A Compass Rose departure

Where One Ocean Expeditions and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society are creating lifetime experiences:

One Ocean Expeditions is proud to be the exclusive marine travel partner of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and offer the unique ‘Compass Rose Portfolio’ speciality departures with dedicated Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) programming featured on board. Compass Rose expeditions offer the opportunity to travel alongside RCGS Fellows and special guests, Explorers in Residence, geography specialists, and notable speakers. We are honoured to host key Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on these departures who, as experts in their field, share their unparalleled knowledge and achievements in geography and exploration. Speciality programming includes presentations, fireside chats, and trivia nights hosted by RCGS Fellows. Enjoy one-on-one discussions with specialists in their field, supporting your individual interests and experiences amongst new friends and family.

We began a new journey together in 2016. Born of a joint commitment to continue sharing Canada with the world, this historic partnership was established with the goal to expand our capacity to experience and share geography, culture, and education across Canada.

The beginning
From the onset of the Victoria Strait Expedition in 2014, a heightened appreciation for transformative marine experiences has forged a unique collaborative approach to expedition cruising. With a steadfast commitment to safety and sustainability, One Ocean Expeditions provides guests with unique polar marine experiences that showcase pristine ecosystems.

Travel with purpose
When choosing to travel on a Compass Rose voyage, a percentage of your voyage fare goes directly to The RCGS to support their vital programs, including Canadian Geographic Education, the Can Geo Talks series, and grants for exploration and field research – furthering geographic literacy across Canada.

Travel Alongside RCGS Fellows
When booking a compass rose voyage, you will travel with Fellows of The RCGS, Explorers-in-Residence and world-renowned photographers.

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