North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

» Arctic

» Jun 24 2018Jul 7 2018 (14 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Helsinki

» DISEMBARKATION: Helsinki

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Stand at the top of the world at 90°N
  • Experience the largest, most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world, 50 Years of Victory
  • Enjoy helicopter sightseeing above the Arctic Ocean
  • Possibly view polar bears, walrus and other arctic wildlife
  • Take advantage of optional tethered flight by hot air balloon (weather permitting)
  • Cruise in a zodiac
  • Visit Franz Josef Land historical sites, wildlife and wildflowers

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Helsinki, Finland
  • Day 2 – Embarkation day in Murmansk
  • Days 3 to 6 – Northbound in the Arctic Ocean
  • Day 7 – 90°N
  • Day 8 – Southbound in the Arctic Ocean
  • Days 9 and 10 – Franz Josef Land and the Arctic Ocean
  • Days 11 and 12 – Southbound at Sea
  • Day 13 – Disembarkation in Murmansk
  • Day 14 – Helsinki, Finland

SHIP

50 Years of Victory

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Hot air ballooning

ACTIVITIES

Your icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, will take you to a part of the world more commonly associated with fairy tales and folklore—the North Pole. Crushing through multiyear pack ice, the journey can take as long as a week, which only helps heighten the level of excitement. Celebrate with champagne upon your arrival, and if conditions permit, soar above the Earth on an optional hot air balloon ride.


CABINS & PRICES

Twin USD 28,695
Mini Suite USD 32,795
Suite USD 40,995
Victory USD 44,095
Arktika USD 45,095

All rates per person in USD
Mandatory transfer package available for $1,895.
Nonalcoholic drinks, beer and wine are included on board during lunch and dinner. All other bar beverages are available at an additional cost.

Contact Us

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Russian invitation letter for visa application provided after final payment
  • Group helicopter flightseeing as part of the daily program

EXCLUDES

  • Mandatory transfer package*
  • International airfare
  • Helicopter flying time in excess of that offered for the group
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Hot air ballooning at the North Pole

* MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • One night’s pre- and post-expedition hotel accommodation in Helsinki with breakfast
  • Round-trip flights from Helsinki to Murmansk
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel in Helsinki

Package cost: $1,895

Note: Baggage allowance on charter flights is 44 lbs (20 kg) checked and 11 lbs (5 kg) carry-on.

IMPORTANT

Russian visas are required for tourists from most countries. This voyage requires double-entry Russian visas. See your country’s Russian consulate or embassy for details.

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