50 Years of Victory

50 Years of Victory to Continue Exploring the Top of the World

Expedition Cruises to the North Pole aboard 50 Years of Victory will continue! Officials from the ship's owner, Poseidon Expeditions and Quark Expeditions met in Moscow and agreed to terms that will allow use of the vessel for polar tourism expeditions through at least 2018. It had been previously announced that 2015 would be the …

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National Geographic Explorer in Dry Dock

Lindblad Expeditions flagship, the National Geographic Explorer, has just started a stint in dry dock. The ship is presently at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, where she will undergo comprehensive technical work and class renewal for Det Norske Veritas, a classification society organized as a foundation, with the objective of "Safeguarding life, property, …

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Polar Bears Spotted on Baffin Bay Iceberg

A polar bear spotting in Baffin Bay is not unusual. What was unusual was the fact that they appeared to be clinging to an iceberg. Were they stranded? In danger? Or simply lounging? This article from the Alaska Dispatch will provide insight into the capabilities of the polar bear to survive an increasingly evolving arctic …

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New 2013 Itineraries for National Geographic Explorer

Lindblad Expeditions today announced new 2013 itineraries for the National Geographic Explorer. These itineraries extend the exploration in the Arctic. A Circumnavigation of Iceland: Achieve a full circumnavigation of Iceland guided by our naturalists. View Europe's largest ice cap, navigate the volcanic Westman Islands, and explore hot springs, boiling mud pots and thundering Godafoss Waterfall. …

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Quark Expeditions Polar Expedition Featured on Frozen Planet

When the BBC & Discovery Channel decided to explore Antarctica for their popular Frozen Planet series, they turned to Quark Expeditions. This weekend, watch the North American premiere of the Discovery Channel and BBC co-production of Frozen Planet. The seven-part documentary series premieres March 18, 2012, at 8 p.m. ET/PM on Discovery Channel and highlights …

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Love Santa? Visit the North Pole in 2012

Just can't get enough of the North Pole this holiday season? Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2012 by visiting the North Pole with Quark Expeditions aboard their latest nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory. This one-of-a-kind, 14-day itinerary travels roundtrip from Helsinki, Finland (via mandatory …

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Quark Expeditions Adds to its Fleet

Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventure, recently announced the addition of a new Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Dranitsyn, to the company's fleet. Built in Finland in 1980 and upgraded in 1999, this vessel is a powerful icebreaker designed for reaching the most remote and raw Arctic landscapes. The Kapitan Dranitsyn is virtually identical to her …

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