We use cookies on our website in order to improve your experience. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies. See our privacy policy here.

With our flexible booking terms, you can Relax & Book with confidence - Read More

 Articles from the Polar Regions

Like the idea of travelling to the polar regions but not sure where to start? Take a look at our selection of articles below to give you inspiration and to help you decide where to start your adventure.

The Arctic vs Antarctica

Whether you are trying to decide which region to visit first, or you aren’t quite sure what exactly the differences are between Arctic and Antarctic cruises - we’ve put together some of the most important things you should know about each...

My Perfect Antarctic Morning

Feeling overjoyed, instantly my cabin mate and I both sit up in our beds and rush to look out the window. Pure white snow-covered mountains melt into the mirror-like ocean.  The water shimmers brightly, the sky is the purest of blues and turquoise ice floes peacefully drift by.

6 Types of Antarctic Penguin

Whether or not these amazing two-legged, flightless creatures are the only reason you want to visit the frozen continent, we have no doubt you’ll be excited when you spot one for the first time. These are the six types of penguins in Antarctica that you should watch out for.

Solo Travel to Antarctica

If you’ve been dreaming of taking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica, but worry that travelling to Antarctica as a single traveller will be prohibitively expensive - we’ve got great news. Read on to find out how you can make the most of a solo trip to Antarctica..

Northern Lights Photography Tips

That moment when you see the Northern Lights in the Arctic for the first time is one you never forget. The swirling, dancing, racing colours paint the night sky in reds, blues, yellows, and greens - a phenomenal show courtesy of Mother Nature herself. Pick up some tips on how best to capture the magic...

The 9 Greatest Polar Explorers

From the trailblazers who made their way to the poles a century ago to the modern-day explorers who still prove the planet has much to discover. Hear the stories of nine of the bravest men and women in history who have led the way in polar exploration…

Everything You Need to Know About Antarctica Before Travelling There

Tempted by the beauty of Antarctica but not sure where to start? This blog is designed to introduce Antarctica cruising, offering using tips including how to choose your cruise, what to expect whilst there and the best time of the year to visit…

Everything You Need to Know About The Arctic Before Travelling There

There are many things to consider when planning a trip to the northernmost part of our planet. What should pack? When should you go? What will you be seeing? We gathered our Arctic Travel Specialists to bring you these answers and more…

An Arctic Encounter

Whatever else one might come to Spitsbergen for, one reason must surely be to see the mighty polar bear or hopefully even two or three! So, from the moment we were onboard our ship for our Svalbard cruise we were constantly on the lookout for one of these incredible animals.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Svalbard

If you haven’t been to the Polar regions, Svalbard is the perfect place to start, it offers everything from incredible wildlife, fascinating human history and some of the most spectacular glaciers and Arctic landscape on the planet. We look at five of our favourite reasons to travel to Svalbard here...

5 Reasons to Visit Iceland by Cruise

To truly experience Iceland’s wilderness and bleak beauty, there is no better way than exploring this diverse island by cruise ship.  Read on to see  just some of the reasons you should consider a cruise for your next trip to Iceland…

Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions

Take a journey like no other on an expedition delving deep into the wilderness of the Antarctic. Explore the surreal remoteness and battle the forces on a true adventure. We explore the benefits of travelling with our partners Aurora Expeditions...

Q&A with Quark Expeditions

Take a journey like no other on an expedition delving deep into the wilderness of the Antarctic. Explore the surreal remoteness and battle the elemental forces on a true adventure. We explore the benefits of travelling with our partners Aurora Expeditions...

Q&A with Alastair Newton

Alastair Newton brings years of polar exploration experience and expertise to his role as Ponant's Expedition Leader and director of their partnership with the prestigious National Geographic. We wanted to find out more about Alastair's extraordinary life exploring Antarctica...

Arctic Safari on Wrangel Island

The overland safari is one of the best-known and most iconic travel experiences in the world today. Its popularity and fame are in part due to its conception around the art of photography itself; the wildlife encounter that simply must be shared. The safari sits as an experience for most bucket lists and is of course framed around the observation of the so-called ‘Big Five’ animals of Africa. The lion, rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant and leopard.

Five reasons to travel with Poseidon

With 22 years of leading Polar expedition cruising behind them, Poseidon are one of the finest operators we work with. We look at some of the reasons that set them apart from the rest and why you should consider them when planning your Antarctica adventure...


Send An Enquiry
Get Prices For Your Expedition Cruise

When Do You Want To Go?

Send An Enquiry
Get Prices For Your Expedition Cruise

Please complete your details and we’ll be in touch to prepare your personalised quotation

ABOUT US
  • We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

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

  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.

ATOL Logo

More About Us

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 Polar 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 Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.