Pole to Pole Adventure - Unique Expedition Cruise from the High Arctic to Antarctica

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Departure date
93 days

Cruise Overview

Join us on a grand expedition cruise from the Arctic to Antarctica as we set out on a once-in-a-lifetime experience between the polar regions.

  • Experience the journey of a lifetime as we travel between the planet’s polar regions, discovering wildlife and culture from the Arctic to the Antarctic over 93 days.

  • Your basecamp at sea will be the comfortable and stylish MS Fridtjof Nansen, our state-of-the-art hybrid powered expedition ship. 

From Pole to Pole on an epic expedition of discovery 

You’ll begin your 93-day expedition cruise in Reykjavik, Iceland, and sail across the Denmark Strait to Greenland, before crossing through the fabled Northwest Passage to the Canadian Arctic and Alaska. We’ll land at sites linked to early exploration history, visit Inuit communities and look out for Arctic wildlife, including seabirds, seals, whales and polar bears.  

We’ll then turn south and cruise along the western seaboard of the United States. On landings and shore excursions, you’ll explore the national parks of the Pacific coast before taking in the warm seas and vibrant cultures of Mexico and Central America. In South America, you’ll visit ancient sites in Ecuador, Peru and Chile before witnessing the ethereal splendour of the Chilean fjords and Patagonia. Ending your expedition in style, you’ll spend four days amidst the pristine otherworldly beauty of Antarctica before returning to Ushuaia in Argentina. 

Culture, nature, and learning 

On this grand expedition cruise, you’ll experience the fantastic diversity of cultures and ecology of the Americas and Antarctica. Your hand-picked onboard Expedition Team will guide and inspire you throughout, ensuring your cruise will be an adventure to remember forever.


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

World`s northernmost capital

Day 1

Western Greenland and the Davis Strait

Day 2-8

All the way through the Northwest Passage

Day 9-25

Alaska & British Columbia – Inside Passage, bears, & Aleutian Islands

Day 26-42

Highlights and National Parks of the Pacific

Day 43-49

Discover the nature and culture of North and Central America’s Pacific Coastline

Day 50-61

The cultures and national parks of Latin America

Day 62-76

Cruising towards the Antarctic

Day 77-86

The most remote and beautiful place on Earth

Day 87-90

To the bottom of the world and back again!

Day 91-93

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 92-day expedition cruise.


  • Transfer from the ship to Ushuaia airport after the expedition cruise  


  • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires  

Expedition Cruise  

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice 

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 

  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 

  • Laundry service 

  • Complimentary tea and coffee 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported. 

  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board 

  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 

  • Range of included activities  

Onboard Activities 

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics 

  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes 

  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research 

  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 

  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track  

  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come 

Landing Activities 

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats  

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 

  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 

  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team   

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

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