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June 24 - July 7

North Pole: The Ultimate Adventure

Amazing things happen when you invest in personal growth, push boundaries and prioritize unforgettable travel experiences. Stand on top of Earth, glass of champagne in hand, and reflect on this transformative journey.

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Stand on Top of the World

As one of the most distinctive and least accessible places on Earth, the North Pole appears on many bucket lists, but is checked off by very few. Go where few have ever journeyed before, walk in the footsteps of the early explorers, and make memories that will last a lifetime.


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Live the Life of an Adventurer

We call North Pole the ultimate Arctic adventure for a reason. In one voyage you can crush through multiyear ice on the Arctic Ocean, cruise in a Zodiac or fly in a helicopter to spot walruses, seals, whales, and polar bears, and take a tethered hot-air balloon ride at 90º N. Possible stops at the island of Franz Josef Land will leave you in awe of the unique arctic flora and fauna as you visit seabird colonies and retrace the footsteps of early explorers.

 

Forge Lifelong Memories

The world's most powerful nuclear icebreaker, the 50 Years of Victory, will be your home as you power North through the Arctic sea ice. Equipped with gym, sauna, and swimming pool, in addition to its helicopter pad and Zodiac launch, the Victory combines comfort with the capabilities of a full expedition vessel. You'll be able to mingle and make lasting friendships with fellow adventurers, enjoying gourmet meals in the main dining room, or taking in cocktails and academic lectures in the Aft Saloon.

 

This was a wonderful trip with outstanding staff. The ship was extremely comfortable and the menus were delicious and imaginative. We especially loved the spirit of adventure which we could feed by taking advantage of all the “toys” onboard, like the helicopter and the Zodiacs. This was a dream trip come true! Thank you Quark!

Jean Rolles
North Pole Passenger

 

The North Pole is challenge and ambition, realized

Day-by-Day

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.
  • Opportunity to see polar bears, walrus and other arctic wildlife,
  • Take advantage of optional tethered hot air balloon flight (weather permitting).
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for a more intimate experience of the Arctic
  • Visit Franz Josef Land historical sites, wildlife and wildflowers

Day 1

Helsinki, Finland

Your adventure begins with a one-night stay in Helsinki, Finland’s capital.

Day 2

Embarkation Day in Murmansk

From Helsinki, you’ll join your fellow passengers on the chartered flight to Murmansk, Russia, where you’ll embark on your voyage to the North Pole.

Days 3 to 6

Northbound in the Arctic Ocean

Being on board Victory and feeling the icebreaker as it crushes through the arctic pack ice is an experience you’ll never forget. Just as memorable is boarding the ship’s helicopter for a thrilling aerial view over the ship and the expansive Arctic Ocean.

Day 7

90° North

All the anticipation built in the past 6 days reaches a climax as you arrive at the North Pole! Take photos, call your family, wave a flag and enjoy your moment at the top. In the meantime, your expedition crew will prepare a BBQ feast and pass around champagne for the ultimate toast. If the opportunity arises, you may even get the chance to take the North Pole Plunge!

Day 8

Southbound in the Arctic Ocean

On our return voyage you can sit back, relax and reflect on this rare achievement. As you head farther south, be on the lookout for polar bears hunting seals and other arctic wildlife.

Days 9 and 10

Franz Josef Land and the Arctic Ocean

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.

Days 11 and 12

Southbound at Sea

Enjoy your time on deck or reminisce with your shipmates and new friends as you cross the Arctic Ocean back to Murmansk.

Day 13

Disembarkation in Murmansk

Returning to Russia’s most northerly city, it will be time to bid farewell to your ship, 50 Years of Victory.

Day 14

Helsinki, Finland

Spend some extra time exploring Helsinki, Tallinn (the capital of Estonia) and Saint Petersburg.