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Timeline for Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition - An Epic Rescue Story

The story of Ernest Shackleton is one that many of our polar cruise travelers enjoy reliving as they make their way through the Antarctic. For those of you who are less familiar with the story of Shackleton and the Nimrod Expedition, we suggest a quick read about this amazing explorer whose steps are retraced in many of our South Pole and Antarctica expeditions.
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3 Important Antarctic Explorers and What They Did

The Heroic Age is marked by its frenzy of explorers anxiously setting out to make their mark on history with their discoveries of the South Pole and Antarctic region.  During this time, three particular explorers shaped the future of exploration, not just with their trail blazing voyages, but with their ideas of leadership and expedition tactics.
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Early Antarctica History - A Timeline

Early Antarctica History - A Timeline

King Penguins - A Colorful Sort

The King penguins of South Georgia are a colorful group both in striking feathers and the many interesting behaviors.

Antarctic Travel - Why you should sail the southern ocean!

Fly-cruises are becoming a popular way to see Antarctica and more ships are offering that option which you can find on our website (just do a trip search and choose fly-cruise in the destination dr

Ross Sea photo impressions by client Valerie from Saskatoon, Canada

"One hundred years ago this December, the world waited breathlessly to hear who would reach the South Pole first – the dashing Captain Robert Scott, or the determined Norwegian, Roald Amundsen." Se

Awe-Inspiring Beauty of Antarctica

We missed our zodiac landing this afternoon due to high wind conditions at both our primary and secondary landing sites.  What a treat it turned out to be.

Antarctic Cruise - The White Continent?

Antarctica is known as the white continent and the wildlife is mostly black and white as an adaption for predator avoidance.

There's still time to plan your Antarctic Cruise Adventure This Year!

The Ban on heavy fuel oil in Antarctica is good for the environment and hasn’t really impacted small ship expedition cruising in the region.

Consider a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Adventure

If you have time and wildlife and Antarctic history are your focus for an Antarctic Adventure then a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica voyage may be your trip of a lifetime!

Happy Feet – Antarctic Emperor Penguin update

Happy Feet is now well enough to take his first swim at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand today.  The zoo attendant had to give him a bit of a push.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Antarctica or Arctic Vacation

The best way to get the most out of your Antarctica or Arctic cruise is to keep an open mind, not have preconceived ideas of landings and wildlife sightings, and to relax and enjoy the journey.

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Antarctica - When an Emperor Penguin takes a wrong turn

Everyone that goes to Antarctica has the dream and their fingers crossed that they will spot an Emperor Penguin on their voyage.

To Plunge or NOT to Plunge - The Classic Antarctic Dilemma

The first time I heard about the hot springs of Deception Island I imagined a visit to Calistoga, California with its spa like setting.

The Decisive Moment - Photography in the Polar Regions

When I think back to art history and photography class the phrase “the decisive moment” comes to mind.

Leopard Seals in Antarctica

On my first zodiac cruise in Antarctica we approached a large Leopard Seal resting on a small ice floe w

Polar Cruises President Chuck Cross

Cruise Mates interviews Polar Cruises President Chuck Cross

Here's a great article by Paul Motter based on an interview with Polar Cruises President Chuck Cross.   It's  about cruising Antarctica and the Arctic.  Check it out...you may learn something new!

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