What is the One Ocean Difference?

One Ocean Expeditions provides extraordinary marine travel experiences in Antarctica, the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard, Canada’s East Coast, South and Central America and the Islands of the North Atlantic, a voyage in these destinations is truly a life-changing experience. But what is the One Ocean difference? Here’s why our guests choose to travel with One Ocean Expeditions.


One Ocean Expeditions’ exclusively designed Adventure Concierge program provides unparalleled guest services, tailored to meet the needs of each discerning passenger. Our staff to guest ratio of 1:2 allows us to create small groups based on interest, tailored excursions and activities unique to each traveller’s goal. 

Wildlife tour in Antarctica with One Ocean Expeditions.
Image by Jeff Topham


World-renowned photographers and experts in leading positions from museums, research stations and universities present the One Ocean Expeditions educational program on each voyage. Paired with our highly experienced expedition and hospitality professionals, we provide an extraordinary marine experience. Effusive in our passion to travel and unwavering in our commitment to safety, we use well-appointed vessels with a high ice-class rating and stabilization, enabling you to explore remote and inaccessible destinations. Whether it is innovation, service, organization, safety or environmental protection, guests can trust the One Ocean Expeditions team. With a combined total of 185 years experience in the expedition cruise industry, more than 2,500 trips under our belts and world-class, ice-strengthened expedition vessels; you are in very capable hands. 

Beautiful light for photography.
Beautiful light for photography. Image by Ron Clifford


Partnering with and supporting nationally accredited scientific organizations, One Ocean Expeditions creates opportunities for science in remote, inaccessible parts of the world whilst offering guests the unique opportunity to learn from and interact with scientists and researchers onboard. Working with carefully selected science partners and forging new relationships along the way, we continue to pursue increased education in ocean literacy and the preservation of ocean health for generations to come. 

Roger Pimenta touch tanks
Guests exploring items in the touch tanks. Image by Roger Pimenta


One Ocean Expeditions’ well-appointed and unique vessel, RCGS Resolute is considered by many to be the best polar expedition ship in the world. RCGS Resolute, built specifically for passenger expedition cruising, offers the ultimate combination of capability and comfort. Built in the iconic shipyard of Rauma, Finland, RCGS Resolute, offers modern stabilization and an unsurpassed ice classification (Lloyds 1AS), compliant with the new Polar Code. Pioneers in small group travel, One Ocean Expeditions is perfectly equipped with the right hardware and programming to offer our full range of activities, guiding our adventurous guests on their quest to imagine, explore and discover the world’s most remote and inspiring regions.

RCGS Resolute. Image by Stanley Leroux


Our team have been at the forefront of innovation from the beginning. Understanding the foundations of small group travel is at the core of our programming development and is practiced on every voyage, allowing groups of 10-16 to focus on specialized interests. Through building unique voyage itineraries, extensive programming, and high value options serviced by a keen understanding of exceptional client services, our guests choose their own adventure, and how it unfolds. With a focus on tailored experiences, we are confident each and every traveller will come to see the world in a whole new way. As a leader in small-ship expedition cruising, One Ocean Expeditions provides a wide range of activities built to encompass and showcase the destinations we explore.

Baffin Island
Hiking on Baffin Island. Image by Kelly VanderBeek


One Ocean Expeditions and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society are exclusive partners in education, environmental science and exploration in Canada’s North. This historic partnership expands both organizations’ capacity to promote education, scientific research, as well as social and economic development in the Canadian Arctic. We are supporting the core mission of RCGS: to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world.

RCGS John Geiger
Andrew Prossin and John Geiger, CEO of RCGS. Image by Roger Pimenta


By implementing the most detailed and comprehensive visiting practices around the world, One Ocean Expeditions helps to protect the sensitive ecosystems and remote communities we visit. With sustainable travel always in mind, guests experience these remote environments in their most pristine and natural state. Itineraries are designed to maximize integration into the communities we visit, including the use of local guides and promoting understanding of local cultural heritage. 

St. Andrews Bay. Image by NOMADasaurus


From the beginning, One Ocean Expeditions and our guests have been contributing to programs aligned with our core values of education, exploration, science, socioeconomic development and sustainable tourism. As part of our commitment to environmental and social responsibility and to giving back to the communities in which we operate, we created The One Ocean Foundation (Canadian registered not-for-profit) in 2017 to house the growing financial contributions from both passengers and the company itself. 


With a reputation for innovation and attention to detail, One Ocean Expeditions’ Managing Director, Cape Breton native Andrew Prossin, is known in the cruise industry as a proven leader for over twenty-five years. With his senior management team comprised of industry leaders Catherine and Aaron Lawton, together they build innovative activities and itineraries based on their own prior experience and knowledge. With strong leadership and a dedicated team, One Ocean Expeditions has become the leading expedition cruise specialist in Canada, pioneering new safety standards and original onboard programming that is unparalleled.

The OOE Team
The OOE Team. Image by Roger Pimenta

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