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Antarctica & Arctic First Class Cruises

Our selection of First Class Cruises

Is a first-class Polar cruise right for me?

These polar cruises are extremely popular among our clients. In fact, we receive most bookings in this category, so places are strictly limited. Many people would like to travel to the Arctic or Antarctic in comfort and appreciate the excellent price-quality ratio of these first-class polar cruises. There is an astonishingly wide variety of first-class polar expeditions and cruises on offer, from the imaginatively conceived 5-day Antarctica express air-cruise, which airlifts you straight to the best adventures and scenery, to a full two-week Arctic or Antarctic cruise. Many polar cruises can offer a balance of optional activities, whether observing wildlife or engaging in rugged adventures on dinghy rides, skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering or camping out.

Affordable and comprehensive first-class polar cruises

Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctica Complete

On our first class polar cruises, you are likely to be traveling on an ultramodern, purpose-built expedition ship that meets the latest and highest standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. Fleets include the most flexible, advanced, innovative Antarctic cruise vessels currently operating. Their modern design allows you to enjoy genuine exploration in remote polar regions.

These first-class polar cruise ships feature pioneering nautical technology, such as an environmentally-friendly virtual anchor. Furthermore, their sleek, streamlined design offers up to an 80% reduction in emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency. Certain first-class polar cruises are 100% carbon offset.

The decor on first-class polar cruise ships will be tasteful and usually modern. You can expect to find sun decks and perhaps al fresco dining areas, as well as plenty of comfortable seating and lounges. You may also find that your boat has some extras such as viewing platforms, kayaks, or even a pair of helicopters!

As for food, a first-class polar cruise will offer a varied menu of international and local dishes, often served in an informal buffet style. Meals and snacks will be of good restaurant quality.

We only choose polar cruise ships that offer the best and most flexible itineraries, from 5 days to three full weeks. You will experience the very best of these remarkable Arctic and Antarctic regions, visiting the most important highlights.

Crew-passenger ratios are low on first-class polar cruises, for example 1:8, which gives you a more personal, informative, and comfortable Arctic or Antarctic polar adventure.

Larger first-class polar cruise vessels can hold between 90 and 189 guests. Small, rugged polar expeditions cruises, which can bring you right up to the ice edge, have just 48 guests in total. Or for a more intimate polar expedition experience, there are boats capable of breaking the pack ice which carry as few as 12 guests in 6 comfortable cabins!

Many first-class polar cruises offer all-inclusive on-board activities such as wellness, yoga, and highly entertaining presentations given by local specialists in state-of-the-art lecture theaters. They also offer an excellent balance between cost and excursions.

Why is it best to book my first-class polar cruise well in advance?

These first-class polar cruises are the most popular of all, so availability is limited. The earlier you book, the better the chances of reserving your preferred accommodation and activity options. Booking well in advance will give you a better chance of snagging the best dates, cabin categories, destinations and activities.

How to book:

You can use the listing filters on this page to search for first-class cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica and polar expeditions on your chosen dates. Each listing will show you all the details, features and amenities which the ships offer. Get in touch with one of our friendly, expert polar travel advisors directly by phone or schedule a video call today to learn more about the latest availability and any possible discounts available on a first-class polar cruise. Or check out our FAQ page.

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