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Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth - M/S ExpeditionScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Seeing the polar bears in their natural environment was an amazing experience, they could see and smell us but provided we kept our distance, they left us alone. This is a trip of a lifetime in the truest sense of the word. Go on the 11 day trip and not the 1 week trip as you need to maximise your chances of seeing the polar bears and the other wildlife, we saw arctic foxes, reindeer, walruses, bearded seals and a huge variety of birdlife. The ship is very comfortable and the crew were excellent. You will not be disappointed!
Confirmed traveller: 24 July 2015
Published on: 09 October 2015
(8 out of 10)


This was not a trip run by Explore, who acted merely as agents.

Highlights: marvellous scenery, intelligent and knowledgeable leaders and lecturers.

Totally different from anything else we have done in the past.

Go prepared to accept that the weather governs everything.
Listen and learn: go to all the lectures as they enhance the experience.
Do all the landings, get out on deck as much as possible.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 11 August 2015
Published on: 07 October 2015
(3 out of 10)


Dont book this trip if you want an active adventure.
If you want a relaxing cruise with excellent food and great staff then go for it.
There are no facilities on the ship if the weather is poor.
This means long periods of sitting around , 2 days in my case
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2015
Published on: 06 October 2015

We’re sorry to hear that the itinerary was not as you expected, especially as you spent a lot of time onboard due to the bad weather. We have spoken with the operations team for the M/S expedition and they are confident that they did everything possible to ensure the best experience. We can see that the ship did cover a lot of ground, but unfortunately the weather did have an impact on the itinerary.

(8 out of 10)


Very good trip but unlike all previous Explore trips, there were 92 people on board and we only met a few who had booked through Explore!

We saw only a few other ships and with minimal Internet and phone reception - a bonus- it felt we were on top of the world. Many people had used same ship for Antarctica .
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 06 July 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015
(10 out of 10)


I have been with you umpteen times before, and I have booked with you again in March , so I think that speaks for itself!
Confirmed traveller: 09 August 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015