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 Acacia Johnson

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Fully immersed in the Antarctic environment, experience a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement to exquisite solitude to incredible gratitude for the wonder of it all. Go in search of whales and find yourself bearing witness to a glacier calving. Antarctica will leave you in awe, but it won’t leave you unchanged.

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

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. This expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

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. You’ll enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting.

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.

Photo by Samantha Crimmin

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

Experience the thrill of the most powerful nuclear icebreaker on the planet crushing through thick, multi-year pack ice as it pushes toward 90° North. Enjoy a riveting helicopter tour over the icy Arctic Ocean; discover the remarkable sights of Franz Josef Land; observe the majestic creatures who make their home in this breathtaking yet fragile land; and experience a dreamlike hot air balloon ride over the surreal Arctic landscape, an activity offered by no other polar operator.

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