I mentioned yesterday about the Antarctica Celebrity Cruise and today is about Quark Expeditions that I came across some time ago.
The North Pole cruise seems interesting.
Day 1 Helsinki, Finland
Day 2 Embarkation Day in Murmansk
Day 3-7 Northbound in the Arctic Ocean
Day 8 90° North
Day 9 Southbound in the Arctic Ocean
Day 10-11 Franz Josef Land and the Arctic Ocean
Day 12 Southbound at Sea
Day 13 Disembarkation in Murmansk
Day 14 Helsinki, Finland
From the Quark site: To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavors. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south
And you get there only with the largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ever launched, capable of crushing through the toughest pack ice the Arctic Ocean can dish up.
The ship is called ’50 Years of Victory’ (!), kind of strange name, is she 50 years old? I would like to think she is safe, after all your are traveling with a nuclear plant (2 nuclear reactors 74,000 horsepower).
50 Years of Victory Expedition Ship
- Comfortable, friendly atmosphere: just 128 guests.
- Icebreaking capabilities to the top of the world where regular ships cannot go
- 74,000 hp generated by 2 nuclear reactors get you where few have ever been
- Helicopter for aerial-sightseeing.
- 4 fully enclosed lifeboats ensure your safety in all conditions
- Onboard helicopters allow spectacular aerial-sightseeing
- Fleet of Zodiacs bring you up-close and personal with Arctic wildlife, icebergs and more
- Every cabin has exterior views and private facilities, for your comfort and enjoyment
- Onboard gym, two saunas, small swimming pool, and library allow you to relax between shore visits