Many people may be unfamiliar with the concept of expedition cruising and so, as well as reading all about this type of tourism, you can understand it by learning why travellers are choosing to embark on trips of this kind. Even from a distance, it is easy to see that it differs drastically from traditional ocean or river cruising, but just what should you expect on a journey like this?
Here are some great reasons to step into the wild and enter the world of expeditions…
Witness Wildlife In Its Natural Habitat
One of the primary reasons why expeditions have become so successful is because they offer an unrivalled chance to step into the natural homes of some of the planet's rarest and most exotic creatures. It’s all very well going to a zoo and seeing some penguins or polar bears, but this is no substitute for seeing them in the wild. Expert leaders will give you the best chance of catching a glimpse of certain animals and there are even specific trips aimed at spotting wildlife such as whales, polar bears and interesting bird life. To find the best places to see your favourite animal, take a look at our helpful wildlife guides.
See Nature At Its Best
Nature always has one or two tricks up its sleeve and, on these polar cruises, you will be able to see some of these first-hand. Whether it’s drinking in breath-taking landscapes that continue to surprise you, watching the northern lights dance across the sky, or experiencing twenty-four-hour daylight which is romantically known as the midnight sun; nature will be pulling out all the stops to ensure you are impressed.
Experience A Unique Holiday
This may not feel like a traditional holiday, but it will definitely be a break from the norm and will certainly be one of those trips that you just don’t want to ever return home from. Lazing on a sunny beach or trekking around one of the world’s most famous cities are both great ways to take time off, but if you really want to do something that few people will ever get the chance to then a polar cruise is a great option. It will truly be a once in a lifetime trip and you can always head back to the beaches next time.
Take Advantage While You Can
It’s a sad fact that, whilst the destinations you’ll visit during your expedition are some of the most amazing on earth, they are also some of the most fragile. Therefore, they may not be around forever and there is a high possibility that this type of tourism will only be possible during a relatively short window. Global warming, the endangering of certain species and other environmental concerns all mean that if we don’t take the time to enjoy these locations and do all that we can to protect them; they might not be there for future generations to appreciate.
Be The Envy Of Everyone Back Home
There is no doubt that as soon as you mention the fact you are going to be sailing around the Arctic or landing on the Antarctic Peninsula everybody in earshot is going to turn green with envy. And once you return with a mind full of memories, a camera full of pictures and a mouth full of stories; they will be captivated by everything you have to share with them. We even have photography workshops on a number of our trips so that you can be sure to create the perfect souvenir to use as bragging ammunition.
If you would still like to know more about our polar expeditions then a member of the Fred.\ team is only a call away. Contact us on the number above and we will find the best trip for you and help you achieve some of the fantastic goals mentioned above.