History in the Making: The Search for the Remains of the Franklin Expedition


The sister ship to our Akademik Ioffe has been invited by the Canadian government to be part of the 2014 Parks Canada-led search for the fabled and long lost vessels of the Franklin Expedition.  This is a tribute to our partner One Ocean Expeditions’ capabilities and experience as a very special Canadian polar operator and a world leader in safe and sustainable polar logistics.

                                                              Read all about the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition 


North of the Arctic Circle

thumb-for-north-of-the-arctic-circleWe’ll be travelling eastward from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut through the historic Northwest Passage to Iqaluit. You’ll be where few have been: in the heart of the Arctic, stretching across countries, centuries of Inuit tradition and a vast diversity of landscapes and wildlife.

Our route: August 23 – September 5, 2015


The Akademik Ioffe

thumb-for-akademik-ioffeThe M/V Akademik Ioffe is a true expedition vessel; 1A ice-class rated, safe, stable, quiet and highly maneuverable. She is also modern, comfortable and offers top notch passenger areas. Highly rated by the most experienced polar travellers, the Akademik Ioffe is one of the finest ships on the polar seas today.

Click here to explore the M/V Akademik Ioffe

Our Team

thumb-for-our-teamOur expedition brings together university alumni and friends from across Canada on our exclusive charter.  Our on-board Resource Educators represent universities and leading Canadian institutions. Contact your university or Worldwide Quest directly for additional information and to secure your berth.

Click here for participating university contacts