The North Pole
The nuclear-powered Icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory (128 passengers) is used to keep Russia’s frozen Northern Sea Route open for shipping in the winter months. This incredible ship can generate 75,000 horsepower and stay at sea for up to 4 years, she can travel through open water at over 20 knots and is the largest icebreaker ever built, the first of a new class. For this expedition the vessel will plough due north through the high Arctic pack ice to the Pole itself, 90 degrees north. Stand on the ice at the top of the world and, for the very brave, join the North Pole Swimming Club! The helicopters allow stunning views of this pristine wilderness and your ship breaking ice from the air! The return journey is planned to include Franz Joseph Land, for scenery and wildlife such as Polar Bears, seals and seabirds. A totally unique voyage and ultimate travel experience! (We also offer air expeditions to the South Pole).
Day 1: Embark vessel at Murmansk and sail.
Days 2-6 : At sea, heading north into pack ice.
Day 7: The North Pole
Days: 8-9 At sea, pack ice heading south
Days: 10-11 Franz Josef Land, landings planned.
Day 12: Disembark Murmansk.
Itinerary subject to weather and ice-conditions.
2019 Dates: 12rd – 25th June & 23rd June – 6th July Twin share from £22,999 per person.
Single cabins on request. Return charter flights from and to Helsinki, pre-cruise hotel night and all transfers £1535pp 2020
Dates: 17rd – 30th June & 28rd June – 11th July
Twin share from £23,839 per person.
Single cabins on request.
Return charter flights from and to Helsinki, pre-cruise hotel night and all transfers £1535pp
These unique Arctic icebreaker voyages include a pre cruise hotel stay for one night with breakfast (Helsinki), group transfers to/from vessel in Murmansk, comprehensive pre-trip information, all meals aboard ship, free tea/coffee/bottled water aboard ship, beer and wine with dinner, services of expedition team, Zodiac and helicopter excursions and landings, group charter flights (from and to cities indicated), voyage certificate, boot loan service, complimentary parka coat and post-trip USB with photos and video. Emergency evacuation insurance, US$500,000pp.