Antartica / Arctic Cruises
Antarctica and the Arctic are some of the last truly unspoilt regions of the world and areas which, so far, had only been accessible to the privileged few.
Antarctica is said to be the coldest, driest, and windiest place on earth, but that does not describe its attractions as a tourist destination. The mysterious White Continent, with its multi-colored ice caps, glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountains, offers unparalleled scenery and photographic opportunities. All voyages are designed to include as much wildlife viewing as possible but may also incorporate visits to scientific bases as well as allowing plenty of time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of icy waterways, glaciers, icebergs and rugged mountains.
The Arctic, one of the most remote and fascinating regions of the world, where the mean temperature of the warmest month does not exceed 10°C/50°F. To venture high above the Arctic Circle, tracing the routes of famed explorers and coming face to face with the remote and wild beauty of the Far North, is an opportunity taken by very few adventurers. Sail into spectacular fjords surrounded by towering mountains and glaciers illuminated by the 24-hour sun; thrill at the experience of your powerful icebreaker tackling the pressure ridges, hummocks and ice floes of this northern world; land by expertly-piloted helicopter in areas inaccessible by Zodiac; discover historic sites of polar exploration; and call at lands rarely visited before. Polar bears, musk ox, walruses, whales and other marine wildlife, roam the icy seas and landscapes of the North. Only icebreakers like ours can take you to these remote and fascinating Polar Regions.