Cruise North’s commitment to cultural sustainability and Arctic exploration, saying “This is Inuit country, and who better to guide you through it than the Inuit themselves? The company is Inuit owned and operated and puts a priority on training local teens in guiding and marine navigation. Clients visit Inuit villages, learn about traditional customs, and explore arctic tundra on daily hikes and zodiac rides, into polar bear- and orca-inhabited bays and inlets.”
Marketing Manager for Cruise North, Jillian Dickens said, “We begin our season in Labrador and finish with a tour of the Northwest Passage. Our ice-class ship, the Lyubov Orlova, provides a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for Arctic cruising.”
“Since our launch in 2005, we have rapidly established ourselves as the leader in Arctic expeditions, by capturing the true spirit of the North with our Inuit ownership and Inuit guiding. We have even earned a place on Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious ‘Green List’ for our dedication to helping preserve Inuit culture through tourism,” said Jillian.
Make the Arctic your classroom. Chart a new course on the twin-engine, twin-propeller vessel, then turn the wheel back over to the captain and hang out with a seal. Get up at 3am to glimpse a whale and realise you’re outnumbered. Learn a few words in Inuktitut. Watch soapstone take shape in the hands of a master carver. Dance with beluga whales and follow in the footsteps of explorers. Stop in towns with less people than you’d find in your local cinema.
Watch nature contradict herself: smell the wildflowers, hear the ice crack. Enjoy a Christmas light show in the middle of a summer sky; find out why Santa only leaves once a year.
* Take a front-row seat for the Northern Lights.
* Book a pre-tour to view the continent’s largest puffin colony.
* Zodiac through the remote fjords of the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve along the north coast of Labrador.
* Explore the Thule and Dorset archaeological sites of Pond Inlet.
* Look for muskox at Cambridge Bay.
* Watch a soapstone carver in Kingait (Cape Dorset), the “most artistic community” in Canada.