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How to find a last-minute deal on a polar cruise

We have made life easy for you when it comes to spotting last-minute deals on polar expeditions and polar cruises. It is worth using the filter features to search for specific dates in the near future, to see whether you can find any last-minute deals on a polar cruise. Our prices are updated daily, so you can always be assured of the best last-minute polar tour booking prices using our service.


Since these polar expeditions are often bespoke experiences, however, it is usually better to plan well in advance. Leaving your polar cruise booking until the last minute unfortunately has a number of disadvantages. Firstly, your specific preferences for a polar cruise of a lifetime are unlikely to be available. Secondly, by the time you express an interest, the polar cruise or expedition may already be fully booked, or conversely have already been canceled due to low guest numbers. Thirdly, spaces for activity options such as skiing, snowboarding, snorkeling or kayaking may be very limited and sell out well in advance, long before the cabins are fully booked. It is best to make a non-binding enquiry so we can ask the ship’s captain or owner about availability before definitively confirming your booking. We can usually reserve spaces with no down payment for up to about a week.

Any booking within 65 days prior to departure is considered a last-minute booking and we might not be able to hold your spaces for so long. We will also require the full payment of your cruise upon booking if you reserve less than 65 days before your polar expedition departs. Awesome last-minute polar cruise deals are occasionally available less than two months before the cruise departs, particularly on the larger ships with more than 90 guests on board. However, you are more likely to snag a discount on a polar cruise by booking well in advance! There are significant early-bird discounts if you book seven or eight months before you want to travel. That being said, there are some marvelous 8-day polar expedition trips to be had at very reasonable prices, such as a polar bear spotting tour or an Arctic summer expedition. Things to consider are the climatic conditions and whether your polar expedition will give you everything you wanted at the time of year you are considering traveling. Why not informally get in touch with one of our expert travel consultants to enquire about availability and options for a last-minute polar expedition? Call or e-mail one of our travel experts now to secure the best possible deal and to configure your own polar expedition of a lifetime.

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