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Heritage, Culture, History and People at the heart of a comprehensive ‘all Canadian’ experiential cruise program launch for Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Heritage, Culture, History and People at the heart of a comprehensive ‘all Canadian’ experiential cruise program launch for Canada’s 150th Anniversary

London, 7 February 2017 – Canada’s 150th Anniversary draws travellers from around the world to discover Canada, with leading expedition cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE). OOE is committed to develop and operate quintessential Canadian cruise itineraries and programming to commemorate the confederation of Canada.

One Ocean Expeditions 2017 ‘Canada 150’ program launch is timely as the world’s appreciation for the nation is at an all-time high. “We are extremely proud to be the leading Canadian cruise operator offering world-class small ship expedition cruises in the Canadian Arctic, Nunavut and Quebec, as well as Canada’s Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador,” says Managing Director, Andrew Prossin.

“Needless to say, we have our nation at heart and Canada’s 150th anniversary is the perfect opportunity for One Ocean Expeditions to express and share our love for this incredible nation with the world. Our team has developed an immersive program that brings incredible northern and east coast history and culture to life,” added Prossin.

One Ocean Expeditions’ line up of Canadian talent and expert educators, scientists, photographers, marine biologists, historians, artists and expedition leaders involved on all 2017 OOE cruise departures is unprecedented.

Longtime Inuit guides together with world-renowned documentary film producers and photographers will share insight into northern traditions, wildlife and the natural environment through visual storytelling, cultural display and photo/art exhibits and workshops.  Historians lead educational presentations and field visits to historical archaeological sites including locations associated with Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition. World-class chefs invite guests to sample authentic Canadian dishes local to the area of exploration, and will educate them on the ingredients and produce used from the land and ocean. OOE’s ‘Canadian Speaker Series’ hosts visual artists Cory Trepanier and Chris Cran; photographers John Lehmann and Debra Garside, as well as educators, musicians and other accomplished Canadians who are contributing to Canada’s legacy.

OOE’s Canada’s East Coast and Arctic 2017 cruise season begins with an added departure for the spectacular 10-night Fins and Fiddles voyage departing Louisbourg, Cape Breton, 5 July 2017 with prices starting at US$3195pp sharing a triple cabin. This voyage is a member of the prestigious Destination Canada Signature Experience Collection.

The inaugural 10-night Labrador & Torngat Explorer voyage (15- 25 July 2017) sails from Louisbourg to Iqaluit, Nunavut with prices starting at US$3495pp sharing a triple cabin.  The cruise navigates the east coast of Labrador and includes two iconic National Parks: Gros Morne and Torngat Mountains, amongst other memorable sites.  Prices include transfers, shipboard accommodation, all meals on board, daily excursions, activities, workshops and top of the line foul weather gear.

For more information on One Ocean Expeditions’ Canada 150th Anniversary cruises visit Canada’s East Coast and Arctic itineraries: http://www.oneoceanexpeditions.com/voyages/regions/canada-east-coast

For images, videos and program information on One Ocean Expeditions’ Canada 150th Anniversary visit:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bekznqwjr74nch3/AAD3My8WtBqDT_GGAN-4G_1Ma?dl=0

Media Enquiries: Debra Taylor, E: debra@toucanmoon.com, M: +44 7956 852197

More about One Ocean Expeditions - One Ocean Expeditions is a proudly Canadian world-leader in polar exploration. Committed to environmental and social responsibility, One Ocean Expeditions offers passengers personalized polar marine experiences in the most beautiful places on earth. With a range of innovative expedition cruise itineraries in Antarctica, Canada’s Arctic and East Coast, Greenland, and Norway, One Ocean Expeditions has earned a reputation for exceptional quality, customer service, industry-leading safety standards, and unparalleled value. One Ocean Expeditions is a unique partner to our polar regions, committed to supporting environmental awareness and education, world-class scientific research into sensitive ecosystems, historical preservation, and the sustainment of local communities. One Ocean Expeditions maintains ongoing affiliations with an array of scientific and educational institutions, and is proud to serve as the exclusive education, environmental science, and expedition partner of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

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Founding director of toucanmoon, Debra has many years’ experience in the travel industry and has held director-level positions in several high-profile international companies.

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