Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.

This was the advert Irish legend Tom Crean answered to join Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage to Antarctica and the South Pole. Nowadays the Polar regions are just as remote and alluring but can be reached in luxury. Cruisescapes range of Expedition Cruises takes you, in unbridled comfort, to the most remote and extraordinary destinations on the planet including the Arctic, home to majestic Polar Bears; the vast white wilderness of Antarctica, with her penguins and whales; and the Galapagos, the wildlife wonderland that inspired Darwin.

With new ships specifically designed to explore these remote areas in the utmost comfort and boasting first-class facilities and equipment including Zodiacs (speed boats), kayaks, snorkelling equipment, cold weather gear and impressive photography labs, now is the perfect time to join an expedition!

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