What Matters Most?

Your visit to the polar regions is an enriching, rewarding experience. Witnessing the incredible wildlife and the dramatic beauty of the landscape is in itself the ultimate travel dream.

And although Mother Nature is the star of the show, there are itineraries that will appeal directly to your passions—specific expeditions that align with your other travel goals. What's fueling your curiosity to explore? These areas of special interest are worth considering to help you chart the right course.

 

Fly/Cruise Expeditions

Get the full polar experience in a fraction of the time with our Fly/Cruise adventures. These express routes are tailored to those who want to see it all, but might have trouble making the dates work. See Antarctica in as few as eight days, or the Canadian Arctic in just 9.

Photo by Quark passenger Karen Jacot

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Enjoy Antarctica in style — by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle!

Photo: David Merron

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time.

Three graves of Franklin expedition members on Beechey Island, Nunavut in the Canadian High Arctic - Photo by Acacia Johnson

Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

The quest for trade routes to the Far East inspired much of the age of exploration of North America, with the promise of the Northwest Passage its elusive jewel. On Arctic Express Canada, discover the great sea route at the top of the world—that obsessed explorers for centuries—on our game-changing new expedition ship Ultramarine, which allows you a journey no traditional vessel could offer: immersing yourself in the full Arctic experience while getting back home a week and a half later.

Photography Series

Getting the perfect shot is a real motivator for some explorers, who come loaded with gear, ready to create remarkable images. If photography is your passion, the polar regions will make you feel like you're in the right place at the right time, all the time. A picture is usually worth a thousand words—but here, it's priceless.

Photo by Acacia Johnson

Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

This unique 13-day voyage invites guests to embrace a true expeditionary spirit: rather than follow a set itinerary, together we’ll allow our search for polar bears and other wildlife to determine our route and shore landings in the pristine Norwegian Arctic. A picture perfect voyage for unprecedented wildlife viewing!

Special Guests

Learning first-hand from scientists, researchers, and special guests onboard is an eco-tourist's dream come true. Having a chance to meet these experts is truly inspirational. Our partnerships with international charities make for very rewarding and educational expeditions.

Photo by David Merron

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region.

Photo by David Merron

Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Photo by Acacia Johnson

Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

This unique 13-day voyage invites guests to embrace a true expeditionary spirit: rather than follow a set itinerary, together we’ll allow our search for polar bears and other wildlife to determine our route and shore landings in the pristine Norwegian Arctic. A picture perfect voyage for unprecedented wildlife viewing!

Icebreakers

For a ship to earn its icebreaker class, it needs three special qualities: a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and the power to push through sea ice. Our icebreaker expeditions access regions not possible by other ships, and provide the unique experience of riding a vessel as it shatters through meters of ice.

Activities at the top of the world

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavors. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south.

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