More Than Just an Experience

Poseidon Expeditions’ goal is to provide curious, discerning travellers with the perfect combination of comfort and personable service, balanced with maximum opportunities for outdoor activities in the spirit of adventure.  

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Brush-Tailed Penguins


Penguins of the Antarctic Peninsula

Penguins are the animals most famously associated with Antarctica. They are also one of the most distinctive and beloved of all bird families. They endear themselves to us with their stylish black-and-white coloration, adorable waddling gait, and comical gesticulations of their flightless wings. Visitors to Antarctica will surely find many reasons to love these amazing seabirds during countless penguin encounters. Most commonly seen around the Antarctic Peninsula are the three closely related penguins of the genus Pygoscelis, collectively known as the "brush-tailed penguins".

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Expedition Cruises to Antarctica with Poseidon Expeditions

This new video by Poseidon Expeditions takes you to magical land of Antarctica and shows life aboard our expedition vessel Sea Explorer.  

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Extreme Points in the Arctic


How to Visit the World’s Northernmost Tourist Destinations

Geographical extremes hold a great attraction for many people. Perhaps this is because we have not lost our evolutionary desire for exploration that caused us to become the most widespread animals on the surface of the planet. Or perhaps we are drawn to distant places because their remoteness allows us to feel a moment of freedom from the oppressive weight of civilization. Maybe we simply enjoy the feeling of exclusivity when we stand where very few people have stood before. Certainly, bragging rights are assumed whenever we visit a place where terms like “northernmost” are applied. Whatever your reasons for seeking out the far corners of the world, a polar cruise is a great way to achieve your geographical goals. Here are some of the northernmost places you can visit on an expedition cruise to the Arctic.

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Antarctica in One Minute

Sheltered bays and channels sparkle with ice and reflect towering mountain peaks coated in permanent snow. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty.  

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Seals of the Antarctic Peninsula


Seal Species Commonly Seen on an Antarctic Cruise

The icy waters of Antarctica are home to millions of seals representing several species. Most of them belong to the streamlined and blubber-rich Phocidae family, also known as true or earless seals. Though they are hunted by killer whales in the water, Antarctic seals do not have any natural predators above water. They can be seen hauled out on beaches and sometimes even in the snow far from water. They are often observed reposing placidly on land-fast ice and drifting ice floes. Seals found in Antarctica today are tame and trusting of people and boats. Witnessing this great abundance of docile seals is one of the highlights of an Antarctic expedition cruise. Here are a few seal species frequently encountered on a cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Greenland in 1 Minute - Expedition Cruises to Greenland

There’s an old maxim that Iceland is green and Greenland is ice. While this for the most part may be true about Greenland, it’s only half the story. Greenland is an adventurer's paradise. From the polar desert in the north to glacial-carved fjords in the south, the country hosts more than its share of exciting destinations that explorers can take full advantage of.

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7 Reasons Why Longer Antarctica Trips are a Must

Sheltered bays and channels sparkle with ice and reflect towering mountain peaks coated in permanent snow. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. This is the vast wilderness of the last-discovered continent: raw, pristine, fragile and uncompromisingly polar. But this part of the world has many faces, and the Southern and South Atlantic Oceans hosts several other destinations worth visiting besides the ethereal continent itself.

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Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Video made by one of our passengers during the expedition cruise in Antarctica.

Feel the speed!  Poseidon Expeditions encourages active exploration of the polar regions. Following all of the relevant guidelines, on each of our cruises to Antarctica, we organize landings and sea excursions using a fleet of Zodiac crafts. With a little luck, we can encounter whales, penguins and other marine wildlife relatively close to our boats. An experience you won't be able to forget.

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How to Choose the Perfect Travel Companion for the Polar Regions


Modern-day expedition cruising offers intimate wildlife encounters, epic nature viewing and adventure options for any age and preferred activity level. The best vessels to discover the remote destinations of the Arctic or Antarctica are small expedition ships, like our very own 114-passenger Sea Spirit or the "50 Years of Victory" icebreaker.

Even for those traveling solo, the informal atmosphere aboard offers plenty of opportunities for socializing. You can have a suite all to yourself or opt for a shared cabin experience when we match you with a passenger of the same gender. If you prefer traveling with a partner, friend or family, choosing the right person to accompany you to the polar regions can seem challenging at first.

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