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...
It may be an obvious statement, but the vessel you choose to embark on an Antarctica cruise needs to be able to comfortably match the nautical challenges that the unforgiving continent presents. Constructing a vessel capable of facing the harsh climates of the world’s last wilderness is no easy feat but to do so without compromising on luxury comforts for passengers is an incredible accomplishment - and that is exactly what Poseidon’s M/V Sea Spirit offers. Truly one of the finest ships that sails the Antarctic waters, the Sea Spirit caters for only 114 guests, who can enjoy a smooth sailing experience whilst staying in spacious, modern cabins and enjoying the myriad of excellent communal facilities on offer.
With the harsh realities of Antarctic exploration, no expedition itinerary can be exactly the same. The reality is that plans at sea can and do change quickly and at a moment’s notice. When the elements are against you, you need to be sure that you are travelling with the best of the best, and with Poseidon, you really are. With 22 years of Polar exploration behind them and with some of the world’s most talented and experienced Antarctica expedition personal onboard every departure, you know you are in good hands on the M/V Sea Spirit. Guest lecturers, onboard scientists and vastly experienced crew, all work in sync with shared values of safety, comfort, adaptability and education.
At Polar Routes, we believe that choosing the right operator for you trumps any other deciding factor when planning an Antarctica cruise. The vessel you travel on and the team that leads you can really make or break your once in a lifetime trip. That being said, it is very likely that it will be the beautiful and majestic landscapes of Antarctica and the experiences you have that will impact the most vivid memories in years to come. Antarctica cruises come in all shapes and sizes but depending on your interests, there is sure to be an itinerary for everyone. From wildlife-focused itineraries, combining with the Falkland’s and South Georgia, or simply an encompassing tour of the Great White Continent, Poseidon have you covered.
Every itinerary to Antarctica will include an array of exceptional excursions to discover the delights of the continent and bring you closer to the wildlife and mesmerising landscapes. Most operators, including Poseidon, will offer photography excursions, zodiac cruises and sea kayaking adventures, amongst many others, but there is one particular excursion that Poseidon offer that sets it apart from the rest. Have you ever wondered what it was like to actually sleep on the ice itself, listening to the eerie sounds of the unknown and watching the ever-changing light across the vast landscapes? No, us neither, before we learned that is exactly what Poseidon are offering on each of their Antarctica cruises. What better way to immerse yourself with the continent than spending a night on its icy surface.
Spending either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day in Antarctica may not to appeal to all but there is no denying that there is a certain allure to celebrating these occasions in what is surely the world’s greatest winter wonderland. This time of the year is ideal for discovering Antarctica, when Penguin colonies are welcoming the hatching of chicks and the days are filled with almost 24-hour sunlight. There are several Christmas and New Year departures to Antarctica that Poseidon offer but they are amongst the first to fill up, so you might need to quick if you are to secure the bragging right of spending Christmas Day in the company of penguins.
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