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Our Fleet of Polar Expedition Cruise Ships

How to choose the best ship

Currently, more than 40 different vessels operate expedition cruises in and around our planet's polar regions. As each ship caters to different clientele, we strive to understand the philosophy of each vessel and crew, in order to best match you with the expedition that meets your needs, considering your interests, fitness level, and budget. Read more about How to choose the right ship

Note: As independent agents, we at Polartours don't have any ties to specific operators. We won't shy away from giving you specific recommendations based on your interests, fitness level, budget, or age. Find below our recommendations and contact us for more info!.

Size matters: Choosing the right ship

According to IAATO regulations, no more than 100 guests can land at one site at the same time. Therefore, our most important tip is to chose your ship wisely. Generally, our recommendation is: The smaller, the ship, the better! Big vessels, on the other hand, can provide for a lot more comfort, bigger cabins and will let you indulge in amenities such as restaurants, jacuzzis, a Sauna, or even a pool.

All Ships, sorted by Category

Here is another way to categorize ships. Note that there is no "Budget" Category. All ships in the Polar Regions will meet very high standards in terms of service on board, food, and, especially, the high level of their guides. The differences between the ships lie mostly within their cabin size and amenities, such as Jacuzzis, Sauna, Cigar Lounges, Spas etc.

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First-Class Ship

Less opulent than the luxury class, these ships offer you spacious accommodation and great service.

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Luxury Ships

A selection of the very finest expedition vessels featuring stunning luxury suites.

How to choose the best ship and route now?

Our recommendation: Go to the page Polar Expeditions: Dates & Prices and filter for your desired travel date. Then, use the filters to narrow your choice further down, for example by ship size, ship category or amenities that you'd like to see on board.

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