Quark Expeditions’ at the top of the World with 50 Years of Victory Ship to carry Sochi Olympic Flame to the North Pole

Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, 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/or July each year.

Quark operates two departures of its signature North Pole voyage, taking a lucky 250 people in total each season to the top of the world aboard the powerful nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory.

This autumn, in honor of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the 50 Years of Victory will be participating in the Olympic flame 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.

Quark is accepting bookings for the few spaces still remaining for the 2014 North Pole voyages departing on the legendary ship 50 Years of Victory, June 19 and June 30, 2014.

Prices start from: 14 days (13 nights), from £15,965 for twin occupancy 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. For further information please visit www.quarkexpeditions.com or call 0808 120 2333

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About Quark Expeditions

For over 20 years, Quark Expeditions has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel. With its diverse fleet of specially equipped vessels and seasoned expedition leaders, the company offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote regions on earth. In 2011, Quark was named a recipient of National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for their “Three Arctic Islands” voyage.


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