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Polar Voyages

Set sail to the far ends of the Earth to see the last true wilderness areas in existence. Travelling on a small expedition vessel crewed by a team of polar experts and using Zodiac inflatable boats for shore excursions, you will witness the splendour of areas virtually untouched by the hand of man.

These icy extremes are a haven for wildlife, much of it endemic to the polar regions. Just imagine waking up surrounded by glaciers and mountains as far as the eye can see, standing encircled amid hundreds of penguins or that heart-stopping moment when you see your first polar bear.

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Explore’s range of polar voyages are designed to give you authentic polar experiences. These are the most awe-inspiring and rewarding journeys you will ever make. If you enjoy wildlife and wilderness, and if you want to have an experience which is second to none, the polar regions should not be missed. Choose from the Arctic – home to polar bears and walrus – or Antarctica for towering icebergs and busy penguin rookeries.

While polar explorers of yesteryear endured the harshest conditions imaginable, you will be travelling in comfort. With so many itineraries and ships to choose from, the toughest part of your adventure will be choosing which one to go for!

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  • Save as you sail. Take a look at our fantastic offers on a selection of our polar cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica.

  • Experience areas of pristine wilderness, the enchanting beauty of the blues and whites of sea ice and unmissible wildlife encounters

  • Our polar team can help you choose your perfect voyage to Antarctica. We have a range of ships and itineraries to choose from and the option of avoiding sailing across the Drake Passage.

  • It’s important that you choose the right expedition vessel for your journey to the Arctic or Antarctica. We have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

  • One of the strengths of Explore’s Polar Adventures is that we are not affiliated to any particular ship or ship operator. We are able to select the very best expedition vessels available.