Leading expedition cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) was proud to officially welcome to its fleet the vessel ‘RCGS Resolute’ in October 2018. To celebrate her first sailing under the One Ocean Expeditions’ banner the company hosted a grand recommissioning event at the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia on October 16th, 2018. With the fleet expansion comes an increased number of sailings to Canada’s East Coast and Antarctica as well as the introduction of new non-polar destinations in Spring 2019.
“Introducing RCGS Resolute to our fleet in her home port of Sydney, Nova Scotia is an important moment for One Ocean Expeditions, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and our partners,” says Andrew Prossin, Managing Director of One Ocean Expeditions and Cape Breton native. “A ship recommissioning is a unique ceremony that places a vessel in active service. It is a joyous occasion that we are honoured to host on Canada’s East Coast and my home.”
“As One Ocean Expeditions’ exclusive marine partner in education, environmental science, and exploration, it’s an honour to name one of our vessels with a RCGS pre-fix for the first time,” adds Catherine Lawton, OOE’s General Manager. “In partnering with Royal Canadian Geographical Society, our guests have the exclusive opportunity to learn from and interact with RCGS Fellows including world-renowned scientists, educators, researchers, naturalists, marine biologists, artists, historians and photographers on board. We look forward to welcoming RCGS Resolute to our fleet along with our friends, partners and supporters.”
Designed for exploration and for comfort, RCGS Resolute is modern, well-appointed, safe and ice strengthened. The ship offers an array of premiere amenities aligning with OOE’s unique small ship programming, educational opportunities and numerous activities tailored to guests’ individual interests. This new addition joins OOE’s One Ocean Navigator / Akademik Ioffe and One Ocean Navigator/ Akademik Sergey Vavilov, both carrying less than 100 passengers. While RCGS Resolute hosts 146 passengers, she has the capacity to host and operate an increased number of programs simultaneously, ensuring the same small group comfort and intimacy found on all OOE vessels.
RCGS Resolute’s inaugural voyage will depart from Ushuaia, Argentina on November 16th, 2018, on the “Antarctica – Off the Beaten Track’” voyage. From November to March she will explore Antarctica and South Georgia before heading north to the Chilean Fjords in April 2019. From there she heads to Costa Rica and Panama, through the Panama Canal and onwards to the North Atlantic, commencing voyages through Scotland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. She will also host OOE’s inaugural Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition before starting her first season in the Canadian High Arctic.
South Baffin Explorer, Art, Wildlife and Culture : 30th July – 9th August 2019
One Ocean Expeditions is proud to celebrate the importance and kinship of Inuit art through an exclusive expedition exploring South Baffin Island. Guests have a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Cape Dorset, known as the capital of Inuit Art. This artistic hub is the largest producer of Inuit Carvings worldwide and the unique drawing and printing processes play an essential role in the community’s art scene. Through artistic interaction with local artists, guests learn about Arctic Art and its meaning bringing the culture, wildlife and history of the region of life.
This 10 night itinerary will take intrepid travellers to the most remote region of Canada with curators from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Beyond Cape Dorset , experience the incredible ecosystem and wildlife of Coral Harbour and Monumental island alongside expert naturalists, glaciologists, and Ornithologists.
For more information on OOE’s expedition cruise vessels: https://www.oneoceanexpeditions.com/vessels
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