Saturday, 6 September 2014

Captain’s Choice icebreaker’s final and historic ‘Quest to the North Pole’ in summer 2015

Captain’s Choice, is taking its concept of all-inclusive luxury touring to a different level next July, as it takes to the seas with the world’s largest nuclear icebreaker on a voyage to the North Pole.

This will be the first trip to the North Pole for Captain’s Choice, but the very last passenger voyage for the ‘50 Years of Victory’.  Her maiden voyage was in 2007.

The tour departs Helsinki on Saturday 18 July 2015 and will reach 90° North on Saturday 25 July in time for a barbecue on the Polar ice cap, in a nod to Captain’s Choice Australian roots and the company founder and pioneering explorer, Phil Asker.

The south-bound voyage through the pack ice will be no less exciting passing Franz Josef Land, a largely unexplored archipelago of 91 islands that was discovered in only 1873.  Here sightings of polar bears, walrus and seals are commonplace.  Guests will board Zodiacs (weather permitting) to explore the hinterland in search of wrecks, wildlife and seabirds.

The 15 day voyage Quest for the North Pole takes place from 18 July to 1 August 2015 and costs from £18,385 per person including return flights form the UK.  Suite upgrades cost from £3,165 per person.  Prices are based on twin share. 

Captain’s choice is holding a series of free information seminars during September in London, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Chester, Ashford, Winchester and Bath.  To sign up please visit

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