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Articles from Poseidon Expeditions: polar stories and essential information about the Arctic and Antarctica

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part I

This is the first post in a series of short overviews of the expeditions and people who have contributed...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part II

After Bellingshausen’s expedition the active exploration of Antarctic territories has begun. In ...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part III – the Legend of Roald Amundsen

At the beginning of XX century several expeditions have made their way to the mountain ranges and...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part IV – Robert Falcon Scott’s Destiny

At the same time as Roald Amundsen has moved toward the South Pole, Robert Falcon Scott was on the...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part V – The State of Contemporary Research in Antarctica

After the conquest of the South Pole by Amundsen and Scott the exploration of Antarctica has continued...

Tourism is up, down at the bottom of the world

Tourism to Antarctica is rising, according to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators...

Poseidon and other ship operators take action at IAATO meeting to ensure responsible Antarctic travel

Several new measures of managing the growing number of tourists to Antarctica were proposed at the a...

Another win for the plastic waste fight

The Nordic council meeting concluded with a major step forward in the fight against marine plastic p...

Antarctica: IAATO restricts commercial drone use

At the annual meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) in Cape...

Arctic: researchers explore the effects of shipping on the atmosphere

Global shipping contributes to aerosol pollution in marine regions. New regulations might be added in...

Arctic: studies report Svalbard becoming warmer

A new climate report outlines the thawing of Svalbard permafrost and an increase in rainfall.

Plastic waste scientist joins Franz Josef Land expedition cruise

Our guests have the chance to contribute to important and exciting research in an area very few are ...

World Cleanup Day: a global effort to keep our planet pristine

On September 21, 2019, the World Cleanup Day united 20 million people in 179 countries and territori...

How to go to Antarctica

If you were wondering how to get to Antarctica, the answer is quite simple! In six easy steps, you ...

Sustainability trends in expedition cruising

The issue of sustainability is becoming more and more pressing for the cruise industry as a whole, b...

Antarctic Art

The state of Florida is one of the warmest places in America, with sunny skies and average yearly...

Literature on ice - An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent

The literature of Antarctica is almost as vast as the continent itself, and therefore is updated...

Four North Poles

Did you know that in the Arctic there are actually FOUR different North Poles?The first one is the...

100th achievement of the North Pole

Poseidon Expeditions is pleased to announce the 100th achievement of the North Pole which took place...

Arctic Whaling: A Historic Synopsis

Commercial Whaling in the Arctic is reported to have begun in the 1730’s, as Dutch and English explorers...

Pomors – Pioneers of the Arctic Explorations

Nowadays people travel in the Arctic aboard massive icebreakers with reinforced hulls. But it wasn’t...

No Reversal of Fortune

There is an event looming in Earth’s immediate future that will rival anything in the history of...

Arctic Algae

The human understanding of science is generally centered on the concepts of light and generation,...

Growing threat for polar bears

Polar bears are, at least in their image in the popular imagination, among the cutest, cuddliest...

Global warming: for good or ill

The concept of global warming, or climate change, has become a point of contention among scientists,...

The Small Ship Advantage

Travel aboard a cruise ship is like staying in a resort hotel, except that your accommodation is...

Nuclear icebreakers – what’s so special about them?

This story happened 30 years ago. In the eastern region of the Arctic more than 50 soviet ship caravans...

Did you know that…?

The area of the Arctic is almost 3 times the size of Europe and is about 27 million km². For a long...

About breaking some eggs

During Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery expedition in 1901-1904 new species of penguins were found....

Six Considerations for Antarctic Cruises

Planning Antarctica tours is a significant investment—not only of your hard-earned money, but also...

Packing List for Antarctic Travelling

Poseidon Expeditions, like other tour operators that take you on adventure cruises to Antarctica,...

Exploring the Polar Regions with Jan Bryde

With the recent announcements of Poseidon Expedition’s new Arctic and Antarctic cruises aboard the...

“Happy” Lip Dub on the North Pole

Poseidon Expeditions team performing a lip dub to Pharrell William’s “Happy” during the final North...

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 1

February 13th, 2015

Our Antarctic expedition begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost...

Live broadcast: Antarctic Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 2

February 14th, 2015

In the morning after breakfast, many of our fellow travelers set off ...

Live broadcast: Antarctic Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 3

February 15th, 2015

Today, as we crossed the Drake Passage, we heard various presentations...

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 4

February 16th, 2015

After breakfast, we learned about krill – the true king of Southern Ocean....

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 5

February 17th, 2015

In the morning we disembarked aboard Zodiac landing craft for a visit...

Live broadcast: Cruise to Antarctica (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 6-8

February 20th

We began the day early as usual, taking advantage of the long daylight hours...

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 9

February 21st

Our final day at the Antarctic Peninsula started with a visit to Danko Island....

Live broadcast: Cruise to Antarctica (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 10-12

February 22nd-23rd

Soon we’ll disembark in Ushuaia and it all ends there. We wish we could...

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