We begin our adventure on July 9th, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a few days of orientation and ‘getting to know you’ activities. On the 12th, we fly up to Kuujjuag, in northern Quebec, to board our temporary home – the incredible Sea Adventurer, a 90 m (295 foot) icebreaker. It will carry 132 of us through arctic waters for 12 days. We’ll be a maximum capacity as the ship’s capacity is 132.
With an ice-strengthened hull and state of the art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers, state of the art communications and navigation equipment, she is an incredible vessel. Her ice class rating of A-1 means that she can go to places in the arctic and antarctic that other cruise ships can’t get to safely.
There are 10 zodiacs on board and a special boarding platform so that we’ll be able to get to land for our field studies.
We’ll be on-board the world’s most magnificent classroom for 12 days. This, combined with the incredible time we’ll spend out on the land promises to be an adventure of a lifetime!