POLAR BEAR & CANADA FAIR – Fly, Cruise & more 2019

Cruise Line
Adventure Canada
Ship
Ocean Endeavour
Package Departs
28 Sep 2019
Package Duration
24 Nights
Embark Ship
St Johns, New Foundland, Canada
Disembark Ship
St Johns, New Foundland, Canada
03 - Inside 06 - Oceanview 07 - Oceanview 09 - Oceanview
AU $16,695
per person
AU $20,395
per person
AU $21,555
per person
AU $24,055
per person

Package Duration: 22 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package Departs: 28th Sep 2019 – from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
Cruise Departs: 2nd Oct 2019 – from St John`s Newfoundland
Cruise Ends: 12th Oct 2019 – in St John`s Newfoundland
Package Ends: 20th Oct 2019 – in Vancouver
Home in Australia by 22nd Oct 2019
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HIGHLIGHTS…
• Your cruise visits three UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Red Bay, L`Anse aux Meadows, and Gros Morne National Park)
• Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park
• Enjoy a warm Mi`kmaq welcome in Miawpukek First Nation
• Visit the reconstructed Norse settlement at L`Anse aux Meadows
• Revel in Newfoundland`s world-famous culture and hospitality
• Jump onboard a Tundra Buggy in Churchill and get as close as you can to polar bears (safely!)
• Spend 3 nights in beautiful Montreal enjoying their unique combination of French style and Canadian warmth
• Enjoy stays in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver

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RATES in AUD per person from*
Twin Cat 3 Interior was $20,385 – NOW from $16,695*pp
Twin Cat 6 Ocean View was $26,215 – NOW from $20,395*pp
Twin Cat 7 Ocean View was $28,070 – NOW from $21,555*pp
Twin Cat 9 Ocean View was $32,070 – NOW from $24,055*pp
Single Cat 3 Interior was $28,505 – NOW from $19,895*pp
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POLAR BEAR & CANADA FAIR Fly-Cruise-Stay package includes:
– FREE Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to St John`s, Newfoundland (via Montreal on way over) and ex Vancouver on return
– Return airport – hotel – airport transfers, Montreal
– 3 nights accommodation in Montreal
– One airport – hotel transfer, St John`s
– 1 nights accommodation in St John`s pre-cruise
– Transfer from St John`s hotel to port
– 10 night Newfoundland Circumnavigation expedition cruise round trip from St John`s including: The expertise and company of the Adventure Canada expedition staff | Complimentary expedition Parka (yours to keep) | Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard) | Onboard educational presentations, Interactive workshops & evening entertainment | All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks | Hors d`ouevres & snacks during evening recaps | 24-hour documentary and film programming | Ashore introductions to local people and customs | Sightseeing including Museum entries, park accesses | Access to pristine wilderness areas | Zodiac tours and cruises | Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations | Port taxes | Discovery fund fee
– Transfer from port to airport, St John`s
– One way economy class airfare from St John`s to Toronto
– Return airport – hotel – airport transfers, Toronto
– 2 nights accommodation at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (or similar), Toronto
– One way economy class airfare from Toronto to Winnipeg
– Return airport – hotel – airport transfers, Winnipeg
– 4 night `Churchill Town & Tundra Adventurer` package round trip from Winnipeg including: 2 nights accommodation in Winnipeg (1 night pre and 1 night post Churchill) at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel | Return economy class airfare from Winnipeg to Churchill | 2 nights accommodation in Churchill | Full day tundra buggy adventure trip to the Churchill Wildlife Management area to see polar bears in a safe environment | 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
– One way economy class airfare from Winnipeg to Vancouver
– Return airport – hotel – airport transfers, Vancouver
– 2 nights accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel (or similar)

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DETAILED CRUISE ITINERARY
(subject to change by cruise line without notice)

Day 1 – St John`s
Welcome to St. John`s – Newfoundland`s historic, vibrant capital. Sailing out of the port of St. John`s has to be experienced to be believed. Signal Hill keeps watch as we exit the world-famous Narrows. The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. The bustling capital city of Newfoundland & Labrador makes a spectacular backdrop as we head out to sea. Watch for whales and seabirds as we sail!

Day 2 to 3 – Northeast Coast
The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores, and we`ll find harbour in one of these unique communities. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing the special charm of classic island architecture.

Day 4 – L`Anse aux Meadows
L`Anse aux Meadows, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the only authenticated former Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1000 AD. Amazingly, the location of the ruins was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas. Today, a superb interpretive centre and reconstructions of the several Norse-style sod buildings make L`Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland.

Day 5 – Red Bay
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbour in the 1500s: North America`s first export industry. The interpretation centre at Red Bay is excellent. Here we find tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan. The ship was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour.

Day 6 – Gros Morne National Park and Woody Point
Gros Morne`s Tablelands, a six hundred-metre plateau, form one of the world`s best examples of exposed mantle. Normally found below the Earth`s crust, the mineral-rich rocks support very little life, making the Tablelands an eerie landscape. We will offer various walking and hiking options here. Views of Bonne Bay will be spectacular. Gros Morne`s interpretation centre is excellent and the town of Woody Point is charming to explore.

Day 7 to 8 – Southern Coast
The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities. Visits here are often a highlight of our trips. There are many choices of unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions. The geology is outstanding, and plant life is gorgeous here. We`ll be on the watch for wildlife too. We`ll make the most of every chance to explore this beautiful and remote coast.

Day 9 – Miawpukek (Conne River)
The First Nations community of Miawpukek became a permanent settlement sometime around 1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by the Mi`kmaw people – who had traditionally travelled nomadically throughout the East Coast. Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has successfully bridged traditional knowledge and contemporary practice. We will receive a formal welcome from local leaders and have a chance to explore this special community.

Day 10 – Saint-Pierre
Explore Saint-Pierre, a last bastion of France`s colonial territories in North America. The colourful and charming shops and residences of the town of Saint-Pierre reveal its unique historical character. French food, wine, clothing, and culture are all on offer here. The sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are in high demand. Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!

Day 11 – St John`s
On the final day of our expedition, we sail back though the Narrows and into St. John`s harbour. We will say our farewells and begin the process of departure. The expedition team will be on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements.
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TUNDRA BUGGY ITINERARY
(subject to local weather conditions)

Day 01 – WINNIPEG
Arrival into Winnipeg
Guests will arrive into Winnipeg and check into the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at the Winnipeg airport.
Activities: Evening meet and greet
Meals: None

Day 02 – CHURCHILL
My Churchill Adventure Begins
Early morning flight to Churchill. Activities: Interpretive transfer into Churchill; free time in the town of Churchill to explore.
Recommended Activities: Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Visitor Centre, shopping.
Meals: B

Day 03 – CHURCHILL
Tundra Buggy
Activities: Full-day Tundra Buggy adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area.
Meals: B, L

Day 04 – CHURCHILL – WINNIPEG
Tundra Buggy
Activities: Full-day Tundra Buggy adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Evening flight to Winnipeg. Guests will check into the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at the Winnipeg airport.
Meals: B, L, D

Day 05 – WINNIPEG
Heading Home
Guests may depart Winnipeg at their leisure. Meals: None

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD (unless stated as single) based on best available cruise fares at time of publication (22Feb19). Some Ocean View cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. What`s Not Included: Mandatory medical/evacuation travel insurance, Personal expenses, Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes, Discretionary gratuities to ship`s crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day), Visas, Physician`s fees confirming you are fit to travel, Any medical charges incurred while aboard, Possible fuel surcharges. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. Offer ends 30Jun19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. Free airfare in economy class subject to flight availability at time of booking ex Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne only - Carrier and routing at our agency`s discretion. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 28 Feb 2019 to 30 Jun 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
28 Sep 2019 Fly FREE Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Montreal
28 Sep 2019 Arrive Montreal, transfer to hotel
29 Sep 2019 Montreal at leisure
30 Sep 2019 Montreal at leisure
01 Oct 2019 Transfer to airport, Fly to St John`s, Transfer to hotel
02 Oct 2019 Transfer to port, embark Ocean Endeavour ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
02 Oct 2019
St Johns, New Foundland, Canada
03 Oct 2019 At sea    
04 Oct 2019 At sea    
05 Oct 2019
Lanse au Meadows, New Foundland,Canada
06 Oct 2019
Red Bay, New Foundland, Canada
07 Oct 2019
Woody Point, Newfoundland, Canada
07 Oct 2019
Gros Morne Nat Park , Canada
08 Oct 2019 At sea    
09 Oct 2019 At sea    
10 Oct 2019
Miawpukek (Conne River), Canada
11 Oct 2019
St Pierre, St Pierre & Miquelon
12 Oct 2019
St Johns, New Foundland, Canada

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
12 Oct 2019 Transfer to airport, Fly St John`s to Toronto, Transfer to hotel
13 Oct 2019 Toronto at leisure
14 Oct 2019 Transfer to airport, Fly Toronto to Winnipeg, Transfer to hotel
15 Oct 2019 Fly to Churchill, check in hotel
16 Oct 2019 Polar Bear Tundra Buggy full day excursion
17 Oct 2019 Fly to Winnipeg, check in hotel
18 Oct 2019 Transfer to airport, Fly Winnipeg to Vancouver, Check in hotel
19 Oct 2019 Vancouver at leisure
20 Oct 2019 Transfer to airport, Fly Vancouver to Australia
22 Oct 2019 Arrive Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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10 Night Cruise sailing from St Johns roundtrip aboard Ocean Endeavour.

Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, this trip offers
an intimate experience of Newfoundland’s lively culture and
dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops and community visits. A visit to the French island of Saint Pierre completes the adventure. Famed for its music and stories,
Newfoundland is also incredibly picturesque, with a rugged coastline rendered spectacular by autumn foliage and light.

Newfoundland’s rich natural history, including the remarkable geology of Gros Morne, is second only to its incredible cultural offerings. We will visit Red Bay’s Basque Whaling Station (a unesco World Heritage Site), learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River). And we will do it all in the company of a lively resource staff of local musicians, artists, and naturalists.

This sailing is ideally timed for viewing spectacular fall colours and taking advantage of excellent hiking opportunities. Experience legendary music, food, and hospitality in true Newfoundland fashion: by sea!

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 137 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: 1982
  • Refurbished: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 198
  • Ship Registration: Finland

Ship Amenities

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Ship Facilities

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Polaris Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Cafe Katarina
  • Shopping Boutique
  • Children’s Swiming Pool

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada was created to bring travellers to Canada’s “blank spaces”, those areas whose remoteness alone made them special. Over the last fifteen years, along with our guests, we have discovered that there is so much that is extraordinary about the places we travel, from the landscape, wildlife and culture to the history, art and archeology that is unique to every destination. It is our belief that there is so much to see “beyond the binoculars” that drives us to delve deeper into our favourite places with every expedition and continually seek out new destinations.

We travel by small expedition ship, the best suited mode of transportation for remote exploration. The number of passengers on our voyages run between 45 and 100, depending on the ship we choose. We believe that these small vessels are superior, as they not only allow us to gain access to places not accessible by larger vessels, but our fleet of Zodiac landing craft permit us to visit some of the most remote places imaginable – the key to expeditionary travel.

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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