What is a Polar Cruise like?
So you are thinking of taking an Arctic or Antarctic Cruise...what will it be like?
First of all you are making a great decision to take a voyage to either of these amazing locations.
Imagine waking up in your comfortable cabin and opening the curtains on another beautiful view. The excitement of each new day has guests eager to bound out of bed and head for breakfast. Already briefed on the location and activities, after a warm and tasty choice of breakfast items, it is time to explore the new destination.
Head out between the uninhabited islands to see glaciers, ice flows and the panorama of wind-sculpted icescapes.
Guests are on the alert for wildlife sightings - a whiskered nose cutting a wake through the water, a movement on the snow of a lumbering polar bear or an Arctic fox quick-stepping along the ice edge with a purpose.
Some cruises may offer the opportunity to take a guided ice walk led by one of the expert guides; enjoy a quiet walk-about or a thrilling trip to a glacier.
Join a photography workshop, take a kayak out and explore the bays at ground level, scuba dive below water and ice to see another world, soar high above the area with a helicopter tour.
Back at the ship, lectures, slides and film shows are presented by the on-board specialists to prepare and educate guests to the amazing geology and wildlife of the area. Join in the interesting discussions and debates which follow afterwards.
Dinner is served in style and fills the evening as a delicious menu of different courses is a pleasure in itself. Chat with table companions and share the day's experiences before going your separate ways to the bar, to watch TV, head up on deck to enjoy the view or retire to the comforts of your private cabin again. It may be late, but the sun will still be shining!