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Demystifying the Canadian Arctic with small ship expedition cruising

August 25, 2016 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Expedition cruising in the Canadian Arctic inspires, educates and transforms visitors into ambassadors for this awe-inspiring destination.  Exploring the Canadian Arctic onboard a small ice-strengthened cruise ship offers intimate travel experiences like no other, and a safe platform to discover the Arctic.


Canadian polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) operates through the High Arctic, Northwest Passage and Baffin Island over the boreal summer offering insight and expertise found only through interest focused small group travel.  Cultural diversity, flora, fauna, photography, and nautical history establish the educational platform for northern experiences and exploration.

The popularity of the Canadian Arctic has significantly increased these past years as more travellers are attracted by remote wilderness and wildlife, in places less travelled.  The way the Arctic is explored with a small cruise ship operator like OOE is distinctive as it fully immerses travellers in the environment, provides intimate experiences and cultural exchanges with Inuit communities as well as with fellow travellers and staff. Excursions are customized according to guests’ interests and fitness levels. “The bonding that takes place on our voyages is remarkable. Travelling in Polar Regions touches the soul.  The Arctic may not be for everyone, especially for travellers with a dependency on social media.  OOE sells its cruises as ‘social detox’ and our customers love it!  They appreciate the slow pace travel and the disconnection from urban chaos,” says Andrew Prossin, Managing Director at OOE.


With 20+ years of polar cruising experience OOE staff has extensive knowledge of the Arctic, its unpredictability and the intricacies of navigating in those remote regions. They recognize the importance of operating on ice-strengthened vessels. OOE’s expertise and knowledge is demonstrated through their innovative cruise itineraries, such as Baffin Island- Jewel of the High Arcticand Pathways to Franklin- Northwest Passage, which include extensive educational programs, Inuit guides, exceptional safety as well as top notch service.  OOE’s guests range from well-travelled adventure enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, photographers, artists, students on a quest for discovery and families looking for a special bonding experience.  OOE has a comprehensive portfolio of special interest voyages in the Arctic such as, the High Arctic Explorer with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Classic Northwest Passage with scientists from the Vancouver Aquarium and several others.

OOE makes travelling to the Canadian Arctic streamlined and easy with chartered northern flights from southern Canadian gateway cities of Ottawa and Edmonton.  Entry-level pricing for a 9-day Arctic cruise starts at $5,895US, a good value for travel in such remove region.  Pricing includes, onboard accommodation, all meals, zodiac and land excursions, permits and port fees.

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