When you join us for the trip of a lifetime, there are some things you can count on:
In the early days of Antarctic exploration, persons of exceptional character fascinated by the lure of notoriety and adventure traveled to the most remote regions area on Earth, many with hopes of being among the first to discover new resources, wildlife and shipping routes. Stories of these men, whose fortitude in the face of appalling hardships are difficult to fathom (especially today!), still inspire adventurers today. You’ll learn about several famous explorers on your Antarctic cruise, and also the not-so-famous.
Hiking is a wonderful way to experience the epic beauty of Greenland, and as such is an activity offered on our Greenland cruises, weather permitting. Greenland offers hiking for all intensity levels and prior to each excursion, your expedition team will let you know how to dress and what to expect. Participation is always optional!
Remarkable landscapes, exceptional wildlife, iceberg-choked fjords and colorful tundra make Greenland, as seen here on this video, different from anywhere else in the world. If you’re sitting on the fence and unsure of what to do in Greenland, here are a few ideas:
Legendary Russian icebreaker and polar pioneer, the mighty Kapitan Khlebnikov, makes its anticipated return to navigate uncharted terrains. Purpose-built and designed to maneuver through dense pack ice, the ice-class Khlebnikov provides unparalleled access to the most remote areas of the Arctic, as well as extraordinary opportunities to flight-see on two on-board helicopters.
You may not know his name or his accomplishments, but Japanese explorer Nobu Shirase is remembered today as an unlikely – and almost successful – challenger for the title of first man to reach the South Pole.