Sea Kayaking, Antarctica

Polar Cruises

For memorable experiences at the ends of the earth, join an ice-strengthened ship, crewed by a dedicated team of experienced polar experts.

Incomparable scenery, an exotic cast of wildlife and a rich history of exploration has long made the poles irresistible to intrepid travellers. Our team of polar experts have unrivalled first-hand knowledge of Antarctica and the High Arctic, and can provide tips and useful pointers you simply won’t find in any guidebook or website.

We offer a comprehensive range of smaller sized ice-strengthened boats, which accommodate between 20 -150 passengers. Whether you’re looking to trace the footsteps of Shackleton in South Georgia or photograph polar bears on a glacier in Spitsbergen, we know how to turn these aspirations into memories that will endure for many years to come.


Sjoveien, Polar Quest
M/S Sjoveien

Cruise in the Arctic

Whether you’re heading north for Arctic expedition cruises in search of polar bears in Spitsbergen, for a historic Northwest Passage cruise, to explore the little-visited Russian Arctic or to stand at the North Pole itself, there are no wilder, less touched places on earth. The Arctic’s vastness is as spellbinding as it is diverse and offers incredible opportunities for inquisitive travellers with a taste for cooler climes, unique wildlife encounters and incredible scenery.

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MV Hondius
MV Hondius

Cruise in Antarctica

Antarctica is an incredible place of epic proportions, and a cruise to this vast continent of pristine white wilderness will not fail to take your breath away. With towering icebergs and a huge variety of wildlife, the Antarctic has a rich history dating back to the early explorers. One of the best ways to holiday in Antarctica is onboard a cruise or expedition ship and choosing the right vessel is key to a successful Antarctic cruise. There are many different ships available from expeditionary vessels through to the more luxurious ships. At Steppes Travel we have over fifteen years’ experience planning cruises to Antarctica and you can be assured of a once in a lifetime experience.

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Magellan Explorer, Exterior View, Antarctica

Magellan Explorer

Greg Mortimer, Antarctica

Greg Mortimer

Polar Bear, MS Quest, Spitsbergen

MS Quest

S/V Noorderlicht, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen


Quark Expeditions, Ocean Adventurer, Exterior

Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Endeavour Arctic Exterior

Ocean Endeavour

Ocean Nova, Antarctica, A21

Ocean Nova

Rembrandt Van Rijn Greenland

Rembrandt Van Rijn

Quark Expeditions, 50 Years of Victory, North Pole

50 Years of Victory

Cruise Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these cruises ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique cruise adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Sue Grimwood

On Russia’s remote Wrangel Island, Sue has tracked musk ox across the tundra, scanned the horizon for snowy owls, spotted scurrying lemmings, explored some intriguing remnants of the cold war and seen over 100 polar bears

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John Faithfull

It is not often that John struggles with words, but this is a destination that left him speechless.

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Why Choose Steppes?

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