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Polar Cruises

Polar Cruises is a USA-based specialty booking agency focusing solely on trips to Antarctica and the Arctic. We offer small ship expedition voyages and land-based programs to some of the most pristine wilderness areas on our planet. Our team has been specializing in the Polar regions for the last decade and has been awarded as a Top Travel Specialist by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

With the rise in popularity in expedition cruising and so many trips available, we understand planning a Polar expedition can be overwhelming. For many, a journey to the Polar regions is a once in a lifetime bucket list trip and we are here to be sure you get it right. We will take the time to get to know your travel style and specific priorities for your trip and use our firsthand knowledge to guide you towards the expedition that will best meet your needs.


Antarctica is an ice covered continent surrounded by the Southern Ocean that has been alluring explorers and adventurers for over a century. The raw natural beauty of rugged snow covered peaks, massive glaciers, towering icebergs and the curious wildlife make it the ultimate bucket list adventure for anyone looking to get off the beaten track. All voyages to Antarctica will give you the chance to see plenty of penguins and have good chances for whale and/or seal sightings while being completely blown away by the scenery. 

Polar Cruises Antarctica. Penguins walking on the snow.
Polar Cruises Arctic. Polar bear on the pack ice.


The Arctic is the northern polar region that is a deep sea surrounded by the large land masses of North America, Greenland, Europe & Russia. It is a vast region that is diverse with wildlife and plant life and rich in history and culture. It is home to unique wildlife including polar bears, walrus, reindeer, musk ox, arctic fox, hare, seals, whales and a couple hundred species of birds. Unlike Antarctica, the arctic has a human population that have lived here for millenia. Guests may have the chance to visit colorful villages and see how they have adapted to living in this harsh environment.

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