Blog - Antarctica Cruise

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.

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.

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.

King Penguins - A Colorful Sort

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

Fin Whale Spy Hopping

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

Client feedback from an Antarctica cruise

Here's an email one of our clients sent a few days ago.  This was a well-written example of the hundreds of letters we get a year from our amazing and enthusiastic clients.

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

Polar Cruises Blog

Why Polar Cruises?

Sharon's still up in the Arctic until next week. This blog post by Jim Taylor.  When Sharon returns she will post details of her adventure along with some great photos so stay tuned.

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!

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.

Packing for Antarctica or Arctic Travel

You’d think after 20 years traveling to the Polar Regions I could pack in my sleep. Well actually I do pack and repack in my sleep, but that doesn’t make the job any easier.

Antarctica penguin

Antarctica penguin - Happy Feet update

The Emperor Penguin now dubbed Happy Feet that surprised the world with its journey to New Zealand has now been rescued from the Peka Peka Beach by The Department of Conservation and Wellington Zoo

Stowaways in Antarctica

We have a stowaway! Down in the corner of the empty plunge pool aboard the M/S Svetaeva was a lone sooty shearwater.

Leopard Seals in Antarctica

On my first zodiac cruise in Antarctica we approached a large Leopard Seal resting on a small ice floe when out of the water popped a Gentoo penguin.

Antarctica - Drake Passage - Lake or Shake or ORCAS

You never know what you’ll get with the Drake Passage on your way to Antarctica. 

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