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One Ocean Expeditions

Relatively affordable, yet high-quality polar expeditions on comfortable though not luxury expedition vessels.
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One Ocean Expeditions Cruise Highlights

Why Go?

Exceptional wildlife and cultural experiences guided by a passionate expedition team

Superior Lloyds 1A rating on ice-strengthened, Russian-crewed polar expedition ships

Large ships with relatively few passengers offer excellent staff-to-passenger ratio

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One Ocean Expeditions are small-ship polar cruise specialists offering wilderness and wildlife experiences in the Antarctic, Canadian and Norwegian Arctic and the Canadian Atlantic seaboard. Their professional and engaging expedition staff offer well-informed insights that greatly enrich the passenger experience.

The One Ocean Expeditions ships are all Lloyds 1A rated and are exceptionally stable with ice-strengthened hulls. They have large upper decks offering 360-degree visibility and yet take fewer people than most other polar ships, which means cruisers have excellent access to the wilderness staff onboard as well as onshore and during Zodiac excursions. When the weather is inclement or during travel days, expedition staff offer informative and entertaining enrichment lectures.

These expeditions are ideal for active wilderness and wildlife lovers who don't need loads of luxury add-ons. The cabins are spacious and comfortable with attention given to maximizing space. Meals are tasty, plentiful and varied. Alcohol prices are reasonable and there is a good selection of drinks onboard.

Fellow Passengers

Most of One Ocean Expeditions passengers are active and adventurous over-50s with a sprinkling of 30 and 40 year olds and a few families. All are passionate about wildlife and cultural experiences.

One Ocean Expeditions Fleet

One Ocean Expeditions has three vessels: Akademik Sergey Vavilov was launched in 1988, and is considered like its sisters to be one of the best polar expedition ships in the world. Launched in 1989, Akademik Ioffe, is a modern ship which like its sisters were built to conduct sensitive hydro-acoustic research in the polar regions. The newest vessel to the fleet, RCGS Resolute, joined the line in November of 2018, which was also the companies 10th anniversary. The vessel was formerly Hapag-Lloyd Crusies' Hanseatic.

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