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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.

Canada’s Atlantic Provinces Reinvented with One Ocean Expeditions’ East Coast Wildlife Safari

Polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions, is introducing a new 10-day expedition cruise in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada visiting Nova Scotia, Quebec and Newfoundland and the French territory of Saint Pierre et Miquelon, launching in July 2015.

Starting in Louisbourg on the southeast coast of Cape Breton island, Nova Scotia, the 10-day journey will showcase the unparalleled beauty, rich marine life, fishing and Celtic cultures of otherwise inaccessible outports and …

  • Posted: October 21, 2014
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Amsterdam Cruise Event

Debra was in Amsterdam this weekend working with One Ocean Expeditions’ Dutch travel partner, Thika Travel, at the Cruise Event – a new Cruise Show for consumers.

We were the only stand promoting expedition cruising and the response was very encouraging indeed. Amongst the traditional cruisers we managed to find some budding expeditioners!

It was a well designed, compact show and although the visitor numbers weren’t high (although for the first year …

  • Posted: October 20, 2014
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Shackleton Centenary pre-voyage dinner

Debra had a great evening at the friends of Scott Polar Research Institute Shackleton Centenary pre-voyage dinner held at the magnificent Trinity House, London. During the evening the guests were lucky enough to see some of the houses remarkable maritime artefacts that bear testament to the prominent role played by Trinity House in the nation’s maritime history … a very apt venue for the celebration.

The dinner was …

  • Posted: October 17, 2014
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Aranui 3 Christmas Sailing to include Christmas Day on Bora Bora and notable guest speaker

Marquesas Island Adventure Cruiser, the Aranui 3, has announced its special Christmas 2014 cruise featuring three very different French Polynesian archipelagos – Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society – culminating with a Christmas Day treat on stunning Bora Bora.

Guest speakers will include the highly regarded French Polynesian expert from the French Marine Protected Areas Agency, Sophie-Dorothée Duron.
Departing from Papeete, Tahiti on 13 December 2014, guests on board the mixed passenger/cargo vessel will …

  • Posted: October 15, 2014
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One Ocean Expeditions Are Officially Good For The Soul

Leading travel writer, journalist and broadcaster Sarah Tucker gets emotional about the Antarctica Cruise in “The A to Zen of Travel”

Leading small ship Polar expedition cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, has been recognised for providing life changing travel experiences that are good for the soul by travel writer and broadcaster Sarah Tucker. Featuring the Antarctica Cruise in her latest book ‘The A to Zen of Travel’, Sarah took this voyage …

  • Posted: September 24, 2014
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Sir John Franklin’s fabled Arctic ship found – One Ocean Expeditions is there!

One Ocean Expeditions is delighted to announce that there has been a ‘find’ on the Victoria Strait Expedition taking place in the Northwest Passage over the last two weeks. One Ocean Expeditions’ ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, was one of four vessels supporting the search to find the long lost vessels of Sir John Franklin missing in the Arctic for the last 160 years.

An official announcement, made by the Prime …

  • Posted: September 10, 2014
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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition, in search of Sir John Franklin’s Fabled Ships

Canadian polar operator joins unprecedented private and public sector partnership to help unveil the mystery surrounding Sir John Franklin’s ships in the Canadian Arctic

One Ocean Expeditions, a leading exploration cruise operator in the Canadian Arctic, has been invited to take an active role in supporting the Canadian Government on the Parks Canada and Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) historic 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition to find the fabled and long lost …

  • Posted: July 17, 2014
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Four ways to Savour the South Pole with Adventure Network International

There is something undeniably alluring about the South Pole. It is a destination that juxtaposes pristine beauty and an extreme environment, remote wilderness and cutting-edge science, physical challenge and a sense of accomplishment.

Adventure Network International (ANI) has a variety of ways to savour the South Pole, making it a life-list destination for travellers of all ages and abilities. An adventurous spirit is encouraged but guests don’t have to be an …

  • Posted: July 10, 2014
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New Ship Announced for the Marquesas Island Adventure Cruises

Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime, operators of the Marquesas Island adventure cruises, has announced the commissioning of a new ship, to be named Aranui 5. The new 254 passenger ship, scheduled to launch in September 2015 will replace the current 200 passenger Aranui 3 and will continue the company’s successful island cruises, which operate between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands.

Offering 30 Suites with balconies, 32 Superior Deluxe rooms with …

  • Posted: June 4, 2014
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Aranui 3 Adds Takapoto to Marquesas Island Adventure Cruise

Marquesas Island adventure cruiser, the Aranui 3, will stop at the picturesque island of Takapoto in a change to the 2014 itinerary. This first stop on the cruise will be an idyllic introduction to the island cruise as passengers are invited to lunch on the white sand beach and to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear lagoon waters of this Tuamotu Archipelago island paradise.  The new stop replaces the …

  • Posted: April 11, 2014
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