Experience the lively culture and dramatic scenery of Newfoundland on this 11-day cruise starting and ending in historic St. John´s. Enjoy daily expedition stops and community visits, stop at Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station, learn about the Viking history, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River). The rugged charm and geographic diversity of Newfoundland and Labrador are best appreciated by ship.
Explore the remote reaches of Newfoundland & Labrador in autumn
Hike the phenomenal landscapes of Gros Morne National Park
Travel with widely respected naturalists, musicians, and culturalists
Visit the reconstructed Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows
Welcome to St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrant capital. Sailing out of the port of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed. Signal Hill keeps watch as you exit the world-famous Narrows.
The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. The bustling capital city of Newfoundland & Labrador makes a spectacular backdrop as you head out to sea. Watch for whales and seabirds as you sail!
Wander through the reconstructed Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America.
Learn more about the archaeological remains that date to approximately 1000 CE, and how—amazingly—the site was first found here in 1960 by a close reading of the Viking sagas.
Be sure to visit the superb interpretation centre and meet the actors in period costumes as you make your way through the reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings. This is a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland and Labrador!
Make a stop in Labrador at the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.
Learn firsthand about how Basque whalers operated out of the harbour in the 1500s, creating what was to be North America’s first export industry.
Browse through the excellent interpretation centre to see the tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan, which was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour.
Visit nearby Saddle Island to delve even deeper into the history of the whaling industry.
Receive a formal welcome from local leaders of the First Nations community of Miawpukek.
Learn more about the history of the community, formerly called Conne River, which became a permanent settlement sometime around 1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by Mi'kmaw people, who traditionally travelled nomadically throughout the east coast of Canada.
Have a chance to explore this special community, which was established as a reserve in 1987 and has successfully bridged traditional knowledge and contemporary practice.
Deck seven. Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator - approx. 310 sq. ft.
- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the double occupancy rate.
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11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
11 Nights Accommodations
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
Meals as listed
Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
Complimentary Expedition Jacket
Applicable taxes and credit card fees
Sightseeing and community visits
Photo Equipment Trial Program
All shipboard meals
All port fees
Special access permits, entry, and park fees
Expert expedition team
All Zodiac excursions
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
It is mandatory to have emergency evacuation and medical insurance to travel with Adventure Canada. It is recommended to obtain a basic minimum coverage of $500,000 on all cruises.
Commercial and charter flights
Program enhancements/optional excursions (Must be pre-booked)
Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.