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PolarQuest Cruises


About PolarQuest Cruises

PolarQuest charters and operates three ships. No matter which ship you board in PolarQuest's fleet, you'll find a friendly and boisterous atmosphere. Passengers tend to have a shared passion for wildlife and outdoor exploration, and bond quickly.

  • Who goes on PolarQuest cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a PolarQuest cruise?

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Who goes on PolarQuest cruise ships?

PolarQuest draws adventurous, educated nature-lovers who want to immerse themselves in the destinations they visit. Though most are Swedish (due to the company's Swedish heritage), you'll also find people from a variety of European countries. On occasion, North Americans, Australians and Asians join PolarQuest's voyages, but that's not the norm. Expect to meet singles and couples, mostly in their 60s, though there will be the occasional family. PolarQuest can help match up single travelers who want to share a cabin (same-sex cabins only).

Do I have to dress up on a PolarQuest cruise?

No. Dress is casual during the day and evening. Pack for comfort, and leave your formal duds at home.

Is everything free on PolarQuest cruises?

It all depends on the ship and itinerary, but every PolarQuest voyage includes Zodiac shore excursions led by a naturalist guide. Some sailings also include a pre- and/or post-cruise night hotel and select alcoholic drinks with meals. Even gratuities are sometimes included on certain ships and itineraries.

What are PolarQuest’s most popular activities?

Zodiac excursions are, by far, the most popular activity for PolarQuest's passengers. Excursions may involve cruising alongside glaciers and icebergs, or landing ashore for easy walks or vigorous hikes. Just as popular is wildlife viewing from the ship; because the ships are all small, no one has to push or shove to get a view.

Why go with PolarQuest?

  • Itineraries that specialize in the Arctic are great for adventure-seekers.
  • Small ships with low passenger counts make for personalized experiences.
  • Expert guides with a range of backgrounds lead all expeditions.

Best for: Nature-lovers seeking one-of-a-kind, in-depth, exploration of Arctic regions

Not for: Anyone adverse to small, bare-bones ships with portholes and bunkbeds

PolarQuest Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Very nice ship, but low PolarQuest service

The facts: M/S Sjøveien with 12 guests, 2 PolarQuest guides and the crew of the ship, Spitsbergen expedition cruise for 11 days Good things first: the ship and the crew were excellent. However, the PolarQuest... Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Arctic adventure to see polar bears

The Sea Enterprise was a wonderful newly renovated ship. It is not a luxury liner but well fitted out for it's purpose. The cabins are compact but very clean and comfortable. The staff are excellent, the service was... Read More
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Adventure and Fun

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Best way to explore Svalbard

I have had the privilege of hosting four photographic expeditions as a guest on board the Stockholm and I have never had a bad experience. I have been on three similar vessels in the past and the Stockholm is by far... Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Everyone should do this trip at least once, and I really recommend PolarQuest!

Finally, we had the courage to book the tour we always had dreamt about - to experience the Arctic landscape in Svalbard! After plenty of research we chose PolarQuest with their comfortable and renovated ship Sea... Read More
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Lina Margareta

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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