Voyaging into our polar waters – the past, present and probable future revealed

Polar tourism has risen dramatically since the 1990s, and demand continues to flourish today. New purpose-built modern ships, specifically designed for service in polar seas, offer enthusiastic passengers an unforgettable experience to witness nature ‘as God intended it.’

Although accessibility to the regions has improved – in part due to global warming – cruising here remains a final frontier.

In his new book marine specialist Christopher Wright tells the comprehensive history of cruising in the lands “Of Penguins and Polar Bears” (publishing in March), from the Panther’s voyage in 1869 to today.

With new research alongside beautiful photographs, maps and vintage travel posters, this essential guide reveals what modern day visitors to the polar regions can expect, from the vessels to the wildlife and beyond.

‘You are now an armchair traveller … relax and enjoy the voyage of your dreams by way of this fascinating book.’ – Philip Dawson, Associate, Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

(The History Press)