If you’re considering an Antarctica Cruise or Arctic Cruise, you’ve found the right company to help get you there! We are expedition cruise specialists and there are clearly many important benefits to working with our staff to select and book the “trip of a lifetime” cruise. Our expertise gives you the TravelWild Advantage. Here’s why:
Firsthand Experience & In-depth Knowledge
For more than 25 years, our staff has traveled extensively to Antarctica and the Arctic and we know polar cruising as well as, or better than, anyone in the business. We’ve been on the expedition ships, can offer detailed information about the areas you’ll visit and can tell you about the unparalleled wildlife encounters you’ll have on your cruise. We won’t talk in generalities with you, we’ll provide specifics on what to expect, how to pack and prepare for your cruise and make sure every one of your questions is answered—before you embark. If you want to know what it’s like to land at famed Deception Island in Antarctica, or walk among 100,000 king penguins on the Salisbury Plain, or see a polar bear hunt a ringed seal in Spitsbergen—we’d love to share our personal accounts of these experiences with you.
Speak With An Expert On Polar Cruising
When you call us about a cruise to Antarctica or the Arctic, you’ll be talking with a polar cruise expert. We don’t simply send a member of our sales staff on a trip or two to report back on their experience. Our staff has traveled to the polar regions hundreds of times and we’ve all worked on expedition cruises for more than 25 years in various capacities: as expedition leaders, ship’s naturalists, Zodiac drivers, photography leaders and itinerary and on-board program planners. As a result, you’ll speak with someone who will provide detailed and complete answers to any question you may have about your cruise!
Ship operators who sell their own cruises typically only have a few departures to offer travelers. Because we work with numerous ship operators, we offer you significantly more Arctic and Antarctic cruises options than any one of these companies, alone. What does this mean for you? It means that working with TravelWild you will have the greatest chance of finding an expedition cruise that works within your travel schedule and budget and gets you on the ship of your choice.
When it comes to polar expedition cruises, one of the greatest advantages of working with TravelWild Expeditions is our “built-in” objectivity. We work with many excellent ship operators, but we’re beholden to none of them. As you compare different cruises, our unbiased role is to help you sort through the myriad options available and give you an honest assessment of the trips that interest you. In that way, we can match you with the destination, cruise program, ship, departure date and price that works best for you.
Service, Service and more Service!
While helping you find a cruise is an essential part of what we do, that’s only the starting point. Once you’ve chosen a trip, our office staff continues to serve you up to and after your cruise. We provide pre-trip departure information to help you plan, pack and prepare for your journey. We can offer advice on where to buy appropriate clothing and gear for your trip, recommend books to read before you go, suggest how much to tip your guides—even describe the types of electrical outlets found on your ship!
Our Service at No Additional Fee
We do not charge any booking fees for your cruise arrangements. You pay the same price with TravelWild as by booking direct—with much more personalized service and the added value of our expertise at no additional cost. When you book with TravelWild you can rest assured your proposed trip is based on your needs, preferences and specific requirements, and not based on commission.
TravelWild has been in the “trip of a lifetime” business since 1980—from the days when there were only two ships offering trips to Antarctica—to today, when there are almost 50! Our knowledge of Arctic and Antarctic travel may only be surpassed by our passion for sharing the experience with our clients! We fully understand the ins and outs of polar cruising, and are uniquely qualified to assist you in preparation for your next polar adventure!