One Ocean Expeditions 2018-2019 Antarctic Expedition Cruise Season – Enhanced Science Programmes, Influencer Led Voyages, New Vessel and Innovative Itineraries
As the Southern Hemisphere springs to life, leading cruise specialist One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) is launching its 11th Antarctic cruise season. Along with the inaugural voyage of the company’s newest vessel, RCGS Resolute, the Antarctic season will introduce a range of new itineraries, as well as OOE’s enhanced science and special guest programs.
The 2018-2019 season begins with a journey to the sub-Antarctic for One Ocean Expeditions’ exclusive South Georgia In-Depth voyage, exploring the region’s staggering wildlife and raw beauty. This itinerary is a dream come true for amateur and pro photographers alike with OOE’s unique ‘Photography Symposium’ programme taking place on board, led by the award-winning photographer Daisy Gilardini and artist, David McEown.
RCGS Resolute will welcome her first guests on the much anticipated ‘Off the Beaten Track’ voyage, playing host to famed Adventurer, Storm Chaser and Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, George Kourounis. Early season conditions will offer a pristine setting for guests to experience ski touring, snowshoeing, winter camping, sea kayaking and photography, in addition to OOE’s rich educational programming.
Influential environmentalist and filmmaker, Tim Jarvis, will re-create the Shackleton crossing led by OOE’s IFMGA qualified mountain guides on the second South Georgia In-Depth voyage of the season, with the epic journey being documented as the team make their way across this legendary landscape. Jarvis will also be joining OOE’s Antarctic In-Depth Extended Peninsula voyage as an ambassador with the World Wildlife Fund Australia.
With education and science at the forefront, OOE is excited to showcase world-leading scientists and oceanographic researchers on board its Antarctic voyages. For the fifth consecutive season, OOE welcomes back renowned scientist Dr. Ari Friedlaender of the California Ocean Alliance, a leading marine mammal scientist working on ground-breaking research through OOE’s Marine Mammal Programming.
Over the last decade, Ron Naveen of Oceanites has been working alongside OOE in the study of penguin behaviour and populations. As the organisation celebrates 25 years of work in Antarctica, Naveen and his team will be conducting essential census research of penguin rookeries whilst on board with OOE guests.
OOEs’ team of expert marine biologists, geologists, polar historians, photographers and artists will be sharing their knowledge and passion with guests through daily educational seminars and compelling fireside conversations. Onboard RCGS Resolute, scientists and researchers have an inclusive space for data analysis while travelling in remote areas with the new OOE ‘OneLab’. Carefully selecting research partners, OOE is proud to partner with professionals that execute important projects and conduct science while onboard the company’s fleet of expedition cruise vessels.