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Pole to Pole Adventure

The Ultimate Bucket List Expedition Cruise


Departure date
96 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

96-day Grand Expedition Cruise from the Artic all the way to Antarctica in 2024/2025.

Join this epic adventure across 13 countries, starting in Vancouver and ending in Buenos Aires after taking in the Arctic, Antarctica and the Americas. 

Get the rare chance to spot both polar bears and penguins in one trip, as well as brown bears, caribou, and an array of birds and marine life in their natural habitats.

Take in a dramatic variety of scenery, from vast icescapes at the poles to deserts, jungles and mountains in between. Take in an incredible variety of scenery, from vast icescapes to arid deserts, lush jungles and towering mountain ranges. 

The Far North 

Starting in Canada, this epic three-month voyage will take you to experience Alaska’s coastal wilderness before heading into Arctic waters. Scout for whales, seals, and even polar bears as we attempt to sail through the fabled Northwest Passage to Greenland, where you’ll meet local Inuit communities. 

Heading South 

Get a taste of east coast culture in the US and island life in the Caribbean. Then watch jungles fade into deserts as we sail from Central America to South America’s Pacific coast via the Panama Canal. UNESCO sites await in Peru and Chile, while the seventh continent brings icescapes and views of nesting penguins.

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

A taste of Vancouver

Day 1

Your expedition cruise begins

Day 2

Sublime scenery in Alaska

Day 3-18

Heading East

Day 19-23

The Northwest Passage

Day 24-33

Greenland and Atlantic Canada

Day 34-41

Halifax to Boston

Day 42-49

Sail the eastern seaboard

Day 50-53

Miami and Central America

Day 54-65

From Colón to Valparaíso

Day 66-79

Cruising the Chilean fjords

Day 80-89

Antarctica: another world

Day 90-93

Sailing towards Ushuaia

Day 94-95

From Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Day 96

What's included


  • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires after the expedition cruise 


  • Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Vancouver, including city tour, before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Ushuaia after the expedition cruise 


  • Overnight in Vancouver, including breakfast, before the expedition cruise 

Expedition Cruise 

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities
  • *House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water
  • †Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported.  

Onboard Activities 

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities 

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 
  • Onboard credit of 1000€ per person and free laundry service

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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