North Pole – The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

002151 - W20

To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavours. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south!

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Highlights
  • Stand on the North Pole, the only place on earth where every direction is south
  • Watch as the 50 Years of Victory crushes her way through the Arctic ice pack
  • Take a helicopter flight for a thrilling aerial view of the ship and expansive Arctic Ocean
  • Keep watch for seals and polar bears on the ice
  • Stop at Franz Josef Land, so remote it was discovered after Antarctica
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2019 Departures:
June 12, 23

2019 Rates:
US$29,995 – Twin Standard
US$32,795 – Mini-Suite
US$40,995 – Suite
US$44,095 – Victory Suite
US$45,095 – Arktika Suite

Mandatory Transfer Package: US$1,995 per person

Tour Code:
002151 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Helsinki, Finland

Begin your adventure by spending one night in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

From Helsinki you will fly to Murmansk, Russia to board your expedition ship. Board the 50 Years of Victory to begin your North Pole adventure! Watch in fascination and awe as the ship crushes her way through the ice pack, admire soaring seabirds and visit Franz Josef Land. This voyage will be one that you won’t soon forget!

Day 2: Embarkation Day in Murmansk

From Helsinki, your charter flight will take you to Murmansk, Russia, where you’ll embark on your voyage to the North Pole.

Days 3 to 6: Northbound in the Arctic Ocean

Watching Victory crush through the Arctic ice pack is a sight you’ll never forget, made even more memorable by taking a helicopter flight for a thrilling aerial view of the ship and expansive Arctic Ocean.

Day 7: 90° North – the North Pole!

All the anticipation of the prior days reaches a climax as you reach the North Pole!

Day 8: Southbound in the Arctic Ocean

Expect more great memories, as you head further south, you may get lucky and spot polar bears hunting for seals.

Days 9 & 10: Franz Josef Land

This part of the Arctic Ocean is so remote that Franz Josef Land was discovered after Antarctica.

Days 11 & 12: At Sea

Southbound at sea.

Day 13: Disembarkation Day in Murmansk – Helsinki

Returning to Russia’s most northerly city, it will be time to bid farewell to your ship, 50 Years of Victory. Fly by charter from Murmansk to Helsinki for your final night.

Day 14: Depart Helsinki

Today ends your amazing North Pole adventure. Make your way to the Helsinki airport for your departure flight.

Should you wish to spend some extra time exploring Helsinki or nearby Tallinn (the capital of Estonia) or St. Petersburg (Russia) please ask us for options.

*Itinerary is subject to change

 

Included
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (for 2018 departures, beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner)
  • All shore landings and activities throughout voyage
  • Group helicopter flightseeing as part of daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by experienced Expedition Leaders
  • Program of lectures and informal talks
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Expedition Parka
  • Waterproof boots for the duration of the cruise
  • Luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Pre-departure materials and expedition log
  • Service taxes and port charges
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person
  • Russian invitation letter for visa application provided after final payment
Not Included
  • Mandatory Transfer Package: Two nights of accommodation in Helsinki; transfers between the hotel and airport in Helsinki; round trip flight from Helsinki to Murmansk; transfer to/from the ship (see pricing area for additional cost of this package)
  • Airfare to/from Helsinki
  • Extra nights in Helsinki beyond those included in the mandatory transfer package (one pre-cruise, one post-cruise)
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Helsinki and return
  • Helicopter flying time in excess of the included group flight
  • Hot air ballooning at the North Pole
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance to cover cancellation and interruption, baggage and medical
  • Phone and internet charges onboard the ship
  • Gratuities for shipboard staff and crew
  • Items of a personal nature
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Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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