North Pole Icebreaker

North Pole - A Travel Journal by Sharon Keating

Sharon is the Manager of Sales & Client Services at Polar Cruises. Here are her trip notes from her recent North Pole expedition.

Baffin Island Explorer

Baffin Island Explorer - A Travel Journal by Brandon Hagg

Brandon works at Polar Cruises as a Polar Expert and has been to Antarctica and the Arctic many times.

Arctic Wildlife - Musk Ox, Walrus, Polar Bear

Large Wildlife of the Arctic: The Arctic Musk Ox, Walrus, and Polar Bear

When it comes to the Arctic, there is only one strategy for wildlife: go big or go home.

Kongsbreen Glacier

Realm of the Polar Bear - A Travel Journal by Maggie Olson

Maggie is a Polar Cruises Client Services and Documents Specialist and traveled to Spitsbergen in August 2017 aboard the Expedition. Here is a log of her travels.

Shackleton Endurance

Timeline for Shackleton's Endurance 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.

Janys at Texas Bar Hut

Spitsbergen Explorer - A Travel Journal by Janys Olsen

Janys is a Polar Cruises Travel Specialist who traveled to Spitsbergen in July 2017 aboard the Ocean Nova.  Here is a log of her travels.

South Georgia - Falkland Islands Penguins

Destination-worthy Regions of Antarctica

When thinking of Antarctica, many people think of expansive sheets of snow drifts and towering icebergs popping out of endless miles of sea. But there are numerous destinations within this region of the world for polar travelers enjoy, each one fulfilling a variety of traveler needs for wildlife, adventure, culture, and landscape.

Arctic Map

Uncommon Truths About the Arctic and Arctic Travel

The literal translation of the “Arctic” is “near the bear”, which may draw up images of polar bears and other Arctic-dwelling creatures.  However, the name was actually given to the Arctic in refer

Timeline image

Early Antarctica History - A Timeline

Early Antarctica History - A Timeline

I am the Walrus - Cruising with Arctic Wildlife

Unlike the melodious music of the Beatles sounds of a walrus herd can be loud with lots of bellowing and snorting.


Penguin Awareness Day — January 20th

There are 17 species of penguins in the world and all but three species are considered endangered or threatened1.


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.
Camera Gear

Photography Tips for Arctic and Antarctic Picture Taking

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lager

The Logical Life of a Penguin

The tuxedo-ed gents and ladies of the South Pole may appear cute and cuddly to fans of March of the Penguins,but they don’t just dress to impress.

Polar Bear

When Polar Bears Talk in the Arctic

We’ve mentioned before the impossibility of fulfilling your dream of witnessing polar bears and penguins mingling together in peaceful cohabitation, but here’s an easy way to remember why: Th

Elephant Seal

What Antarctic Wildlife You Can Plan To See in the Sky, Sea, and On Land

While wildlife viewing from Antarctica can be unpredictable, when these creatures do appear, it provides for the opportunity to encounter a varie

Pull - Teamwork

Antarctic Cruises for Shackleton Enthusiasts

“I seemed to vow to myself that someday I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball


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