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History of Antarctic Explorations: Part I

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

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

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 glaciers...

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

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

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 is up, down at the bottom of the world

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

Antarctic Art

Antarctic Art

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

Literature on ice

Literature on ice

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

Four North Poles

Four North Poles

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

100th achievement of the North Pole

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

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

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

No Reversal of Fortune

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

Arctic Algae

Arctic Algae

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

Growing threat for Polar bears

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

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

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?

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…?

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

About breaking some eggs

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

Six Considerations for Antarctic Cruises

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

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

Exploring the Polar Regions with Jan Bryde

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

Value of IAATO Ship Scheduler

Value of IAATO Ship Scheduler

For polar expedition ship operators and their passengers, the busiest time of the year for cruises...

“Happy” Lip Dub on the North Pole

“Happy” Lip Dub on the North Pole

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

Three Most Popular Tourist Routes in Antarctica

Three Most Popular Tourist Routes in Antarctica

This continent is so different from anywhere else in the world that it is very difficult to find ...

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

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

February 13th, 2015

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

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

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 sightseeing...

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

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 about ...

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

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

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

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

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. While...

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

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. W wish we could extend ...