East Greenland cruise

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06 Sep 2021
3895
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10 Sep 2021
6300
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12 Sep 2021
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15 Sep 2021
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Aqua-Firma provide a contribution to rainforest rehabilitation and purchase when you book with us. Funds committed so far have paid to create 10,000 acres of protected forest within a new 5.9 million acres of national park, national reserve and 57 community owned territories in Amazonian Peru. This has also allowed us to help fund the protection of more than 1,000 acres of rainforest in Madagascar, plus new forest reserves in western Ecuador.

We work hard to protect and conserve the destinations we visit around the world and the fragile Arctic ecosystem is no exception. In protecting the Arctic and instilling a sense of environmental stewardship in our clients, we employ a range of successful methods and initiatives.

Whilst on these trips, your-on board natural history expert, through guided walks and evening talks, reveals not only the wonders of the Arctic realm and its wildlife but also some of the conservation issues which this fragile habitat and its species face.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Some voyages we offer are so remote that there is no indigenous village / community as is the case in Spitsbergen, outside of the main town Longyearbyen. In Greenland however, the Inuit have a rich and colourful culture. On our Greenland voyages we visit local museums and small shops, but where these do not exist we often radio the head of the village to check if a visit is welcome which it invariably is. Most recently in Greenland, the head of the village (who spoke 5 languages) invited all 15 of us to tea and cake at his house then we visited the local school, where our expedition leader was proud to point out 2 of the school books he had written on the shelves! Wonderful win-win scenarios for which language is no barrier.

Where opportunities exist, we encourage guests to purchase souvenirs other than shells and polar bear related goods. In the Arctic and in particularly in Iceland, we advise strongly against the purchase of whale meat in the local restaurants, which showcases the whaling trade (by the tourist) when the local population do not themselves eat whale meat.

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Reviewed on 06 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The scenery in East Greenland and the talks from the knowledgeable and passionate expedition crew.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't expect to see a lot of wildlife close up

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It was interesting that at Ittoqqortoormiit because we had to delay our landing due to weather conditions that te museum and shop were shut. It reminded me that we were visiting their town on their terms. Good efforts by the operators on reduced environmental impact

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was excellent. The new ship Hondius was very comfortable and we were well looked after by staff and the expedition crew. The operator put together a good package for us.

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The Northern lights and cruising up close to icebergs.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Have some degree of fitness and be able to get in and out of zodiacs.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We visited an Inuit community which benefits them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was an amazing trip and would highly recommend it.

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