Trip Reviews: East Greenland Voyage

Greenland


"It was a truly awesome trip and I think we caught the polar bug. Everything went like clockwork in terms of arrangements.

Transfers to Akeyruri went smoothly and were enjoyable tours in themselves.

The ship was splendid - met a great bunch of people and the staff/guides were excellent. We had excellent weather- stormy crossings of the Denmark Straight both ways but once into Scoresby Sound fjords it was sunshine almost every day and on one of the hikes it was really warm enough to be out in shorts and t-shirt.

We got up nice and close to musk-oxen and arctic hares and had two clear nights with Auroras.

The kayaking was fun though considering I have not been out in a sea kayak for about 8 years.

Need to think about where our next polar trip will go to now." 


Jeremy Sternberg


"The crew and hospitality staff were excellent, the food good and sufficient, and the drinks were very reasonably priced.  We think that the ship is lovely.  Our cabin was excellent; clean, light, airy and spacious.

It was great crossing the Denmark Strait with humpback and a couple of fin whales blowing all around us.

The landings were interesting and the flora was fascinating.  Trees are miniature and grow horizontally.  The reds and golds of autumn were beautiful and the mountains and icebergs quite spectacular.  So definitely a landscape photographer's destination.

The Expedition Leader was very enthusiastic and did everything he could to ensure a great trip.  

With the excellent weather we had, we had the opportunity to see the Northern Lights three times!  Fantastic!"


Marilyn Rydstrom


"It was an absolutely wonderful trip. Good weather, fantastic scenery and even better than I had hoped for....  Saw the northern lights, polar bears, musk oxen, whales, dolphins and the most incredible icebergs. The highlights I think were the zodiac cruises through the icebergs and of course the Northern lights. The ship is a very slickly run operation. I ate too many desserts so will be living on salads for a while."

What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
"The Northern lights and cruising up close to icebergs."

What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
"Have some degree of fitness and be able to get in and out of zodiacs."

Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
"We visited an Inuit community which benefits them."

Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
"It was an amazing trip and would highly recommend it."

Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
5 *****

Rosemary Trubuhovich