TOP Travel Specialists for Antarctica and the Arctic

Polar Cruises is honored that Chuck and Lynn Cross (Polar Cruises Co-Founders) were chosen as the 2012 "Cruise Specialists of the Year" by Conde' Nast Traveler Magazine for Antarctica and the Arctic.  This prestigious honor is given to the top 100 or so travel specialist in the world each year.  It is given to travel and cruise specialists that offers exceptional customer service, quality planning, and expertise - in our case about Antarctica and the Arctic.  Lynn and Chuck have been selected as winners of this award nine times starting in 2003.


Wendy Perrin of Conde' Nast Traveler Magazine selected Lynn and Chuck of Polar Cruises as the go-to cruise specialists for travel to the Antarctica and the Arctic because of their expertise as Antarctica and Arctic cruise travel gurus.  As former Antarctic expedition leaders, with over 100 combined polar trips, Chuck and Lynn are amongst the most knowledgeable in the business about polar excursions and exploration in these remote parts of the world.

Why is that important to you? Because while travel to the majestic Arctic and Antarctica is the trip of a lifetime, these polar regions are some of the least-traveled, most remote areas of the world, and require the knowledge of experts who are well-versed in the weather, conditions, activities, and equipment needed to complete a successful polar adventure.  You wouldn't go scuba-diving without a certified instructor to guide you, or jump out of plane without an instructor, and you shouldn't plan an Arctic or Antarctic trip without a team to answer your questions and help you prepare for the most amazing vacation of your life!

Conde' Nast Traveler Magazine defines what they believe it takes to hire a great travel specialist in their article, "Tips on Hiring a Specialist from Condé Nast Traveler." They believe a great travel experience starts with a travel specialist who is personable, able to act as a guide, and able to articulate the needs of the traveler in collaborative vacation planning experience. Articulating travelers needs and comfort levels--from someone who prefers fixed plans, to someone who likes to improvise; or from the vacationer who prefers relaxing in luxury staterooms, to the traveler who is looking to spend a night camping in Antarctica, is our job.

At Polar Cruises, our vast knowledge of travel to Antarctica and the Arctic and our selection of a wide variety of hand-picked expedition ships and polar activities to choose from guarantee seamless planning when booking your trip or vacation of lifetime.  Whether you are looking for adventure or luxury on your vacation, we are able to match you with the perfect ship and expedition options for a memorable vacation experience.

Lynn in Antarctica

We have adventures for all types of travel enthusiasts: choose from visiting colorful Arctic villages, finding mind-blowing photo opportunities of unique wildlife and gorgeous polar landscapes, or discovering polar bear habitats of the Arctic, or take advantage of the historical and adventure opportunities of the Antarctic, where travelers can follow the path of the historical Shackleton voyage or kayak through the Antarctic waters.

If you have been considering an Arctic or Antarctic cruise, contact us or give us a call today at: Toll Free 888-484-2244 (US or Canada) or 541-330-2454 (Outside the US). Find out why we are consistently chosen by top travel writers and newspapers as the company of choice for your Arctic or Antarctica cruise vacation.

Top Travel Specialists