West Greenland Cruise, Disko Bay & Bowhead Whales
Greenland, Polar, 8 days - from £2,895 (land only) - from €3,475 (land only) - from $4,775 (land only)
- Expert Expedition staff and sailing staff
- All accommodation as described
- All meals on board the SV Rembrandt Van Rijn
- Flights from Copenhagen to Aasiaat
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Tips for staff
- Transfers to/from airport hotel in Copenhagen if applicable
- Meals other than those on the ship
- Airport departure taxes
- Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.
All meals whilst on board the Rembrandt Van Rijin are included. The meals are of international cuisine and are served buffet style in the restaurant. The meals are prepared by the on board cook.
During this trip the group will spend 7 nights on board the SV Rembrandt van Rijn. This is a 3 mast schooner sailing vessel. It was built as a herring lugger early last century. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in the Netherlands, we final refurbishments completed in 2011. The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands (due to its size) and offers good open deck viewing areas also when under sail. Two zodiacs enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities. The bow of the vessel is enforced and is therefore suitable to sail in Greenlandic waters.
The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56m in length, 7m in width and has a draft of 2,5 m. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin with porthole which has a double and single bed, 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins with porthole. All cabins have ensuite facilities with a shower & toilet. On board there is also a restaurant and a bar/reading room for use to everyone whilst on board.
Our base price is a triple cabin with a double bunk and a single with a porthole. It is possible to upgrade to cabins with twin berths with no porthole or a twin with porthole. If you are travelling on your own and book a triple room you will be with the same sex however there will be 3 people in the cabin (so sharing the double bed). If you are travelling on your own and book a twin cabin then we try to match you with someone of the same sex, although this is not always possible. Single cabins are also available. Please contact the office for further details on specific departure roomings and prices. All cabins and have private en-suite bathrooms.
Within the flight inclusive package we also have 2 nights at an airport hotel in Copenhagen.
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