Faces of the Polar World
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There are few wildlife experiences as exhilarating as an encounter with a whale. Now add the beauty of the pristine polar environment and you have something truly amazing. In an expedition cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica, you can observe whales from the ship or small Zodiac boats, or even from a kayak. Seeing these gigantic yet gentle and playful creatures in action will be the highlight of any polar trip.
Did you ever wonder why some icebergs are white and others are blue? Up north, at the polar destinations of Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, and the North Pole, ice is the main element of the scenery. Vast glacier fronts spreading as far as the eye can see, towering icebergs slowly trailing the fjords and inlets, and glistening vistas of ice on the mirror-calm waters – ice is ever-present. But the spectrum of colors it may have will amaze any traveler!