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Relax and Book with Confidence

We understand there is a little uncertainty around at the moment, however, it still remains a great time to book your future travel plans. Prices are rising quickly and availability is getting more difficult, particularly in key destinations. Despite this, we are still seeing some great deals for holidays travelling in 2022 and even 2023! 

Many of the operators that Polar Routes work with have introduced a number of flexible booking measures, so you can relax and book with the reassurance that if the circumstances change, you'll have options to change your plans.

Each operator has their own policy and we have listed a number of them below, however, when you place an enquiry with us, your Travel Specialist will advise you on the information specific to the cruises you are considering. Then you can make your decision based on what works for you.

In addition, on all new bookings made between 13 March 2020 and 30 April 2022, Polar Routes will waive their amendment and cancellations fees, so you can relax and book with confidence


Ready to relax and book your incredible expedition cruise adventure?

Simply complete our enquiry form to get in touch, or call our Polar Specialists directly on 020 8038 0557.


Intrepid Expeditions

For new Intrepid bookings, if you need to change your travel plans at least 21 days before your scheduled departure, you can pick new travel dates or an entirely different trip, with no change fees. Book your trip with a deposit, and pay the rest in instalments or transfer your deposit to another trip or keep it on file. You can also place your trip on hold for up to five days without paying a deposit. Some exclusions may apply.

Ponant

For any new Ponant cruise booked by 30th June 2022, postpone or cancel free of charge 30+ days before departure and receive a credit of 100% of the amount paid. For under 30 days from departure, with a positive covid test you'll receive a full refund, the same applies if your cruise cannot be operated.

Poseidon Expeditions

For all new Poseidon bookings for the Arctic, Antarctica, and the North Pole, we will hold all new reservations, free of charge, for a period of 7 days. A reduced deposit of just 10% is required by the end of the 7-day period to confirm your reservation. At any time 30 days before your departure date you can transfer your booking with no extra cost incurred to any future Poseidon cruise. Final payment isn't due until 90 days prior to departure.

Quark Expeditions

For all new/existing Quark bookings made up until 30 April 2022 for all voyages that depart by 30 April 2023, rebook for any reason up to 30 days prior to departure date, no questions asked. Easily rebook if you have to cancel your trip for any reason up to 30 days prior to the voyage. Choose to receive 100% Future Travel Refund Credit to rebook without any cancellation and rebook fees on a voyage that departs within 3 years of your original voyage.  All cancellation and rebooking fees are waived and the FTRC is fully transferable OR Choose to remain on the Standard Terms and Conditions cancellation terms applicable at the time of booking. 

Seabourn

Book with Seabourn by 31 December 2022 for departures prior to 30 April 2022 and if you need to cancel up to 30 days prior to departure you'll automatically receive 100% future cruise credit.

Silversea Expeditions

For all Silversea bookings of cruises scheduled to sail between 1 December 2021 and 31 March 2023, if Silversea cancels your cruise you are eligible for a full refund. If you cancel your booked cruise because you (or someone in your Travelling Party) tests positive for COVID-19 within 30 days before embarkation, you will be entitled to a refund or an optional FCC for the cruise fare you paid.

Swan Hellenic

Swan Hellenic's Cruise with Confidence policy allows guests to cancel their cruise up to 30 days prior to departure and receive a Future Cruise Credit valid for two years. Applies to all bookings made up to 30 June 2022.


All policies above apply to new bookings and are subject to further terms and conditions. The information detailed is taken from the cruise operator and updated frequently, however, Polar Routes cannot be held if the information is incorrect. To check any of the information please speak to a Polar Routes Travel Specialist by calling 0203 196 1000 and they can get the very latest information and answer any questions you may have,


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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 UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.

  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), 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 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 UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.