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Adventure Canada Cruises

7 Reviews
Adventure Canada

About Adventure Canada Cruises

Adventure Canada expedition sailings to the Canadian Arctic focus on wildlife, nature and local lore. Life onboard is casual, friendly and relaxed. Emphasis is on learning, with lectures on topics wide range of topics.

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Adventure Canada Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Adventure Canada cruise ships?

About 70 percent of passengers come from Canada, with the rest split between the U.S., Australia and Britain. The average age onboard is mid-60s, and on most sailings you'll find many repeaters and a surprising number of people cruising solo. (The line prices a limited number of cabins without a single supplement.)

There are generally some family groups onboard as well, including small children or teens. Passengers are fit, well-traveled and keen to learn about the region they are visiting.

Also, due to the nature of the expedition cruises offered, Adventure Canada cannot always accommodate disabilities; interested cruisers with special needs should check with the cruise line before booking.

Do I have to dress up on a Adventure Canada cruise?

There's absolutely no formality onboard. As long as you're comfortable, you're good to go. The usual attire is jeans and sweatshirts or sweaters. You will, however, need to bring waterproof pants for outdoor adventures.

Is everything free on Adventure Canada cruises?

While daily shore adventures, some by Zodiac, are included, there are occasional extra-charge activities such as kayaking, biking, snorkeling or snowmobiling on a glacier. You'll also have to pay for drinks, including soft drinks, wine and beer; Wi-Fi; laundry services; spa treatments and gift shop purchases; and gratuities. Medical evacuation insurance is required and is at your own expense.

What are Adventure Canada’s most popular activities?

Sailings to the Canadian Arctic, in particular, are very much focused on wildlife, nature and local lore. Expect one or two shore trips by Zodiac each day, and accept that itineraries will be altered based on wildlife sightings (whales, polar bears), the changing weather and ice conditions.

There's also a strong emphasis on learning about local culture, history, nature, wildlife and music -- much of it thanks to the multitalented naturalists, geologists and historians onboard.

Why go with Adventure Canada?

  • Offers close encounters with Arctic wildlife.
  • Unique exposure to Inuit culture and Canada's maritime communities.
  • Itineraries to remote destinations not frequented by other cruise lines.
  • Knowledgeable, local guides and naturalists who double as musicians.

Best for: Curious, social types looking to meet and mingle with musicians, artists and naturalists, as well as fellow travelers

Not for: Travelers who want to be pampered or who are looking for big ship-style entertainment and shows

Adventure Canada Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Disappointing--very little was photogenic

The night before the cruise, Adventure Canada recommended that we stay at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa, where they had a presentation about the cruise.I took Adventure Canada’s High Arctic Explorer cruise from August 5 to 16, 2023 and was very disappointed.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Torngat Mountain Beauty and more

This exploration of Greenland, Labrador (especially the Torngat Mountains) and Newfoundland was fantastic.And Labrador has always fascinated me.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Worst trip I've ever been on

One redeeming factor is that, thank goodness, their drinks are generous, the only generous thing about this trip.This was the worst trip I've ever been on.Read More

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

Fabulous circumnavigation of Iceland

On this trip, there were a few excursions that cost extra (such as snowmobiling on a glacier), but if you took only the excursions included in the price of your ticket you had a wonderful time on excellent daily excursions, saw things you'd never see at home, got excellent value for money.Included were at least one excellent excursion per day, often two.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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