A day cruising the Peel Sound (Nunavut), Canada
Peel Sound (Nunavut), Canada
Cruising through the Peel Sound, a 30-mile wide, 125-mile long channel, brings a chance to relax and enjoy the onboard lectures and activities while the vessel follows the course of many former explorers.
You have a day at sea as the ship travels along Peel Sound, a vast channel that separates Prince of Wales Island from Somerset Island. Named by the explorer, Vice Admiral Horatio Austin as a tribute to Sir Robert Peel, the waterway has seen its fair share of Arctic expeditions. Sir John Franklin sailed through the strait in 1846, only to find his ships icebound shortly after, while Francis Leopold McClintock and Allen Young both found their route through the Peel Sound blocked by ice.