Another expedition operator has resumed service as Adventure Canada kicked off its 2022 season in the North Atlantic and Canadian Arctic earlier this month.
Sailing seasonally for the operator, the Ocean Endeavor welcomed guests on June 1, embarking on a 12-night expedition on the St. Lawrence River.
Called “Mighty St. Lawrence”, the voyage sailed from Quebec to Saint-Pierre and included stops in Tadoussac, Saguenay, Baie Comeau, Gaspé, Bonaventure Island, Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island. , the Magdalen Islands and others.
Continuing its expedition schedule, the 198-guest ship is now set to offer additional voyages to the North Atlantic, the Canadian Arctic, and more.
Routes include the “Newfoundland Circumnavigation” expedition, which left St. John’s on June 12.
Over 12 nights, the expedition sails to six destinations in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, including Red Bay, Gros Morne National Park and Miawpukek.
Before returning to St. John’s, the Ocean Endeavor will also visit Saint-Pierre, a French territory in North America.
In July, the ship is expected to reach the High Arctic before offering expeditions to the Northwest Passage and Greenland in August and September.
Built as a Soviet cruise ferry, the Ocean Endeavor entered service in 1981.
After converting to a full-time cruise ship in the 1990s, she sailed for several brands, including Mano Cruises and Kristina Cruises.
After receiving its current name in 2014, the 13,000 ton vessel was mainly deployed on expeditions to polar and remote areas.
According to Adventure Canada, the ice-strengthened ship features spacious interiors, in addition to 20 zodiacs, advanced navigation systems and stabilizers.
With a capacity of 198 passengers and 124 crew, the ship also offers a selection of public areas, including a 24-hour library, swimming pool, gym, sauna, restaurant and three lounges.
Other facilities include a medical clinic, laundry facilities and a viewing platform on the upper deck.