Life on Board
Life aboard an expedition vessel is like staying at an adventure lodge that moves through the landscape. Every morning you awaken to a stunning new view and new adventures. You share the comfort and wide range of activities with a small number of like-minded travelers. Never more than 128!
Base Camp is the Ship
Every vessel in our fleet becomes an expedition base camp. Unpack once. Visit an exciting range of places, because the ship moves. The ships are equipped with inflatable landing crafts - Zodiacs - for transfers and ocean-level cruising. All cabins have exterior views. You have a choice of cabin categories, from shared-facility cabins to suites.
Varied and Frequent Activities - On and Off the Ship
Activities off the ship are frequent and varied. Visit communities in the Arctic or research stations in Antarctica. Hike tundra carpeted valleys or ice fields. Optional activities include sea-kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing and mountaineering.
The onboard education program informs and prepares you for shore landings. You can play board games in the bar. Or borrow a polar-themed book from the library. There are outside decks with extraordinary views of birds on the wing, whales in the water or the passing landscape.
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Open air decks for photography and wildlife watches.
Meals are Generous and Tasty
Some say that a polar expedition is the adventure that occurs between meals. Our professional chefs prepare three meals a day in galleys that can rock and roll. At lunch and dinner there are three choices of main course, including a vegetarian option. And an entree is never repeated during a voyage. Breakfasts are buffet style. And BBQs on the deck redefine outdoor dining!
Adventurers like You
There is no such thing as an average polar traveler. Choosing to sail to the Arctic or Antarctica immediately sets you apart. You become a member of an uncommon, well-traveled fraternity of adventurers.
Secrets from the Galley
One of the most dangerous jobs on a polar expedition is that of chef. A rolling sea is no place for a sharp blade, yet our chefs deliver meal after delicious meal, safely. Learn how by downloading Secrets from the Galley.