Poseidon Expeditions announced the resumption of its North Pole icebreaker cruises aboard the nuclear-powered 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) with 2 departures this month.
Due to ongoing COVID-related restrictions, the July 10-22 and July 21-August 2 voyages will be occupied almost exclusively with Russians.
Passengers must present proof of a valid COVID vaccination certificate or a successful antibody test plus negative results of a PCR test administered in the days before boarding. Mask wearing and other safety protocols like regular temperature checks of travelers will also be implemented.
The 13-day Top of the World voyage includes a full day of activities at the North Pole plus exploration of Franz Josef Land - the infrequently visited archipelago of 192 islands abundant of polar wildlife and scenery.
Poseidon’s 14-member expedition staff includes marine biologists, geologists, glaciologists, historians, and other polar experts.
3 scheduled programs for last year were postponed, with passengers transferred to 2021-2022. The affected season didn't diminish demand for the unique trip. Poseidon hosted 4600+ polar adventurers to the top of the world since it started the itinerary back in 2001.
Poseidon is opening reservations to all international travelers with the commencement of 50 Years of Victory’s 2022 season, with 3 planned departures: July 10-22, July 21-August 1, and August 1-13.
Rates start at USD 30395 per person with the early booking discount through October 31, 2021). The rates feature a pre-cruise hotel stay in Murmansk Russia, all transfers, helicopter rides, excursions, entertainment, educational lectures, parkas, and more.