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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.

When's the best time to go to Antarctica?

When we are asked what is the best time to go to Antarctica the answer is that "anytime is a great time". Even when we return to the same landing site time and again it is always different.

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.

Peaceful Polar Cruise through Ice

Most Memorable Polar Moments

The Polar Cruises team has put together a few stories & photographs to share some of our our most memorable Polar moments, hope you enjoy them!

Seals and Zodiacs

Travel Tips for Antarctic Cruising

Beautiful, mysterious Antarctica.  It’s not your neighbor’s timeshare.  

It is an experience unlike any other, and one that requires thorough preparation, and enthusiastic anticipation.  Planning a trip to the Antarctic can seem overwhelming at first, since few are part of the “Seven Continents Club” and able to offer advice on how to properly travel to this remote part of the world.

Travel Docs

Be Prepared for your Adventure of a Lifetime

What do you do when the unexpected happens during travel to remote Antarctica or the Arctic?  What if you lose your passport? Or your luggage disappears? Or your flight is delayed? We're here to answer those questions!

 

 

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.

Greg Mortimer Ship

Greg Mortimer ship review – Maiden Voyage Oct 30-Nov 10, 2019

Polar Cruises team member Shari Hatcher was on the October 2019 maiden voyage of the ship Greg Mortimer.

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Solo Travelers to Antarctica and the Arctic

If it’s been your dream to step foot on the 7th continent, cruise the

Mountaineering Antarctica

Basecamp Antarctica Trip Report: Mar 7, 2019 aboard the Ortelius

Basecamp is a great way to get a taste of all the various activities offered on trips to Antarctica: camping, kayaking, mountaineering/snowshoeing and photography.

Leopard Seal

Antarctic Peninsula Trip Report: Feb 6, 2019 aboard the Sea Spirit

What an amazing voyage! Antarctica never disappoints. Even when you think you know what to expect, it will still surprise you in a new way.

Polar Photography

Polar Photography

Blue icebergs, white-capped mountains, porpoising penguins in Antarctica, Polar bears in the Arctic, whale flukes and everything starkly beautiful about the Polar regions excites the budding photog

East Greenland Landscape

East Greenland Trip Report: Sep 1-10, 2018 aboard the Ocean Nova

If I had one word to describe my recent voyage to East Greenland, it would be EPIC!

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.

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.

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

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