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One Ocean Expeditions Celebrates The Arrival Of Its New Vessel, Rcgs Resolute In True Expedition Fashion

October 22, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

The town of Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia celebrates the return of local Cape Bretoner, Andrew Prossin, Managing Director and founder of One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), with a lively recommissioning event for OOE’s newest vessel, RCGS Resolute, at the port of Sydney on October 16th.

A leader in expedition cruising, OOE is proud to grow its existing fleet with the addition of the industry’s first purpose-built passenger expedition cruise vessel, RCGS Resolute. This new vessel provides a springboard to further grow the number of sailings to remote and pristine destinations in the world, including Canada’s East Coast, the Canadian High Arctic and Antarctica. With the arrival of RCGS Resolute OOE continues to deliver exceptional guest experiences with the introduction of new destinations such as Central and South America as well as the North Atlantic Islands.

“One Ocean Expeditions’ fleet continues to evolve in setting a bold and innovative new course in the expedition cruise industry,” says Andrew Prossin, during the festivities.

Attendees were treated to warm and welcoming speeches by Master of Ceremonies The Honourable Manning MacDonald (CD) and The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke, Mayor of Cape Breton.

Honouring OOE were Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s (RCGS) CEO John Geiger; the ship sponsor and Commissioner of Nunavut, The Honourable Nellie T. Kusugak; The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton; Rear Admiral Nick Lambert; Navy Captain Guillaume Lefrance (CD); The Honourable Rodger Cuzner (MP) and The Honourable Michael MacDonald (MP).

“This day represents a great moment in the history of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society,” added John Geiger. “This is the first time the RCGS pre-fix has been assigned to a vessel and we do so with great pride in collaboration with One Ocean Expeditions.”

The celebration was steeped in centuries of old Naval tradition, including a champagne toast by the Commissioner of Nunavut and a blessing of the ship fulfilled by Reverend Canon Donald J Lawton (CD). Highlights included a performance by local darlings the Barra MacNeils who infused the Cape Breton spirit into the evening, and a feeling of familial warmth amongst guests.

“It was a proud day for One Ocean Expeditions, for Cape Breton Island and for the Canadian cruise industry as a whole,” added Prossin. “Our staff once again displayed our ability to deliver memorable experiences in true expedition style.”

RCGS Resolute’s inaugural voyage will depart from Ushuaia, November 16th, 2018, on the “Antarctica – Off the Beaten Track’” voyage.

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