Friday, 5 July 2013

Quark Carries Olympic Torch To North Pole

Quark Expeditions has just successfully reached the geographic North Pole for the 46th time as part of its first voyage of the 2013 Arctic season. Since 1991, Quark has operated voyages to the North Pole by icebreaker in June and July each year, with two signature departures carrying 250 fortunate travellers aboard the powerful nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory.

This autumn, in honour of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the 50 Years of Victory will be participating in the Olympic torch relay, carrying the flame to the North Pole. After the official lighting ceremony in Greece, the flame will travel through all Russia’s nine time zones and even to the International Space Station on board the Soyuz TMA-11M manned spaceship, completing its route in Sochi in early February 2014.

Bookings are being taken for the few spaces still remaining for the 2014 North Pole voyages departing on the 50 Years of Victory, June 19 and June 30, 2014.

Prices start from: £15,965 for twin occupancy for 14-day trip, with one night in Helsinki on B&B, transfers, group helicopter trips, three meals a day, shore landings and on-board lectures. Flights not included. 

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