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Polar Cruising with Poseidon Expeditions

Curious king penguins, St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia © 2017 Charles & Mary Love

We continue to enjoy memories of our cruise to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island with Poseidon Expeditions. Each day, we looked forward to epic scenery; pristine beaches full of hundreds, often thousands, of  king penguins with their chicks; enormous elephant seals, mating or nursing their young; courting polar seabirds; and much more.  We’d alternate hiking with simply lingering in one place to watch the parades of animals. Later, aboard the Sea Spirit, the camaraderie with fellow guests and our expedition crew provided the perfect ending for each day—altogether it was the trip of a lifetime!

The company’s 114-passenger ship, the Sea Spirit, now in its 7th season, offers the perfect combination of luxury, comfort and expedition-readiness. We enjoyed a crew that offers first-class, 24-7 service. The ship’s small size means it can reach destinations not accessible by larger ships.  From late October to early March, the Sea Spirit cruises the Southern Ocean, followed by destinations in the northern hemisphere over the spring and summer Arctic seasons.

Hot of the press: With the 2019-20 Antarctic season in full swing and upcoming 2020 Arctic cruises fast approaching, Poseidon has published its 2021-22 Antarctic cruises and 2021 Arctic expeditions. (Apparently, early booking discounts are available for a limited period on some cruises.)

Antarctic Cruises

Check out Poseidon’s Southern Ocean expedition itineraries for the 2020-22 seasons on their web site. Destinations include the Antarctica Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island. One voyage even crosses the Antarctic Circle (66 degrees South Latitude).

The Sea Spirit in Godthul Harbor, South Georgia Island © 2017 Charles & Mary Love

Arctic Cruises

While you’re at it, take a look at Poseidon’s Arctic expeditions scheduled for late spring/summer, 2020 and 2021. These include a variety of destinations: West Spitsbergen and the polar ice edge; Greenland; Iceland; the Frans Josef Archipelago (Russian High Arctic); and more.

For details on cruises, visit poseidonexpeditions.com. For more about our own experiences aboard the Sea Spirit, check out this story, our earlier blog posts (enter “poseidon” in the search box above ) and this short film.

Black-browed albatross, Falkland Islands ©2017 Charles & Mary Love
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