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As Arctic cruises continue to gain in popularity, the number of ships and differing types of Arctic cruise adventure packages are growing to keep pace. The attraction to tour this remote region of Canada by boat, including the chance to sail the famed Northwest Passage, is understandable. Typically, Arctic cruises live up to their hype, offering the usual delights: the people, community visits, rare photo opportunities of unique wildlife and landscapes, cultural learning and appreciation, all of that, taking place within the context of an exotic setting.

Last September, Cruise North Expeditions (CNE), again offered a cruise experience — entirely of another kind — an environmental stewardship mission (its fifth), to help return the Arctic to its once pristine condition. This year’s CNE “Arctic Clean-Up Mission” in collaboration with Parks Canada, launched a two-year project to clean up old waste sites at Canada’s Torngat Mountains National Park along the northern Labrador coast. Joining Park’s staff and CNE crew, were volunteers from a host of professions and disciplines, students, enthusiastic visitors, and Inuit from
the region.

For information about CNE and their Arctic cruise adventures for 2011 visit: cruisenorthexpeditions.com

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