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Photography Tips for Arctic and Antarctic Picture Taking

Photography Tips for Arctic and Antarctic Picture Taking

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lager

The Logical Life of a Penguin

The tuxedo-ed gents and ladies of the South Pole may appear cute and cuddly to fans of March of the Penguins,but they don’t just dress to impress.

When Polar Bears Talk in the Arctic

When Polar Bears Talk in the Arctic

We’ve mentioned before the impossibility of fulfilling your dream of witnessing polar bears and penguins mingling together in peaceful cohabitation, but here’s an easy way to remember why: Th

What Antarctic Wildlife You Can Plan To See in the Sky, Sea, and On Land

What Antarctic Wildlife You Can Plan To See in the Sky, Sea, and On Land

While wildlife viewing from Antarctica can be unpredictable, when these creatures do appear, it provides for the opportunity to encounter a varie

Where to go to see Arctic Wildlife, Landscapes and Culture

Where to go to see Arctic Wildlife, Landscapes and Culture

Ruth Wise describes the Arctic as follows:

Antarctic Cruises for Shackleton Enthusiasts

Antarctic Cruises for Shackleton Enthusiasts

“I seemed to vow to myself that someday I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball

Shackleton: Leader. Hero. Polar Explorer.

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?

Be Prepared for your Adventure of a Lifetime

Be Prepared for your Adventure of a Lifetime

What do you do when the unexpected happens during travel to remote Antarctica or the Arctic?  What if you lose your passport? Or your luggage

TOP Travel Specialists for Antarctica and the Arctic

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

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 a comeback in Antarctica

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.

Antarctica - Giant Petrels - Raptors You Don't Want to Mess With!

Antarctica - Giant Petrels - Raptors You Don't Want to Mess With!

On this particular voyage to Antarctica the giant petrels commanded my attention!

Antarctic Travel - Why you should sail the southern ocean!

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

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

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

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

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.

Talk To An Expert

Pick a few Antarctica or Arctic vacations that appeal to you. Then call us at 888-484-2244 or 541-330-2454 or email us at info@polarcruises.com.

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We take the time to learn your travel style and preferences, and then we help you book the best Antarctic or Arctic cruise for you. The goal is to match you with the ship and trip that best meets your travel needs and vacation expectations.