RCGS Resolute Arctic

Arctic

A midrange expedition ship with lots of classic character offering a variety of different routes

At a Glance

  • Every departure has a 1:4 Staff to Guest ratio, ensuring attentive service

  • Never sold at full capacity, to allow room for additional staff and ensure everyone can enjoy the land activities without being restricted by the limit on visitor numbers in Antarctica

  • Enjoy kayaking, photography symposiums and even overnight camping on the Antarctic Peninsula

  • Fantastic wellness facilities, including saunas, steam room and Jacuzzi

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Arctic cruising has a very specific season due to the sea ice; all expedition cruises depart from July through to September and therefore do not sail in the winter months from November through to June. Temperatures are of the extremes and can be largely variable depending on conditions; the Arctic Circle can see summer temperatures vary between -10°c and 10°c. Southern Greenland and the coast of Labrador in Canada can peak at 16°c whereas deep in the Northwest passage thermometers rise no higher than 5°c.  

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Insider's View

“Don’t miss the opportunity for a dip in the salt water plunge pool on the top deck – it’s really hot so quite a surreal and amazing experience with ice bergs floating past!”

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Description

Offering a comfortable expedition cruise experience around the Arctic, the RCGS Resolute is a modern ship with plenty of facilities on board & a high staff to guest ratio, ensuring guests are well looked after on this adventure of a lifetime.

The RCGS Resolute has been purpose built for polar expedition and is well-equipped to handle the harshest of Arctic conditions, with the highest ice class available (Lloyds 1AS). The ship is commended for its stability and speed, which helps make the experience on board more comfortable, but also ensures more time at each of the landing sites when cruising the Arctic.

During an expedition cruise to the Arctic, a lot of time will be spent on board, and every effort has been made to ensure that the ship is both practical and cosy. Cabins are designed with plenty of storage, so it is possible to keep luggage in the room with you, with plenty of drawer space for unpacking. The smallest cabin is 22sqm, while the One Ocean Suites measure 44sqm, though all have a lounge area too for curling up with a book in the privacy of your cabin.

This boat is perfect for the more adventurous guests who want that unique and off-the-beaten track experience of the Arctic. On board the ship the team is made up of biologists, geogologists and Arctic specialists. These experts lead a variety of presentations throughout the voyage giving guests the very best educational opportunities to learn about this remote region of the world.

The extensive facilities on board include two dining rooms, spacious observation decks, both indoor with a bar/lounge and outdoor, hot water Jacuzzi, gym and wellness centre with sauna and steam room, perfect for unwinding after excursions out in polar weather conditions.

 

 

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Accommodation

RCGS Resolute has been thoughtfully designed, providing everything you'll need for comfy Arctic expedition. This ship offers outdoor 360 degree viewing platforms which are ideal for practicing your photography skills, spying wildlife, and appreciating the expansive views.

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Main Triple Deck

These cabins are located on deck 3 and have a double or two single beds and a third Pullman berth which can be folded out from the wall if needed.  There is a lounge area with a writing desk and chair, plenty of storage and a private bathroom.  These cabins are also equipped with a flat screen entertainment system.

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Superior Plus Cabin

These cabins are located on deck 5.  They have either a queen or two single beds and a lounge area adjacent to the large picture window.  There is also a writing desk and chair, plenty of storage space and a private bathroom.  The cabins are also equipped with a flat screen entertainment system.

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Twin Private Cabin

These spacious cabins are located on deck 4 and can have either a queen or two single beds.  They have a lounge situated next to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, plenty of storage space and a private bathroom.  They are also equipped with a flat screen entertainment system.

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Superior Cabin

The RCGS Resolute's comfortable Superior Cabins are located on Deck 5 and feature a queen size bed or two twin beds as well as an en suite bathroom. Interiors also feature a large picture window, storage space, a writing desk and chair, mini-fridge, and a flat screen TV with entertainment system that gives you access to the daily lecture content. Bathrobes, blackout curtains, complimentary water bottles and tea and coffee stations are also provided.

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One Ocean Suite

The RCGS Resolute's One Ocean Suites are located on Deck 6 and feature a queen size bed or two twin beds as well as an en suite bathroom. There is also a seating area with matching club chairs.  Interiors also feature a large picture window, storage space, a writing desk and chair, mini-fridge, and a flat screen TV with entertainment system that gives you access to the daily lecture content. Bathrobes, blackout curtains, complimentary water bottles and tea and coffee stations are also provided.

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Shackleton Suite

The Shackleton Suites are located on Deck 6 and feature a queen size bed or two twin beds as well as an en suite bathroom. There is also a sectional lounge.  Interiors also feature a large picture window, storage space, mini-fridge, and a flat screen TV with entertainment system that gives you access to the daily lecture content. Bathrobes, blackout curtains, complimentary water bottles and tea and coffee stations are also provided.

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Facilities

Dining

Two dining rooms.  The bistro dining room serving breakfast and lunch.  Five course menu options are offered a la carte, and seating is open in the business casual dining room featuring 180 degree sweeping views. 

Expedition Gear

All expedition gear is included for all guests, including a waterproof jacket and trousers, rubber boots, Nordic trekking pole, binoculars and a waterproof backpack.

Fitness and Wellness

Make use of the well equipped gym, salt water plunge pool, jacuzzi and wellness centre offering massage therapy, a Finnish sauna and a steam room.

Observation Decks

Spacious outer decks provide 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching and birding.  There are also many indoor observation  lounges.

Activities

Zodiac Excursions & Landings

Each trip aims to maximise wildlife observation in a respectful and environmentally sound way, using zodiacs between ship and shore. Typically two disembarkations are aimed for per day, this will either be a shore landing or zodiac excursion.

Photography Symposium

Available on selected departures, this is a must for budding photographers and seasoned pros alike! Travel with a team of highly experienced photographers, who will mentor you and help you achieve photos that do justice to this epic landscape.

Floorplans

RCGS Resolute Deckplan

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Experiences

  • A day at sea

    A day at sea to unwind and learn about the region through onboard presentations.

  • Arrival into Nuuk, Greenland

    Arrive at Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

  • Cross the Lancaster Sound, Canada

    Cross the Lancaster Sound, a nutrient rich body of water that supports an extraordinary wealth of marine life.

  • Discover the Gros Morne National Park

    Discover the extraordinary landscapes of the Gros Morne National Park, Canada.

  • Disembark in Cambridge Bay, Canada

    Your voyage draws to an end as you disembark in Cambridge Bay and travel to Edmonton.

  • Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Today marks the end of your adventure through the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.

  • Explore Sydney, Nova Scotia

    Spend the night in Sydney, Nova Scotia before your set sail for the Arctic the next day.

  • History of Hopedale, Northern Labrador

    Today brings another opportunity to travel ashore and discovery the history of Hopedale in Northern Labrador.

  • Sail through the Saglek Fjord

    Sail through the Saglek Fjord to the Torgat Mountains National Park Reserve.

  • Sail through the Saglek Fjord

    Sail through the Saglek Fjord to the Torgat Mountains National Park Reserve.

  • Travel across the Sondre Stromfjord

    Travel across the Sondre Stromfjord, one of the world’s largest fjords and visit the vast Greenland icecap.

  • Viking History of Newfoundland

    Today offers a chance to explore the Viking history of Newfoundland.

  • Visit Martin Bay and the Button Islands

    Travelling to the northern reaches of coastal Labrador, you visit Martin Bay and the Button Islands.

  • Visit Sisimiut, Greenland

    Discover the beautiful town of Sisimiut, its colourful houses and kayaking locals.

  • Visit the Nachvak Fjord

    Staying within the Torngat Mountains, today you visit the Nachvak Fjord.

  • Wonderstrands on foot and by kayak

    Continue your discovery of Canada’s Viking past as you visit Wonderstrands, on foot and by kayak.

Location & directions

Arctic

Board the RCGS Resolute in Sydney, Nova Scotia for expeditions to the Arctic, cross Baffin Bay and disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

How to get there

14-hour flight to Nova Scotia,Canada where the cruise commences.

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