One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) looks to an exciting 2019
After welcoming the new year, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) is looking toward an exciting 2019 with the launch of new innovative itineraries, continuing the thread of their core pillars of exploration, and enhancing science and educational programming with an array of special guests and experiences.
Adventurers will have the opportunity to explore the ‘Chilean Fjords’, ‘Central America’ as well as Scotland, Ireland and the Northern Atlantic islands with new itineraries that encourage active discovery of remote landing sites, community visits and a plethora of wildlife.
Following the success of the first ‘Fiddles and Sticks’ golf expedition cruise in Summer 2018, OOE anticipates another win with their inaugural ‘Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition’ June 5th – 12th, 2019. An opportunity to experience some of the world’s top courses, this unique voyage is a bucket list trip for any golfer.
OOE’s Photo Symposiums are every photographer’s dream. Departing March 11, 2019, the ‘Antarctic Peninsula Adventure’ featuring award-winning photographers Paul Zizkaand Dave Brosha offers a fun and encouraging environment to hone skills. Famed photographer Daisy Gilardini will be returning for her photography symposium ‘Spitsbergen Encounter’ in the Norwegian High Arctic in June 2019.
Special guests scheduled to travel with OOE include RCGS Fellow, Explorer and Writer Adam Shoaltz, Author as well as CEO of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society John Geiger, and Scientist and public figure Jacqueline Windh among other renowned scientists, educators, researchers, naturalists, marine biologists and historians to be announced throughout the year.
RCGS Resolute will embark on her first summer in Canada, beginning with ‘Fiddles and Sticks’ departing out of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. After a successful Antarctic season, One Ocean Expeditions will be excited to welcome her back to Canadian waters where she was recommissioned, joining the OOE fleet in October 2018.
OOE will be operating their inaugural voyage through South America with its ‘Chilean Fjords Adventure’ departing March 31st, 2019.
Arctic exploration and arts and culture enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy an expanded Arts program that explores the unique cultural heritage of the indigenous people of the Canadian Arctic. On the ‘South Baffin Explorer: Art, Culture & Wildlife’ voyage, passengers will travel alongside Dr. Nancy Campbell, Inuit art expert and guest curator with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Cape Dorset, the ‘Capital of Inuit Art’. Other voyages will feature artists such as Cory Trepanier and Clare Dudeney.
OOE’s science endeavors expanded with the addition of the ‘One Lab’, a specialized laboratory custom built with state-of-the-art equipment that was installed on RCGS Resolute in October 2018. Following this placement, two more specialized container laboratories are set to be fitted onto sister ships Akademik Ioffe and Akademik Sergey Vavilov for release in 2019. The One Lab will provide an inclusive space for scientists to conduct work in real time in the isolated areas visited.
Continuing to expand science initiatives on board, the Ocean Wise Arctic dive team will be returning to the Canadian Arctic with OOE, documenting marine life in never before seen dive locations. Ocean Wise will also continue their work researching micro-plastics in the world’s most remote waters.