Photo Credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

Photo Credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

2. Voyage Details

January 24, 2017

Oliver Hazard Perry's voyage to the Arctic in 2017 has many dimensions. Primarily to partner with the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography and David Clark Inc. to conduct ground breaking research on the effects of climate change in the Arctic Regions of the Northwest Passage (funded by the National Science Foundation). There is also a prominent educational aspect to this with high school, undergraduate and graduate students joining the ship as our trainees to sail the vessel into the Passage and build on leadership and communication skills, while also assisting scientists with their research. There is also a public awareness aspect through David Clark’s documentary and the live daily video feeds that will be relayed through the Inner Space Center at URI to museums. However, this is just 5 weeks of a 4 ½ month expedition. The ship will leave Newport on June 15 and return at the end of October. The other legs will be open to the public to join, these include: 

Northbound:

June 25th –July 1: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – St Johns, New Foundland (570nm)

     • $1,700 (targeted to college and high school students, some adult berths available)

July 7 – July 28: St Johns, New Foundland - Pond Inlet, Nunavut (2,000nm)

     • $6,000 (targeted to college and high school students, some adult berths available)

Westbound:

July 28 – August 27: Pond Inlet, Nunavut – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut: URI partnership

Eastbound:

August 27 – September 10: Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada - Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada

     • $14,520 pp + $2,200 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 

September 10 – September 20: Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada - Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

     • $11,880 pp + $1,650 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 

Southbound:

September 20 – October 11: Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada - St John's Newfoundland, Canada

     • $6,600 pp + $1,100 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 

October 17 – October 26: St John's Newfoundland, Canada - Newport, Rhode Island, USA

     • $2,750 pp + $550 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 

 

On board Oliver Hazard Perry our focus is on learning “from sailing” rather than learning “to sail". We have a phrase we like to instill in our trainees ‘Ship, Shipmate, Self’.   So, even if sailing on a Tall Ship is a once in a lifetime adventure for you, the skills and lessons you will take away from working as a part of a crew to prioritize the ship’s needs, as well as fellow crew’s needs above your own will be an experience that will stick with you for the rest of your life.  These voyages will be more challenging than the previous coastal voyages, which had the ship anchor or dock each night, so the seamanship skills that our professional crew will teach will also be very important.

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