The 100th reaching of the North Pole in the history of icebreaker navigation happened on July 30th, 2013: The voyage by Poseidon Expeditions aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory (Russian name: 50 Let Pobedy) achieved the feat.
Icebreaker expedition cruises operated by Poseidon Expeditions offer the exclusive experience of discovering high Arctic regions and the North Pole. The travelers who achieve this know that ways of travel define ways of life; unique travel experience alters the mind and positively affects perception of self and the world. They “come back different”; when the cruise is done, these travelers say, "After the North Pole, I just ought to go to outer space."
Icebreaker cruises by Poseidon Expeditions are a combination of learning, adventure, comfort and incredibly positive emotions, experienced by travelers in pristine Arctic surroundings. Modern technologies, philosophy and management make this kind of voyage responsible travel: People are taught to care about ecology and the environment.
Superior Ships and Experienced Expedition Team
The company operates two state-of-the-art vessels: the most powerful icebreaker in the world, 50 Years of Victory, and the luxurious small expedition ship Sea Explorer.
50 Years of Victory is a real working icebreaker. It’s only during summer months that the ship is used for travel purposes, as its main use is in scientific research and supplying ships in the high Arctic. Nevertheless 50 Years of Victory provides comfortable accommodation for 128 guests.
Small and luxurious – these features make Sea Explorer a perfect choice for Antarctic cruises. It provides luxurious accommodations, a unique atmosphere, active exploration of Antarctica and unforgettable adventures.
With 14 years of polar cruising experience, Poseidon Expeditions has a highly experienced team of travel experts. During the voyages, travelers have every opportunity to make discoveries and have adventures, as the polar experts have a rare talent of infecting people with their passion for the Arctic and Antarctica.
Planning and Preparation
Having vast knowledge of the region, Poseidon Expeditions elaborates each program in details to give travelers opportunity to discover the most fascinating destinations in the Arctic or Antarctica. The company’s staff members work out the whole process, from chartering ships and recruiting experts to designing the branded expedition parka and preparing pre-departure information material.
Poseidon Expeditions is a member of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO), Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), Polar Bears International and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).