It’s time to go river cruising again as we travel to Bucharest, Romania in early July to join Viking River Cruises’ Passage to Eastern Europe cruisetour itinerary. Travelling from Bucharest to Budapest, Hungary, our home on this 10-night itinerary will be Viking Embla, one of Viking River Cruises’ first Longships that entered service […]

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France, Cape Race, and the End of our Adventure

As I write this, Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour is steaming off the coast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. We’re making a speedy 12 knots across the water, with light swells from the south and a temperature of about 8°C out on deck. The fog that […]

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A Day at Sea & A Tour of Ocean Endeavour’s Staterooms

June 9, 2016

With the stormy weather still on the march, the Expedition Team aboard Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour made the call late yesterday afternoon: we would not have our scheduled expedition stop off the southern coast of Newfoundland today. Instead, […]

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Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Colin Change Our Plans

June 8, 2016

The Environment Canada forecast spelled it all out. A marine weather advisory issued around 0800 Atlantic Time today cancelled the call of Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour on Quebec’s Magdalene Islands, due to high winds and heavy swell conditions. Winds were expected […]

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The Joy of Cape Breton

Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour dropped anchor off Chéticamp, Cape Breton just before 0700 this morning on one of the most promising morning’s we’ve seen this trip: no rain, reasonable temperatures, and partly cloudy skies.

I was last on Cape Breton Island – actually part of the province of […]

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The Other Side of Prince Edward Island

Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour arrived off the coast of Prince Edward Island this morning. It’s one Canadian province that I have always wanted to visit, yet one that has always alluded me. And – in keeping with Adventure Canada’s “off-the-beaten-path” mentality, we’re not docking in the […]

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The Exploration of Percé Rock

This morning, the sun shone brightly on Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour as we entered Day 5 of our Mighty Saint Lawrence expedition that will eventually take us all the way to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Today, however, we’re in Percé, Quebec, nestled on the easternmost reaches of the mouth […]

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A Man Walks Into A Tim Horton’s…

It sounds like the punchline to a terrible Canadian joke, but I went to Tim Horton’s today in Gaspe, Quebec. Here’s the thing: I don’t even really like Tim Horton’s, yet my Canadian patriotism, enamoured with being on a cruise through my homeland, kicked in and forced me […]

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The Lower Saint Lawrence & Touring the Ocean Endeavour

This morning, guests aboard Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour once again awoke in unison at 0700 with our shipboard wakeup call. I snapped open the curtains in my stateroom to discover that the rains that had continued throughout the night had stopped during the early […]

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Une Destination Toute Naturelle

Our first morning aboard Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour began with our wake-up call at 0700 hours. While expedition cruises are relaxed in terms of dress code, they’re highly regimented creatures when it comes to scheduling, and today was no exception. Fortunately, though, these early wake-up calls are all in […]

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