Kathryn // June 7, 2018

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. 

Kathryn // May 22, 2018

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.

Steve Wellmeier // April 10, 2018

The Sea Spirit's State-of-the-Art Stabilizers | Poseidon Expeditions

Polar adventurers aboard Poseidon Expedition’s 114-passenger vessel Sea Spirit will now benefit from advanced technology when the ship is equipped with new retractable fin stabilizers next year.

The  4,200-GRT vessel will be retrofitted with

Scott Wasserman // March 27, 2018

Polar Opposites: Creative Interventions in The Arctic and Antarctica | Poseidon Expeditions

 Poseidon Expeditions is pleased to announce its sponsorship of an April 5-6 symposium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island that will address issues impacting the polar regions.

Polar Opposites: Creative Interventions in the Arctic and Antarctic is under the auspices of The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI). Two days of panel discussions, presentations and exhibitions – all free and open to the public – will be held at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on campus. Advance registration is required.

An exceptional group of innovators and practitioners including artists, scientists, activists, researchers and scholars will address issues impacting the polar regions. Polar Opposites is part

Steve Wellmeier // November 22, 2017

The Search is On...

 
Photograph the white penguin and the champagne will be on us!
 
After reports surfaced from Antarctica a few years ago when an expedition ship passenger photographed a chinstrap penguin with a rare genetic abnormality – isabellinism – our Sea Spirit expedition team has kept their collective eyes peeled for such a unique specimen.
 
Sometimes confused with albinism, which is an animal’s inability to produce melanin, isabellinism happens when normally black, grey or dark brown feathers appear greyish-yellow or pale brown. This condition isn’t restricted to a particular breed of bird; it has been noted in 12 of the 17 species of penguin, including the Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
Charles and Mary Love // November 17, 2017

A Front line View of the Falklands and South Georgia

St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia © Charles and Mary Love October 21 – November 7, 2017 

The stark polar lands grip the hearts of men who have lived on them in a manner hardly understood by people who’ve never got beyond the pale of civilization.”

—Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton

After two days at sea from Puerto Madryn, Argentina, we make a morning landing to observe birds near a small settlement on Carcass Island in the Falklands. The number of species in the Falklands (over 200) is impressive. These islands, we’re told, have more striated caracaras, slender-beaked prions and pale-mantled sooty albatrosses than anywhere else in the world..

Scott Wasserman // October 31, 2017

Traveling to the Arctic and Antarctic: The Seasons Make all the Difference!

Yes, there is summer in the polar regions!

Every day we get requests for our expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic. Passengers let us know how many people are in their party, which area of the polar regions they want to travel to, and the big question:
The dates they want to travel.
 
I’ll be the first to admit it. When I started working, learning, and traveling with Poseidon Expeditions, it never occurred to me that the polar regions
Scott Wasserman // August 31, 2017

How IAATO protects the magnificence of Antarctica

Tourism to the seventh continent has expanded in popularity over the years, but the perception that there is little regulation of the industry has persisted. When larger cruise ships started to arrive and, specifically, after the sinking of the GAP Explorer in November 2007 (thankfully, everyone was safely evacuated) some commentators feared catastrophic accidents and the potential for environmental damage. 

Antarctica is governed by an international treaty that came into force in 1961 and which is now signed by more than 50 nations. While the treaty is very good at ensuring the continent is maintained as a natural reserve, and has the intention of preserving the last unspoiled continent

Scott Wasserman // August 28, 2017

James Balog's evolving view on climate change

Imagine using dozens of time-lapse cameras placed in 16 glacial locations around the world, such as in Alaska, Greenland and the Antarctic. All to see if the landscape was changing and if climate change was living up to its reputation as the cause of this.   
Scott Wasserman // May 5, 2017

The Falkland Islands - Myth vs Reality

Surf’s up! Hard to believe, but that's the reaction from a thankfully small (and ill-informed) group of people when the the Falkland Islands are mentioned – "some tropical island" in the South Atlantic. But this beautiful group of islands isn't about beach culture, unless you're referring to penguins. There's plenty else to talk about, and we could go back to 1690 when English Captain John Strong made the first recorded visit… but that’s an article for another time.

 

 

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