What To Look For In An Antarctic Cruise


If a cruise to Antarctica is on your bucket list, there's a lot to think about when it comes to voyaging to the planet's southern-most continent.

From the best time to go to trip length and the size of the ship, you have many options for exploring the continent that's "roughly the size of the U.S. and Mexico combined."

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Top 10 Scientific Discoveries in Antarctica


Here's still a lot of things we don't know about Antarctica. The last discovered and least explored continent of Antarctica holds many mysteries, but the things early explorers and modern-day scientists have discovered are quite amazing.

From alien-finding bacteria to animals tapping into the Earth's magnetic field,  here are 10 of the top scientific discoveries in Antarctica.

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What's the Difference Between the Arctic and Antarctica?


The Arctic and Antarctica might seem quite similar at first glance: Mountainous, snow-covered landscapes and icebergs, whales, and nesting seabirds by the tens of thousands. But they are polar opposites – literally – and in many other ways you might not expect.

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Slideshow: 50 Years of Victory Journeys to the North Pole


Each Summer during June or July, Poseidon Expeditions begins its North Pole season. The international expedition team leads three voyages a year to the geographic North Pole, hosting travelers from across the globe.

Passengers board the 75,000-horsepower, nuclear-powered icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, in Murmansk, Russia, and crush their way through the Barents Sea, where whales are a common sight, and Arctic ice as they head toward 90° North Latitude.

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7 Common Misconceptions About The Arctic


What thoughts come to mind when you think of the Arctic?

Cold. Bare. Gray.

While the northernmost parts of our planet are cold, many of the other common beliefs about the region are often quite far from the facts.

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Meet Jan Bryde: The Man Who Summers at the North Pole


When summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, there's only one place Jan Bryde wants to be: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean, high atop the world at the North Pole.

Send Bryde an email in July or August and you'll be greeted with the charming and mysterious auto-response "Dear Friends, same as every year: summertime = North Pole time!".

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Chill Out: The Ultimate Polar Playlist


Beautiful skies. Surroundings free of nearly all modern-day noises. Picturesque vistas. Untamed wildlife. These are just a few of the things you experience when traveling to the world's polar regions.

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Seasoned Expedition Leaders Share Why They Love Antarctica


Every trip, every destination, and every adventure has a "Why" and for every traveler, that "Why" is different. Antarctica and the islands of the Southern Ocean are no exception.


Even for those who've been to the Antarctic many times, their "Why's" are always shifting. With every new expedition comes a unique experience full of new sights, sounds, and feelings.

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6 Reasons to Tack Buenos Aires onto your Antarctic Expedition Cruise

Antarctica often feels so removed from the rest of the world; it is easy to forget that getting there requires going through some other fabulous destinations, too.

Polar expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands typically embark in one area of Argentina, and sometimes disembark in another, providing the perfect opportunity to include some Argentine sights at the beginning or end of your voyage.

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Why No Polar Cruise is Complete Without a Zodiac Excursion


While Poseidon Expeditions prides itself on having a nimble ship, the 114-passenger Sea Spirit is still a boat of substantial size.

And, polar cruising is all about getting there. To the spectacular iceberg. Into narrow channels. Going ashore and reaching sites that aren't accessible by ships even the size of the Sea Spirit.

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