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The Tablelands of Gros Morne have been described as "the centre of the earth, thrust up for all to see". Passengers on large cruise ships, escorted tours, and expedition ships look to Wildland Tours to show them the Tablelands.

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We invite you to cruise one of our planet's coastal masterpieces.

Newfoundland and Labrador was built up from the ocean. When you enter a port like St. John's or L'Anse aux Meadows or Battle Harbour or St. Pierre you are seeing the same landscape that explorers, traders, and travellers viewed hundreds or thousands of years ago. The staff at Wildland Tours and Adventure Newfoundland has had the wonderful opportunity to work with expedition cruise ships as they have explored the Newfoundland and Labrador coast over the past decade. We have seen whales, polar bears, tropical sunfish, icebergs, dolphins, seals, and millions of seabirds while exploring the coast on expedition ships. At the same time, we have been privileged to share the unique cuisine and culture of our home with visiting passengers and crews.

The new world's first expedition ship came to Newfoundland in 1536. Funded by a wealthy London merchant, the vessel explored the coast but never made it back home. The passengers enjoyed the first part of the cruise and reported that they saw amazing fish and wildlife populations before they became stranded ashore by an autumn gale. There wasn't enough food on board to get through the winter and the desperate folk eventually resorted to cannibalism before starving to death.

Newfoundland and Labrador's next adventure with the cruise industry was in 1912 when the Titanic sank 365 miles southeast of St. John's. The Marconi Station at Cape Race, Newfoundland was much closer to the site where iceberg and cruise ship collided. It received the distress signal and coordinated the rescue effort. It also was the broadcast source for the Titanic story as news of this still-famous disaster swept around the world.

Today's cruise visitors can expect a much happier fate when they voyage to Newfoundland and Labrador. Expedition ships offer the chance to comfortably explore little known fjords and sites of ancient settlements with knowledgeable and sensitive local hosts. At sea, some of the planet's largest marine wildlife populations offer unforgettable visual spectacles. Great ship-board accommodations, delicious local foods, memorable entertainment, and ancient cultural traditions all combine to create a wonderful vacation experience. Adventure Newfoundland and Wildland Tours is pleased to work with these expedition cruise lines in our various Newfoundland and Labrador ports.