Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, we experience Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery in daily expedition stops. A visit to the French island of Saint-Pierre completes the adventure. The welcome we receive in Newfoundland’s outport communities is warm and genuine; the music and stories unforgettable.
Though Newfoundland is Canada’s newest province, joining in 1949, it has a human history stretching back almost 6,000 years. At Gros Morne National Park, the planet’s mantle frames fjords that would be at home in Norway; on the Avalon Peninsula, a chunk of what was once Africa meets remnants of the Appalachian Mountains. We will visit Red Bay’s Basque Whaling Station (a UNESCO World Heritage Centre), learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River).
This sailing is ideally timed for viewing whales, icebergs, and breeding seabirds. Experience the province’s legendary music, food, and hospitality the way it was meant to be experienced—by sea.