Expedition news and information from the polar regions and worldwide
At Expeditions Online we live and breathe all things related to expedition cruises and the incredible locations that we are lucky enough to visit. Following are our latest Arctic and Antarctica blogs and travel guides to gain an insight into exploring these amazing places:
Penguins You Can See in Antarctica
There are 17 species of penguin – however only eight species that most people see in Antarctica and the surrounding islands - at least when departing from…
05 Feb 2020
5 Reasons We Love Antarctica in November and December!
Arguably the early Antarctic summer is the very best time to visit, with great weather, amazing pristine scenery, active wildlife and the lower prices!
11 Oct 2019
Camping Out in the Antarctic!
If you’re looking for an experience that truly breaks the mould of traditional cruise line activities then we’d like to introduce you to one of our …
07 Feb 2019
Ship Profile: RCGS Resolute
Expeditions Online introduces this series of ship profiles, with some extra information and personal views about some of the best vessels in small ship expediti…
07 Feb 2019
Sea Spirit New Season and Discount Offers
New dates and prices for the MV Sea Spirit polar cruises now for the 2020 Arctic and 2020/21 Antarctic seasons. Book before 31 July 2019 and save 10% on Triple,…
01 Feb 2019
December update from Expeditions Online: The Arctic, Antarctica and a special voyage to the Brazilian Amazon!
17 Dec 2018
A Typical Day in Antarctica
What is it like during a typical day on an Antarctica cruise? Well no two days are alike, however here is a pretty good example of an 'average' day on…
28 Nov 2018
Antarctic ICE Swimming Success!
In a world-first event for international Ice Swimming and Antarctica tourism, 14 swimmers have successfully braved zero-degree Antarctic waters in nothing more …
27 Nov 2018
Best Time of Year to Visit Antarctica and South Georgia
Visiting Antarctica and South Georgia means a significant purchase since these are large and comprehensive expeditions - a real a trip of a lifetime!
24 Oct 2017
The life of Sir Robert Falcon Scott
The life of Sir Robert Falcon Scott was one of adventure and drama. So much so that Robert Falcon Scott Antarctic Explorer became known as simply ‘Scott o…
28 Sep 2017
Top Ten Animals You Can See in Antarctica
There is plenty of animal life in Antarctica. It is a continent of extreme conditions but a range of well-adapted animals thrive here at various times of the ye…
17 Sep 2017
New Trips to See Emperor Penguins
We are thrilled to advise that the legendary icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov will return to Antarctica again in October/November 2018… with four new expedi…
06 Sep 2017
Top Ten Reasons To Go On A Polar Expedition
A polar expedition is arguably the ultimate in adventure travel.
15 Feb 2017
Ushuaia - The Gateway of Antarctica
Ushuaia, Argentina is located on Tierra del Fuego island – at the southernmost tip of South America. Sometimes called ‘the end of the world’, …
16 Sep 2016
Shackleton – The Greatest Ever Explorer?
The Anglo-Irish explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton was one of the leading men of what’s known as the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration' and is …
06 Jun 2016
Where to see King Penguins in the wild
Penguin watching is immense fun! Found only in the southern hemisphere, penguins are flightless birds that are full of character – and colourful too,…
03 Jun 2016
Volume of ice in Antarctica measured
A detailed analysis of data compiled during 50 years of exploration shows the White Continent to contain about 26-and-a-half-million cubic km.
01 May 2014
15 Fascinating Facts on Humpback and Minke Whales
Discover how these magnificent animals behave in the icy waters of Antarctica!
28 Jan 2014
Shokalskiy Breaks Free from Antarctic Ice
After more than two weeks stuck fast, the M/V Akademik Shokalskiy has managed to break free from the Antarctic pack ice and is heading north into open…
08 Jan 2014
Akademik Shokalskiy Rescue Airlift Success
A five-hour operation yesterday successfully airlifted 52 passengers and scientists from the ice-trapped Akademik Shokalskiy, which had been beset by ice s…
03 Jan 2014
M/V Akademik Shokalskiy stuck in ice
The expedition ship Akademik Shokalskiy, carrying tourists and scientists aiming to repeat experiments made during Douglas Mawsons expedition, has become …
25 Dec 2013
Near Record Sea Ice in Antarctica (again)
The sea ice extent in Antarctica attained a near-record high level of 18.7 million square kilometres in mid-August this year, according to studies by the USA Na…
28 Aug 2013
Antarctica's 'Blood Falls' contain a Unique Ecosystem
This five-story, blood-red waterfall pours very slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys.
04 Jul 2013
New 'Under the Ice' Map of Antarctica
NASA has recently released a video showing the results of a study assembled by the British Antarctic Survey - Bedmap2 - which provides the most accurate look ev…
11 Jun 2013
Earliest Satellite Maps of Polar Sea-ice
BBC Science News reports that the earliest ever satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice have been assembled by scientists. They were compiled with data f…
25 Apr 2013
Antarctica summer ice melt greatest for 1000 years
At a time when those of us in more northerly latitudes are longing for the spring thaw, it is sobering to learn that summer ice melt in the Antarctic Peninsula …
16 Apr 2013
Classic South Georgia Expedition
Here is a wonderful chance to spend 4 full days in the world's most renowned sub-Antarctic island: fabulous South Georgia.
15 Apr 2013
Remnants of massive iceberg still floating 13 years later
A remnant piece of the mighty B-15 iceberg has been captured by NASA satellite — 13 years since it calved off Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.
11 Apr 2013
Antarctica Sea Ice Expansion - an explanation (or two?)
Global warming might actually be expanding Antarctica's sea ice levels, according to a Dutch study released by Nature Geoscience.
03 Apr 2013
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