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Sir Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton: Leader. Hero. Polar Explorer.

Some of our most popular polar cruise options include retracing the steps of the great polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton.  But who is Ernest Shackleton?  Polar Explorer? Leader? Hero?

Conde Nast 2012 Travel Specialist

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 Antarc

Arctic Wildlife Primer #1 - The Basics

Arctic Wildlife Primer #1 - The Basics

Name a place where the animals might eat you before you can eat them.

Arctic Weather Part 1 - Is it REALLY that cold?

Arctic Weather Part 1 - Is it REALLY that cold?

As Santa Claus and his reindeer will tell you, the north pole is a cold, dry and windy place only fit for the Abominable Snowman.

King Penguins - A Colorful Sort

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

Blue Whales Making Comeback

Blue Whales making a comeback in Antarctica

Here's an article which got our attention.  Seeing these magnificent creatures is always a highlight for the lucky Antarctica travelers who get a rare glimpse of these elusive giants.

A Punishing migration-Whales movings from Antarctica to the Arctic

As the whales migrate from Antarctic waters to the Arctic and back again, they currently face a miriad of challenges.

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

Pale Octopus and Yeti Crab discovered in Antarctica Waters

Sometimes we forget how much we are missing!  While we see thousands of penguins, hundreds of birds and many whales and seals, we don't get to see what's going on UNDER the water.

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

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.

Arctic Travel - Iceland and Geothermal Wonders

When you choose an Arctic voyage that includes Iceland plan to spend several days touring the island country when the voyage concludes.

Arctic - Iceland's Birds Escorting Us Home - Expedition part 9

As we bid good-bye to Scoresbysund our environment for the past five days we also said goodbye to the sun.

Arctic Ice and Ancient Culture - Expedition part 7

Expedition - September 13, 2011 - East Greenland Arctic Adventure continues

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