Newfoundland Circumnavigation Oct 01, 2012 – Oct 11, 2012 (11 Days)
What better way to explore North Pole and see a place so shaped by sea than by ship? The warmth, wit and hospitality of her people, the soul stirring music and the rough beauty of her shores draw us here year after year, each time with new surprises and delights to greet us along the way. We’ll encounter rich colours, imposing skies and majestic cliffs aboard the Clipper Adventurer a 118-passenger expedition vessel. Expedition cruising is a wonderful way to experience remote regions in an informal and relaxed atmosphere; close encounters are provided by the fleet of Zodiacs onboard that take us to shore wherever we choose to explore or to areas rich in wildlife. We’ll sail along coastlines steeped in history, float past massive colonies of puffins and gannets, explore archeological sites and abandoned outports and keep our eyes open for marine life while examining the island’s unique culture and rich heritage.
Beginning in North America’s oldest port, we travel to Fogo Town, named one of the four corners of the earth by the Flat Earth Society. Across the Strait of Belle Isle in Labrador, it will be hard to forget the feeling that will stir your soul at the abandoned community of Battle Harbour – once a bustling fishery, it is now only a shadow of its former self. Our exploration continues with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at L’Anse aux Meadows, an authenticated Viking site where the outline of the tiny encampment can still be seen today.