Designed for comfort, RCGS Resolute is modern, well appointed, safe and ice-strengthened. She offers exceptional onboard facilities and provides an ideal platform for expedition cruising in remote locations in comfort. Outstanding observation areas both inside and from the outer decks allow you to be completely absorbed by the coastal landscapes along the way. The vessel has a capacity of 146 guests, typically broken into small, special interest groups.
Two separate bar and lounge areas featuring 180 degree views and a wonderfully stocked library provide ideal places to relax or catch up on some reading. The sumptuous meals prepared for you by the One Ocean Expeditions culinary team are enjoyed in either of two dining rooms, one of which features their popular bistro menu offering quick and easy meals for those prioritizing time out on deck. Both dining rooms have ample and open seating paired with modern furnishings and large picture windows with 180 degree views. Other facilities include a theatre style presentation room with digital display and stereo surround sound, gift-shop, gymnasium, wellness centre, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and salt water pool.
All cabins have private bathrooms. Guest cabins offer refined comfort. Single and Queen sized beds, upgraded linens, extensive storage (wardrobes), soft close drawers, private sitting area with large panoramic window views, LCD screens with internal intranet (hosting documentaries, literature, and presentations), complimentary welcome basket with local wine upon arrival, complimentary tea and coffee, OOE logoed bathrobes, slippers, comprehensive information package including wildlife guide and in room private library and private bathrooms are just a few of the features.
Depending on the itinerary the ship carries a small fleet of sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and bicycles.
Stability and Strength
RCGS Resolute, is the newest addition to the One Ocean Expedition (OOE) fleet, and was purpose built for polar expedition cruising with the highest ice class (Lloyds 1AS). Equipped with propellers of stainless steel, high density steel plating and small frame spacing on her hull, RCGS Resolute continues into the ice, when others simply cannot. OOE’s fleet of ships are the most stable and carry an exceptional ice class made specially to navigate polar waters. This stability and strength are features greatly appreciated in ice laden large waters. Unmatched stability, coupled with superior speed allows for more time at your destination and more flexibility with itinerary planning – a critical factor in polar waters where ice and weather conditions sometimes dictate daily plans.
Superb Design and Layout
Throughout the ship there are spaces ideally suited to every need. Spacious outer decks provide 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching, birding and appreciating expansive views. The salt water plunge pool, large relaxation deck, hot water jacuzzi are all located aft of the wellness centre (massage therapy, Finnish Sauna, steam room) and well equipped gymnasium. Inside there are multiple areas to explore ranging from a well appointed theatre style presentation room, aft observation lounge and bar, forward observation lounge and bar, and both dining rooms. Add in the One Ocean Expeditions multimedia area and the opportunities are endless.
Six Different Cabin Categories
All cabins feature outside views ranging from deck three triple cabins each with double port holes, to decks 4 through 6 offering expansive panoramic windows. Cabins all have lower berths that have the ability to be single beds, or 1 queen bed depending on our guests desires. Extensive renovations in 2018 have provided new carpets, high quality cabinetry with soft close drawers, contemporary and spacious bathroom design, all paired with soft accent lighting offering options dependent on our guests daily activities and mood. All cabins offer modern sectional lounge quarters, providing a quiet nook to read or catch up on journalling. Space is exceptional as each cabin offers 235 square feet (22 meters) living space, whilst the One Ocean Suites are absolutely palatial offering double that, with enough room to entertain!
Enjoy Great Dining? So do we
At One Ocean Expeditions, the priority is on the expedition. However with every activity, option, event, or excursion we find we build up incredible appetites to indulge in superb and extensive menu options. Our bistro dining room provides early birds the option to get their social caffeine or smoothy start to the day, accompanied by light breakfast style snacks. Quick buffet lunches and dinners are available in the bistro. A covered deck aft of the bistro is perfect for dining al fresco in comfort (equipped with heaters for Polar voyages!). The main dining room features full meal service including an expansive buffet breakfast. Lunches and dinners incorporate an international flare. For those with special dietary requirements - no problem, we can accommodate that too. Dinner is a great opportunity to catch up about the day’s events, as well as look to where we expect to explore next. Five course menu options are offered a la carte, and seating is open in our dining room, featuring 180 degree sweeping views. There’s also an excellent wine list featuring a range of international wines and other beverages of choice.
Join us on the Bridge
There is an open-bridge policy and guests are welcome to meet the navigating crew at virtually any time of day; there’s always something to learn from the officers on watch and the bridge is one of the best places on the ship for spotting whales and sea birds. The bridge is closed during times of tricky navigation, pilotage, or weather.
There are no compromises here. The expedition staff and crew onboard RCGS Resolute have the deepest respect for changeable weather in the polar regions and the varying sea and ice conditions. That respect is apparent in every decision made throughout the voyage. The ship carries the most extensive inventory of safety equipment on all excursions and require leaders to undergo vigorous and effective safety training programs. Your expedition team are well prepared, so you can relax and enjoy your voyage.
[grey] One Ocean Suites are situated on Deck 6 and offer an indulgent amount of space. Sleeping quarters feature a queen size bed with upgraded linen/pillows. Included is a comfortable sectional lounge with matching club chairs, a large desk, expansive floor to ceiling cabinetry, and spacious washroom facilities with both a shower and bathtub. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. These suites provide easy access to the ship’s bridge, the bistro and outdoor observation spaces. The panoramic observation lounge and recreation facilities are located nearby on Deck 7.
[gold] The Shackleton Suites are situated on Deck 6. Suites include the comfort of a sectional lounge, writing desk, substantial floor to ceiling cabinetry, and washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. Sleeping quarters feature the option for either a queen or two single beds with upgraded linen/ pillows. These Suites provide easy access to the ship’s bridge, the bistro and outdoor observation spaces. The forward panoramic observation lounge and recreation facilities are also located nearby on Deck 7.
[lavender] Superior Plus Cabins are located midships on Deck 5. They are spacious and well appointed with the option for either a queen or two single beds. A comfortable lounge is placed by the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample floor to ceiling cabinet storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. Centrally located on the ship, these cabins provide easy access to the aft observation lounge featuring 180 degree views and the ship’s dining areas.
[burgundy] Located forward on Deck 5 the Superior Cabins have the option for either a queen or two single beds. Features include a comfortable lounge adjacent to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the forward stairs leading up to the bridge on Deck 6 and the forward observation lounge located on Deck 7.
[teal] Spacious and well appointed, the Twin Cabins are situated on Deck 4 and have the option for either a queen or two single configured beds. Features include a comfortable lounge adjacent to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flatscreen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the main dining room on the ship as well as the gift shop.
[green] Triple Cabins are a popular choice for solo travellers willing to share, a family, or a group of friends travelling together. Located on Deck 3, cabins feature three single beds, one of which can convert to a convertible sofa and lounge during the day. These cabins feature writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. A flatscreen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the expedition room and gangway.
Shipyard: Rauma, Finland
Length: 122.8 metres
Beam: 18 metres
Draught: 4.97 metres
Gross Tonnage: 8378
Speed (Max): 15 knots
Cruise Speed: 14 knots
Zodiac Boats: 14 Zodiacs onboard
Electrical Supply: 220 Volts/European Pin
Hull Classification: Ice Strengthened
Ice Class: Lloyds 1AS
Vessel Stability: External Stabilization
All RCGS Resolute photos by One Ocean Expeditions