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Antarctica & Arctic Expedition Cruises

Your specialist for Polar Expedition Cruises

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1. Compare all routes and ships

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2. Get unbiased recommendations from experts

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3. Make a risk-free reservation

How do you choose the right Antarctic or Arctic Cruise?

With more than 25 specialist cruise ships and over 100 different polar routes to choose from, we understand only too well how difficult it can be to find the perfect exploration cruise. As adventure travel specialists, we realised that the choice was overwhelming for those unfamiliar with these amazing destinations. That’s why Polartours.com has built one of the most extensive and detailed databases of expedition vessels that offer cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica. We know that booking a dream adventure to one of the most breathtaking regions on the planet is a significant commitment, and that’s why we always strive to offer you the best customer service in the industry. Thanks to our team of Arctic and Antarctic cruise experts, we can provide you with inside knowledge on all the ships, their routes, and their crews. All of us are passionate about sustainable tourism to Antarctica and the Arctic. Because each vessel and route caters to different clientele, we strive to understand what you are looking for as part of our personalised service. We then do our very best to match you with the ships and routes that meet your ideals, considering your interests, fitness levels, and budget.

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What our customers say

Polar Latitudes Antarctica
Kaustav M.

February 2023

First Class Ship

I reached out to Polartours while researching options for an expedition cruise to Antarctica. I was impressed with their prompt and attentive follow-up! Natalya scheduled a video call immediately and while on the call took the time to carefully listen to my family's requirements and constraints. She then came back as promised within two days with a host of options for our consideration. Her follow through was terrific with relevant added details as needed and, of course, gentle reminders on looming deadlines. If the entire Polartours team is like her, you can do a lot worse than reaching out to them to plan out a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Norway
Hans Peter Ulrich

Mid Range Ship

20 days full of adventures - skilled crew and good company with fellow travellers. Pics says mor then 1000 words: see my selected fotos on https://hpulrich.ch/arktis/spitzbergen-groenland/ Thanks to everybody who makes this happen! (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Angela Wyse

Mid Range Ship

My husband and I were on the Rembrandt Van Rijn cruise that left Longyearbyen on June 16, 2022. We wanted to send you a quick note to tell you what an incredible experience we had. In particular, we wanted to tell you how much we appreciated our guides Jordy and Fritz. They truly made our trip into something special that will remain with us for a long time. Fritz was incredibly knowledgeable about birds and even sparked in us a new interest in birding. Jordy had a great sense of humor and we learned so much from his almost uncanny knowledge of the geography, geology, and wildlife of Svalbard. He was also generous enough with his photography skills to make a trip log for us that we will treasure. We left the ship hoping that we will be able to have another polar adventure with Jordy and Fritz sometime soon! (copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)

Majestic Face of Ice from an Iceberg in Torssukatak

Luxury Ship

Possibly the best was the Walrus colony onshore. Life altering was realising the lagoon we were anchored in was 10 years ago a glacier (Copied from Swoop Arctic)

Deanna Rieden

First Class Ship

This was the trip of a lifetime. Our final continent. Once we arrived in Punta Arenas, we were met at the airport by Paula from Aurora who took us to hotel. My baggage was lost by airline and she gave me a coat to wear immediately. Shout out to Paula and Michael for tracking my Luggage. Once we transferred to Antarctica we were met by ship crew with drinks and smiles. The week was packed with excursions and amazing information presented by scientists in different aspects of expertise. The ship staff was friendly, personable making the trip an amazing adventure. The fly and cruise is the way to go!

We make booking your Arctic or Antarctic Cruise easy

A Polartours cruise is a perfect way to see the breathtaking polar regions, either the Arctic or the Antarctic. From the rugged beauty of the rocky coasts to the stunning sight of towering icebergs and vast fields of ice to the remarkable wildlife that has adapted to life at the very ends of the Earth, our polar cruises will bring you closer than you could have imagined. We have built an expert-curated database of the best Arctic and Antarctic cruises currently available. To help you plan your perfect adventure, our unique system lets you find the ideal cruise by available dates, cruise length, price - or even by the wildlife or visitor sites you could see. At last, you can find your dream adventure cruise in just a few simple steps. Whether you choose an arctic cruise or an Antarctic cruise, all our vessels are operated to the highest standards and were built as specialized polar ships. The crews are all experienced polar sailors, and each ship is also staffed by a range of experts to help you get the most from your adventure. As well as a series of stimulating daily lectures and talks, your guides will take you on stunning zodiac cruises among icebergs and to glacier faces. You’ll also get to step ashore on the Antarctic continent or set foot on remote islands well above the Arctic circle. Returning to your ship you will be able to relive your experiences with like-minded fellow explorers, all the while enjoying the comfort and amenities of a luxurious cruise vessel. Because a polar adventure is high on many “bucket lists” and there are only a few vessels that embark on these remarkable adventures each year, arctic and antarctic cruises can be booked out months - even years- in advance. That’s why we recommend you plan your polar adventure as far in advance as possible. If you’re ready to find out more, why not browse through our comprehensive cruise database or call one of our friendly and knowledgeable Polartours experts today to find the perfect Antarctic or Arctic cruise for you.

Who is Polartours

Polartours is a booking portal specialized on expedition cruises to the Antarctica and the Arctic. Our vision is to become the world's leading reference for cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic.

To get there, we are building an extensive knowledge database on all regions, destinations and highlights of our world's polar regions. We put a big effort into understanding the underlying ideas and philosophy of each route and each ship and care a great deal about sustainable tourism. Ask us anything, we’ll be thrilled to help!

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