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Poseidon Expeditions // March 12, 2019

Polar Regions Photography Tips

How to take your best photos in the Arctic and Antarctica

The Polar Regions are known to be among the most photogenic places on the planet. From portraits of charismatic wildlife to wide-angle shots of spectacular landscapes, there is always something new and exciting in the viewfinder. On a cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica, photographers are presented with countless amazing picture-taking opportunities every day. But the Polar Regions also present special challenges worth considering before starting your
photography trip of a lifetime.

Poseidon Expeditions // March 9, 2019

Falkland Islands: Essential Information for Tourists

What to know before going to the Falklands

The Falkland Islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom consisting of more than 700 sparsely populated islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Many people will recall the archipelago, located 500 km off the coast of Patagonia, was a war zone during the 1982 Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. A day in the capital, Stanley, will certainly satisfy history buffs interested in this tragic conflict, and much else besides. But a visitor to the Falklands should not forget these remote, windswept islands are also one of the world’s premier wildlife-viewing destinations, featuring huge populations of seals, penguins and albatross. Here are some things to consider when planning your Falkland Islands vacation.

Poseidon Expeditions // March 7, 2019

The Best Trips to Antarctica in 2020-21

A guide to Antarctic trips offered in 2020-21

 

Poseidon Expeditions // March 2, 2019

The Best Experiences on a Trip to the North Pole

The Best Things to Discover on a North Pole Cruise

A trip to the North Pole on a nuclear-powered icebreaker is an incredible experience and truly one of the world’s most memorable voyages. Don’t simply imagine two weeks of smashing through ice to the pole and back. On this voyage, the North Pole is only one of the amazing discoveries you'll make.

Poseidon Expeditions // February 26, 2019

The Top Four Things to Look For on Landings in Antarctica and South Georgia

What to Watch for When Going Ashore in Antarctica

In Antarctica, access to most of the shoreline is obstructed by tidewater glaciers. Ice-free landing sites are highly prized by tourists and animals alike. While guidelines are in place to prevent you from encountering people from other ships while ashore, it's likely you will be sharing your landing sites with an abundance of animals! It's also likely that explorers from the Age of Discovery had previously set foot where you will be standing. When enjoying a landing in the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands or South Georgia, watch for these special features of the unique Southern Ocean environment.

Poseidon Expeditions // February 18, 2019

Why You Should Add South Georgia to Your Antarctic Cruise

What’s so great about South Georgia?


Frank S. Todd (1942-2016), world-renowned ornithologist and penguin expert, famously said, “If God took a vacation, it would be to South Georgia.” This subantarctic island is known throughout the world—and perhaps beyond—as one of our planet’s greatest locations for wildlife viewing. But South Georgia is a worthy Antarctic cruise destination for other reasons too. Read on to learn about the special attractions and things to do on a trip to South Georgia.

Poseidon Expeditions // February 16, 2019

The Best Arctic Trips in 2020

Four of the Best Arctic trips for 2020

Joining a cruise ship in the Arctic is quickly rising to the top of many people’s must-do lists. Now is a great time to start planning your trip to the Arctic in 2020. The Arctic is an immense and diverse region. You might be wondering, what is the best Arctic trip? The answer will depend on your interests and on when you can travel. The Arctic cruising season is from early June to mid-September. Prevailing ice and weather conditions change as the season progresses, making different areas of the Arctic open to exploration at different times. Poseidon Expeditions offers a range of Arctic itineraries designed to take full advantage of these seasonal patterns.

Poseidon Expeditions // December 17, 2018

When to Visit Antarctica

 The Best Time To Take A Trip To Antarctica
Antarctica is a dream adventure travel destination, but much of the continent’s appeal lies in the time you visit and what you want to see.

If you've never been to Antarctica, it might be hard to imagine the continent experiencing seasons, but it does, and each new season brings different highlights.  

However, you won’t be disappointed if your travel schedule is confined to a particular month or season, as Antarctica is a bucket-list destination that never disappoints.

This guide will help you choose the best times to visit Antarctica so you can experience all of the adventures you’ve been dreaming about.

January
It’s easy to forget that summer isn’t during June, July, and August in every part of the world. In Antarctica, January is the heart of the austral summer, and that means more than 20 hours of daylight per day. Thus, more time for outdoor exploration each day, as well as more time to admire the penguin chicks and seals, which are abundant during this month.

February
February is a bit later in the summer season, which means much of the pack ice has been melted by the strong summer sun, making adventures across the Antarctic Circle possible. Penguin youngsters are still abundant, and whales are often seen more frequently in the waters of Antarctica.

March
March brings the warmest months of the year to a close as temperatures drop below freezing. However, fur seals are playful, penguin chicks are present and molting, and this (late February and March) is often a good time to see and snap photos of whales breaching the Antarctic waters.

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