One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) offers life changing experiences and a gateway to understanding the history, culture and wildlife of Canada’s High Arctic. Passengers gain insight to life in small northern communities through genuine cultural interaction and exchange by experiencing traditional talents such as textile and craft production, unique Inuit games, singing and folklore as well as local cuisine.
Cruising in the Arctic with OOE is in many ways a cultural experience in itself, uniting international guests with remote and inaccessible northern and coastal Arctic communities. These expedition cruises culminate a greater appreciation for building knowledge of local culture while respecting communities and their people as well as appreciating the wildlife central to Inuit lifestyle.
The intimate small cruise ship experience with just 98 passengers, provides an opportunity onshore like no other. By travelling as part of a small group, passengers become part of the experience of local life in these remote communities. “When small pocket groups of 10 people, with an inherent interest and respect for the regions they visit come ashore by Zodiac, a certain magic happens”, says Andrew Prossin, Managing Director at One Ocean Expeditions. “The smiles, easy welcome and interest in sharing, create positive experiences for all involved. This results in a long-lasting respect and the creation of new memories and experiences”, added Prossin.
OOE’s internationally acclaimed educators, special guest speakers, guides from both Northern Labrador and the coastal communities of provincial Nunavut (NU) enhance the overall Arctic experience. OOE local guide, Atuat Shouldice who travels aboard the ship, shares his passion for the north and all it has to offer (both past and present). This knowledge is especially poignant when visiting archeological sites and excursions with significant historical interest. Passengers also gain the opportunity to see traditional Inuit clothing, still worn during long overland expeditions.
OOE is making the Arctic more accessible, with competitive pricing based on triple share cabin accommodation, from $US5195 pp. Prices include accommodation on board, all meals, zodiac and land-based excursions, educational programs with professional guides and more. Australians and New Zealanders are offered a special incentive of complimentary domestic Arctic flights normally valued at 1200 USD pp. This offer is valid until May 31st, 2016.