Answer: This Smart Game Show Host is Going on an Arctic Cruise
Photo by Devon Bayly-Jones courtesy of Adventure Canada
Adventure Canada will welcome “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek on its Aug. 9 “Arctic Explorer” voyage aboard the 198-passenger Ocean Endeavour.
The TV personality will join the 12-day adventure as it traces the route of great Arctic explorers, traveling from Quassuittuq (Resolute), Nunavut and down the eastern shores of Greenland. This is Trebek’s first trip to the Arctic, and his first trip with Adventure Canada.
Do you wonder if he’s really as intelligent as he appears on TV? He removes any doubt:
“I’ve just finished reading John Geiger and Owen Beattie’s book on the Franklin expedition, 'Frozen in Time,' and I’m looking forward to retracing some of their steps this summer,” Trebek said. “I’m also looking for additional ammunition that I will use to confront global warming doubters.”
Sudbury-born Trebek has demonstrated commitment to geography, environmental conservation, and education through his affiliation with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS). He also has hosted the annual Canadian Geographic Challenge and the National Geographic Bee. He also has been awarded the RCGS Gold Medal for his contribution to geographic education and the popular study of geography.
The 2015 “Arctic Explorer” expedition begins at the mouth of the Northwest Passage, where travelers will visit the final resting place of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition at Beechey Island. The voyage features excellent bird-watching on Prince Leopold Island, and opportunities to see wild polar bears, musk ox, walrus, and whales. At Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), community hosts welcome Adventure Canada guests with throat singing and Inuit games, before the boat embarks on an exploration of Baffin Island’s fjords. The voyage crosses the Davis Strait to see Greenland’s landscape of glaciers, icebergs, and mountains. Rates start at US $5,595.
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