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    King Penguins on South Georgia by Nigel Wheatley. A polar cruise to Antarctica via South Georgia and the Falklands is possibly the ultimate wildlife experience on Earth, although there are many contenders!

    POLAR CRUISES

    The destinations listed and linked below are the ones we believe are the best polar cruises in the world.

    If there are any other destinations you think should be on the list then please Email us.

    The destinations are listed alphabetically with very brief summaries. For more details click on the destination name.

    Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
    Whales, dolphins, Southern Elephant Seals, Leopard Seals, fur seals, penguins, albatrosses and millions of other seabirds including Antarctic and Snow Petrels, all in the most amazing settings on Earth make this A Top Ten Destination.

    Arctic Canada
    Polar Bear, Walrus, Narwhal, Bowhead Whale, Beluga and Musk Ox plus other whales, seals, Caribou and birds such as Gyr Falcon, Little Auk and possibly Ivory Gull make this A Top Ten Destination.

    Arctic Russia
    Polar Bear, Walrus and Musk Ox, as well as Snowy Owl and other birds on remote and rarely visited Wrangel Island.

    Kamchatka (and the Kuril and Commander Islands) - Russia
    Not really polar but close enough and a great cruise to go on for whales, Brown Bears, fur seals, Steller's Eagle and zillions of seabirds especially if the ship continues across the Bering Sea to the Aleutian Islands and mainland Alaska.

    Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
    Polar Bear, Walrus and birds such as Ivory Gull and Little Auk in spectacular settings.

    Subantarctic Islands - New Zealand
    Not really polar but a wonderfully wild part of the world where there are Southern Elephant Seals, fur seals, penguins, albatrosses and millions of other seabirds as well as the very rare Shore Plover.