Health & Safety Advisory

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Canadian government has issued advisories against unnecessary travel and international travel, and closed the Canadian Arctic to cruise travel entirely for 2020. This has led to the cancellation of all of Adventure Canada’s 2020 voyages on Ocean Endeavour. We wholeheartedly support these measures. Everyone’s health and wellbeing must be top priority.

Adventure Canada's response to COVID-19

Adventure Canada has been proactive about COVID-19. Additional health and sanitation protocols were put in place at our office early in the COVID-19 crisis response. In response to the State of Emergency in Ontario, where our office is located, the majority of our staff are working from home.

We are still open for business and managing new bookings as well as transferring 2020 bookings to 2021 and 2022. In compliance with public health recommendations and restrictions, we ask you NOT to visit our office at this time. If you have questions about an existing or new booking with Adventure Canada, please contact [email protected] or 1-833-627-2448.

Moving forward with our 2021 season

Adventure Canada is committed to operating our 2021 season and beyond, safely and in full collaboration with government, medical and regional authorities, and our community partners. Our clients, crew and partners are counting on us. We believe regenerative travel experiences will be a vital way for all of us to move forward, renewing our appreciation and advocacy of nature and culture.

The health and safety measures we are implementing throughout our operation reflect the best practices and guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

The expedition cruise industry is one of the most well-equipped and experienced when it comes to managing and monitoring health conditions of those on board our small ships. Outbreak prevention and response measures are in place year-round as part of our Standard Operating Procedures.

What to expect aboard our 2021 Ocean Endeavour voyages

*Increased cleaning schedule and sanitary protocols in order to provide a safe environment for our passengers and crew. Elevated sanitary protocol is already in place.

*Response to any new recommendations from local and international health authorities with passenger, crew and community safety as the first priority.

*Informed medical responders and core Adventure Canada team, all of whom have undertaken the WHO Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) training.

*Guests or crew showing symptoms of any respiratory illness prior to boarding, or on board will be subject to screening, medical evaluations, and may be subject to quarantine and disembarkation.

*Utmost care when visiting remote communities in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, and Atlantic Canada.

Resources for planning future travel