Top Adventure Canada Ships
Adventure Canada expedition sailings to the Canadian Arctic are very much focused on wildlife, nature and local lore. Life onboard is casual, friendly and relaxed. You won't find anything remotely fancy or formal -- and forget about production shows. You're more likely to be invited to a sing-along or hilarious word game. The emphasis is on learning, with lectures on topics that range from the ecology of the poles to life in a Newfoundland outport, along with traditional Inuit games. Expect one or two shore trips by Zodiac each day, and accept that itineraries will be altered based on wildlife sightings, the changing weather and ice conditions.
About 70 percent of passengers come from Canada, with the rest split between the U.S., Australia and Britain. The average passenger tends to be in his or her 60s, with many repeaters and a surprising number cruising solo. No doubt the offer of a limited number of cabins with no single supplement plays a key role. There are generally some family groups onboard as well, including small children or teens. Passengers are fit, well traveled and keen to learn about the region they are visiting.Photo courtesy of Michelle Valberg