Polar Expeditions

Welcome to your gateway to the frozen frontiers of the Arctic and Antarctica, where adventure meets the extreme, and pristine wilderness reigns supreme. These polar regions are Earth's last true frontiers, offering travelers the opportunity to explore landscapes that seem untouched by time and teeming with wildlife that's evolved in isolation. This is where the heart-pounding thrill of expedition cruising meets the sublime beauty of Earth's harshest, yet most breathtaking, landscapes.

The Arctic and Antarctica, two contrasting ends of the planet, beckon those with an unquenchable thirst for exploration. The Arctic, located at the top of the world, is a vast, frozen wilderness where the Arctic Ocean meets the continents of North America, Asia, and Europe. On the other hand, Antarctica, found at the opposite pole, is a continent surrounded by the Southern Ocean and isolated by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. These regions are marked by their unique characteristics, yet both offer an unparalleled experience for those who venture to their remote shores.

In the Arctic, you’ll encounter a land of ice and snow, where glaciers loom large, polar bears reign as the lords of the ice, and the Northern Lights paint the skies with ethereal hues. Here, you’ll have the chance to explore the Arctic tundra, watch for pods of narwhals and beluga whales in the frigid waters, and witness the intriguing behavior of seals basking on ice floes. The Arctic‘s incredible biodiversity extends to the birdlife as well, with puffins, kittiwakes, and the mighty sea eagle soaring in the skies.

Antarctica, the southernmost continent, is a place of superlatives. It boasts the coldest temperatures, the driest deserts, and the highest average elevation of any continent. This is where you’ll discover vast ice shelves, colossal glaciers, and an overwhelming sense of remoteness. Here, you can witness the enchanting world of penguins waddling on ice, seals lounging on remote beaches, and the iconic humpback and orca whales breaching the frigid waters. Antarctica‘s immense icebergs and dramatic landscapes are a testament to the relentless power of nature, and its unspoiled beauty offers a truly pristine experience.

So, why should you choose a polar expedition cruise with Eclipse Travel? The answer is simple:

Access to Inaccessible Worlds: A polar cruise provides you with the chance to visit regions that are virtually inaccessible by land. These are places that few people in the world have the privilege of experiencing, ensuring an intimate, unspoiled encounter with nature.

Wildlife Spectacle: Both the Arctic and Antarctica offer some of the world’s most incredible wildlife encounters. From polar bears and walruses in the Arctic to penguins, seals, and whales in Antarctica, you’ll have the opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitats.

Expert Guidance: Our polar cruises are led by seasoned expedition teams, which include naturalists, scientists, and historians who provide in-depth knowledge and enriching experiences throughout your journey. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of these remarkable ecosystems.

Comfort and Safety: While you’re exploring some of the world’s most extreme environments, you can enjoy the comforts and safety of a well-equipped expedition cruise ship. Our vessels are designed for comfort and stability, ensuring that you can focus on the adventure without any worries.

Environmental Responsibility: Eclipse Travel is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. We operate our cruises with the utmost care for the fragile polar ecosystems, ensuring minimal environmental impact.

Embarking on a polar cruise is an extraordinary adventure that offers a unique and life-changing experience. Whether you’re drawn to the mysteries of the Arctic or the stark beauty of Antarctica, Eclipse Travel is your partner in exploration, ready to help you chart a course to the ends of the Earth. Join us on a polar cruise and be part of a select group of travelers who’ve ventured to the planet’s most captivating and remote realms. It’s a journey you’ll remember for a lifetime, a story you’ll tell for generations to come.


Spitsbergen Highlights- Expedition in Brief
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Spitsbergen Highlights- Expedition in Brief

Pack in all the excitement of an epic long arctic cruise into only seven days with the Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition…

Duration: 7 Days
Ship: Ocean Adventurer
Next Departure Date: 15 May 2024
Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage
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Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

Step aboard the luxurious Ultramarine as you discover the great sea route at the top of the world that obsessed…

Duration: 9 Days
Ship: Ultramarine
Next Departure Date: 02 Sep 2024
West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers and Icebergs
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West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers and Icebergs

Immerse yourself along the dramatic coast of West Greenland, exploring deep into fjords and stunning islands. This trip features the…

Duration: 10 Days
Ship: Ultramarine
Next Departure Date: 10 Aug 2025
Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen
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Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen

Departing from Edinburgh, United Kingdom, this itinerary will take you beyond the Arctic Circle towards the remote archipelago of Svalbard.…

Duration: 13 Days
Ship: Sea Spirit
Next Departure Date: 29 May 2024
Classic Antarctica
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Classic Antarctica

Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us…

Duration: 11 Days
Ship: G Expedition
Next Departure Date: 12 Mar 2024
West Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge
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West Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge

Join us on this fascinating journey departing from Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen. On this 10 day…

Duration: 10 Days
Ship: Sea Spirit
Next Departure Date: 09 Jun 2024
Three Arctic Islands - Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland
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Three Arctic Islands - Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

Named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, this unforgettable voyage begins above the Arctic Circle at…

Duration: 15 Days
Ship: Ocean Adventurer
Next Departure Date: 25 Aug 2024
The Epic Antarctica and South Georgia Adventure
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The Epic Antarctica and South Georgia Adventure

On this epic 18-day voyage through the Southern Ocean onboard Ocean Albatros, we explore breathtaking Antarctica before heading via the…

Duration: 18 Days
Ship: Ocean Albatros
Next Departure Date: 18 Mar 2024
Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge - Best of Svalbard
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Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge - Best of Svalbard

This voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and…

Duration: 12 Days
Ship: Sea Spirit
Next Departure Date: 05 Jul 2024
Antarctic Explorer - Discovering the 7th Continent
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Antarctic Explorer - Discovering the 7th Continent

If this is your first visit, our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula…

Duration: 11 Days
Ship: World Explorer
Next Departure Date: 05 Mar 2024
Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge - Svalbard Through the Camera Lens
Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge - Svalbard Through the Camera Lens

This voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and…

Duration: 13 Days
Ship: Sea Spirit
Next Departure Date: 25 Jun 2024
Antarctic Peninsula - Realm of Penguins & Icebergs
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Antarctic Peninsula - Realm of Penguins & Icebergs

This classic voyage to Antarctica departs from Ushuaia, Argentina. The air gets colder and daylight grows longer as we head…

Duration: 12 Days
Ship: Sea Spirit
Next Departure Date: 06 Dec 2024