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The North Pole

North Pole with Helicopter and Balloon 14 days

Prices From £22,900pp
24 JUN, 2018 | Up to 13 nights

North Pole with Helicopter and Balloon 14 days

Aboard: 50 Years of Victory

Your powerful icebreaker ship will take you as far north as you can go on this exciting expedition - the ultimate tick-box! Also visit the remote Franz Josef Land archipelago and look out for polar bears and other wildlife to complete an unforgettable experience.

Note: there is a mandatory £1500 transfer package applicable to this itinerary

Highlights

  • Set foot at the North Pole
  • Ice-breaker experience
  • Spectacular helicopter flights
  • Ballooning option
  • Marine mammals
  • Visit Franz Josef Land
  • Polar Bears

What's Included

  • One night's hotel pre and post voyage
  • Group transfers to and from ship
  • Full board accommodation on ship
  • All zodiac landings and excursions
  • Helicopter excursions
  • Programme of lectures by expert guides
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • All port fees

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50 Years of Victory
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50 Years of Victory

Carrying the highest ice class rating possible, Victory can crush ice up to 3 metres (10 feet) thick, and is the world's largest and most sophisticated nuclear-powered icebreaker. Onboard you hardly feel a thing. Absolutely unforgettable is the sound of mammoth slabs of ice colliding with the hull! An onboard helicopter extends the vessel's ability to reach ice-locked, remote Arctic islands en route from the North Pole.Every cabin has exterior views and private facilities, for comfort and enjoyment. Onboard gym, two saunas, small swimming pool, and library allow you to relax between shore visits

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