An Arctic cruise to the Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Greenland, Baffin Island, Franz Josef Land and arguably the ultimate Arctic voyage the North Pole is an amazing experience. Arctic Travel Centre specialises in small-ship Arctic cruises; we are the specialist Arctic arm of Tailor-Made Journeys and will help find an Arctic cruise to suit your holiday needs. Our Arctic cruise specialists will help you select the right vessel (luxury, expedition or Ice-breaker), itinerary and season to ensure your cruise really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Our experienced Arctic consultants have travelled widely in the Arctic and know the regions, operators and ships well. Each Arctic cruise our specialists select is matched to your needs and your pre/post travel in Canada, Scandinavia and Russia is tailored for you. We are also proud to be affiliate members of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)
The essential component of any Arctic cruise is passionate and expert expedition staff on board who offer professional knowledge as well as a personal insight into Arctic. Each vessel we use has an experienced expedition team who have travelled to the High Arctic extensively and are specialists in their field.
We are a wholly owned Australian company and have been operating since 1995. We have carefully selected ships and operators with proven track records. As a member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and the AFTA accreditation scheme ATAS you have financial security when booking with Arctic Travel Centre, which is a trading name of Tailor-Made Journeys Pty Ltd.
Arctic cruises depart from Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen (including North Pole voyages), Reykjavik in Iceland, Ottawa and Calgary in Canada (Northwest Passage voyages) and Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Arctic Travel Centre can help with all aspects of your trip; flights and pre and post voyage arrangements.
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I'm just about to embark on my first cruise and oh what a first, in the Arctic. The feeling of excitement and anticipation of choosing this adventure was evident and it was so close now....
These luxurious ships combine more traditional-style cruise with an Arctic adventure. Ships range in size from 108 to 200 guests. They offer large, very comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities and many have private balconies. The experienced expedition team enable you to explore the High Arctic with Zodiac dinghies and most offer kayaking. Come home to an exquisite ship with superior comfort and excellent cuisine options.
Expedition ships are generally smaller (fewer than 128 guests) and have a greater emphasis on maximising time off the vessel or out on deck. The expedition team works closely with the ship’s captain and crew to get you out exploring on the Zodiac dinghies and on shore as much as possible. Most voyages also offer kayaking. Cabins are simple and comfortable, the food excellent.
A nuclear powered icebreaker with the power, strength of hull and weight to literally crush a path all the way to the North Pole. With a maximum of 128 guest the 50 Years of Victory is only used for voyages to the North Pole. On the way back from reaching the top of the world the ship visits the remote archipelago of Franz Josef Land which is home to polar bears, walrus, beluga whales as well as excellent birdlife.