Franz Josef Land & Eclipse
viewing off Novaya Zemlya
On Board the Icebreaker:
"50 YEARS OF VICTORY"
explorers set out for the North Pole by sled, ship, aircraft and
even balloon, but it wasn’t until 1948 that a human finally
reached 90º North. TravelQuest
and Sky & Telescope
magazine, in cooperation with Quark Expeditions, have put
together the ultimate 60th anniversary celebration of
that first visit with a North Pole expedition to include the
August 1, 2008 total solar eclipse aboard the Russian icebreaker
50 YEARS OF VICTORY, one of the few ships powerful enough to push
through the formidable Arctic ice pack.
We will bring
together a group of specialists for shipboard lectures on
everything from astronomy, polar exploration, Arctic birds and
marine life, providing incredible insight to our exploration of
the Far North. Whether you join us for the exploration on the
ice where no one may have walked before, sight a whale from one
of the ship’s nimble Zodiacs, or just watch the powerful 50 YEARS OF VICTORY plowing through pack ice under the midnight sun,
you’ll discover the High Arctic not as a passing vista, but as
an immediate, vital, constantly changing environment – a place
where the indescribable mystery of raw nature can still be
With just 50 staterooms on board the 50
YEARS OF VICTORY, our Voyage to
Totality 2008 & the North Pole expedition will surely sell out.
Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey and add your name to
the list of a select few adventurers who have stood at the top
of the world.
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