In anticipation of our first ever Northwest Passage (NWP) sailing, we have launched the “Unexpected Adventures,” a collection of specially designed Crystal Adventures shore excursions that will complement our thrilling Crystal Wilderness Adventures planned for the ports we’ll visit during the much anticipated 32-day voyage from Seward, Alaska on August 16, 2016.
As the existing Crystal Adventures shore excursions have been carefully planned over months and months with expert consultation from our expedition partners, Unexpected Adventures will present rare opportunities for you to explore the wonders of the Northwest Territories and surrounding areas in truly unique, spontaneous ways as opportunities present themselves. Guests may have the chance to journey around and amongst the floating ice in our zodiacs, soar over glaciers and untouched land in our helicopters, enjoy an impromptu kayaking trip in the fresh air or make a wet landing on an uninhabited island.
Unexpected Adventures can be pre-reserved in the same fashion as regular shore excursions, through the Priority Check-in & Planning Center. However, due to the uncertain nature of when and where these opportunities might present themselves, they cannot be confirmed or guaranteed in advance, rather guests will receive an automatic ‘Electronic Waitlist’ notification upon pre-reserving. These Unexpected Adventures will be confirmed on board, sometimes with as little as a 24-hour notice. We will work from the pre-reserved waitlist in the order reservations were requested and of course guests will not be charged unless they are confirmed on one of the Unexpected Adventures. Like the “traditional” NWP shore excursions, the capacity for each of these opportunities will be limited due to safety and environmental precautions, so we advise travelers to pre-reserve soon.
We are ecstatic to offer this new, innovative tour concept and congratulate the entire Crystal land programs team for their hard work and efforts. As we chart a new course through the Northwest Passage this year and next, we look forward to sharing new discoveries with you.