Newfoundland Circumnavigation Cruise

November 25, 2018 - 3 minutes read

Discover one of North America’s most scenic and history packed islands on a Newfoundland Circumnavigation cruise with Adventure Canada in October of 2019.

Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, the voyage offers intimate contact with Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops and community visits. A landfall on the tiny French-ruled island of Saint-Pierre completes the adventure.Famed for its music and stories, Newfoundland is also incredibly picturesque, with a rugged coastline rendered spectacular by autumn foliage and light. The flavors of the province come to life in the fall, with fresh seafood and homemade confectionery as the hallmark of any gathering.

Newfoundland’s rich natural history — including the remarkable geology of Gros Morne National Park — is second only to its incredible cultural offerings.

Passengers will visit Red Bay’s Basque Whaling Station (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation. All of this done in the company of a veteran resource staff of local musicians, artists, and naturalists.

This sailing is ideally timed for viewing spectacular fall colors and taking advantage of excellent hiking opportunities. Experience legendary music, food, and hospitality in true Newfoundland fashion: by sea!


  • Visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Red Bay, L’Anse aux Meadows, and Gros Morne National Park)
  • Get a taste of Europe on the French island of Saint-Pierre
  • Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park
  • Enjoy a warm Mi’kmaq welcome in Miawpukek First Nation
  • Visit the reconstructed Norse settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Experience life in remote outports and fishing villages
  • Revel in Newfoundland’s world-famous culture and hospitality

The Ship

Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with 20 Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top-deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments.

The ship is certified 1B Ice Class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities.

Launched in 1982 and with a capacity of 198, Ocean Endeavour has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 meters in length, she has plenty of interior and exterior space including comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas and even a hot tub. The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation.
The crew is experienced and friendly. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers!

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