There is risk involved in travelling in any region where extreme conditions are possible. Weather, ice and natural phenomena, such as volcanic eruptions, can cause problems on shore and on the ship. We do everything we can to mitigate risk. Our ships are purpose-built for the polar regions. They are manned with experienced personnel. They are equipped with GPS, radar and other equipment essential for polar travel. Our Expedition Teasm members are polar specialists. Our Standard Operating Procedures make safety paramount. Have eliminated risk - no - it is that element of risk that sets travel to the Arctic or Antarctica apart from ordinary vacation destinations.