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Why Physical Fitness Shouldn’t Stop You From Embarking On A Polar Cruise

Many people think that the high-energy and extreme nature of a polar cruise means that these types of trips are only for those who are remarkably fit physically. However, you should never let this hold you back from taking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to one of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations. These expeditions are suited to people with a variety of different fitness levels and so there is no need to worry.

Varied Hikes

Hiking Hurtigruten

It’s true that hiking and walking are big parts of every adventure, but different routes will be offered for those who want to travel further and those who don’t. Most land days will involve some sort of exploration on foot, but it will be entirely up to you how much of this you want to take part in. Experienced leaders will be with you the whole time and will be able to inform you how challenging each trek will be.

Activities For All

Kayaking

The vast range of expedition activities available means that there is something for everyone to get involved in, regardless of your fitness levels. More active passengers will love the chance to take part in kayaking, skiing or rafting, whilst others may enjoy the more passive activities on offer such as camping, hot air ballooning and exploring via Zodiac. Photography workshops, where you learn to take fantastic pictures, are also a great slower-paced pursuit.

You Have Some Time To Stand And Stare

Antarctica Landscapes

One of the main reasons why you shouldn’t worry about your fitness is that the best way to enjoy these fantastic destinations is to take a step back and soak up your surroundings. You could do nothing but stand and stare and still enjoy so many unique experiences. Admiring the giant glaciers, drifting icebergs and fascinating wildlife that can be found in these wildernesses will take no effort at all and will leave you feeling amazed.

You Can Recharge Your Batteries

Hot Tub

Once you have exerted yourself onshore, there will be plenty of opportunities to take it easy and recharge your batteries back on board the ship. You can recover and prepare for the next day’s adventures by taking a dip in the hot tub, visiting the spa or enjoying an evening of fine dining. For extended luxury, choose a cruise with Silversea or Lindblad Expeditions.

For all the reasons above and more, you shouldn’t discount a polar cruise because you think it will be too active for you. Experienced guides will be on hand to ensure you are never ill-informed about what lies ahead and you will certainly not regret your decision to head to the Polar Regions. If you do want to book an Arctic or Antarctic cruise, call our team today.

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