Wild, windswept and absolutely wonderful – this is Newfoundland
This is Canada like you’ve never seen it before – cliffs soar into the sky, wind roars through wild landscapes and human history stretches back thousands of years. Set off on a 12-day cruise on the Ocean Endeavour, navigating the island’s varied and vast coastline while accompanied by a passionate team of expert guides. In contrast to the rugged, stark landscapes, get acquainted with charming towns and locals who radiate warmth, and discover the region’s First Nations culture. Whether you’re looking for wildlife, inspiring scenery or deep-rooted history, you’re sure to find it in Newfoundland.
On board the comfortable Ocean Endeavour ship, navigate the wild and beautiful coastline of Canada’s Newfoundland accompanied by an expert team of guides who will bring the landscape to life.
Take a deep dive into the region’s history during a visit to the 1000-year-old Norse settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows and the historic Red Bay Basque Whaling Station – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
When you’re not cruising Canada’s waters, hop off the ship and explore the spectacular Gros Morne National Park on foot, taking in unique topography and formations as you go.
Experience Newfoundland’s First Nations culture and history at the Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi First Nation Reserve, where you’ll discover how tradition and modern life go hand in hand.
A world away from the remote communities of Newfoundland, visit the islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon – this official territory of France delights with its European-style streets lined with charming shops, cafes and houses.
Believe it or not, temperatures in the Arctic can be freezing. And yet it can get surprisingly warm when the sun comes out, for instance, or with increased physical activity. It’s best to dress in layers when you journey outside and we’ll provide you with waterproof boots that are sturdy, warm and highly fashionable (in the arctic, at least). Please see the trip notes for information about what to bring.
Polar bears are one of the most incredible and appealing animals on the planet, but they are also powerful predators with little fear of humans. Therefore it’s necessary to be aware of the guidelines surrounding any contact with Polar bears. Follow your leader’s instructions and do not stray from your group – your leader carries equipment to protect you. We may need to adjust our plans to visit alternate arctic landing sites.
Weather and sea ice play a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area.
The Ocean Endeavour - Arctic is a comfortable and spacious ship with a gym, library and wide range of cabin types.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Newfoundland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour) trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
This trip starts at midday, you can usually board the ship between 1pm and 2pm. The exact boarding time will be provided closer to your departure.
SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS
This trip is operated by our partner Adventure Canada on board the Ocean Endeavour ship.
You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD3000, USD2000, EUR1800, NZD3200, GBP1700, CAD2800, CHF2000 or ZAR34,900 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.
Final payment is due 120 days before your trip departure date.
If a booking is cancelled up to 120 days before departure, 50% of the non refundable deposit per person per cruise will be held as a future Travel credit.
If a booking is cancelled from 91 days to 120 days before departure, a 65% cancellation fee will apply.
If a booking is cancelled at 90 days or less before departure, a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Please refer to our "Booking terms and conditions" page on our website for all Adventure Canada terms and conditions.
COVID 19 VACCINATION
All customers must be fully vaccinated against covid19 to join this trip. Adventure Canada also strongly recommends all customers to keep up to date with their booster shots to maximise your own personal safety.
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