August 4-16, 2024
Join AFC on a 12-night transatlantic journey aboard the Celebrity Eclipse. This bucket-list experience is a photographer’s and artist’s dream. Discover Arctic vistas and marvel at dramatic scenery from New York, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland to Greenland and Iceland, where you’ll be surrounded by natural wonders and quaint colonial towns at every turn. Enjoy a special program with the camaraderie of artists, family and friends in art and conservation.
Taking part in an AFC Expedition Program trip, has several benefits, including:
- Significantly discounted group rate.
- Special nature and art-focused program.
- Camaraderie and pleasure of travelling with a group of like-minded people.
- Knowledge you are supporting the arts and conservation.
We aim to make all trips in this program enjoyable accessible to a wide range of mobility/ages and either build in a carbon-neutrality into the cost, or encourage participants to collectively contribute to offsetting the footprint of our trip.
To request a quote or book a stateroom, contact Andrew Fowler @ Expedia Cruises in North Vancouver.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 1 (604) 985-7447.
Use Event Code "AFC24" with Expedia Cruises
To ensure you have access to AFC events, activities and other benefits, reference "AFC24" booking code with Expedia Cruises. Bookings made through other agencies, will NOT give you admission to AFC events or activities, and will not result in a donation by Celebrity Cruises to AFC.
We expect that many if not all who are considering joining us on this expedition are concerned about the environmental impact this trip may have. For these reasons, we have taken great care in selecting a cruise partner that has been an industry leader in this field, through their policies, investment in sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies, and a strong public record of environmental responsibility and accountability. For more information about Celebrity Cruises Environmental Initiatives, visit their website.
In addition to having an Environmental Officer aboard each of its sailings, Celebrity Cruises is completing the installation of new Advanced Wastewater Purification (AWP) systems across its fleet, which far exceed all international ship wastewater discharge standards. It has recently completed the AWP installation on the Celebrity Eclipse, along with most of its large ships.
Sound Reduction for Marine Mammals
Lowering underwater noise from ships can reduce the impact of shipping on marine mammals. In 2017, the Celebrity Eclipse became the first cruise vessel to pass the DNV GL SILENT-E assessment for environmental criteria under Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s ECHO program (Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation). The certification assures minimum impact on marine mammals through sound reduction, particularly in frequencies that marine mammals are known to use for communication or are sensitive to.
Going Carbon Neutral
We acknowledge the carbon footprint that any large cruise ship generates, while also recognizing there are limited options to visit and observe coastal Arctic wildlife and glaciers in ways that are cost accessible, maintain a small carbon footprint, and can be completed in a reasonable timeframe. According to Myclimate.org cruising calculator, a cruise of this size and duration, will generate approximately 2 tonnes of CO2 per passenger.
In keeping with AFC's mission, we request that all participants on this cruise join us in offsetting their carbon footprint for the trip. There are many ways to do this but one of the most reliable, effective and reputable means is through Gold Standard Marketplace, endorsed by the United Nations and World Wildlife Federation. Doing so is simple and inexpensive. Simply select a vetted and certified international project to support, and for as little as $12 USD per tonne, the money will support the project whose purpose is to reduce carbon output.
Visit Goldstandard.org, and select a project to support for the amount of carbon you are offsetting (e.g. 4 tonnes for a double occupancy cabin).
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