When Crystal Serenity returns to the Arctic on August 15 for its second transit of the Northwest Passage, it will navigate a route through territories of Alaska, Canada and Greenland. During Crystal's 2017 "Northwest Passage Explorer" voyage, guests will have more opportunity to immerse themselves in the local communities and terrain of the region. New Crystal Wilderness Adventures ashore have been added to the roster of more than 100 excursions available to travelers, including Crystal's "Boutique Adventures."
- Arctic scuba diving
- Three nights on the northernmost tip of Canada/Ellesmere/Greenland
- Guests will venture on an extended visit to the community of Grise Fjord and explore the waterways surrounding Canada and Greenland, as well as the Greenland Ice Sheet
- Chartered aircraft to the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven (Boutique Adventure)
- Located on the southeast coast of King William Island at the heart of the Northwest Passage
- Visit to Iglooplik (Boutique Adventure)
- Located north of the Arctic Circle and home to an artistic community, Iglooplik is considered to be the cultural epicenter for the Inuit people
- Crystal guests will be treated to a traditional performance by the Artcirq circus troupe, who performed during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
- Fly fishing for Arctic Char
- Located on the Ekaluk River, guests will be transported to a fishing spot along the river’s bank by float plane from Cambridge Bay
Additional adventures ashore and on water include possible sightings of polar bears, whales and narwhal; trekking across glaciers; golfing and more. Throughout the cruise, additional crew, plus an expert expedition team, will be on hand for shore-side endeavors, while an escort ship will accompany Crystal Serenity the entire way, equipped with Zodiacs, kayaks and a helicopter.
The 32-day Northwest Passage voyage sails from Seward to New York, calling in Kodiak, Dutch Harbor and Nome, Alaska; Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories; Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada; Ilulissat, Sisimiut and Nuuk, Greenland; Bar Harbor, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; and Newport, Rhode Island.