The spotlight shines on Canada's North this year as the world is invited to discover epic locations in Canada celebrating 150 years of confederation. This event has inspired Canadian cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), to introduce even more in-depth Canadian Arctic exploration.
The intimate and immersive nature of OOE's small ship expedition cruises impacts travellers' lives, while enhancing their appreciation for the Arctic and other Canadian destinations. OOE has been developing sustainable Arctic tourism for over a decade and is consistently innovative in creating itineraries that take visitors to some of the most unspoiled places on the planet, with programs focusing on education, science, history, arts, culture and exploration. OOE's small ship adventures provide travellers with access to archeological sites, remote Inuit communities and wildlife viewing opportunities experienced by few.
OOE's 2018 cruise season continues to inspire, with the introduction of a 'Circumpolar Art in the Arctic' program that bridges the Norwegian Arctic and the Canadian High Arctic through visual art. Internationally acclaimed artists include Cory Trepanier, David McEown, Bruce Pearson and Christopher Cran; wildlife documentary producer Karen Bass; and international award-winning photographer Daisy Gilardini, as well as polar scientists, historians and ambassadors of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
New for 2018 is the inaugural 'Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition.' The seven-night expedition cruise invites guests to experience some of the prime golf courses along Canada's East Coast. Passengers enjoy the luxury of waking up every morning to a new course and the ease of boarding an expedition zodiac to take them ashore for their next round of golf. With additional expedition stops at Sable Island and Iles de Madeleine, this program offers unbeatable memories for golfers and non-golfing partners alike.
From early July to the end of September, OOE operates several 12-night 'Classic Northwest Passage' voyages emphasising early Arctic exploration. Along with a historical focus, guests travel to some of the last remaining great wilderness regions on the planet with sightings of polar bears, whales and myriad bird species.
The nine-night 'High Arctic Explorer' voyage commences in Resolute, Nunavut, one of the most northern outposts in the Canadian Arctic. This trip offers the perfect blend of wildlife, history, culture and scenery. Whilst the 11-night 'Baffin Island - Jewel of the Arctic' trip introduced in 2016 has already become one of the top selling voyages.
The 10-night 'Labrador and Torngat Explorer' cruise departs from the historic town of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and explores two iconic National Parks: Gros Morne and Torngat Mountains. Exploring the rugged Newfoundland & Labrador coast provides an abundance of wildlife experiences whilst sailing to Nunavut's capital, Iqaluit.
A number of early booking offers are in place for travel in summer 2018. For Canada's East Coast Fins and Fiddles and Golf Expedition a complimentary pre-voyage hotel and US$100 shipboard bar credit is provided. For all other Arctic and Labrador voyages, early bookings benefit from a flight credit ranging from US$500 to US$1000 per person. All offers expire May 31, 2017. ONE CLUB Loyalty Program members (past travellers with OOE) can apply their 10% loyalty savings to any current booking offers.