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Why you should add visiting the Polar Regions to your bucket list

By Elegant Resorts Travel Experts

Posted: 02 November 2018


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Ready to swap white-sand beaches and turquoise ocean for crisp, white landscapes and ice-cold waters? Although they may sit at opposite ends of the Earth, Antarctica and the Arctic sit together on many traveller’s bucket lists. These strikingly different destinations allow you to experience the extremes of the Earth - including fascinating wildlife and intriguing ecosystems. So, why should you add the planet's polar regions to your list of must-see destinations?

How to get there - Polar Expeditions    
Our featured, all-inclusive expedition ships from Silversea, Scenic and Polar Latitudes include world-class cuisine, all-suite accommodation and stylish public spaces. These ice-strengthened vessels allow you to travel the wilderness in safety and style, with an expert team on board including professional photographers, dedicated lecturers and destination experts, to ensure you make the most of your journey. A luxury cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica typically last between 10 and 14 days, allowing plenty of time for making exceptional memories, and with a maximum of only 300 passengers on board, you’re guaranteed an intimate guest experience.

Wonderous Wildlife        
The elusive wildlife that resides in the snow-covered poles is enough to tempt many discerning travellers to brave the freezing temperatures of Antarctica or the Arctic. The extraordinary Polar Bears which roam the icebergs are perhaps one of the main attractions of luxury Arctic holiday. The ‘Kings of the Arctic’ share the region with Arctic foxes and reindeer, as well as sea-dwelling mammals including walruses, seals and several species of cetacean.

In Antarctica, the open plains are home to seven species of penguins, including Adélie, Chinstrap, Gentoo, Rockhopper and Macaroni, as well as the orange-striped King and majestic Emperor. If you’re lucky enough to be on a luxury cruise in Antarctica during January, you may witness fluffy penguin chicks waddling across the landscape, with their protective mother always close by! There’s plenty more to see throughout the year – February is the best time to spot whales in nearby waters, as well as an influx of birds overhead as hatchlings begin to take to the skies.

Adventures and Activities
Although you may be based on board your ship during your luxury holiday to the Polar Regions, there are a myriad of opportunities to explore the icy terrains, accompanied by the best guides, naturalists and expedition crew members. Many ships provide zodiac and kayak excursions, dependant on daily weather conditions, whilst small group shore landings take you closer to the elusive wildlife of the regions. If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself in your destination, some voyages also offer the opportunity to spend the night camping on the pristine glaciers, or the chance to get involved in renowned climate change research as part of their Citizen Science programme, including penguin surveys, whale tracking and Phytoplankton studies.    

To book your luxury Arctic or Antarctic holiday, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists.

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