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Feb 01, 2024 - 
Feb 20, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 02, 2024 - 
Feb 21, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 03, 2024 - 
Feb 13, 2024
This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins....
Feb 13, 2024 - 
Feb 25, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Feb 20, 2024 - 
Mar 13, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 25, 2024 - 
Mar 07, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy w...
Mar 04, 2024 - 
Mar 16, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Mar 07, 2024 - 
Mar 21, 2024
This expansive expedition takes you into the Antarctic Circle, combining the rich animal life of the Weddell Sea with the surreal shores and islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. Such key landing sites as the legendary Elephant Island and Crystal Sound make this voyage truly exceptional....
Mar 13, 2024 - 
Mar 28, 2024
This voyage explores a number of historically significant Antarctic areas, such as the very rarely visited Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island. We focus on places discovered by Adrien De Gerlache on his Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899) and Jean-Bapti...
Mar 16, 2024 - 
Mar 29, 2024
This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula cruise will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. This expedition cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance ...
Mar 21, 2024 - 
Apr 01, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to  dive in the iceberg-heavy waters....
Mar 28, 2024 - 
Apr 20, 2024
The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season....

The Polar Holidays Team

Our Team

At Polar Holidays, our team is made up of passionate and experienced professionals who are committed to delivering exceptional service and support to our clients. We are a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in polar travel, hospitality, science, and environmental conservation, who share a deep love and respect for the unique and fragile ecosystems of Antarctica and the Arctic.

Together, our team is committed to providing our clients with a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to Antarctica and the Arctic, while also promoting sustainability, responsibility, and respect for the environment and the communities we visit. We are passionate about sharing the beauty and wonder of these unique regions with our clients, and we look forward to welcoming you aboard our expeditions.

Team Composition

Our team includes expert naturalists, historians, photographers, and adventure guides who are dedicated to providing our clients advice to have unforgettable travel experiences. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the regions history, wildlife, and geology, and are committed to sharing their expertise and insights with our clients.

Team Experience

Our customer service team is comprised of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional support and assistance throughout their journey. They are available to answer questions, provide recommendations, and assist with logistics to ensure that our clients have a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.  We specialize and focus on cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic, and we are able to provide insights by having been to those regions for more than 20 years.

Our Partners

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Our partner operators’ ship crews are comprised of experienced captains, engineers, and sailors who prioritize safety, environmental responsibility, and customer satisfaction. They work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are comfortable, well-fed, and have access to all the amenities and services they need during their journey.

At Polar Holidays, we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of excellence by investing in the development and training of our staff and guides. We believe that by supporting and empowering our team, we can provide our clients with the highest level of service and support.

The Polar Holidays Team Members

Thomas Kokta,

Thomas

Founder & Polar Specialist

Thomas was born and raised in Germany. He moved to the United States after college and has since pursued his passion for travel and photography. Thomas has traveled to many countries around the world, but holds a special affinity for the polar regions.

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Nathan

Polar Specialist

Nathan grew up in the desert of New Mexico in the Southwest United States. He has been teaching high school classes for decades.

Johannes

Polar SPecialist

Johannes is our European specialist. Passionate about the Arctic, he loves polar bears, walruses, and the remote areas of Spitsbergen and Greenland.

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Maddy

design & customer relations

Raised in Washington State, Maddy is finishing her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She enjoys traveling and exploring throughout the PNW.

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Nora

Polar specialist

Nora has been an Antarctic traveler for over a dozen years. Though she does not enjoy the Drake Passage and is always happy to reach “the other side”, she doesn’t let it get in the way of her passion. She loves the penguins and albatrosses, and is very knowedgeable on expedition ships and cabins. 

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Mee

Polar Specialist

A recent addition to the Polar Holidays team, Mee has been working in the travel industry for 5 years. Her expertise is in finding and planning trip excursions that clients may be interested in experiencing before or after their polar adventure.

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Jonathan

Polar SPecialist

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jonathan completed his degree in biochemistry and philosophy. Following graduation he enrolled in medical school in Central Europe. Traveling to more than 17 countries, Jonathan is an expert in international travel and the fine art of finding the cheapest flights for his adventures.

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