People have been cruising into polar waters since the late nineteenth century, yet this activity has not been documented, other than in a couple of academic texts. Of Penguins and Polar Bears draws on the experience and resources of experts in the field to describe where people went, the ships they cruised on, the places they visited and the itineraries they followed. Encompassing the Arctic Passages, the Canadian Artic, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard and the Antarctic regions, the book goes also reveals what the modern-day visitor to the polar regions can expect to experience, from the vessels to the wildlife and beyond.
Christopher Wright is the retired president of The Mariport Group Ltd. A marine specialist, he has been involved in Arctic Shipping studies since 1973, and led a number of teams to investigate Arctic shipping policy. He has worked with the Arctic Shipping Forum North America since its inception, spoken widely on Arctic matters and contributed to the Canadian Marine Advisory Council. He lives in Canada.
"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