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20% off Arctic Circle photo cruise from Canada to Greenland in August

August cruise from Canada's Arctic to Greenland offers photographic seminars and a 20% discount

One Ocean Expeditions is offering 20% off an August photography expedition to see polar bears, walruses and whales as well as Inuit settlements in Canada's Arctic and Greenland.

"Arctic Cirle in Focus: Photo Symposium" sails Aug. 2 aboard an expedition ship called the Akademik Ioffe/One Ocean Navigator.

In addition to remarkable wildlife sightings, passengers will get a firsthand glimpse of the landscape of glaciers, fjords and icebergs.

The voyage begins in Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada, and takes 11 days to sail to Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland. It includes stops in places like Monumental Island, known for its walrus populations, Cape Mercy and Sondre Stromfjord, one of the longest fjords in the world.

While on board, experts on this cruise provide background information with lectures about the wildlife, history and geology of the Arctic. Professional photographers, including resident ship's photographer Daisy Gilardini, also will be making presentations and offering passengers one-on-one photographic tips.

The ship holds fewer than 100 passengers and was designed for polar research. It has a lobby, bar, small fitness center, dining room, library, a mud room (for drying and storing the gear you need for land excursions), sauna and saltwater plunge pool.

Prices start at $5,595 (with the discount) per person and includes the trip as well as all excursions. International airfare and transfers are extra.

Info: One Ocean Expeditions, (855) 416-2326

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