Friday 22 April 2011

Brave the Northwest Passage in luxury

Hapag-Lloyd's MS Bremen cruises the Northwest Passage

Vessel's designed to sail notorious waters
By Aaron Saunders, Postmedia News

Even among cruise destinations known for their unique and obscure ports of call, this one is guaranteed to turn heads: the Northwest Passage.

Convinced of its value as a shipping route, the list of those who tried -and failed -to conqueror this waterway on behalf of their country is legendary: John Ross, Sir William Parry, George Back, Sir Robert McClure, John Rae and perhaps most famous of all, Sir John Franklin.

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