About Expedition Tourism
Explorer and adventure travel is definitely something that is on the rise and so if you are looking to satisfy that urge to discover new frontiers, see some of the most amazing sights on the planet and boldly go where so few have gone in the past, you’re sure to love our amazing expedition cruises.
Not too long ago, the only people who had ventured into the Polar Regions were scientists carrying out important environmental research, people shooting nature documentaries and various famous explorers attempting amazing feats of human endurance. However, with the emergence of a number of expedition tour operators such as Quark, Lindblad and Oceanwide, there are now plenty of exciting opportunities for members of the public to venture into these unknown lands and experience them for themselves.
What is Expedition Tourism?
Many holiday and travel options claim to offer once in a lifetime experiences. However, whilst some do come quite close to offering more than just a cliché, none can truly rival a polar expedition from Fred.\. Whether you are completely new to the idea of adventure tourism or you are looking to embark on your latest quest to conquer certain unexplored lands, there is no doubting that a trip into the icy wilderness of Antarctica or the Arctic genuinely merits the use of a phrase that is often exhausted in this industry.
The aim of expedition tourism is to take willing members of the public that have a thirst for exploration as close as possible to some of nature’s greatest achievements. Usually reserved for scientists and famous explorers, these lands are vastly untouched by humans and offer a unique contrast to the towns and cities we see on a daily basis.
Who is it aimed at?
Expedition travel is aimed at anyone and everyone who wants to push the boundaries of what a holiday usually entails. By venturing to destinations like Spitsbergen, South Georgia and Greenland you will be foregoing the beaches and the suntans in favour of a trip into the unknown that you will never forget.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to see a polar bear in its natural habitat, get right up close to ginormous glaciers, or stand on top of the world at the North Pole, then our expeditions are definitely for you.
Is This Really a Holiday Though?
Not in the true sense of the word, no. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take the time to relax and enjoy yourself whilst you are away. Each of the expedition cruise lines that we work with have custom-built their ships so that your comfort is a priority. This means that, although you are heading into uncharted waters, it will by no means be a struggle. And with features such as spacious suites, wellness centres, delectable cuisine, enticing pools and comfortable lounges, there will be plenty of chances to chill out in these chilly environments.
It’s also worth considering that expeditions are some of the most enlightening trips you can go on. With passionate experts giving onboard presentations regarding the amazing destinations you will visit, you are sure to return enriched as well as enthralled. And with the chance to join in with exciting expedition activities every day, it may start to feel more like a holiday than you first anticipated.