"repositioning cruise" Greenland Transportation Tip by denvillegirl

Greenland Transportation: 23 reviews and 27 photos

Princess Cruise Lines offers a repositioning cruise from London to New York with one day spent cruising Prins Christian Sund in Greenland and a second day provides a stop in Qaqartoq. The day through the Sund was a living travel channel adventure. We began sighting a weather station manned by 5 persons and their equipment. They all were on the hilltop to view our ship and wave as we passed by. There were unfolding vistas of glaciers, mountains, sheer cliffs, blue waters, and low lying clouds. The sun broke through about noon and the contrast of blue sky and rock walls with jagged peaks was amazing.

About 2 p.m. we approached on tiny village and the entire population came into the Sund in fishing boats. Our cruise ship stopped and the villagers circled the ship for about 15 minutes, waving, smiling, and enjoying the company of other humans. There were grandmas, infants, young people, families and fishermen, some of whom had recently captured seals draped over the sides of their boats. Their homes were visible from the ship and the small shelf of land contained perhaps 30 homes of varying sizes and colors.

As our ship began its journey again, many of the boats followed us for a distance as if reluctant to let us out of sight.

Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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