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Arctic cruise to be accompanied by wildlife experts

21 June 2016

Internationally awarded wildlife film makers Karen Bass and Neil Nightingale will make special guest appearances on board One Ocean Expeditions' 13-day Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic sailing which sets sail on Monday 1st August 2016.

Karen Bass has spent three decades with the BBC's Natural History Unit and National Geographic, shooting wildlife films across the world. Neil Nightingale, meanwhile, used to be in charge of the BBC's Natural History Unit, where he managed television series such as Frozen Planet and Planet Earth.

They and other specialists will share their remarkable experiences with cruise guests during this journey, educating them with presentations about the wildlife, environment, and history of Baffin Island and the Canadian Arctic.

Nightingale said: “This voyage is a privileged opportunity to explore wild places that are so remote few people are ever fortunate to visit."

There will also be other highlights, including a visit to a former Royal Canadian Mounted Pole outpost and the last resting place of a number of explorers who died during the disastrous Franklin Expedition of 1845/46 and calling at far-off Inuit communities for a deeper insight into their age-old lifestyle.

Passengers will also get a chance to cross the Arctic Circle on foot or by zodiac boat, and spot wildlife such as walrus, geese, polar bears, endangered bowhead whales, narwhal, and ringed seals virtually on a daily basis.

Of course, there will also be stunningly beautiful natural scenery, with soaring mountains and fjords abounding.

The minimum cruise price of around 5,458 GBP includes special charter flights, excursions as set out in the itinerary, and all meals.

Author – Andrew White