PolarXL expedition cruises take you to the best and most pristine areas in the world where you can enjoy the impressive nature and wildlife.
With almost 300 departures to polar regions every year, PolarXL can also make your trip of a lifetime happen.
Because of years of experience with expedtion cruises we at PolarXL know the answer to this question is easy:
Almost anybody can join one of our cruises. Our youngest polar explorer was 7 years old and our oldest one 88 years old and both of them had the best trip of their life...
FELLOW TRAVELLERS AND HEALTH
Your fellow travellers on board consist of a mixed group of adventurous and flexible travellers looking to see who want to experience the polar regions first hand. Many of our travellers are between 45 and 65 years old, but you will also find there are plenty of older and younger travellers from several different countries on board.
You do not need to be in super shape to join our cruises. A doctor is alway present on board and the ship has a pharmacy with the most common medication in stock.
LIFE ON BOARD
You will be staying in comfortable cabins, almost all of them with a direct view of the sea. The facilities on board vary from ship to ship; lectures (free of charge) are available on every cruise, given by professional guides who will tell you more about their specialty: be it the history of the region, wildlife, birds, geologie etc.
All meals are included on every voyage. It is possible to take several preferences and diets into account, including gluten free and vegetarian meals.
The language on board is English, with some German and Dutch language departures available. On several cruises PolarXL has their own, multilingual guide on board.
Your expedition cruise is all about enjoying nature, the scenery and the abundant wildlife in the polar regions. During every cruise we go ashore several times a day, or we cruise between the icebergs in zodiacs (small rubberboats we use to get off the ship). On some departures helicopter flights are also included; activities such as kayakking, camping, photo workshops or scuba diving may also be available.
To join one of our cruises you do not need special or expensive extra clothing. The clothing you would use at home during winter in Europe or North America is normally all you need. Although it can be cold at times, it's probably not as cold as you would expect.
We plan our cruises during the warmer months; these are also the months with regular sunshine, with temperatures above freezing most of the time!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM POLARXL
We will gladly make sure you have the polar cruise of a lifetime. Our team of experienced polar travel experts will make sure you come home with memories that last forever.
PolarXL not only will book your expedition cruise, if you would like we can also book all other aspects of your journey, including flights, hotels, excursions, cancellation insurance etc.
All you need to do is contact PolarXL. We reply promptly to all questions and are happy to take care of your booking. On our website you can find detailed information on the many cruises and ship we offer for polar cruises.