One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) reports a successful 2019 Arctic season, captivating its guests with the abundance of wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes and poignant visits to historical sites and remote Inuit communities.
In partnership with Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN), OOE participated in an event at the Arctic Winter Games arena in Iqaluit during the summer. The event welcomed youth from RPAN’s ‘Get Happy Day Camp’ program and their staff, Iqaluit Curling Club (ICC) members, and OOE guests on their arrival into Iqaluit ahead of OOE’S Baffin Island and Greenland Explorer voyage, departing that same day.
Marking the arrival of a Rock Solid Productions floor curling set that was donated to RPAN and the Iqaluit community by OOE, the event featured Olympian and World Champion curler, Jill Officer, artist Cory Trepanier, and actor and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Johnny Issaluk, who also joined the voyage. During the event, Officer shared her Olympic experience and had her gold medal on hand for viewing and photo opportunities.
Extraordinary weather conditions offered many days of bright sunshine throughout the season, with clear night skies offering spectacular views of the Aurora Borealis. Exceeding all expectations, wildlife sightings were in abundance, with a high number of polar bears, muskox, beluga whales, bowheads and narwhal as well as encounters with humpback whales, seals, Arctic fox and countless species of birds.
Andrew Prossin, managing director at OOE, said, “The success OOE experienced this summer is the result of our team’s hard work in developing a comprehensive cruise program that engages and connects our guests to this unforgettable and unique place.”
Go to https://www.oneoceanexpeditions.com/arctic for more.