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Adventure Canada Cancels Two Departures

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Theresa Norton | June 03, 2015

Adventure Canada Cancels Two Departures

PHOTO: The Ocean Endeavour is built to explore the Arctic. (Courtesy of FleetPro)

Adventure Canada has canceled two June cruise departures after its chartered ship, the Ocean Endeavour, discovered a damaged rudder that will undergo repairs.

FleetPro, the ship’s management company, told Adventure Canada that the time required for repairs will force the cancellation of the June 14 “Mighty Saint Lawrence” and June 24 “Newfoundland Circumnavigation” expedition cruises.

The rudder problem was discovered during inspections in Hamburg, Germany, on May 25.

“We understand that reducing our east coast sailings is deeply disheartening news for our guests, our partners and the communities who welcome us,” Adventure Canada said in a statement. “We have taken immediate action by offering a number of options for travelers affected by the cancellations. We expect the Ocean Endeavour to arrive in Canada in early July.”

It was unclear what caused the damage and when.

Purpose-built for exploring remote environments, the Ocean Endeavour sails for Adventure Canada with a maximum of 198 passengers. It carries 20 Zodiacs and has advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top-deck observation room. It boasts a 1B ice classification so it can explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada is a family-owned and operated adventure travel company specializing in land-based and small-ship cruise adventures in Canada’s Arctic and east coast regions, Greenland, and select wilderness destinations. Adventure Canada’s trips feature a wide array of special guests including musicians, authors, biologists, and historians.


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