As you can tell from looking back at this past week, there are no shortages of ships, itineraries, or styles in which to explore this vast and often mysterious land.  There are even more lines that sail to this incredible destination than we have had time to highlight, including Norway-based Hurtigruten, German Hapag-Lloyd [...]

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This week, we’ve explored Antarctica aboard one of the newest vessels afloat; one of the most luxurious vessels in the Southern Ocean; and one of coolest research ships to sail the Polar Regions.  But there’s another option available to those looking to sail these storied waters, and it may come as a surprise.

Mainstream Cruising [...]

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Perhaps one of the most enriching ways to explore Antarctica is aboard the ships of Lindblad Expeditions. Made up of hybrid cruise and research vessels, their intimate fleet of ships routinely host some of the most respected scientists, researchers, photographers and biologists in the industry, who are there to work and interact with passengers [...]

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If you’re looking to cruise to the Polar Regions in the utmost comfort and style, it’s tough to beat the offerings from ultra-luxury line Silversea.

Sailing under their Silversea Expeditions brand is the intimate 132-guest Silver Explorer, which perhaps might be better known to cruisers and past Silversea guests by her previous [...]

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Antarctica is a land of extremes, but also one of tremendous natural beauty. The experiences travelers can have in this magical region rival even the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean or the most exotic cities of Asia.

The Southernmost Continent has been the subject of fascination for centuries.  Today, its islands, glaciers and mountain [...]

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The vast majority of cruise passengers will have to fly to their ports of embarkation; a long, arduous process that is thankfully offset by the rewards of sailing off into the sunset, bound for new adventures and historic sights.

But flying doesn’t have to be a burden; in fact, I actually enjoy landing in a [...]

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I often get asked, “If you could sail anywhere, where would it be?”  And I always have one quick answer: Antarctica.

Most people usually give me a look that indicates they believe I might have lost my mind, or at least be suffering from some temporary fit of insanity.  But while I’d love to cruise [...]

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Once in a while, I get to stumble across news that’s so exciting, I can barely contain myself.  Today is most certainly one of those days, as one of my favorite cruise lines is about to undergo an “extreme makeover” in a sense; the product of a new investment, some careful planning, and the input [...]

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Four Great Cruise Reads

On September 20, 2011 By

Everyone needs a good book, whether it will be read in an airplane, relaxing on a deck chair aboard ship, or allowing for some much-needed escapism at home.

With that in mind, here are four fantastic books that should be on any cruiser’s bookshelf:

A Cruiser’s Guide to Ocean Wonders – Sabin Robbins

I’ve [...]

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Being based in Vancouver, Canada is a wonderful thing, but it’s around this time every year that a feeling of absolute dread sets in.  It’s not the rapidly cooling weather or the increasing hours of darkness that have me on edge, but the knowledge that my beloved cruise ships are just weeks away from sailing [...]

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