The spirit of exploration is what draws us to visit places seldom seen, off the beaten trail—even off the map! That means visiting new places as often as possible. It means travelling with experienced experts, and local cultural ambassadors. It means trying local languages, appreciating local customs, watching local art being made, purchasing handicrafts. It means getting to know the folks who call the place home.
© Kristian Bogner
Inuit artist Leonie Auluk shares her techniques with a visitor during a community stop in Gjøa Haven, Nunavut
The spirit of exploration might mean trying your hand at throat-singing in Nunavut, or tasting a fine whisky in the Orkney Isles. It might mean climbing Brimstone Head in Newfoundland, or hiking Bald Dune on Sable Island. It might be cruising among Greenland’s icebergs by Zodiac, or visiting the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, or Antarctica, or parts unknown.
© Michelle Valberg
Zodiac cruising off Sable Island
Our onboard programming is built to complement the regions we visit. Scientists, artists, culturalists, historians, archeologists, researchers, musicians, poets, photographers, and filmmakers are our guides. We travel with eyes, and ears, and hearts wide open!
© Dennis Minty
Onboard lecture by archaeologist Latonia Hartery