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The Ross Sea is one of the least visited regions of Antarctica but is home to some of the Antarctic’s most iconic sites. The few expedition cruises that make it here are presented with the unique opportunity to see four historic huts from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, each the frozen remains of an iconic expedition led by Borchgrevink, Scott and Shackleton.


This corner of the vast white continent is also home to the American, New Zealand and Italian research bases which you will have the chance to visit. The opportunities to see wildlife are second to none with crabeater seals, wandering albatross, emperor and Adélie penguins and leopard seals inhabiting the region.


Enjoy the barren beauty of the McMurdo Dry Valleys where the low humidity and surrounding mountains prevent the flow of glaciers; visit the Ross Ice Shelf which James Clark Ross first mapped and described as ‘The Barrier’ remarking, “Well, there's no more chance of sailing through that than through the cliffs of Dover”.  On some voyages, you board the ship’s helicopter and swoop low over the crisp white ice. Whatever you do, this is sure to be the most memorable experience of your life.

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000.

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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.