15 April 2019, 10:05
Saga Cruises returns to Greenland for the first time in a decade
- Visit picture-book towns and the tranquil Eternity Fjord
- An ensemble of young musicians to serenade guests
- Overnight stay in the capital, Nuuk
- All-inclusive 21-night sailing
Sailing is a way of life for Greenlanders and there is no better way to see this breath-taking territory than on Saga Cruises' first sailing to the country in more than a decade, exploring away from the tourist trail to see the real Greenland and its people.
Saga’s guests will visit picture-book towns, investigate Greenland’s Viking heritage and experience the tranquillity of the remote Eternity Fjord, while enjoying the natural wonders of the Arctic Circle and breathtaking wildlife.
There’s an overnight stay in Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, home to more than 14,000 people, and Spirit of Discovery cruises along Prince Christian Sound where clear waters reflect the rugged and imposing mountains.
In Uummannaq, guests are serenaded by an ensemble of young musicians, at Narsarsuaq they can venture into the rocky outcrops in search of Viking sites, and discover the story of Norwegian explorer Erik the Red from speaker Sam Hall.
A call to the small settlement of Kangilinnguit, founded by the US Navy to protect an important mineral quarry at nearby Ivittuut, is also on the itinerary while there is more scenic cruising through Disko Bay. Here the nutrient rich waters attract a variety of fish, which in turn makes it a happy hunting ground for a range of seals. In spring the bay is home to bowhead, humpback, pilot and killer whales as well as narwhal. On the shore, arctic foxes and hares can also be seen.
Talks from Dr Simon Boxall of the National Oceanography Centre, plus speakers on Inuit culture and history, expert commentators on sights of interest, as well as whale-watching and traditional local entertainment really add to the fascination of the all-inclusive 21-night voyage aboard the all-balcony boutique ship.
Further ports of call include Reykjavik, in Iceland, and the Irish capital, Dublin, during this unique cruise which departs from Dover on June 16, 2020.
For details visit saga.co.uk/ocean-cruises or call 0800 50 50 30.
21 nights from £5,671 per person, all inclusive, aboard Spirit of Discovery departing Dover on June 16, 2020.
Price includes UK travel package to and from Dover, all meals and entertainment, all-inclusive drinks (a choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, house-branded spirits and soft drinks, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party and unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues), free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.
All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.
Price based on two people sharing the lowest available balcony cabin grade and includes any relevant booking discount. Fare was correct at the time of sending and is subject to availability and change. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.
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