This is the outstanding ship, the most powerful icebreaker in the world “50 years of Victory”, in Russian “50 лет победы”, that takes you to the North Pole. It goes nuclear, literally speaking. Former Soviet Union was the first country to build one of these in the fifties, its name “Lenin”, now permanently anchored in the port of Murmansk as a museum.
Murmansk at 69º north, happens to be your city of departure to the geographic North Pole, aboard “50 years of Victory”, so you may be interested too, in getting to know a little more about her. We suggest that, and will guide you there (as an extra).
This cruise doesn’t come cheap, that´s true but, what the hell, you only live once so, if you can afford it, go for it !.
• The exhilaration of cruising aboard a 75,000 horsepower nuclear icebreaker.
• Dramatic landscapes, poignant historical remains, and superb Arctic wildlife viewing in Russia’s remote Franz Josef Land.
• Freedom as you take to the skies over the frozen Arctic Ocean on a helicopter tour.
• Undeniable bragging rights upon reaching the geographic North Pole — 90° North.
Unless you are an intrepid and experienced adventurer, the fact is, this is the only way to reach the pic of the world in the most comfortable and secure way.
It takes place in July and August every year, in a 12 days itinerary (it has been like that for the last 20 years), when the sun never sets (polar days) and the ice cap is thinner.
We have an agreement as a sales and advertisement agent for these cruises, with the tour operator “©Poseidon Expeditions”, meaning we provide all the assistance regarding visa application (necessary to enter Russia), the booking of plane tickets to Murmansk and accommodation, so you don´t have to bother with all these pesky details. Our assistance is included on the price tag, advertised on Poseidon Expeditions website (https://poseidonexpeditions.com) to whom you should pay directly, upon our instructions.
Of course, if you don´t feel comfortable going alone to such remote places like Murmansk, for an extra amount we will travel with you, and wait until the ship returns to the same port after the 12 days cruise to the North Pole.
By the way, since the flight to Murmansk, always goes via Moscow, this may present you with an opportunity to spend a few days there, and appreciate this wonderful city.
A few words from Angelica Vorea CEO of Poseidon Expeditions:
" DEAR TRAVELLERS,
In 2019 we are celebrating our 20th anniversary as a leader and innovator in polar expedition cruising. From our beginnings in a single office operating trips to the North Pole, we have expanded to seven offices on four continents offering cruises across the Arctic and Antarctica.
We have grown in many ways over the past two decades. But one thing has always been the same:
our singular focus on small-ship expedition cruising in the Polar Regions.
This is important because these unique destinations require a very specialized expertise. Our focus has allowed our polar expertise to grow even deeper.
This is what sets us apart. It is reflected in our many polar itineraries with carefully chosen destinations, scheduled perfectly to coincide with the best times to be there. This expertise is exemplified by our office staff who scout the locations and regularly join the cruises themselves. It is embodied by the professionals you will meet on our ships—from our captains to our Zodiac drivers, expedition leaders and lecturers—all of whom have been selected for their personal experience and skills in polar travel.
Finally, our expertise is complemented by our celebrity guests, many of whom have ancestors who shaped the history of the Polar Regions. For this brochure I asked some of them to write about how these places have shaped their own histories. We are dedicated to making sure that your own experience in the Polar Regions will be just as meaningful. Take a voyage with us and make your own polar history ! "
Standard twin cabin
Mini suite cabin
Junior suite cabin
Grand suite cabin
Victory suite cabin
Arktika suite cabin
-1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Murmansk, Russia, with breakfast;
-Transfer from airport to the hotel in Murmansk one day prior to departure;
-Transfer from hotel to the port in Murmansk on embarkation day;
-Transfer from the port to the airport or central location in Murmansk upon disembarkation;
-Shipboard accommodation with housekeeping;
-Shipboard breakfasts, lunches and dinners;
-Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock;
-All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by helicopter;
-All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiacs;
-Shore landings included in daily program;
-Program of lectures and informal discussions by experienced Expedition Team and guest lecturers;
-Professional Expedition Leadership;
-Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka;
-Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
-Hair dryer and bathrobes in each cabin;
-Informative pre-departure materials;
-Digital Voyage Log;
-All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program;
-All shipboard luggage handling;
-Personalized medical insurance covering the risks of evacuation and repatriation. Coverage:100,000 EUR. Duration: cruise days only. This is only for passengers under 85 years old.
-Airfare to and from your hometown to Murmansk;
-Helicopter flying time in excess of that offered for the group;
-Passport and visa expenses;
-State arrival and departure taxes (if levied);
-Meals ashore and supplements in respect of single hotel accommodation (if required);
-Excess luggage charges on international and local flights;
-Telecommunication services; laundry, bar and beverage charges aboard the vessel;
-Luggage, cancellation insurance (strongly recommended);
-Tips for stewards and other service personnel aboard (at your discretion).