Poseidon Expeditions Begins North Pole Cruise Operations This July

By: Poseidon Expeditions
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - July 2, 2021 - PRLog -- Poseidon Expeditions announces the resumption of its signature North Pole icebreaker cruises aboard the nuclear-powered 50 Years of Victory with two departures in July 2021. Due to ongoing COVID-related travel restrictions, the July 10-22 and July 21-Aug. 2 cruises will be occupied almost exclusively with Russian nationals.

"While our Sea Spirit (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/ships/sea-spirit/) and the ships of most Arctic expedition ship operators have been forced by the coronavirus epidemic to sit out the 2020 and 2021 summer seasons, we are gratified to operate two of the originally scheduled departures for 50 Years of Victory (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/ships/50-years-of-victory/) this summer," said Nikolay Saveliev, President of Poseidon Expeditions (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/).

"This was not without its challenges, as we had to work closely with Russian authorities and Atomflot (owner and operator of Russia's icebreaker fleet) to secure all of the usual permits as well as agreed protocols to prevent and control any potential occurrence of COVID-19 onboard the 128-passenger ship," he added. Guests must present proof of a valid COVID vaccination certificate or a successful antibody test (SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM) plus negative results of a PCR test administered in the days prior to boarding. Mask wearing and other safety protocols such as regular temperature checks of guests will also be implemented as conditions warrant at the time of departure.

The unique 13-day Top of the World cruise (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/northpole/north-pole-iceb...) includes a full day of activities at the North Pole, 90ยบ north latitude, plus several days of exploration of Franz Josef Land, an infrequently visited archipelago of 192 islands rich in polar wildlife and scenery. Creating a memorable experience will be the task of Poseidon's 14-member expedition staff, which includes marine biologists, geologists, historians, glaciologists and other polar experts.

Poseidon is also opening reservations to all international travelers with the commencement of 50 Years of Victory's 2022 season, with three planned departures: July 10-22, July 21-Aug.1 and Aug.1-13. Rates start at $30,395 per person with the early booking discount (valid through Oct. 31, 2021).

The company recently updated its Coronavirus Travel Policy (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/info-for-travelers/corona...), and will continue to do so as the situation warrants.

For inquires and questions, travelers and their agents can contact the company's North American sales and reservation office at SalesUSA@poseidonexpeditions.com or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

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