Polar Cruises

A cruise is a different kind of vacation experience that redefines travel. When you travel by land, you go by bus, train, or car. When you travel by air, you take an airplane. Both means of travel involve compromised space and this takes the luxury out of your traveling experience. A cruise, on the other hand, is a luxurious experience. Inside the tastefully built ship, your vacation begins and you have not even arrived at your destination yet.

Polar Cruises: The Antarctica

Down in the South Pole, is Antarctica, and if you want to be able to see it, why not consider traveling on a magnificent cruise ship? There are about twenty different ships that travel to Antarctica on a regular basis, and these ships can hold as much as thirty-eight to up to two hundred passengers. These ships are known to be characteristically strong, powerful enough to break ice.

Here are some things you might want to know about this type of cruise:

  • A smaller ship will offer the most romantic setting. It is more intimate, the perfect choice if you want something simple.
  • The cruise ship travels to the following destinations: the Peninsula region, the Weddell Sea, the Antarctic Circle and South Georgia.
  • About 600 miles away from Antarctica is the tip of the nearest continent, which is South America, so you can divert your travels to include a quick trip to South America, too.
  • If you want an ice-free trip, the best months to travel would be from November to March.

Polar Cruises: The Arctic

The Arctic pole is a breathtaking destination that not many people get a chance to see. What they do not know is that in the northernmost part of the globe is a place laden with wildflowers and a very diverse wildlife.

  • Iceland, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic Odysseys: For 17 days, travelers can enjoy the pleasure of going to Greenland, Iceland, and the Canadian Arctic. 
  • Voyage to the Inuit North: This is a 5-day expedition that lets you see the beauty of wildlife, landscapes, and indigenous cultures.
  • Norway’s Fjords and Arctic Svalbard: This is a 16-day cruise. It has kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing crafts. Among its amenities include: a library, sauna, Internet cafe and fitness center.

Traveling with Insurance

Not a lot of travelers do this, but if you are smart, then you should consider protecting your vacation with travel insurance. You have to realize that a trip such as this is a big investment, so you might want to obtain some protection for cancelations or interruptions, as well as for any medical emergency.

Insurance will be an added cost, and it can seem quite excessive but you should consider purchasing one because of the following reasons:

  • A supplier default, such as an operator going out of business, can happen anytime.
  • There are unforeseen events that may affect your plans and cancelations usually equates to the forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.
  • You may be dealing with a pre-existing medical condition that will force you to cancel a trip.

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