Between the Poles

Our Epic Global Expedition Cruise

Departure date
66 days

Cruise Overview

Join us on a bucket-list expedition cruise from Canada to Antarctica as we combine several classic itineraries into a single epic journey.

Join us as we sail from the Arctic to Antarctica, discovering culture and wildlife in seven countries over 66 days on one epic expedition cruise.

Join us on a bucket-list expedition cruise from Canada to Antarctica as we combine several classic itineraries into a single epic journey. With a focus on science, learning and sustainability, you’ll travel aboard our comfortable expedition ship MS Fram, and follow in the wake of past explorers as we traverse the Americas in all their raw beauty. 

From the Arctic to Antarctica 

This is an expedition cruise like no other. Starting off in Montréal, Canada, we’ll begin our 66-day cruise from Cambridge Bay in the Arctic, before making our way through the fabled Northwest Passage to coastal Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador. We’ll turn south through the Atlantic, enjoying an onboard wellness programme and lectures from the Expedition Team, before passing through the Panama Canal to the Pacific. 

After paying a visit to an indigenous tribe in the little-visited Darien region and exploring the remote Isla de la Plata, we’ll continue down the Pacific coast of South America. Here, we’ll experience a mix of culture and nature, exploring Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile before witnessing the ethereal splendour of Patagonia, and – finally – the pristine otherworldly beauty of Antarctica. 

Soul, spirit and sustainability 

Your onboard Expedition Team have a passion for guiding, and they’ll inspire you throughout, ensuring your cruise will be as adventurous, educational and ecologically sustainable as possible. Along the way you can learn yoga and meditation with our highly trained staff during your cruise as we focus on your wellness.


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

Quebec’s Premier City, overnight

Day 1

Canadian Arctic island

Day 2

Into the heart of the Northwest Passage

Day 3-10

Baffin Bay to Greenland and Atlantic Canada

Day 11-19

Oceanography and wellness

Day 20-27

Embera people, Inca history & the Panama Canal

Day 28-45

Cruising toward the Antarctic

Day 46-55

The fabled frozen continent of Antarctica

Day 56-62

Relax and unwind

Day 63-65

Every ending is a new beginning...

Day 66

What's included


  • Transfer from the hotel in Montréál to the airport before the Expedition cruise 
  • Transfer from the airport to the ship in Cambridge Bay before the Expedition cruise 
  • Transfer between the ship and Punta Arenas airport after the expedition cruise 


  • Overnight in Montréal before the Expedition cruise including breakfast 

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 restaurant Aune  
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Laundry service 
  • 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 
  • 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

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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