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“Frozen Planet” Causes Boom in Arctic Tourism

Active/Outdoors, Travel News — By christinegarvin on January 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

We can understand why so many British people are heading to on polar expeditions on cruise ships. Have you seen how cute those polar bears are?

Seems “polar cruises” have become a popular choice for Brits who enjoy the hit BBC show Frozen Planet. The show chronicles the extreme living conditions animals face living in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Tour operator Abercrombie & Kent offers 14 or 20-day voyages to Antarctica, which is considered “expedition cruising” as compared to regular ole’ cruising. This type of cruise includes getting as close as possible to the incredible wildlife that live in the Antarctic. Image: omninate/Flickr

Not only has Abercrombie & Kent added another tour for its 2012-2013 season due to the high demand, but visiting places like Greenland and remote areas in Canada have also increased in popularity. When tourists can’t afford these far off places, they are heading to Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

If you aren’t so much into the adventure vacation, and want to spend more time inside, there’s always the choice of the Jumbo Stay. You guessed it – you can stay inside a Boeing 747 if you are spending a few nights in Stockholm, Sweden (much warmer than those cruises, of course).

But if you do make it up to the polar bears, give them a pat for us.

 

Tags: Abercrombie & Kent, Antarctica, Bahamas, BBC, Frozen Planet, Jumbo Stay, polar cruises

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