There is not much of a script for such a mass evacuation.
"Before the [outsiders] arrived, Inuit fended for themselves by using the animals. We survived by ourselves."
The Crystal Serenity cruise ship docked on Monday in Cambridge Bay, a hamlet of about 1,500 people in Canada's Nunavut territory, where hundreds of eager tourists were shuttled to shore.
New data released Friday details "new normal" for sea ice, while a luxury liner will soon carve a once-impassable route through Canada's Arctic.
Critics worry that the Crystal Serenity’s voyage is only the first of many.