Cruise NewsTwo Cruises to the North Pole Planned for Next Year

Two Cruises to the North Pole Planned for Next Year

You’ve cruised to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, and maybe even Europe. Looking for a truly unique cruise? Quark Expeditions announced plans for two cruises to the North Pole in 2020.

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Quark Expeditions has renewed its commitment to exploring the North Pole, the pinnacle of adventure travel. The popular expedition company, known as the leader in polar travel, just announced that its 2020 lineup now includes two 14-day Arctic expeditions featuring visits to the remote North Pole.

Passengers who join the North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure expedition (in June/July 2020) will travel with no more than 128 fellow passengers during the 14-day journey on board 50 Years of Victory, one of the world’s largest, most-powerful nuclear icebreakers.

Travelers will begin their trip with a one-night stay in Helsinki, Finland, and then fly to Murmansk, Russia, where they will embark on their purpose-built polar vessel.

The route will take passengers through the remote Frans Josef Land archipelago and the Arctic Ocean. Expedition highlights include helicopter tours which will allow passengers to enjoy aerial views of the ice-covered landscape, as well as Zodiac cruises for wildlife viewing. Optional activities include hot-air balloon rides at 90º North.

Traveling on the world’s largest nuclear-powered ice-breaker, 50 Years of Victory, is a huge part of the appeal of Quark Expeditions’ North Pole trips, according to company president Andrew White. Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is an Arktika-class icebreaker capable of breaking through ice up to 2.5 meters (9.2 feet) thick.

When it’s not transporting polar travelers, the nuclear-powered icebreaker is employed in scientific exploration in remote areas of the Arctic. Because of its design and construction, 50 Years of Victory is able to navigate where other ships cannot.

Quark Expeditions’ North Pole journeys represent a rare opportunity to visit what many in the travel industry have described as a “mythical, seldom-visited destination” – one experienced by only a few. Such expeditions typically draw a well-traveled, global demographic, in part because the onboard crew and expedition team are the most experienced in the business.

A Global team of regional sales representatives and Polar Travel Advisors are available to help you answer any of your client’s questions. The North Pole tool kits can be accessed on the Quark Expeditions Partner Resource Center.

Travelers can take advantage of the incredible early booking discounts, including the free transfer package valued at $1,995 USD, plus 10% savings by paying in full by June 15, 2019.

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Cruise NewsTwo Cruises to the North Pole Planned for Next Year

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