Trying to decide between an Arctic or an Antarctic cruise? Now you can go to both.

But you’d better hurry. This Arctic to Antarctic cruise is extremely popular. There are only four cabins left for Viking’s Arctic to Antarctica, an 87-day ultimate journey onboard Octantis, departing September 3, 2025.

Like most bucket list items, it comes at a price. A mere $109,495 per person. Business class flights included.

For more information click here.

Pole-to-pole expedition voyages are a new trend for cruise lovers who enjoy travelling for three to four months at one go, traversing the globe from the far north to the extreme south.  

Viking Octantis in Antarctica sailing on the water.
Viking Octantis in Antarctica

Luxury line Silversea’s ice-class Silver Wind is halfway through its 125-day, Arctic to Antarctica cruise which kicked off in Ushuaia, Argentina on 22 February this year and will end in Arctic’s Longyearbyen in Norway’s Svalbard on 26 June 2024.

With 274 guests, they will visit 90 ports across 21 countries. In South America, Silver Wind called at Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro with the option to trek up the Amazon. From Chile, the ship will cross the Drake Passage to marvel at the white continent of Antarctica. It will then return to Chile, South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, the Falkland Islands, and Argentina.

Heading north to the Arctic

Lines like Silversea visit remote destinations like Antarctica
Silversea visits remote destinations like Antarctica

For the next leg of the journey, the ship will head from West Africa to Cape Verde, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, France, the UK, and Guernsey.

And from the UK, the vessel will continue its trek up north to Iceland where the ship will sail around for a few days before venturing to Norway’s Svalbard, ticking off the second pole.

In line with Silversea’s all-inclusive pricing, the line will arrange the necessary hotel stays, airport transfers, and business-class flights back home. Prices start at $72,795 pp.

For more information, click here.

MS Roald Amundsen’s 96-day Arctic to Antarctic cruise

Roald-Amundsen in Antarctica’s Paradise-Bay

Hurtigruten Expedition’s MS Roald Amundsen is also offering the ultimate bucket-list expedition cruise, 96-day Vancouver to Ushuaia starting in Canada on 4 August this year and ending on 7 November 2024. Accommodating 500 guests, the epic voyage will take them to experience Alaska’s coastal wilderness before heading into Arctic waters to watch whales, seals, and polar bears before sailing through the fabled Northwest Passage to Greenland where they will meet the local Inuit communities.

Amundsen will then head south to give guests a taste of coast culture in the US and island life in the Caribbean before sailing from Central America to South America’s Pacific Coast via the Panama Canal. Fabulous UNESCO sites in Peru and Chile await adventure seekers as the landscape will dramatically change from polar bears to penguins, brown bears, caribou, and a wide variety of birds and marine life as guests will walk on the ruins of lost empires.

International flights are not included but flights in economy class between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires are. Prices from $67,269 pp – down from $79,175 pp.

For more information, click here

Highlights of Viking’s 87-day pole-to-pole epic voyage

Polar Bear Walking On The Ice
Explore the Arctic up close.

Guests will board the Octantis in Nuuk, Greenland on 3 September 2025 and disembark in Ushuaia on 27 November 2024.

  • Hike the “Arctic desert” and see rocks that are more than 1.5 billion years old. Gaze at majestic fjords
  • Admire the amazing Arctic landscapes of Pond Inlet, known as the jewel of the North
  • Go kayaking to explore the waterways of Greenland’s coast.
  • Visit a sacred pre-Colombian Mayan religious site
  • Sail the legendary Panama Canal
  • Sail the majestic Chilean fjord
  • Explore the blue-tinged glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field by Zodiac
  • Discover the Last Continent, teeming with penguins, seals, whales, and other amazing wildlife.

For more information click here