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Travel Tips for Antarctic Cruising

Travel Tips for Antarctic Cruising

Beautiful, mysterious Antarctica.  It’s not your neighbor’s timeshare.  

Destination-worthy Regions of Antarctica

Destination-worthy Regions of Antarctica

When thinking of Antarctica, many people think of expansive sheets of snow drifts and towering icebergs popping out of endless miles of sea. But there are numerous destinations within this region of the world for polar travelers enjoy, each one fulfilling a variety of traveler needs for wildlife, adventure, culture, and landscape.

Penguin Awareness Day — January 20th

Penguin Awareness Day — January 20th

There are 17 species of penguins in the world and all but three species are considered endangered or threatened.

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

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.

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.

Antarctic Cruise - The White Continent?

Antarctic Cruise - The White Continent?

Antarctica is known as the white continent and the wildlife is mostly black and white as an adaption for predator avoidance.

There's still time to plan your Antarctic Cruise Adventure This Year!

There's still time to plan your Antarctic Cruise Adventure This Year!

The Ban on heavy fuel oil in Antarctica is good for the environment and hasn’t really impacted small ship expedition cruising in the region.

Consider a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Adventure

Consider a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Adventure

If you have time and wildlife and Antarctic history are your focus for an Antarctic Adventure then a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica voyage may be your trip of a lifetime!

Happy Feet – Antarctic Emperor Penguin update

Happy Feet – Antarctic Emperor Penguin update

Happy Feet is now well enough to take his first swim at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand today. The zoo attendant had to give him a bit of a push.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Antarctica or Arctic Vacation

How To Get the Most Out of Your Antarctica or Arctic Vacation

The best way to get the most out of your Antarctica or Arctic cruise is to keep an open mind, not have preconceived ideas of landings and wildlife sightings, and to relax and enjoy the journey.

Antarctica- Arctic: Essential gear for your next Polar adventure

Antarctica- Arctic: Essential gear for your next Polar adventure

In June I did a blog post about packing for your Polar adventure so don’t worry this one will be different…

Antarctica penguin - Happy Feet update

Antarctica penguin - Happy Feet update

The Emperor Penguin now dubbed Happy Feet that surprised the world with its journey to New Zealand has now been rescued from the Peka Peka Beach by The Department of Conservation and Wellington Zoo

When's the best time to go to Antarctica?

When's the best time to go to Antarctica?

When I’m asked what is the best time to go to Antarctica I always say, "anytime is a great time". Even when I return to the same landing site time and again it is always different.

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.