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Baffin Bay Secrets Cruise

Ship: L'Austral  
Departure: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Nights: 13 nights
Departs: Kangerlussuaq
Returns: Kangerlussuaq
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Duration
13
Nights
Days at Sea
1
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Ports
13
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Countries Visted
3
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  • Itinerary

    Baffin Bay Secrets Cruise

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Kangerlussuaq (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord) is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality, located at the head of a fjord of the same name, and just inside the Arctic Circle. The town lies between glacial-fed Qinnguata Kuussua river to the SE, fjord to the SW, and hills rising sharply to 400m to the north. Russell Glacier and the Greenland ice sheet lie about 22km further east. The town is situated about 190km inland from Davis Strait, at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland. Read more about Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    2 Thursday, July 13, 2023 Sisimiut, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Sisimiut, Greenland

    Sisimiut is a town in central-western Greenland, located on the coast of Davis Strait, approximately 320 km north of Nuuk, and about 42km inside the Artic Circle (April 2017). It is the administrative center of the region and the second-largest town in Greenland. As the northernmost year-round ice-free port in the country, it is an important shipping hub for outlying settlements. Sisimiut is currently one of the fastest growing towns in Greenland with a population of about 6,000. Read more about Sisimiut, Greenland

    3 Friday, July 14, 2023 Saqqaq, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Saqqaq is a village on the Nuussuaq Peninsula in the Quaasuitsup municipality of western Greenland, 380km north of the Arctic Circle (April 2017). The village of fewer than 200 is reached by sea only during summer and autumn. The village name means “the sunny side”, as it faces south. The closest large town is Ilulissat, 93km to the south. Read more about Saqqaq, Greenland

    4 Saturday, July 15, 2023 Eqip Sermia, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Eqip Sermia, Greenland

    Eqip Sermia – Eqi Glacier – is located in West Greenland, 70 km north of Ilulissat settlement, and 260 km inside the Arctic Circle. Many visitors view the impressive glacier which has a 3.5 kilometre wide face and is constantly calving icebergs into the sea. The glacier has retreated about three kilometres over the past 100 years. It is possible to get very close to the glacier by boat and watch huge pieces of ice breaking off, though not too close to avoid the resultant small scale tsunamis. Read more about Eqip Sermia, Greenland

    5 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Uummannaq, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Uummannaq, Greenland

    Uummannaq (Umanak) is a town in northwestern Greenland, located 590 km north of the Arctic Circle, on an island in the south-central arm of the fjord all sharing the same name. It is situated on a heartshaped island, hence its name which means 'heartlike place'. It is home to the country's most northerly ferry terminal. Founded in 1763 it is a hunting and fishing base with a canning factory and a marble quarry. Read more about Uummannaq, Greenland

    5 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Karrat Fjord, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Karrat Fjord has its mouth in Nordost Bay that in turn is part of the larger Baffin Bay off western Greenland. Further inland from its mouth the fjord splits into a number of tributary fjords - Rink Glacier, Ingia Glacier and Umiamako Glacier fjords, as well as the Ukkusissat Fjord. All these glaciers are tidewater glaciers, meaning they terminate in the sea. As the ice reaches the sea, pieces break off, or calve, forming icebergs. Read more about Karrat Fjord, Greenland

    6 Monday, July 17, 2023 Kullorsuaq, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Kullorsuaq is a settlement in NW Greenland on Kullorsaq Island, Melville Bay, part of the larger Baffin Bay. The island is at the northern end of the vast Upernavik Archipelago that hugs the west coast of Greenland for a distance of 340 km. The first and official language is Kalaallisut or West Greenlandic, the colonial language being Danish. The settlement lies 900 km north of the Arctic Circle, and has a population of around 450 Inuit. Read more about Kullorsuaq, Greenland

    7 Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Savigsivik, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Savigsivik is an Inuit settlement on an island off the far NW of Greenland, in Melville Bay, an extension of the larger Baffin Bay. It lies well within the Arctic Circle at 76 deg. North. The Geomagnetic North Pole is 315 km to the North. Read more about Savigsivik, Greenland

    8 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Pond Inlet, Canada 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Pond Inlet, Canada

    Pond Inlet is a small, modern, attractive Inuit community (population 1550) located on northern Baffin Island above the 72nd parallel. The town is particularly picturesque hamlet, surrounded by massive icecapped mountains, dozens of glaciers, ice floes and explorable ice caves. No wonder Pond Inlet is considered one of Canada's "jewels of the North". This is a small, predominantly Inuit community in the Region of Nunavut. Read more about Pond Inlet, Canada

    9 Thursday, July 20, 2023 Feachem Bay, Canada 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Feachem Bay is a small bay 1.4 km wide and 3 km deep, in the Canadian province of Nunavut, that branches off the north side of Buchan Gulf. The Gulf is an elongated Arctic fjord on Baffin Island, 147 km north of the Arctic Circle, that faces the great Baffin Bay. Deeper in the Gulf are Icy Arm Fjord and other tributary fjords, plus a number of glaciers. The area is characterised by coastal cliffs and mountains to 900 m. Read more about Feachem Bay, Canada

    10 Friday, July 21, 2023 Isabella Bay, Canada 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Isabella Bay, within the Niginganiq National Wildlife Area, is situated on the NE coast of Baffin Island, in Canada’s territory of Nunavut. The Bay lies about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, and 470 km to the east, across David Strait and Baffin Bay, lies the coast of Greenland. Within Isabella Bay are the uninhabited Aulitivik and Aulitiving Islands, and the fjord that enters the bay extends over 100 km inland. The entire coastline is inhabited sparingly; indeed, Baffin Island’s entire population is only 11,000 persons. Read more about Isabella Bay, Canada

    11 Saturday, July 22, 2023 Sam Ford Fjord, Canada 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Sam Ford Fjord (Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti) lies within the Arctic Circle on the east coast of Canada’s Baffin Island, between the Inuit settlements of Pond Inlet (330 km to the NW) and Clyde River (80 km to the SE). The fjord is known for its glaciers and rugged beauty, with steep granite cliffs on both sides rising to 1500 m. Its mouth is about 20 km wide, and it extends inland 110 km. Walker Arm is a tributary fjord branching west from the fjord's western shore about 45 km to the south of its mouth. Read more about Sam Ford Fjord, Canada

    12 Sunday, July 23, 2023 At Sea
    13 Monday, July 24, 2023 Evighedsforden, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Evighedsforden (‘Everlasting Fjord’; also Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord) in SW Greenland lies just below the Arctic Circle along its 90 km length. The fjord flows in a deep canyon into the Davis Strait, with a water depth of 700m. Its feed-in glaciers drain the Maniitsoq ice sheet. The mountain slope near the middle part of the fjord is considered the best heliskiing and mountaineering region in Greenland. Read more about Evighedsforden, Greenland

    14 Tuesday, July 25, 2023 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Kangerlussuaq (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord) is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality, located at the head of a fjord of the same name, and just inside the Arctic Circle. The town lies between glacial-fed Qinnguata Kuussua river to the SE, fjord to the SW, and hills rising sharply to 400m to the north. Russell Glacier and the Greenland ice sheet lie about 22km further east. The town is situated about 190km inland from Davis Strait, at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland. Read more about Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

  • Ship

    L'Austral Overview

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    L’Austral offers itineraries that are impressive. She joined Compagnie du Ponant as a premium vessel in 2011, showing magnificent lines, elegance and furnishings that reflect modern French marine architecture. She is 4-star, “your own private yacht.” With 264 guests and 140 crew, service is personal.

  • Cabins

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    SP3

    Average Cabin Size – 21.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 226 sq.ft. superior staterooms located on Deck3. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi

    Deluxe Balcony

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    DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Deluxe Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi

    Prestige Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    SA, PS6, PS5, DS6

    Average Cabin Size – 33.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.0 m2

    Size: 484 sq.ft. + 97 sq.ft. balcony. Owner's Suites are decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtaking panoramic sea view. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available • Bathtub or shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi • Another Flat screen satellite TV • Large bathtub • Sofa • Table with 4 chairs • Armchair & Pedestal table

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