Charges won’t be elevated to journey to the Prime of the World with Poseidon Expeditions in the summertime of 2021. As a substitute, charges will mirror these in 2020 for a similar journey.
Three departures are scheduled in July and August 2021 aboard the 128-passenger 50 Years of Victory, a nuclear-powered icebreaker. This icebreaker was purpose-built to pilot scientific and cargo ships to hard-to-reach areas of the Arctic and alongside the Northeast Passage.
“No different ice-class vessel used for industrial passenger journey has the confirmed monitor report, the reliability and sheer energy to muscle its solution to this distinctive vacation spot. The place the frozen sea blocks the way in which for different ice-class expedition ships, the journey is simply starting aboard 50 Years of Victory. When not used for North Pole tourism, this vessel could be discovered supporting and clearing the way in which by way of the ice for cargo and vitality provide vessels within the Russian Excessive Arctic,” mentioned Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions.
This might be Poseidon’s 20th season of working icebreaker voyages to the North Pole. This system started in 2001 and to this point greater than 4,600 polar adventurers have traveled north with Poseidon. Journey to 90º north latitude and the North Pole in 2021 might be on the next dates: July 10-22, July 21-Aug. 2, and Aug. 1-13. Charges for these departures will mirror these for the summer time of 2020. Early Hen discounted charges (for bookings confirmed earlier than Oct. 31, 2020) begin at $29,445 per individual with the low cost. Along with not growing costs from the 2020 season, Poseidon introduced that gratuities for the crew and expedition crew will now be included within the 2021 charges.
The 13-day program features a full day of actions on the ice on the North Pole. After rigorously navigating to 90º North, the crew ceremoniously drops the anchor on a sturdy stretch of ice in order that friends might disembark onto the frozen sea. A part of the enjoyable is becoming a member of fingers with fellow passengers and actually strolling around the globe throughout a singular Worldwide Spherical Dance. Company additionally take pleasure in a barbeque meal on the ice. Some might choose to take a conventional (however non-obligatory) polar plunge into the icy water!
Later within the journey come Zodiac landings on Franz Josef Land, an sometimes visited archipelago of 192 islands wealthy in polar wildlife and stark landscapes within the Russian Excessive Arctic. This system consists of one night time pre-cruise resort lodging in Murmansk and all transfers to/from the airport and ship. Helicopter sightseeing excursions are included.
Creating an unforgettable expertise would be the activity of Poseidon’s 14-member expedition workers, which features a marine biologist, geologist, glaciologist, historian, geographer, Zodiac grasp, visible artist, Citizen Science organizer and musician.
50 Years of Victory
Essentially the most highly effective vessel of its variety, this world-class nuclear icebreaker can smash by way of almost 10 ft of ice within the excessive Arctic latitudes. The 525-foot, working vessel carries 128 passengers in comfy lodging, all with exterior views and en suite services. Public areas embody a eating room; aft salon for lectures, shows and socializing; a bow-facing bar and lounge; library; a health club, two saunas and swimming pool with heated seawater. The ship is provided with a contemporary clinic staffed by a doctor. Therapeutic massage remedy providers can be found.
About Poseidon Expeditions
With workplaces within the US, UK, Germany, Russia, Cyprus and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a number one supplier of polar expeditions within the cruise business. The corporate is dedicated to protected and environmentally accountable polar journey. It’s a member of the Worldwide Affiliation of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Affiliation of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).