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Expedition news and information from the polar regions and worldwide

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Expedition news and information from the polar regions and worldwide

At Expeditions Online we live and breathe all things related to expedition cruises and the incredible locations that we are lucky enough to visit. Following are our latest Arctic and Antarctica blogs and travel guides to gain an insight into exploring these amazing places:

Penguins You Can See in Antarctica

There are 17 species of penguin – however only eight species that most people see in Antarctica and the surrounding islands - at least when departing from…

05 Feb 2020

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5 Reasons We Love Antarctica in November and December!

Arguably the early Antarctic summer is the very best time to visit, with great weather, amazing pristine scenery, active wildlife and the lower prices!

11 Oct 2019

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Amazon Fires - Should we Worry?

With the recent terrible news about out of control fires in the Amazon, land clearing and burning offs, the Amazon has never been more topical. This blog offers…

18 Sep 2019

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Six Places to Visit in Svalbard

Svalbard is one of the best places to visit the Arctic, being so easily accessible by air and blessed with spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife from the Fa…

07 May 2019

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All About Spitsbergen and Arctic Polar Ice

Learn about the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard, polar ice and its wildlife including polar bears and walrus. When’s the best time to go to Spitsbergen and…

14 Mar 2019

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North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure - New Dates!

JUST RELEASED FOR 2020! This bucket list adventure takes you to the top of the world at 90°N. It is a place few have been before, and is the pinnacle experi…

08 Feb 2019

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Camping Out in the Antarctic!

If you’re looking for an experience that truly breaks the mould of traditional cruise line activities then we’d like to introduce you to one of our …

07 Feb 2019

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Sea Spirit New Season and Discount Offers

New dates and prices for the MV Sea Spirit polar cruises now for the 2020 Arctic and 2020/21 Antarctic seasons. Book before 31 July 2019 and save 10% on Triple,…

01 Feb 2019

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The icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov Returns!

A Legend Returns... Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov is back for tourist expeditions in the High Arctic.

20 Jan 2019

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A Typical Day in Antarctica

What is it like during a typical day on an Antarctica cruise? Well no two days are alike, however here is a pretty good example of an 'average' day on…

28 Nov 2018

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Antarctic ICE Swimming Success!

In a world-first event for international Ice Swimming and Antarctica tourism, 14 swimmers have successfully braved zero-degree Antarctic waters in nothing more …

27 Nov 2018

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Which Months can you Visit Antarctica?

‘When can you visit Antarctica?’ or, more specifically, ‘Which months can you visit Antarctica?’. Find out here!

22 Nov 2018

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Why Should You Go on a Polar Expedition?

23 Oct 2018

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Answering Your Questions About Cruising to the Arctic and Antarctic

An interview with Expeditions Online’s Owner and Director, Stewart Campbell

18 Oct 2018

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Travelling to Antarctica from Ushuaia

Expeditions Online’s Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruise from Ushuaia may be the cruise you’ve been waiting for if you've been thinking of travelling …

25 Sep 2018

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Why Should You Go on a Polar Cruise?

Why you should go on a polar cruise? Here at Expeditions Online, we're experts in all things polar, so find out more about why you should consider a polar …

01 Sep 2018

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7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Antarctica

Antarctica is perhaps the most remote, hard-to-reach location on Earth. So, it’s no surprise that it’s a bit of a mystery to most people.

28 Aug 2018

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Common Misunderstandings about the Antarctic

The Antarctic is an incredible place and with this blog, we hope to teach readers about the Antarctic by discussing the most common misunderstandings.

25 Jul 2018

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10 Common Misunderstandings About the Arctic

The experts here at Expeditions Online know a lot about the Arctic and we’ve written this blog post to help clear up 10 common misunderstandings about the…

19 Jul 2018

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The Best Cruises and Expeditions to see Penguins

If you’re looking for the best cruises to see penguins, then this guide is perfect for you!

10 Jul 2018

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What’s Going on in the Arctic at this Time of Year?

At this time of year, the changes in weather make visiting the Arctic much easier, safer, and more enjoyable, so almost all tourism in the Arctic occurs in the …

28 Jun 2018

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How to Find the Best Arctic Cruise Deals

Due to specialist ships, equipment, and training, an Arctic cruise might be a little more expensive than other cruises you’ve taken in the past, so it&rsq…

16 May 2018

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The Arctic Experience: 5 Best Arctic Cruises

For an Arctic experience, there are many countries and styles of travel to choose from. Expeditions Online have years of experience in Arctic exploration, so he…

26 Mar 2018

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Can you go to the North Pole?

A journey to the North Pole is more accessible than ever. Let Expeditions Online show you how to get to the North Pole and the best ways to explore once you&rsq…

20 Mar 2018

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Onshore activities in Antarctica to enjoy during your Polar Expedition

Long gone are the days when a short hike was the extent of the shoreside itinerary. Now, a world of opportunity awaits onshore in Antarctica, here are some of t…

09 Feb 2018

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Antarctic Wildlife: Chinstrap Penguins

The Chinstrap Penguin is a beautiful, delicate little bird with very distinctive markings from which its rather odd name derives. They look very much like they&…

02 Feb 2018

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Antarctic Wildlife: King Penguins

King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) were first discovered in the early 18th century by European explorers. After the Emperor penguin, with whom they are clo…

30 Jan 2018

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Why a Polar Expedition Should be on Your Travel Bucket List

Antarctica and the Arctic are two parts of the globe that guarantee to inspire and astound like no other place you’ve ever visited. This is why a polar ex…

24 Jan 2018

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Polar Destinations Profile: Deception Island

Deception Island is an active volcano located in the South Shetland Islands, to the north of the Antarctic Peninsula. This island of fire and ice is one of the …

22 Jan 2018

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Whales of the Arctic

The Arctic is home to 17 different species of whales. Belugas, bowheads, and narwhals are the only whales to inhabit Arctic waters all year round. Others, such …

19 Jan 2018

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Expeditions Online Guide: Birds of the Arctic

There are a select few hardy Arctic birds who live in the northernmost part of the Earth all year round, as well as approximately 200 species of Arctic birds th…

20 Dec 2017

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5 Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

Polar Bears are the true beasts of the Arctic! Living in the harshest environment on earth, these tough bears are well adapted to their habitats, with dense fu…

05 Dec 2017

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Antarctic Wildlife: The Adelie Penguin

During the winter months, Adélie Penguins live on or very close to sea ice. In the warmer months, they breed on ice-free land. Naturally, this is rather …

06 Nov 2017

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Best Time of Year to Visit Antarctica and South Georgia

Visiting Antarctica and South Georgia means a significant purchase since these are large and comprehensive expeditions - a real a trip of a lifetime!

24 Oct 2017

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Famous Historic Antarctica Expeditions

Stories of polar exploration and polar expeditions are as fascinating and absorbing today as they were for their contemporary audiences.

16 Oct 2017

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Everything You Need To Know About Antarctica Icebergs

Icebergs are a beautiful part of the landscape in the Polar Regions. I love the moment when we see our first iceberg of an expedition. They are pristine and pic…

12 Oct 2017

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Flowers In Antarctica

It is hard to think that anything like a flower can survive living in Antarctica. It has one of the harshest climates on earth.

09 Oct 2017

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The life of Sir Robert Falcon Scott

The life of Sir Robert Falcon Scott was one of adventure and drama. So much so that Robert Falcon Scott Antarctic Explorer became known as simply ‘Scott o…

28 Sep 2017

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Photography Tips for Antarctica

You’ll probably be no stranger to the fact that the conditions in Antarctica can be challenging for us humans, as well as for the technology we bring with…

22 Sep 2017

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Top Ten Animals You Can See in Antarctica

There is plenty of animal life in Antarctica. It is a continent of extreme conditions but a range of well-adapted animals thrive here at various times of the ye…

17 Sep 2017

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Fun Facts About Antarctica

A trip to Antarctica is a journey to one of the most fascinating and beautiful places on the planet.

08 Sep 2017

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New Trips to See Emperor Penguins

We are thrilled to advise that the legendary icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov will return to Antarctica again in October/November 2018… with four new expedi…

06 Sep 2017

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Humpback Whales and Where to See Them

Wildlife watching is one of life’s most satisfying activities, and whale watching is one of the most rewarding of all. They are impressive, majestic and i…

30 Aug 2017

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All You Need To Know About The Atlantic Puffins

Atlantic Puffins, or the ‘sea parrot’ as they are sometimes known thanks to their unique, colourful beak, are sea-dwelling birds. They spend most of…

16 Aug 2017

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Whales You Might See During Your Antarctica Cruise

10 Aug 2017

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What To Pack When Visiting Polar Regions

If you are planning to travel to the polar regions, then preparation is central to a successful trip. You’ll be dealing with snow, sea ice and glacial ic…

02 Aug 2017

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Exploring Nuuk - Capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, situated on the west coast, around 150 miles (240km) south of the Arctic Circle. It is the world’s smallest and most nor…

20 Jul 2017

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Whale Spotting on an Antarctica cruise

One of the most life-affirming experiences of visiting the Antarctic is the immense pleasure of whale watching. Regardless of whether you’ve had the honou…

20 Jul 2017

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Tips for your first polar expedition

As the owner and founder of Expeditions Online – the independent expedition cruise travel agency – I’ve spent the majority of my working life …

05 Jul 2017

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Greenland Wildlife

The vast Greenland ice sheet covers around 80% of this huge landmass. If you’ve yet to visit Greenland, you would be forgiven for assuming it is difficult…

29 May 2017

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