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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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Exploration of Franz Josef Land: Part 2

In the decades following its discovery in 1873, Franz Josef Land continued to attract adventurers to the edge of the world. The remote and barely hospitable archipelago was at times a base of operations—and at times a place of refuge—for explorers hoping to travel even farther off the map, into the white places where no one had gone before.

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Exploration of Franz Josef Land: Part 1



Since its discovery 150 years ago, Franz Josef Land has been the setting of some of polar history’s most remarkable tales of exploration and survival. At the height of the brief Arctic summer, melting snow reveals relics from early adventurers who endured long, dark winters in icebound ships or makeshift stone huts awaiting frozen graves or serendipitous rescues. Read on to learn about the notable explorers who literally put Franz Josef Land on the map.

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Diving in the North Pole

On an expedition cruise to the North Pole, Poseidon Expeditions offered a diving option for the bravest explorers of the polar regions. They were able to plunge into the icy waters and see the other side of the thick sea ice.

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Franz Josef Land in One Minute

Nowhere in the Arctic is the heroism and drama of early polar exploration more plainly evident than in Franz Josef Land. This 192-island archipelago is notoriously inaccessible, but a small cruise ship with a fleet of Zodiacs enables you to discover the islands’ hidden treasures, such as historical remains of legendary expeditions, dramatic mountains, and surreal geology.

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Antarctica without Drake Passage

Even if you have never been to Antarctica, you have probably heard something about the Drake Passage. Traveling to Antarctica requires crossing this infamous body of water unless you want to skip the sea journey and get there by plane. However, there are several solid arguments for keeping the Drake Passage part in your voyage.

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