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This adventure starts in Murmansk, in the Russian Arctic, where you will embark the icebreaker for an exceptional voyage to the top of the world and discover the marvellous sights of the frozen Arctic Ocean. This is a unique opportunity to discover the rarely visited Russian Arctic Archipelago of Franz Josef Land and spot the extraordinary wildlife in a once-in-a-lifetime voyage.

Highlights

  • Travel on board the largest and most powerful icebreaker ever built
  • A formidable voyage in the northernmost point on Earth, where only a few travellers set foot
  • Explore the rarely visited Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land
  • Admire a remote wilderness as well as remarkable wildlife from walrus to elusive bowhead whale and the majestic Polar bear

Quick Itinerary

Day 1-6: Murmansk & the Voyage North
Day 7: North Pole
Day 8-10: Franz Josef Land
Day 11-13: The Voyage South & Murmansk

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000 


Day 1-6: Murmansk & the Voyage North
Welcome to the lively Arctic city of Murmansk and the starting point of your adventure. Discover the Soviet-era architecture and industrial port and explore the ship’s facilities before you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Sail through the Barents Sea with the possibility of seeing whales. Take advantage of a tour of the engine room; or board the ship’s helicopter for a unique sightseeing tour, watch the ship break through the ice and enjoy the staggering beauty of the ice from above.

Day 7: North Pole
Enjoy the unique experience of standing on the top of the world, take part in the special International Round Dance, where a few steps will see you pass through every Meridian. This special ceremony continues with a barbecue meal on the ice and perhaps a quick plunge into the icy water if conditions are favourable! It’s sure to be a memorable time at a place where only a few travellers will ever set foot.

Day 8-10: Franz Josef Land
The Franz Josef Land archipelago is home to remarkable wildlife. A nature sanctuary for polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. See formidable cliffs nesting colonies of migratory seabirds like guillemots, dovekies and ivory gulls. The location reveals interesting geological features like the mysterious stone spheres on Champ Island and the fascinating columnar basalt cliffs of Rubini Rock.

Day 11-13: The Voyage South & Murmansk
Sail back to Murmansk through the Barents Sea and ensure to use facilities and amenities like the polar library, gym, saunas or the volleyball court. Make sure to be on the lookout for seabirds and marine mammals while enjoying the fantastic views of the seascape. Disembark at Murmansk and take advantage of the city one last time before you take the plane back home.


50 Years of Victory - Poseidon

Rating
5
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
140

50 Years of Victory is purpose-built to navigate to remote destinations through the extreme conditions of the Arctic. It is the most powerful icebreaker ever built that generates 75,000 horsepower and can crush through multi-year ice three meters thick. It's the perfect ship for an adventurous journey with great facilities and amenities.


50 Years of Victory - Poseidon from 7th July 2019 to 19th July 2019

Arktika Suite: £34,695.00
Victory Suite: £33,995.00
Grand Suite: £31,595.00
Junior Suite: £30,795.00
Mini Suite: £25,295.00
Standard Twin: £23,095.00

50 Years of Victory - Poseidon from 18th July 2019 to 30th July 2019

Arktika Suite: £34,695.00
Victory Suite: £33,995.00
Grand Suite: £31,595.00
Junior Suite: £30,795.00
Mini Suite: £25,295.00
Standard Twin: £23,095.00

50 Years of Victory - Poseidon from 29th July 2019 to 10th August 2019

Arktika Suite: £34,695.00
Victory Suite: £33,995.00
Grand Suite: £31,595.00
Junior Suite: £30,795.00
Mini Suite: £25,295.00
Standard Twin: £23,095.00

50 Years of Victory - Poseidon from 12th July 2020 to 24th July 2020

Arktika Suite: £33,399.00
Victory Suite: £32,699.00
Grand Suite: £30,799.00
Junior Suite: £30,099.00
Mini Suite: £26,599.00
Standard Twin: £22,899.00

50 Years of Victory - Poseidon from 23rd July 2020 to 4th August 2020

Arktika Suite: £33,399.00
Victory Suite: £32,699.00
Grand Suite: £30,799.00
Junior Suite: £30,099.00
Mini Suite: £26,599.00
Standard Twin: £22,899.00

50 Years of Victory - Poseidon from 3rd August 2020 to 15th August 2020

Arktika Suite: £33,399.00
Victory Suite: £32,699.00
Grand Suite: £30,799.00
Junior Suite: £30,099.00
Mini Suite: £26,599.00
Standard Twin: £22,899.00



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About Us
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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