First major cruise ship sails icy Northwest Passage this summer

Still up for debate whether August voyage 'entirely safe,' warns Arctic scholar.

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The Crystal Cruises ship Crystal Serenity sets sail for the Canadian Arctic Aug. 16.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 12:00 am EST

A sold-out cruise ship, the biggest ever to cross through the Northwest Passage, takes off late this summer—and the Canadian government will be watching closely.

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