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The Polar Fleet

Our Expeditions offer the adventure traveller the most diverse polar fleet in the world.

The Sea Adventurer among icePolar Adventure Ships

These are small (approx. 100 passengers) ice rated vessels, well qualified for Polar waters. The staff and food are simply superb. These ships offer the most amazing and intimate journeys with activities including  frequent Zodiac excursions, trekking, camping, kayaking and many hours on deck in areas that other ships only dream about accessing.

The Ships:
Ocean Diamond | Vavilov | Ioffe | Sea Adventurer | Sea Spirit

 

Ice-breaker, the Kapitan Khlebnikov in the Ross SeaThe Icebreaker

The 50 Years of Victory is an actual icebreaker – an enormously powerful ship, carrying the highest ice rating in the world, and equipped with helicopters for aerial sightseeing. Some of our most extraordinary journeys are only made accessible on very grown up Polar-Class icebreakers.

 The Ship:  50 Years of Victory 

 

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Polar Expeditions

Spitsbergen Explorer - Paul Goldstein & Mark Carwardine Photographic Charter (2016)

 Spitsbergen Explorer - Paul Goldstein & Mark Carwardine Photographic Charter (2016)

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $7,410.00

Exclusive photographic charter in the Svalbard Archipelago accompanied by Paul Goldstein and Mark Carwardine.

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • View incredible widlife including seabirds, walrus, Arctic foxes and Polar bears
  • Travel in a small expedition vessel (approx 100 passengers)
Antarctic Explorer - 2015/16 Season

Antarctic Explorer - 2015/16 Season

11 days Excl. flights From
USD $7,790.00

Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth

  • Explore the remarkable Antarctic Peninsula
  • See incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
  • Travel on a small expedition vessel (approx. 100 passengers)
  • Travel accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
Antarctic Circle Quest - 2015/16 Season

Antarctic Circle Quest - 2015/16 Season

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $10,070.00

Travel south of the Antarctic Circle and beyond, into waters untouched by all but the lucky few.

  • Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - 2015/16 Season

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - 2015/16 Season

19 days Excl. flights From
USD $14,555.00

Combining the fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the Sub-Antarctic with the awesome beauty of Antarctica itself - the ultimate Antarctic expedition

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
South Georgia In-Depth - 2015/16 Season

South Georgia In-Depth - 2015/16 Season

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $10,925.00

Explore the spectacular wilderness at the southern end of the world

  • Explore South Georgia in depth
  • Fly from Punta Arenas to Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • View incredible wildlife including seabirds, penguins, and seals
Fly & Cruise - Ultimate Antarctica - 2015/16 Season

 Fly & Cruise - Ultimate Antarctica - 2015/16 Season

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $10,915.00

This exceptional voyage maximizes time exploring in Antarctica by taking a flight from Punta Arenas in Chile across the Drake Passage.

  • Visit the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Explore the remote and seldom visited Weddell Sea
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Fly & Cruise - 2015/16 Season

 Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Fly & Cruise - 2015/16 Season

17 days Excl. flights From
USD $25,840.00

An immersive and diverse expedition, this voyage offers a comprehensive Antarctic and Southern Ocean experience in significantly less time.

  • Skip the Drake Passage and fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
Antarctic Cruise South Fly North - 2015/16 Season

Antarctic Cruise South Fly North - 2015/16 Season

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $14,630.00

Visit the South Shetland Islands and the channels of the Antarctic Peninsula, but skip the Drake Passage crossing in one direction by flying instead

  • Skip the Drake Passage in one direction and fly from King George Island to Punta Arenas
  • Explore the remarkable Antarctic Peninsula
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Circle Crossing - 2015/16 Season

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Circle Crossing - 2015/16 Season

23 days Excl. flights From
USD $23,180.00

Explore the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, and travel south of the Antarctic Circle

  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S
Fly & Cruise - Antarctic Explorer & Falklands Islands - 2015/16 Season

Fly & Cruise - Antarctic Explorer & Falklands Islands - 2015/16 Season

11 days Excl. flights From
USD $10,085.00

This expedition combines a visit to the Falklands and an in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Visit the remarkable Antarctic Peninsula
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
Fly & Cruise - Falkland Islands & South Georgia - 2015/16 Season

 Fly & Cruise - Falkland Islands & South Georgia - 2015/16 Season

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $14,960.00

The Falkland Islands has a rich and storied history, whilst South Georgia has rightly been called ‘the most staggering wildlife show on earth’.

  • Explore remarkable South Georgia in depth
  • Fly from Punta Arenas to Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • View incredible wildlife including seabirds, penguins, and seals
Antarctic Fly & Cruise Circle Crossing - 2015/16 Season

Antarctic Fly & Cruise Circle Crossing - 2015/16 Season

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $15,580.00

Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, going south of the Antarctic Circle, but skip the Drake Passage by flying instead

  • Skip the Drake Passage and fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Explore the remarkable Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S
Spitsbergen in Depth (2016)

Spitsbergen in Depth (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,500.00

An extended expedition through Norway encompasing Spitsbergen, the Seven Islands, Nordaustlandet, and smaller outlying islands

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Tromso, Bear Island & Longyearbyen (2016)

Tromso, Bear Island & Longyearbyen (2016)

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,120.00

Venture from Tromsø deeper into the Arctic Circle, past iconic fjords towards the usually ice-bound Svalbard Archipelago.

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Discover the rarely-visited Bear Island
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days (2016)

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days (2016)

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $11,590.00

Spend a week at this unique Canadian Arctic wilderness lodge and world-class Beluga whale observation site.

  • Visit Cunningham River estuary, home to hundreds of Beluga whales
  • See incredible Arctic Wildlife including Beluga whales, Polar bears, muskox, and Ringed seals
  • Enjoy included activities on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimogs, kayaking, and rafting
Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland (2016)

Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland (2016)

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $12,350.00

A voyage encompassing three Arctic countries with dramatic, contrasting and desolate landscapes

  • Visit the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Explore the wild, rugged, icebound eastern coast of Greenland
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Journey to the North Pole (2016)

Journey to the North Pole (2016)

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $34,960.00

Probably the ultimate Polar voyage: sail to 90º north aboard the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker

  • Reach the 'top of the world' at 90 North
  • Visit Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Travel on a nuclear powered icebreaker
Introduction to Spitsbergen (2016)

Introduction to Spitsbergen (2016)

9 days Excl. flights From
USD $7,220.00

Explore the Svalbard Archipelago and its stunning landscape and wildlife

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Northwest Passage - Franklin’s Legend (2016)

Northwest Passage - Franklin’s Legend (2016)

20 days Excl. flights From
USD $15,580.00

Explore the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route running between Europe and Asia.

  • Visit Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience traditional Canadian Inuit and Greenlandic communities
  • See iconic Arctic wildlife including Musk ox, caribou, Polar bears, Arctic fox and more
Greenland & Canada's High Arctic (2016)

Greenland & Canada's High Arctic (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $8,360.00

This journey to the northern communities of the Arctic combines cultural learning and wildlife encounters.

  • Visit Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience traditional Canadian Inuit and Greenlandic communities
  • View Arctic wildlife - Polar bears, whales and walrus
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 8 days (2016)

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 8 days (2016)

8 days Excl. flights From
USD $7,790.00

Spend a few days exploring the Canadian Arctic at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class Beluga whale observation site.

  • Visit Cunningham River estuary, home to hundreds of Beluga whales
  • See incredible Arctic Wildlife including Beluga whales, Polar bears, muskox, and Ringed seals
  • Enjoy included activities on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimogs, kayaking, and rafting
Scotland to Spitsbergen - Across the Arctic Circle (2016)

Scotland to Spitsbergen - Across the Arctic Circle (2016)

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $11,970.00

This is unique and fascinating voyage combines the Norse and Viking history of the Scottish Isles, the exceptional landscape of the Norwegian Fjords and incredible wildlife viewing in Spitsbergen.

  • Explore the Norse and Viking history of the Scottish Isles
  • Experience the exceptional landscape of the Norwegian Fjords
  • See incredible wildlife including seabirds, walrus, Arctic foxes and Polar bears
Arctic Archipelagos - Spitsbergen & Franz Josef Land

Arctic Archipelagos - Spitsbergen & Franz Josef Land

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,690.00

Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight and visit Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote and raw archipelagos in the world.

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Visit Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote and raw archipelagos in the world
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, walrus, Arctic foxes and Polar bears
Northwest Passage (2016)

Northwest Passage (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,945.00

Sail the Arctic's most fabled route, made famous by Amundsen and Franklin: both the wildlife and a huge sense of maritime history make this a magnificent journey

  • Sail the most legendary route in Arctic lore
  • Visit Devon Island, with its landscape reminiscent of Mars
  • Explore stunning iceberg-studded Disko Bay, and the bizarre landscape of volcanic Disko Island
Spitsbergen Explorer (2016)

Spitsbergen Explorer (2016)

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $5,585.00

Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in Norway in 24 hour daylight

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Fly & Cruise - Antarctica, Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands - 2016/2017 Season

Fly & Cruise - Antarctica, Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands - 2016/2017 Season

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $12,105.00

This exceptional voyage maximizes time exploring in Antarctica by taking a flight from Punta Arenas in Chile across the Drake Passage.

  • Visit the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Explore the remote and seldom visited Weddell Sea
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Fly & Cruise - Antarctic Explorer & Falklands Islands - 2016/17 Season

Fly & Cruise - Antarctic Explorer & Falklands Islands - 2016/17 Season

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $11,555.00

This expedition combines a visit to the Falklands and an in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Visit the remarkable Antarctic Peninsula
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales

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