Canadian expedition tour operator Adventure Canada announced today that it has secured the 1982-built Ocean Endeavour for its 2015 season of Arctic, Greenland and Canadian Maritimes voyages.
Frequent cruisers might remember the Ocean Endeavour as Kristina Katarina, the 1982-built replacement for Finland-based Kristina Cruises’ classic Kristina Regina.
In service for Adventure Canada, she will carry a maximum of 198 guests on expeditions throughout the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. Featuring 20 Zodiac rafts, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and plenty of open deck space, not to mention an ice-strengthened hull, Ocean Endeavour will offer significant advantages for the company’s adventurous expedition voyages.
Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada’s Vice President, was positive about the new addition, saying, “Not only will we retain the entertaining and educational expedition programming our guests value, but we’ll be able to invite even more resource staff aboard to further enhance the experience. Ocean Endeavour allows us to provide more options for our guests.”
Renovated in 2010 and again this year, guests will be able to choose accommodations ranging from 100 to 320 square feet (9 to 29 m2), all of which feature private facilities, televisions, and air conditioning.
The real action, though, is out on deck, and this is where Ocean Endeavour will truly shine in service with Adventure Canada. Three separate lounges are available for guests to use, along with ample open deck space that has been complemented with brand-new furniture. The ability to utilise three lounges means that multiple workshops, lectures and events can take place at one time, giving guests more choice in how they spend their shipboard time.
Off-ship activities, of course, will still reflect Adventure Canada’s well-deserved reputation for taking guests to some of the most remote and fascinating parts of the world, including the fabled Northwest Passage.
More information on Adventure Canada’s upcoming 2015 sailing season, along with their current 2014 voyages aboard Sea Adventurer, can be found by paying a visit to their website.