Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018

Ocean Endeavour Cruise Ship
Ocean Endeavour
198 Passengers
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Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, this trip offers an intimate experience of Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops and community visits. A visit to the French island of Saint-Pierre completes the adventure. Famed for its music and stories, Newfoundland is also incredibly picturesque, with a rugged coastline.

Newfoundland’s rich natural history, including the remarkable geology of Gros Morne, is second only to its incredible cultural offerings. We will visit Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River). And we will do it all in the company of a lively resource staff of local musicians, artists, and naturalists.
 
This June departure is ideally timed for viewing whales, icebergs, and breeding seabirds, while the October departure is ideal for viewing spectacular fall colors and taking advantage of excellent hiking opportunities. Experience legendary music, food, and hospitality in true Newfoundland fashion: by sea!

HIGHLIGHTS
• Explore the remote reaches of Newfoundland & Labrador
• Visit the reconstructed Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Travel with widely respected naturalists, musicians, and culturalists
• Explore and hike the phenomenal landscapes of Gros Morne National Park
• Share the warmth of a classic Newfoundland kitchen party
• Visit Miawpukek, Newfoundland's Mi'kmaq First Nation community
• Explore Red Bay’s Basque Whaling Station—Canada’s 17th UNESCO World Heritage site

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Days 2 & 3 North East Coast, Newfoundland
Day 4 L’Anse aux Meadows
Day 5 Red Bay
Day 6 Woody Point / Gros Morne National Park
Days 7 & 8 South Coast Newfoundland
Day 9 Miawpukek (Conne River)
Day 10 Saint-Pierre, France
Day 11 St. John’s, Newfoundland

Day 1 — St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Welcome to St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrant capital. Picturesque and welcoming, with a world-famous harbor, St. John’s has been continually fished by Europeans since 1498, allowing it to boast the designation of North America’s oldest European settlement.

Here you will meet your resource staff and fellow travelers and make your way via coach to board our ship, the Ocean Endeavour. Sailing out of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed: Signal Hill keeps watch over the world-famous Narrows as we head for open water.

Days 2 & 3 — North East Coast, Newfoundland

The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores, and we’ll find harbor in one of these unique communities today. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them, capturing the special charm of classic island construction.

Day 4 — L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the only authenticated former Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1000 AD. Amazingly, the location of the ruins was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas.

Today, a superb interpretive center and reconstructions of the several Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland.

Day 5 — Red Bay

Labrador is home to the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Beginning in the 1500s, Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbor, making it at one time the largest whaling station in the world. The site includes six hundred acres of terrestrial and aquatic protected area. Among the important artifacts found at Red Bay is the whaling ship San Juan, lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbor in only 33 ft. (10 m) of water. A large number of tools, personal items, and navigational instruments have been recovered from the wreck.

Day 6 — Woody Point / Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne is internationally famed for its geographic diversity and majesty. The park’s mountains are both picturesque and highly unusual: The Tablelands, a 2,000 ft. (600 m) plateau, forms one of the world’s best examples of ancient rock exposed from the earth’s mantle. The park’s fjords are equally stunning.

There will be a choice of walks here—catering to all levels of skill and interest—as we explore the surrounding area. The beauty of Bonne Bay will surely be a highlight, as will the subtle charms of Woody Point.

Days 7 & 8 — South Coast Newfoundland

The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities, still largely cut off from mainstream travel. Visits here are often a highlight of our trips. There are many unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions.

Day 9 — Miawpukek (Conne River)

The First Nations community of Miawpukek (Conne River) has an economically self-sufficient mandate guided by traditional values. It became a permanent settlement sometime around 1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by the Mi’kmaw people—who had traditionally, traveled nomadically throughout the East Coast. Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has often been referenced as a highly successful First Nation. We will receive a formal welcome from local leaders and have a chance to explore this special community.

Day 10 — Saint-Pierre, FR

Explore Saint-Pierre, a last bastion of France’s colonial territories in North America. The colorful and charming shops and residences of the town of Saint-Pierre reveal its unique historical character. French food, wine, cars, clothing, and shops are all in evidence here—and the sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are much in demand! Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!

Day 11 — St. John’s, Newfoundland

On the final day of our expedition, we sail though the historic Narrows and into St. John’s harbor. We will say our farewells and begin the process of departure.

Note: This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea conditions, and unforeseen circumstances will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our expedition leader and the ship's captain will determine our exact route day by day.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Select expeditions feature Nikon Canada Ambassadors and an onboard opportunity for passengers to use precision, professional-quality photography equipment courtesy of the onboard Nikon Camera Trial Program.

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   Category 10 | Suite
Deck seven: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator. Approximately 310 sq ft
   Category 9 | Junior Suite
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 270 sq ft
Deck seven forward: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, private bath with full tub, sitting area, refrigerator.. Approximately 270 sq ft
   Category 8 | Superior Twin
Deck five: Two picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 210 sq ft
Deck seven forward: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator. Approximately 180 sq ft
Deck seven midship: Picture windows, partially obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 190 sq ft
   Category 7 | Select Twin
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 190 sq ft
Deck eight: Oversized windows, partially obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 145 sq ft
   Category 6 | Comfort Twin
Deck four: Two porthole windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 175 sq ft
Deck seven: Picture window, partially obstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 135 sq ft
Deck eight: Picture windows, obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 160 sq ft
   Category 5 | Main Twin
Deck five: Picture window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 115 sq ft
NOTE: Cabin 5047 is a 4-passenger Family Room.
   Category 4 | Exterior Twin
Deck four: Porthole window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 100 sq ft (Twin) / 90 sq ft (Single)
NOTE: Cabin 4029 is a 6-passenger Family Room.
   Category 3 | Interior Twin
Deck five: Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 125 sq ft (Twin) / 110 sq ft (Single)
   Category 2 | Triple
Deck four: Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths. Approximately 200 sq ft
   Category 1 | Quad
Deck four: Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room). Approximately 240 sq ft
   Specialty Cabins
Cabin 5047 is a Category 5, 4-passenger Family Room
Cabin 4029 is a Category 4, 6-passenger Family Room