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Expedition Cruise Company Welcomes Impressive Roster Of Special Guests For Upcoming Arctic Season

March 6, 2019 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Canada’s leading expedition cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), is thrilled to announce a remarkable line up of special guests for its forthcoming 2019 Arctic season. With voyages that offer spectacular wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes and poignant visits to historical sites and remote Inuit communities, guests of OOE will find themselves travelling alongside notable scientists, researchers, artists and athletes.

Last summer for the first time ever team of specialized dive researchers from Ocean Wise were able to dive previously unexplored sites between Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord in the High Arctic. The dive team, the only one of its kind in Canada, will be returning in summer 2019 to further study underwater ecosystems that have never been documented before, collect specimens, and monitor ocean temperatures to contribute to their study. OOE is committed in assisting them in their ongoing scientific research in the north.

Artist, Filmmaker, soon-to-be-author and guest speaker Cory Trepanier will be joining the High Arctic Explorer voyage on August 2nd. Passengers can join Cory as he teaches them how to capture the beauty of the Arctic through art. Sailing through parts of the Northwest Passage to the most northerly community in North America, Cory will interact and entertain with his enthusiastic stories of art, travel and adventure.

Dr. Joost Schokkenbroek, Historian and Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, will also be travelling on the High Arctic Explorer in August. With a PhD in Maritime History and books published on whaling history and maritime art and artefacts, Dr. Schokkenbroek will be sharing his extensive knowledge with passengers through presentations and fireside chats.

OOE Artist-In-Residence and Photographer David McEownis returning for a number of voyages in 2019. A master of using photography and watercolour to express the earth’s wilderness areas, David will be joining the Baffin Island and Greenland Explorer August 9th. He will also be on the Spitsbergen Encounter Photo Symposium, led by RCGS Photographer-In-Residence Daisy Gilardini on June 19th.

Also participating in the Baffin Island and Greenland Explorer voyage is Olympian and World Champion curler, Jill Officer. Jill will be bringing a floor curling set to the community of Iqaluit, Nunavut, a part of the #OOErocks campaign which will help connect communities across Canada through the sport of curling. Jill will be sharing her Olympic experience as well as bringing her gold medal along for the journey.

In partnership with the McMichael Canadian Inuit Art Collection, guest curator Dr. Nancy Campbell will be celebrating the importance the launch of the Iniga Ilagiit virtual museum website while on board the South Baffin Explorer on July 30th, offering a unique opportunity and insight into the Inuit art world.

Artist-In-Residence and Naturalist Bruce Pearson will be joining passengers on the Spitsbergen Encounter on June 28th. Having won awards for his work and having had his paintings and prints exhibited worldwide, art enthusiasts will delight in journeying with Bruce and learning from him first hand.

The Canadian Arctic offers unique experiences to the intrepid traveller’s quest for adventure and knowledge. One Ocean Expeditions believes that in partnering with special guests and bringing them along on select voyages, the guest experience is enhanced beyond all expectations, creating astonishing journeys and memories that last a lifetime.

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