The time to visit the High Arctic is here and now, with leading expedition cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions. OOE offers life-changing voyages to the land of the iconic polar bear, where nature meets adventure and culture. Travelers can pick a travel package according to their interests, time and budget. Whether it’s an Arctic flight offer, adventure or wellness packages, OOE has creatively pieced together appealing packages to create a memorable summer holiday. With savings representing up to a $2400.00 US savings, all of a sudden the Arctic is an attainable get away!
One Ocean Expeditions’ Arctic 2016 season is novel with the introduction of new cruise itineraries to the Northwest Passage. Travelers with limited time can now join shorter Arctic voyages including the Northwest Passage. The 7-night Wildlife Encountervoyage immerses travelers in abundant nature and wildlife, one ofthe biggest attractions to the north. Travelling through nutrient-rich waters, Arctic seals, beluga whales and narwhals may be seen feeding. Guests also visit one of Canada’s largest migratory bird sanctuaries. Myriads of seabirds, such as thick-billed murres, black guillemots, northern fulmars and black-legged kittiwakes make an impressive sight.
The 8-night Finding Franklin Expedition, August 20th takes intrepid travelers back to the days of early polar explorers and the discovery of the Northwest Passage in the footsteps of British Explorer, Sir John Franklin. Discovering the mystery of his ill fated expedition over a century ago, you may treat yourself, as they couldn’t with a strong dose of pampering in the company of OOE’s dedicated staff and experts covering various fields including, history, geology, marine mammal amongst others as well as award winning wildlife photographers and occasionally scientists at work.
One of One Ocean Expeditions most popular voyage is their 12-night Classic Northwest Passage, considered as the ultimate Arctic experience for people that have always dreamed of exploring this pristine destination. It follows in the footsteps of early explorers such as Amundsen, Larsen and Franklin. Passengers discover more about the region’s history and truly begin to appreciate the utter bravery of those forerunners and the enormity of what they were able to achieve with equipment far inferior to that available today. OOE’s guests are exposed to an enriching range of experiences throughout the voyage that includes, daily presentations, small boat (zodiac) and kayak excursions as well as landings in both wilderness and remote Inuit communities.
The Arctic trip that surprises and touches travelers the most, for its raw beauty and haunting wildlife is the Baffin Island-Jewel of the High Arctic voyage. A visit to one of the great wilderness regions on the planet, where deep fjords and National Parks are discovered and views of towering mountains and immense glacial systems as surreal as the staggering wildlife can be seen and photographed. This adventure cruise explores the wild east coast of Baffin Island and taps into Arctic history with visits to Beechey Island and trading outposts from the Hudson’s Bay and Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachments.
The expedition cruises are lead by OOE’s knowledgeable and dedicated staff that ensure guests have a safe and memorable journey. The staff is there to assist and serve guests at all times with the highest guest-to-staff ratio in the polar tourism industry.
Travelers can choose from six departures throughout the month of August, which focus on wildlife encounters, the great maritime history of the Northwest Passage, remote Inuit communities and spectacular landscapes and daily adventure options.
OOE’s Canadian Arctic cruise prices start from US $5195 per person for a 7-night voyage, ranging up to US $8895pp for a 12-night voyage, based on triple share. Alternatives to the local charter flight offer are a package for adventure seekers with sea kayaking, or a wellness option of pre-voyage hotel, private airport transfer airport, massage and custom welcome basket with wine.