Destination: Arctic Cruises
Starting at: $24,995
Travel to the "top of the worldquot;aboard a powerful icebreaker watching for Arctic wildlife including polar bears, ivory gulls and other seabirds and marine mammals! Be one of the few humans to ever have made it to 90 degrees north on this one-of-a-kind Arctic cruise.Contact us about this trip Share
50 Years of Victory
|TWIN PRIVATE||MINI SUITE PRIVATE||SUITE PRIVATE||VICTORY SUITE PRIVATE||ARKTIKA SUITE PRIVATE|
|Jun 19, 2014 - Jul 2, 2014||$24,995||$29,995||$34,995||$36,995||$37,995|
|Jun 30, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014||$24,995||$29,995||$34,995||$36,995||$37,995|
Your adventure begins with a one-night stay in magical Helsinki, Finland's capital.
From Helsinki, take our charter flight to Murmansk, Russia, where you'll join 50 Years of Victory, the world's largest and most powerful icebreaker.
Watching Victory crush through the Arctic ice pack is a sight you'll never forget. Be sure to take one of the included helicopter flights for a thrilling aerial view of Victory's progress.
Sailing conditions on the Arctic Ocean are changeable, so the crossing from Murmansk to the North Pole can take anywhere from 5 to 8 days. Most of our guests enjoy the heightened sense of adventure that comes with this unpredictability. In 2008, Victory made the fastest recorded crossing between these two points: 4.5 days!
Each traveler experiences this moment in his or her own way. Some hold special signs. Others wave their national flags. Still others stand on this mystical spot, holding a talisman brought thousands of miles for this one purpose. Later, everyone enjoys a champagne toast and a BBQ on the ice. How will YOU celebrate?
As Victory makes her way back through the churning pack ice, you may spot polar bears on the hunt with ivory gulls following close behind—eager to dine on leftovers.
This group of 191 islands forms the most northerly archipelago in Eurasia, and lies entirely within the Arctic Circle. Here you'll explore Cape Flora, and discover historic remains from three ill-fated Arctic expeditions. When conditions permit, Zodiac trips beneath towering cliffs will explore remote seabird rookeries. Onboard helicopters again provide aerial sightseeing, and transfer you to otherwise inaccessible landing sites.
Your port of disembarkation is Murmansk, Russia's most northerly city. After you leave the ship, we'll transfer you to the airport, where you'll board your flight to Helsinki, Finland.
After breakfast at your centrally located hotel, you are free to leave for home or extend your stay. Helsinki, Tallinn (capital of Estonia) and St. Petersburg (the "Venice of the North") are all fascinating cities, just waiting to be explored. Our Polar Travel Advisors are happy to help you arrange your extended stay.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.