COLUMBIA Cruise Services welcomes One Ocean Expeditions’ RCGS RESOLUTE in Management
RCGS RESOLUTE, a purpose built polar expedition vessel, is the newest addition to the fleet of One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), Canadian owned and operated, industry leading expedition cruise specialist. The ship was named after the Inuit town of Resolute in Canada’s Nunavut Territory and the HMS Resolute, a British Royal Navy Arctic exploration vessel; and also carries the name of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). The vessel looks back on 27 years of remarkable history since she first left Finnyards in Rauma, Finland as M/V Hanseatic. It became the first non-Russian passenger vessel to navigate through the Northeast Passage in 2014, thus proving her strength in conquering icy waters.
Last week the vessel underwent a one-week dry dock period under the supervision of COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) at Blohm & Voss shipyard. CCS has been appointed by OOE to provide Deck & Engine, Hotel Operations and Crewing services.
Olaf Groeger, Managing Director of CCS adds “Our designated Team is very excited to be actively part of the OOE family, working to deliver the world renowned OOE experience onboard RCGS RESOLUTE and will do the utmost to guarantee the continuation of this remarkable vessel’s success story!”
The RCGS RESOLUTE commenced service in her brand new glow on October 7th, and is sailing from Hamburg straight to Sydney, Nova Scotia, where the official recommissioning ceremony will be held on October 16th.