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High Arctic Explorer

The great appeal of this voyage is the immediate immersion into the Arctic wilderness from the very first day. We achieve this by commencing in Resolute, one of the most northern outposts in the Canadian Arctic. This stunning 9-day journey is the perfect blend of wildlife, history, culture and scenery. The long hours of daylight give us maximum time to explore known wildlife hot spots including one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in the world, at Prince Leopold Island. History is a key focus and we plan visiting numerous Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) outposts such as Grise Fjord, Craig Harbour and Dundas Harbour. A highlight for many will be a visit to remote Beechey Island, the final resting place of several men from Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition in the 1840’s. Along the ice floe edge we encounter beluga and bowhead whales and hope to encounter the mythical narwhal. Sightings of polar bear can be expected at numerous locations throughout the voyage.
Expedition Cruise

Arctic | 9 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Aug 14-22, 2018
Cost:
From US$6485 - US$12995 (depending on cabin type)
Group Size:
98 passengers

Includes:
Accommodation in selected cabin, all meals onboard, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, all landings and Zodiac excursions, services of expert naturalists and expedition team leaders, full program of on board presentations by polar experts, arrival and departure transfers at destination, port dues and taxes.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Fly Edmonton to Resolute, embark the ship
Day 2: Devon Island, Maxwell Bay
Day 3: Continue through Lancaster Sound, abandoned RCMP outpost at Dundas Harbour
Day 4: Nirjutiqavvik National Wildlife Area
Day 5: Grise Fiord, hillsides of Craig Harbour
Day 6: Bird cliffs of Cape Hay
Day 7: Elwin Inlet
Day 8: Towering bird cliffs of Prince Leopold Island
Day 9: Beechey Island
Day 10: Disembark in Resolute, fly to Edmonton
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Ship Information

The One Ocean Navigator / Akademik Ioffe is a mobile wilderness lodge ideal for polar exploration. Built in 1989 in Rauma, Finland, she is 117 metres long and travels at a maximum speed of 14.5 knots. With a maximum of just 92 passengers, we have unrestricted access to all landing sites and using 10 Zodiacs, we enjoy explorations in very small groups. An extremely experienced captain and 63-member crew and staff and an ice-strengthened hull provides an exceptionally safe combination for expedition cruising.
Designed as a scientific research vessel, she has undergone extensive refitting and refurbishment over the last five years oriented towards her role as an expedition cruise vessel. This small number of passengers, matched with 10 Zodiacs and an experienced expedition staff, means that excursions are in depth and up close.
 
The vessel features numerous passenger areas ideal for small group briefings
or information sessions, while an expansive observation lounge and bar offers sweeping 180 degree views, making it an ideal location for catching up over drinks or writing in your journal. The library is well stocked with polar, fiction and non-fiction and is a wonderful spot to enjoy some reading. The sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team are enjoyed in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating and will keep you feeling healthy and strong for the myriad of activities offered throughout your voyage. Other facilities include the theatre-style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool.

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Expedition Cruise

Arctic | 9 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Aug 14-22, 2018
Cost:
From US$6485 - US$12995 (depending on cabin type)
Group Size:
98 passengers

Includes:
Accommodation in selected cabin, all meals onboard, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, all landings and Zodiac excursions, services of expert naturalists and expedition team leaders, full program of on board presentations by polar experts, arrival and departure transfers at destination, port dues and taxes.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"The historical significance of the area was fascinating."

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