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One Ocean Expeditions expands summer 2017 cruises to Canada’s Atlantic Coast in preparation for Canada’s 150th Anniversary

September 1, 2016 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Marilyn Scriver SUPThe popularity of One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) Fins and Fiddles expedition cruise to the islands of Canada’s Atlantic coast has increased significantly since becoming part of Destination Canada’s prestigious Signature Experience Collection (SEC) earlier this summer. The SEC program is a curated collection of innovative travel experiences designed to encourage visitors to further explore Canada and experience authentic and memorable journeys.

“OOE’s Fins and Fiddles inaugural voyage exploring Canada’s Atlantic Coast took place in July 2015. Within twelve months the interest doubled and demand continues to grow”, says Andrew Prossin, OOE’s Managing Director. “This makes me very proud indeed.  Not only because I was born and raised in Cape Breton, where the voyage starts and ends, but also because geographically and culturally the Atlantic coast is an astounding destination that truly defines the Canadian spirit. It’s a place every North American should know and visit,” added Prossin.

To satisfy the demand for expedition cruising in Canada’s East Coast, and offering another opportunity to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, OOE is thrilled to introduce a second Fins and Fiddles departure for next summer, July 21-31, 2017 together with the launch of a brand new itinerary Labrador & Torngats Explorer  July 15-25, 2017 in addition to a  great value 21-day Epic East Coast and Labrador voyage July 5-25, 2017.

Canada’s East Coast: Fins and Fiddles voyage departs from the Louisbourg fortress in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  The 11-day voyage provides unrivalled access to remote communities, abundant wildlife, natural beauty and diverse cultural experiences representing Canada’s rich history. ctivities include sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, on-shore guided hiking and bicycle touring; meetings with locals in remote fishing communities and educational seminars on marine wildlife, photography and Canadian history with a particular focus on Canada’s 150th anniversary. Zodiac excursions, soft adventures and educational seminars take place daily.  Guests can experience as many activities on the ship as they do off the ship, defining the expedition cruise experience that is unique to OOE.

Jocelyn Pride kayaking Francois, Newfoundland2

Trip highlights include encountering the fabled wild horses of Sable Island, Parks Canada’s newest Natural Reserve off the mainland of Nova Scotia; visiting the world’s largest gannet colonies on Bonaventure Island; setting foot on Canada’s birth place, Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, and walking on the earth’s crust at Tablelands, a World Heritage Site in Gros Morne National Park.

rices for Fins and Fiddles start from US$3,195pp based on triple share, on board the expedition cruise ships, One Ocean Voyager (Akademik Sergey Vavilov) and One Ocean Navigator (Akademik Ioffe). Departure dates July 5-15, 2017 & July 21-31, 2017.

OOE has also introduced a brand new itinerary into their 2017 summer schedule. The new Labrador & Torngats Explorer July 15-25, 2017 will sail along the rugged coastline of Labrador and further north into the higher Arctic latitudes of Baffin Island. The trip includes a visit to the jewel in the crown of Canada’s National Park network – Torngat Mountains National Park – home to the highest mountains in Canada, east of the Rockies. The voyage links several historic locations including the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, a French-built fortress, remote mission locations and isolated fishing ports. Travellers will have access to wildlife and scenery in remote fjords only accessible by the small ships operated by OOE.

Tony Beck Francois

Prices start from US$3,495pp based on triple share, on board the expedition cruise ship, One Ocean Voyager (Akademik Sergey Vavilov).

OOE is offering a back-to-back package for anyone wishing to combine the new Labrador & Torngat Explorer (July 15-25, 2017) with the first Fins & Fiddlesdeparture ( July 5-15, 2017).  Prices for the 20-night Epic East Coast and Labrador back-to-back package start at US$5,195pp sharing a triple cabin, Dates July 5-25, 2017.

ll prices include transfers, accommodation onboard, all meals, daily activities and excursions and high quality wet weather clothing.

OOE’s summer 2017 cruise schedule for Canada’s Atlantic Coast operates the Fins & Fiddles voyages, July 5-15 and July 21-31, and a new Labrador & Torngat Explorer, July 15-25, 2017.

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