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Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition (RCGS Resolute)

Canada’s east coast Maritime provinces are home to some of the finest golf courses in North America. Golfers from around the world are drawn by the superb challenges and the magnificent coastal settings. Add in the rich culture and history found in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and you have all the hallmarks of a great vacation.

On this new voyage – a world first in expedition cruising – we skilfully blend a unique cruise experience, full of wildlife encounters, visits to colourful fishing villages plus exciting off-ship excursions, while providing easy access to several of Canada’s most spectacular golfing locations. While our golfers are off to the first tee, all non-golfers will be enjoying a terrific range of activities, such as cruising in the zodiacs, hikes on shore, wildlife observation, cycle touring and even stand up paddle boarding – all in the company of our expert team of guides.

03 July, 2019 to 10 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition (RCGS Resolute), departing on 03 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple Private £2872 GBP pp (was £ 3472 GBP pp, save £600)
Located on deck 3 these cabins feature the option for a double or two single configured beds and a convertible sofa lounge to a lower berth. A sectional lounge is placed by the portholes, writing desk/chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. These cabins are spacious and well appointed.
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Twin Private £3662 GBP pp (was £ 4262 GBP pp, save £600)
Located on deck 4 these cabins feature the option for either a double or two single configured beds. A sectional lounge is placed by the large picture windows, writing desk/chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. These cabins are spacious and well appointed.
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Superior £4294 GBP pp (was £ 4894 GBP pp, save £600)
Located forward on deck 5 these cabins feature the option for either a double or two single configured beds. A sectional lounge is placed by the large picture windows, writing desk/chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. These cabins are spacious and well appointed.
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Superior Plus £4452 GBP pp (was £ 5052 GBP pp, save £600)
Located forward on deck 5 these cabins feature the option for either a double or two single configured beds. A sectional lounge is placed by the large picture windows, writing desk/chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. These cabins are spacious and well appointed.
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Shackleton Suite £5400 GBP pp (was £ 6000 GBP pp, save £600)
Located on deck 6 these cabins offer ample space (22m2) including the comfort of a sectional lounge, a large desk, expansive soft close cabinetry, washroom facilities including both a shower & bathtub. Sleeping quarters feature the option for either a double or two single configured beds with upgraded linen/ pillows. Included are a night light, region specific iPad, mini stereo, coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line, private flora and fauna library all to enjoy amidst the large picture windows overlooking either the port or starboard side of the vessel.
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One Ocean Suite £6664 GBP pp (was £ 7264 GBP pp, save £600)
Located on deck 6 these cabins offer ample space (44m2) including the comfort of a sectional lounge with matching club chairs, a large desk, expansive soft close cabinetry, washroom facilities including both a shower & bathtub. Sleeping quarters feature the option for either a double or two single configured beds with upgraded linen/ pillows. Included are a night light, region specific iPad, mini stereo, coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line, private flora and fauna library all to enjoy amidst the large picture windows overlooking either the port or starboard side of the vessel.
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Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition (RCGS Resolute) itinerary:

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Day 1 Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
Our adventure begins in the historic port town of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, where we board our expedition vessel, the One Ocean Navigator / Akademik Ioffe. First visited in 1597 by the English, the town was fortified in 1713 by the French in recognition of its strategic maritime location. During the 18th century, Louisbourg was the third busiest seaport in North America.
Day 2 Inverness, Nova Scotia | Cabot Links & Cabot Cliffs
Today we are anchored off the broad sand beach at Inverness, a small hamlet situated on Nova Scotia’s west coast. Golfers have the chance to enjoy Cabot Links, one of North America’s top golf courses. Exposed to the winds of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the expansive layout presents a superb challenge for players of all abilities.
Day 3 Inverness - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia | Cabot Links & Cabot Cliffs
Completed in 2016, the new 18-hole layout at Cabot Cliffs was added to the adjacent Cabot Links course. Combined, this 36-hole layout has been rated in the top 20 golf course destinations in the world.
Day 4 Les Iles de la Madeleine (The Magdalen Islands), Quebec | Club de Golf des Iles
Sculpted out of sandstone, these islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are home to unique fishing communities with beautifully maintained waterfront houses and boats, flowing grassy plains and sandstone shorelines sculpted by the elements. Having enjoyed several rounds of golf on the truly challenging layouts of Canada’s Maritimes, today we enjoy the opportunity to play the simple nine hole course at L‘Etang-du-Nord. This is the only golf course on the island and offers beautiful coastal views. If you feel the need for a day away from the fairways, the island’s gentle terrain is a cyclist’s paradise, while the sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding through sea arches and into sandstone sea caves is superb. Otherwise you might enjoy a whale-watching cruise in the zodiacs or head to the beach to soak up some sun.
Day 5 Morell, Prince Edward Island | Links at Crowbush
Situated on the north coast of Prince Edward Island, facing the Gulf of St Lawrence is the small fishing and agricultural center of Morell. Today we enjoy the challenge of another fabulous links-style course at Crowbush - a gorgeous championship layout which earned a 5-star rating by Golf Digest. This is undoubtedly the jewel in crown of Prince Edward Island’s renowned golf scene. Having completed your round, you will be welcomed back to the ship for a dinner of fresh Atlantic seafood – a Prince Edward Island specialty and we navigate north-east overnight, heading once again for Cape Breton.
Day 6 Ingonish - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia | Highland Links
This morning, the golf cruise takes you into Ingonish – a cluster of five small communities on the famous Cabot Trail. Here lies one of the original golf courses in Cape Breton – Highland Links. Designed by the renowned architect Stanley Thompson, Highland Links was built in the 1930s as journey of sorts, traversing through woods and on coastal land overlooking the ocean. Cut from dense forest the undulating terrain offers wonderful ocean glimpses, it is no surprise that Highland Links constantly ranks in Canada’s Top 10 best golf courses.
Day 7 Sable Island
Located on the edge of the Grand Banks, hundreds of kilometers from the coast, Sable Island has a storied history as a graveyard of ships, with more than 350 ships falling victim to the treacherous currents and sandbars. Sporadically inhabited by sealers, shipwreck survivors and salvagers, the island is now home to fewer than six year-round inhabitants, a herd of wild horses and one of the largest gray seal colonies in the world. It is an important stopover for numerous migratory bird species as they make their way to and from the High Arctic regions.
Day 8 Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
We sail back to Cape Breton, heading again for the historic port of Louisbourg. We will disembark in the morning and, while some of us will head to the airport, many will add a few extra days in Cape Breton to enjoy one of the gems of Canada’s East Coast.
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Itineraries are subject to change.

Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition (RCGS Resolute) reverse itinerary:

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Itineraries are subject to change.
We sail back to Cape Breton, heading again for the historic port of Louisbourg. We will disembark in the morning and, while some of us will head to the airport, many will add a few extra days in Cape Breton to enjoy one of the gems of Canada’s East Coast.
Located on the edge of the Grand Banks, hundreds of kilometers from the coast, Sable Island has a storied history as a graveyard of ships, with more than 350 ships falling victim to the treacherous currents and sandbars. Sporadically inhabited by sealers, shipwreck survivors and salvagers, the island is now home to fewer than six year-round inhabitants, a herd of wild horses and one of the largest gray seal colonies in the world. It is an important stopover for numerous migratory bird species as they make their way to and from the High Arctic regions.
This morning, the golf cruise takes you into Ingonish – a cluster of five small communities on the famous Cabot Trail. Here lies one of the original golf courses in Cape Breton – Highland Links. Designed by the renowned architect Stanley Thompson, Highland Links was built in the 1930s as journey of sorts, traversing through woods and on coastal land overlooking the ocean. Cut from dense forest the undulating terrain offers wonderful ocean glimpses, it is no surprise that Highland Links constantly ranks in Canada’s Top 10 best golf courses.
Situated on the north coast of Prince Edward Island, facing the Gulf of St Lawrence is the small fishing and agricultural center of Morell. Today we enjoy the challenge of another fabulous links-style course at Crowbush - a gorgeous championship layout which earned a 5-star rating by Golf Digest. This is undoubtedly the jewel in crown of Prince Edward Island’s renowned golf scene. Having completed your round, you will be welcomed back to the ship for a dinner of fresh Atlantic seafood – a Prince Edward Island specialty and we navigate north-east overnight, heading once again for Cape Breton.
Sculpted out of sandstone, these islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are home to unique fishing communities with beautifully maintained waterfront houses and boats, flowing grassy plains and sandstone shorelines sculpted by the elements. Having enjoyed several rounds of golf on the truly challenging layouts of Canada’s Maritimes, today we enjoy the opportunity to play the simple nine hole course at L‘Etang-du-Nord. This is the only golf course on the island and offers beautiful coastal views. If you feel the need for a day away from the fairways, the island’s gentle terrain is a cyclist’s paradise, while the sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding through sea arches and into sandstone sea caves is superb. Otherwise you might enjoy a whale-watching cruise in the zodiacs or head to the beach to soak up some sun.
Completed in 2016, the new 18-hole layout at Cabot Cliffs was added to the adjacent Cabot Links course. Combined, this 36-hole layout has been rated in the top 20 golf course destinations in the world.
Today we are anchored off the broad sand beach at Inverness, a small hamlet situated on Nova Scotia’s west coast. Golfers have the chance to enjoy Cabot Links, one of North America’s top golf courses. Exposed to the winds of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the expansive layout presents a superb challenge for players of all abilities.
Our adventure begins in the historic port town of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, where we board our expedition vessel, the One Ocean Navigator / Akademik Ioffe. First visited in 1597 by the English, the town was fortified in 1713 by the French in recognition of its strategic maritime location. During the 18th century, Louisbourg was the third busiest seaport in North America.
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RCGS Resolute, the ship servicing Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition (RCGS Resolute)

RCGS Resolute

Vessel Type: Polar Expedition Vessel

Passenger Capacity: 146

Built: 1993

Named after the HMS Resolute, a British Royal Navy Arctic exploration vessel, as well as the Inuit town of Resolute in Canada’s Nunavut Territory, RCGS Resolute will arrive in Canada in November 2018 for its inaugural polar voyage. RCGS Resolute also carries the name of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), since we are exclusive education, environmental science, and expedition partners in Canada’s north. This longstanding partnership works to the benefit of our guests, who have the opportunity to learn from and interact with world-renowned educators, researchers, naturalists, marine biologists, artists, historians and photographers.

With an unsurpassed ice classification, a proven track record for stability and safety, large indoor and outdoor viewing platforms, and exceptional maneuverability, RCGS Resolute is ideally equipped to guide guests through the world’s most pristine regions, further expanding our expertise in exploration and discovery. RCGS Resolute will carry a maximum of 146 passengers in unparalleled comfort, with an array of luxury amenities, educational opportunities and activities tailored to guests’ particular interests, and individual, personalized service. 

Superb Design and Layout

Throughout the ship there are spaces ideally suited to every need. Spacious outer decks provide 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching, birding and appreciating expansive views.  The salt water plunge pool, large relaxation deck, hot water jacuzzi are all located aft of the wellness centre (massage therapy, Finnish Sauna, steam room) and well equipped gymnasium.  Inside there are multiple areas to explore ranging from our well appointed theatre style presentation room, aft observation lounge and bar, forward observation lounge and bar, and both dining rooms. Add in the One Ocean Expeditions multimedia room, and mobile laboratory and the opportunities are endless. 

Six Different Cabin Categories

All cabins feature outside viewing ranging from deck three traditional with port holes, up to decks 4 through 6 offering expansive panoramic windows.  Cabins all have lower berths that have the ability to be single beds, or 1 double bed depending on our guests needs.  Extensive renovations have provided new carpets, high quality cabinetry with soft close drawers, contemporary and spacious bathroom design, all paired with soft accent lighting offering options dependant on our guests daily activities and mood. All cabins offer modern sectional lounge quarters, providing a quiet nook to read or catch up on journalling.  Space is exceptional as each cabin offers 22M squared living space, whilst the One Ocean Suites are absolutely palatial offering 44M squared with enough room to entertain or do back - flips (your choice)!

Enjoy Great Dining? So do we

At One Ocean Expeditions, the priority is on the expedition.  However with every activity, option, event, or excursion we find we build up incredible appetites to indulge in superb and extensive menu options.  Our bistro dining room provides early birds the option to get their social caffeine or smoothy start to the day, accompanied by light breakfast style snacks.  Full meal service includes buffet breakfast and lunches incorporating an international flare.  For those with special dietary requirements - no problem, we can accommodate that too.  Dinner is a great opportunity to catch up about the day’s events, as well as look to where we expect to explore next.  Five course menu options are offered a la carte, and seating is open in our business casual dining room featuring 180 degree sweeping views.  There’s also an excellent wine list featuring a range of international wines and other beverages of choice. 

Join us on the Bridge

There is an open-bridge policy and guests are welcome to meet the navigating crew at virtually any time of day; there’s always something to learn from the officers on watch and the bridge is one of the best places on the ship for spotting whales and sea birds.  The bridge is closed during times of tricky navigation, pilotage, or weather.

Operational Safety

There are no compromises here. The expedition staff and crew onboard RCGS Resolute have the deepest respect for changeable weather in the polar regions and the varying sea and ice conditions. That respect is apparent in every decision made throughout the voyage. The ship carries the most extensive inventory of safety equipment on all excursions and require leaders to undergo vigorous and effective safety training programs. Your expedition team are well prepared, so you can relax and enjoy your voyage.

Cabin layout for RCGS Resolute
Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition (RCGS Resolute)

Book before 31 January, 2019 and save £600 GBP !

£600 of select Arctic cruises

Next departure on 03 July, 2019.

• Access and play the celebrated golf courses of Canada’s Maritime provinces

• Enjoy an exciting range of activities such as sea kayaking, cycling and stand-up paddle boarding

• Enjoy local regional cuisine – including world famous lobster

• Relax and enjoy the superb facilities and amenities on board 'RCGS Resolute'
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