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Explore the Arctic’s Franz Josef Land Archipelago with Poseidon Expeditions

Artic polar bear swimming

Poseidon commenced its 2018 summer season in July in the Russian High Arctic – the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising – with a rendezvous of its two ships in the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. Meeting on July 11 at 80º 48’ N/50º 44’ E near Prince George Island, Poseidon’s 128-passenger, nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory and its 114-passenger…

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Poseidon Expeditions Offers 12-Day Cruise to Arctic Circle in 2019

Poseidon Expeditions

A new expedition cruise program departs Edinburgh next spring on a 12-day exploration into the frozen north. From the Highlands to the High Arctic, June 3-14, 2019, passes over the Arctic Circle while crossing three seas and exploring islands representing three countries. This cruise and the one that immediately precedes it (British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature May 22-June 3,…

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Poseidon Expeditions Spurs Interest in Cruising Russian High Arctic

Poseidon Expeditions

Poseidon Expeditions celebrated its 2018 summer season when two of its ships rendezvoused in July in the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising, the Russian High Arctic known as the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. This region was off-limits to foreign travelers until recent decades; it is now largely under management of the Russian Arctic National Park System. Meeting on July…

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Silversea Expeditions to Cross Fabled Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions Matthew Scott

Silversea Expeditions, the leading authority in expedition cruising, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle. Few cruise ships have transited the passage, which follows the extreme coastlines of Asia and Europe and has long enjoyed a fabled reputation among seafarers. The intimate,…

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Hurtigruten Celebrates 125 Years in Exploration Travel

Hurtigruten ship and RIB boat

Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, celebrates 125 years since founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists, by hosting a plastic-free birthday party across all ports, destinations, offices and ships on July 2, 2018. “We continue to build on our 125 years…

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A Hotel Room on Skis in Finland at Aurora Wilderness Camp

Aurora Wilderness Camp

Northern Finland has launched a new hotel experience where a beautifully appointed glamping cabin is towed into a remote wilderness location, deep in the Arctic Circle, perfectly situated for lying back to experience the Northern lights from the comfort of your bed. The new mobile room, which importantly includes a clear Aurora viewing roof, is located six kilometers east of…

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An Arctic Safari to the Northwest Passage, Nunavut, Greenland

TravelWild Expeditions Arctic

TravelWild Expeditions, small ship experts for travel to off-the-beaten path destinations introduce their Arctic Safari. Beginning in Resolute Bay which is considered the northernmost town in Nunavut which is Canada’s northernmost Province, this small Inuit settlement marks the northern end of the Northwest Passage. Arriving by charter flight, guests board the Ocean Endeavor for the 12 days of adventure. Search…

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Lindblad Expeditions Ventures to Russian Far East & Bering Sea

Arctic polar bears

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a remarkable program of voyages for 2019 that will venture into the Russian Arctic, one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions on the planet.  The three itineraries will give a different glimpse into life in the remote Russian Far East & Bering Sea, where spectacular wildlife, an intriguing native culture, arresting mysteries, and world-class…

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