The polar regions may be cold and unforgiving places, but they teem with wildlife—from the humble arctic hare to the majestic beluga whale. Just make sure to have your camera ready when someone from the expedition team shouts, "Ahoy!". While itineraries are well planned, wildlife is notoriously unpredictable so the ship's crew will seize opportunities for spontaneous adventure.
When you spot narwhals jousting in the distance, mighty walrus basking on Arctic rocks, or march yourself towards an army of penguins you'll have an idea of what it is to truly explore.
As one of the largest continuous pieces of wilderness in the world, the Arctic is home to an incredible array of wildlife. Countless bird colonies make Spitsbergen home—auks, puffins and terns circle in the air above dramatic cliffs.
The wilderness of the Antarctic is some of the least explored in the world so you'll have the place to share with penguins and mighty leopard seals. While itineraries are well planned, wildlife is notoriously unpredictable so the ship's crew will seize opportunities for spontaneous wildlife viewing.