Polar Regions Cruise Ships
Luxury cruise ships sailing to the Polar Regions tend to be smaller, allowing them to negotiate icy ocean passages and coastlines. With the best facilities available at sea, you can enjoy a dip in a heated pool or a delicious meal in your ship’s restaurant while you watch the frozen landscapes pass by.
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara’s polar itineraries take place aboard the Azamara Journey, sailing around the Arctic Circle as well as Antarctica and Patagonia. Destinations include Reykjavik, Torshavn and Copenhagen on northern itineraries, and Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and Cape Horn on southern voyages. Life on board the Journey is relaxed, refined and unhurried, offering everything from a casino to a luxury spa for your days at sea.
Crystal’s two ships both offer polar itineraries if you’re looking for the ideal combination of service, style and adventure. A voyage aboard the Crystal Symphony, for example, could take you from Amsterdam to London via Oslo, Flam, the Faroes and Reykjavik – all in absolute six-star style. Itineraries can range from ten nights to twenty or more, most of which take place in the summer months.
Book a polar luxury cruise with Oceania and you’ll have a wide choice of itinerary lengths, ranging from twenty nights to fifty, aboard the Nautica or the Insignia. While shorter itineraries will allow you to tour Arctic destinations like Iceland, Greenland and Canada comprehensively, a longer voyage gives you the chance to see stand-out destinations like Reykjavik, Nuuk and Montreal as part of a wider voyage of Europe.
Regent Seven Seas
Regent’s cruises of the Baltic and the fjords take place aboard the Voyager, with complimentary excursions available to really make the most of your luxury cruise. These voyages let you set sail to secluded spots like Spitsbergen and Hellesylt in total comfort, aboard one of the most stylish cruise ships at sea.
Polar itineraries with Seabourn take place aboard the Seabourn Quest, which features whirlpools and bed pods on deck as well as some incredible lounges, dining venues and spa areas that wouldn’t look out of place in a five-star hotel. Cruises are available to both the north and south polar regions, with more overnights on board and more inclusive experiences to make your polar adventure truly unforgettable.
Silversea stands out as a polar cruise operator thanks to their Zodiac tours, which allow you to land on otherwise inaccessible shores for guided tours of the landscape and local wildlife. Polar cruises are available on several Silversea ships, including the Spirit, the Discoverer, the Explorer and the Cloud.