The North Pole
One of the key benefits of any polar expedition cruise is knowing that you’re on an ice-class vessel designed to safely operate in icy waters. Depending on the classification of the ship, you’ll be able to travel through slushy ice and bergy bits at a minimum, brash ice and possibly even thicker first-year ice. When you travel to the North Pole you’re talking about an ice-class of an entirely different kind, one that certifies the ship is a true icebreaker. What makes this ship so special?
Cruising to the North Pole is one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever been on. Sharing a nuclear-powered icebreaker with 120 other guests from Australia, China, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, India, the US and other countries. Traveling to the northernmost spot on earth, to the middle of a frozen ocean that belongs to no sovereign nation, but which belongs to all of us.
On an expedition cruise to the North Pole, Poseidon Expeditions offered a diving option for the bravest explorers of the polar regions. They were able to plunge into the icy waters and see the other side of the thick sea ice. If you were to join our North Pole cruise, you would not only reach the northernmost realm of the world, but also have an opportunity to sail aboard the most powerful nuclear icebreaker, visit the remote archipelago of Franz Josef Land, take helicopter sightseeing tours.
On this North Pole cruise, we were joined by James Balog, experienced nature photographer and producer of 'Chasing Ice', the award-winning documentary on climate change. He talks about his impressions of the "50 Years of Victory" and how his expectations were exceeded by the design, elegance and power of our expedition vessel.
Each year, Poseidon Expeditions takes the legendary icebreaker “50 Years of Victory” on a polar expedition cruise to the North Pole. This iconic Arctic destination can be considered an ultimate polar achievement. You will literally be standing at the top of the world!
Expedition leader of Poseidon Expeditions Jan Bryde greets the travelers on the Top of the World - 90N degree of north latitude. Poseidon Expeditions' first cruise to the North Pole in 2015 aboard nuclear icebreaker 50 Year of Victory. Experience the most remote place on earth with Poseidon Expeditions - the leader in polar adventures.
Explore High Arctic at the North Pole from various angles: shoot incredible airscape photos of the moving icebreaker from the helicopter; feel the thickness of Arctic pack ice under your feet while walking on ice; meet polar bears who venture close to the ship, observe Arctic birds and walruses; land and explore the remote and beautiful islands of Franz Josef Land archipelago.