Ice is Nice Part 2 - Icebergs

Icebergs

In part 1 of our “Ice is Nice” series, you learned how glaciers are formed in cold regions through the accumulation of snow for hundreds or thousands of years. In the Arctic and Antarctica, glaciers grow so large that they flow down from the mountains into the sea, where they become tidewater glaciers. Let’s take a closer look at what happens next.

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Traveling British Isles, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen

An Arctic voyage that begins much closer to home! With our new expedition cruise trailing north from the British Isles to Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen, Poseidon Expeditions invites you for a tour of rarely visited polar gems.

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What I Learned By Visiting Antarctica

Did you know that Antarctica is twice the size of Australia? I didn’t until I signed up for an Antarctica Cruise with Poseidon Expeditions.

Although Antarctica is larger than Europe, the average person in the street knows very little about the world’s southernmost continent. If anything, they probably imagine an endless stretch of snow devoid of life. The reality is quite different.

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Antarctica Camping in Polar Cruises

You might have heard about the possibility of camping on cruises to Antarctica, or perhaps you know someone who has done it. But what is this craziness all about? Why would anyone want to go camping in Antarctica? Still more puzzlingly, why would anyone leave behind a comfortable bed on a perfectly good cruise ship to spend a night outside on the ice?  There must be a reason, because passengers gladly pay extra to do exactly that.  

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Why Spitsbergen?

Explore the last wild frontier - Spitsbergen - with Poseidon Expeditions. The unique Arctic environment offers you walrus, icebergs and polar bears encounters, while onboard you will find comfort, edutainment program and a lot of fun!

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East Greenland in One Minute

Vast, unspoiled, virtually uninhabited – East Greenland’s Scoresby Sund is an Arctic wilderness of transcendent quality. Expedition cruising is your ticket into the world’s largest and most beautiful fjord system.

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Svalbard: Where Does the Ideal Adventure Lead?

No matter if you are already an avid polar traveler or just seeking for an extraordinary voyage – a Svalbard cruise aboard the m/v Sea Spirit is the opportunity to discover the essence of the Arctic in one voyage.  

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Antarctic cruise with Andrew Wenzel, Whale Researcher, Faces of the Polar World

There are few wildlife experiences as exhilarating as an encounter with a whale. Now add the beauty of the pristine polar environment and you have something truly amazing. In an expedition cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica, you can observe whales from the ship or small Zodiac boats, or even from a kayak. Seeing these gigantic yet gentle and playful creatures in action will be the highlight of any polar trip.  

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Ice is Nice: Part 1 - Glaciers

Ice is a defining element of the polar environment. It is also a quintessential aspect of the polar expedition experience. On a cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica, you will likely see all kinds of ice, including glaciers, icebergs and sea ice. In preparation for your voyage into the icy realms, let’s take a closer look at how these ice features are formed, starting with glaciers.

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Interview with the Captain of 50 Years of Victory Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

No one can talk more authoritative than Captain Dmitry Lobusov, with 32 years of icebreaker experience, including 14 years as captain of nuclear-powered vessels and a dozen years as master of 50 Years of Victory. We were lucky to get this rare interview with the man who has been to 90º north more than most people on earth.

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