM

Hvalsey is the site of Greenland's largest, best preserved Norse ruins. History enthusiasts will be interested in the archaeological history of the region and will want to visit Hvalsey Church, built by Viking settlers, before their disappearance from Greenland in the 15th Century. The church itself is located on a beautiful green hill surrounded by picturesque mountains.

At Sea
10/7/2020
10/7/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/8/2020
10/8/2020

No information currently available.

St. Anthony
10/9/2020 6:30:00 AM
10/9/2020 5:00:00 PM

St. Anthony is one of Canada's easternmost points and packs in a milennium of Newfoundland history. Nearby are Gros Morne National Park and L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park, as well as an old Basque whaling site and a museum that celebrates the life of Wilfred Grenfell—"the doctor who went out into the cold." A recreated Viking settlement features longboats and sod huts, authentically replicating an ancient town built by hardy Norsemen.

Woody Point
10/10/2020 12:30:00 PM
10/10/2020 10:00:00 PM

Woody Point is a pictorial landscape of forest land and rolling hills, jutting out into Bonne Bay. Art studios and craft galleries are highlights into the artistic community. Woody Point was once the political center for Newfoundland's western coast up until the 1920s. Geologically significant, the Tableland Mountains, World UNESCO Heritage Site, are a must see.

At Sea
10/11/2020
10/11/2020

No information currently available.

Baddeck (Nova Scotia)
10/12/2020 7:00:00 AM
10/12/2020 6:00:00 PM

Baddeck is located in the heart of Cape Breton. It is the 'beginning and end of the Cabot Trail' and is a popular stopping place on the Trans-Canada Highway. The Village's charm and character, and it's dramatic scenery, have provided memorable experiences to visitors for generations. Experience the magnificent setting overlooking Cape Breton's beautiful inland sea, the Bras d'Or Lake. The Alexander Graham Bell Museum depicts the genius of this extraordinary man. Best known for the invention of the telephone, he also invented flying machines and communications for the deaf. The Scottish history and culture comes alive with concerts, celtic crafts and fashion shows of Gaelic College. The Village Shops provide a variety of quality gifts and crafts. Boat Cruises can be taken from the village. There are amenities for visiting yachts. Take the ferry boat from the Government wharf to enjoy the public beach and nature trails of Kidston Island.

Louisbourg
10/13/2020 7:00:00 AM
10/13/2020 12:00:00 PM

Founded in 1713 for its cod fishery, Louisbourg enjoyed three peaceful decades as a French colonial seaport. New Englanders captured the town in 1745, but watched its return to France three years later. The peace was shortlived and in 1758, the British captured the town a second time. In 1760, Louisbourg's fortifications were destroyed and the small British garrison left the fortress eight years later. Today, the Fortress exists as a National Historic Site operated by Parks Canada and offers the visitor a taste of 18th-century life in a French fortress.

Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/14/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/14/2020

Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s center of business, research and education. Strong emphasis is placed on cultural diversity, historic restorations and the preservation of heritage and culture. The Halifax Citadel Fortress dominates downtown Halifax. Take a stroll along the waterfront past restored buildings and warehouses of Historic Properties, or a walk in delightful Public Gardens, the oldest Victorian gardens in North America. Halifax’s sister city of Dartmouth lies on the opposite shore and is reached via the oldest saltwater ferry in North America. The spectacular view of Halifax harbor makes the trip worthwhile. Housed in former Dominion Building, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia features Nova Scotia folk art and maritime artists. A two-hour walk will easily show you the major highlights of historic and scenic Halifax. Visit Historic Properties, St. Paul’s Church and Province House, the latter two being the oldest buildings in the city. Granite Springs is rated one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in Atlantic Canada.

Suggested Private Excursions

Halifax City Private Tour (admissions included) - 4 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
9/17/2020
Number of Nights
27
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • Transportation into Town

*Every guest will receive one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Addons:
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

 

Remarks:
Cruise Only Fares are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. In addition to the rates listed above, guests are also required to purchase Silversea's Air Charter Package on select voyages for an additional charge to be added at the

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1329646

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Company Info

San Simeon Travel
1253 Knollwood Circle
Suite 102
Cambria, CA 93428
805.927.4696
800-266-3359
 
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1253 Knollwood Circle
Suite 102
Cambria, CA 93428

Toll Free: (800) 266-3359
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