Canadian expedition tour operator Adventure Canada announced today that it has secured the 1982-built Ocean Endeavour for its 2015 season of Arctic, Greenland and Canadian Maritimes voyages.

Adventure Canada has secured the 1982-built Ocean Endeavour - formerly Kristina Katarina - to operate their expedition adventures in 2015. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

Adventure Canada has secured the 1982-built Ocean Endeavour – formerly Kristina Katarina – to operate their expedition adventures in 2015. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

Frequent cruisers might remember the Ocean Endeavour as Kristina Katarina, the 1982-built replacement for Finland-based Kristina Cruises’ classic Kristina Regina.

In service for Adventure Canada, she will carry a maximum of 198 guests on expeditions throughout the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. Featuring 20 Zodiac rafts, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and plenty of open deck space, not to mention an ice-strengthened hull, Ocean Endeavour will offer significant advantages for the company’s adventurous expedition voyages.

Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada’s Vice President, was positive about the new addition, saying, “Not only will we retain the entertaining and educational expedition programming our guests value, but we’ll be able to invite even more resource staff aboard to further enhance the experience. Ocean Endeavour allows us to provide more options for our guests.”

The large amount of open deck space aboard Ocean Endeavour, coupled with a total of three lounges, will give guests more options during their expedition sailings. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

The large amount of open deck space aboard Ocean Endeavour, coupled with a total of three lounges, will give guests more options during their expedition sailings. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

Renovated in 2010 and again this year, guests will be able to choose accommodations ranging from 100 to 320 square feet (9 to 29 m2), all of which feature private facilities, televisions, and air conditioning.

The real action, though, is out on deck, and this is where Ocean Endeavour will truly shine in service with Adventure Canada. Three separate lounges are available for guests to use, along with ample open deck space that has been complemented with brand-new furniture. The ability to utilise three lounges means that multiple workshops, lectures and events can take place at one time, giving guests more choice in how they spend their shipboard time.

Off-ship activities, of course, will still reflect Adventure Canada’s well-deserved reputation for taking guests to some of the most remote and fascinating parts of the world, including the fabled Northwest Passage.

Ocean Endeavour will begin sailing for Adventure Canada in 2015. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

Ocean Endeavour will begin sailing for Adventure Canada in 2015. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

More information on Adventure Canada’s upcoming 2015 sailing season, along with their current 2014 voyages aboard Sea Adventurer, can be found by paying a visit to their website.

 

4 Responses to Adventure Canada welcomes Ocean Endeavour in 2015

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  2. Kalle Id says:

    Glad to see the ex-Kristina Katarina find a proper job. Her 2010 refit was very tastefully done and I think she is a pretty perfect ship for expedition cruising – in fact, when it became known that Kristina Cruises would be entering restructuring I even proposed the idea of turning the company into an expedition cruise line. They had a suitable ship and already offered some expedition-style itineraries. Obviously this never came to pass, but it’s good to see a different company take up the ship for expedition cruising. Let’s hope she has found her niche there.

    • Aaron Saunders says:

      She does seem well-suited to expedition cruising, doesn’t she? It appears you weren’t alone in that thinking, Kalle!

  3. […] this year, we wrote about the new ship that Adventure Canada will be getting for the 2015 cruise season: the 198-guest Ocean Endeavour. […]

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