From  £24535
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stand at the geographic North Pole
  • Voyage on an impressive nuclear-powered icebreaker
  • Spot elusive polar bears
  • Navigate through fields of pack ice
  • Enjoy a glass of champagne at the top of the world
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Arctic Cruises - North Pole Expedition

13 Day Tour, from £24535 per person
Itinerary Dates
2020
12 Jul  -  24 Jul
23 Jul  -  04 Aug
03 Aug  -  15 Aug

Calling all pioneering travellers; unleash your inner polar explorer with this once-in-a-lifetime expedition, guaranteed to satisfy any cravings for true adventure. At Regent, we'll give you the rare opportunity to stand at the top of the world, reaching the North Pole aboard the most powerful icebreaker vessel ever built. Those without a sense of adventure need not read on.  

Comfortably aboard a nuclear-powered icebreaker, you'll embark on an epic voyage safe in the knowledge that the I/B 50 Years of Victory is making light work of the thick ice and unpredictable wildernesses that lie ahead. Disembark at precisely 90 degrees north, to set foot on the frozen sea, enjoy a champagne toast and get photographic proof of your adventure. This itinerary also visits Franz Josef Land; the heaving glaciated archipelago of Russia's far north is home to historic remnants of some of the earliest polar expeditions and, if you're lucky, a population of polar bears. 

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO MURMANSK
FLY TO MURMANSK
Fly to Murmansk, transfer and check in to your hotel.
DAY 2
MURMANSK
MURMANSK

In the morning, transfer to the port and prepare to embark on your epic journey. Board the nuclear-powered icebreaker I/B 50 Let Pobedy (I/B 50 Years of Victory) and settle into your comfortable cabin. Spend the rest of the day exploring the ship and watching Murmansk slip away as you sail north out of Kola Bay. (B, D)

DAY 3
THE VOYAGE NORTH
THE VOYAGE NORTH

Continue cruising northward through the Barents. Days on board are far from dull; learn from scientists, engineers and geologists about the unique ice-breaking capabilities of the ship and the environments that it tackles on a daily basis. From the deck, ever-changing Arctic panoramas stretch out in all directions and you'll be afforded a visit to the impressive engine room in the heart of the ship. For the most spectacular perspective, take to the skies in a helicopter for a sightseeing tour that allows you to appreciate the stunning beauty of this vast polar landscape from high above. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
AT SEA
AT SEA

Spend cruising time listening to lectures on the area from the expedition team or embarking on sightseeing tours. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
AT SEA
AT SEA
Spend cruising time listening to lectures on the area from the expedition team or embarking on sightseeing tours. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
AT SEA
AT SEA
Spend cruising time listening to lectures on the area from the expedition team or embarking on sightseeing tours. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
THE NORTH POLE
THE NORTH POLE

Today reach the geographic North Pole. After carefully navigating to precisely 90 degrees North, drop the anchor on a sturdy stretch of ice and disembark for your once-in-a-lifetime chance to stand the frozen sea. Join hands with your fellow passengers around the flag that marks the exact north pole and slowly walk around the world. enjoy a champagne toast and a (slightly surreal) barbeque meal on the ice. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
FRANZ JOSEF LAND
FRANZ JOSEF LAND

As your journey turns south, set course for the lesser-visited Franz Josef Land islands; part of the Russian Arctic National Park since 2012, this pristine glaciated archipelago is a protected nature sanctuary. Embark on wildlife viewing excursions using both sturdy Zodiac boats and a helicopter. In this remote part of the world, you stand a fantastic chance of spotting endangered polar bears as they hunt, great walruses lounging on the pack ice or island shores, wild whale pods feeding in the waters and nesting colonies of migratory seabirds lining the cliffs. See the mysterious stone spheres on Champ Island and walk in the footsteps of famous early polar explorers who began their Arctic expeditions on these islands, at well-preserved historical sites. (B,L,D).

DAY 9
AT SEA
AT SEA
Spend cruising time listening to lectures on the area from the expedition team or embarking on sightseeing tours. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
AT SEA
AT SEA
Spend cruising time listening to lectures on the area from the expedition team or embarking on sightseeing tours. (B,L,D)
DAY 11
THE VOYAGE SOUTH
THE VOYAGE SOUTH

Continue your journey south through the bountiful waters of the Barents Sea, watching for whales from the boat. Opt to attend fascinating presentations and take part in workshops provided by expert staff, or relax enjoying the panoramic views from the open deck. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
AT SEA
AT SEA
Spend cruising time listening to lectures on the area from the expedition team or embarking on sightseeing tours. (B,L,D)
DAY 13
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

13 day tour, from £24535 per person

Price Includes

  •         1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Murmansk with breakfast
  •         Shipboard accommodation
  •         Meals as specified (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)
  •         All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by helicopter and zodiacs
  •         Shore landings included in daily program
  •         Programme of lectures by experienced Expedition Team and guest lecturers
  •         Professional Expedition Leadership
  •         Expeditions parka
  •         Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  •         Transfers*



     *transfer to the ship on day of embarkation and to airport on day of disembarkation


Price Excludes

  • International Flights

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

2019 from prices per person:



  •     Standard twin: from £24535
  •     Mini Suite: from £26875
  •     Junior Suite: from £32720
  •     Grand Suite: from £33570
  •     Victory Suite: from £36115
  •     Arktika Suite: from £36860

2020 from prices per person:



  •     Standard twin: from £24825
  •     Mini Suite: from £28835
  •     Junior Suite: from £32520
  •     Grand Suite: from £33315
  •     Victory Suite: from £35320
  •     Arktika Suite: from £36120
Itinerary Dates  
12 Jul 2020
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24 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
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04 Aug 2020
03 Aug 2020
-
15 Aug 2020

I/B 50 Years of Victory

With its 75,000 horsepower the I/B 50 Years of Victory is the most powerful icebreaker ever built. This icebreaker was purpose-built to pilot scientific and cargo ships to hard-to-reach areas of the Arctic and along the Northeast Passage. It is just during the short summer months when adventurers get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel aboard this real working icebreaker to the geographic North Pole.
 
Length
160 m (525 ft.)
 
Beam
30 m (98 ft.)
 
Speed
21 knots
 
Passengers
128
 
Crew
140
 
 

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