What's the Difference Between the Arctic and Antarctica?


The Arctic and Antarctica might seem quite similar at first glance: Mountainous, snow-covered landscapes and icebergs, whales, and nesting seabirds by the tens of thousands. But they are polar opposites – literally – and in many other ways you might not expect.

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Slideshow: 50 Years of Victory Journeys to the North Pole


Each Summer during June or July, Poseidon Expeditions begins its North Pole season. The international expedition team leads three voyages a year to the geographic North Pole, hosting travelers from across the globe.

Passengers board the 75,000-horsepower, nuclear-powered icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, in Murmansk, Russia, and crush their way through the Barents Sea, where whales are a common sight, and Arctic ice as they head toward 90° North Latitude.

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7 Common Misconceptions About The Arctic


What thoughts come to mind when you think of the Arctic?

Cold. Bare. Gray.

While the northernmost parts of our planet are cold, many of the other common beliefs about the region are often quite far from the facts.

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Meet Jan Bryde: The Man Who Summers at the North Pole


When summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, there's only one place Jan Bryde wants to be: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean, high atop the world at the North Pole.

Send Bryde an email in July or August and you'll be greeted with the charming and mysterious auto-response "Dear Friends, same as every year: summertime = North Pole time!".

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Chill Out: The Ultimate Polar Playlist


Beautiful skies. Surroundings free of nearly all modern-day noises. Picturesque vistas. Untamed wildlife. These are just a few of the things you experience when traveling to the world's polar regions.

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Seasoned Expedition Leaders Share Why They Love Antarctica


Every trip, every destination, and every adventure has a "Why" and for every traveler, that "Why" is different. Antarctica and the islands of the Southern Ocean are no exception.

Even for those who've been to the Antarctic many times, their "Why's" are always shifting. With every new expedition comes a unique experience full of new sights, sounds, and feelings.

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6 Reasons to Tack Buenos Aires onto your Antarctic Expedition Cruise

Antarctica often feels so removed from the rest of the world; it is easy to forget that getting there requires going through some other fabulous destinations, too.

Polar expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands typically embark in one area of Argentina, and sometimes disembark in another, providing the perfect opportunity to include some Argentine sights at the beginning or end of your voyage.

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Why No Polar Cruise is Complete Without a Zodiac Excursion


That's where Zodiacs come in. Because of their size, stability, and speed Zodiac landing crafts – inflatable boats with rigid bottoms – are an integral part of polar cruising. In fact, without Zodiacs, shore landings, particularly in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, would not be possible.

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5 Apps to Help you Save for Your Dream Polar Cruise


Trips to Antarctica, the Arctic, and the North Pole may seam unreal but they shouldn't have to remain in your dreams.

One benefit of polar cruising is the lead time — trips for 2020 are already on the schedule — and that means you can start planning and saving now to make your (penguin, polar bear, or iceberg) dreams a reality.

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Kings of the Southern Ocean: 9 Delightful Facts About the King Penguin


Generous, athletic, caring, and gregarious — with all their charms, it's no wonder King Penguins often serve as the quintessential image of the black and white bird.

These dapper, distinguished birds are much more than feature film fodder, though and boast some pretty impressive features.

In no particular order, here are our nine favorite facts about the King Penguin:

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