Poseidon Expeditions

Polar Cruising from Arctic to Antarctica

Website:  http://poseidonexpeditions.com/

About Poseidon Expeditions

Poseidon Expeditions (http://poseidonexpeditions.com/) is a top provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. Founded in 1999, the company is a recognized leader in icebreaker cruises to the North Pole and the Russian High Arctic. With the 114-passenger, all-suite Sea Spirit, Poseidon expanded its offerings in 2015 to include deluxe expedition cruises to Antarctica, and to the Arctic destinations of Svalbard, Greenland, Franz Josef Land and Iceland. With representation and offices in the UK, US, Germany, Cyprus, Russia, China and Japan, the company markets it travel programs worldwide.

Poseidon Expeditions’ goal is to provide curious, discerning travelers with the perfect combination of comfort and personable service, balanced with maximum opportunities for outdoor activities in the spirit of adventure. Using a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, passengers are guided ashore by an exceptional team of expedition guides and educators to observe up-close the spectacular wildlife and landscapes. On it North Pole expeditions, Poseidon takes passengers aloft in helicopters for photo opportunities and a rare perspective of the nuclear-powered icebreaker making its way through the frozen Arctic Ocean to the top of the world.

Expedition Ships

M/V Sea Spirit was built in 1991 as the Renaissance V and sailedfor a decade in Alaska and worldwide as the popular Spirit of Oceanus. She underwent technical improvements for polar cruising in 2010, and since then as Sea Spirit she has been providing luxury expedition cruises in both the Arctic and Antarctic environments. Sea Spirit offers all-suite accommodations with square footages ranging from 215 to 463. There are two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers in one seating, a well-stocked library, and ample outdoor deck space to enjoy the polar landscapes and wildlife. Activities directed by a team of experienced polar guides and educators include Zodiac excursions, hiking and optional kayaking and camping, along with informative presentations aboard. The ship’s expedition staff-to-passenger ratio of 1:9 is one of the best in the business.

I/B 50 Years of Victory, the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world, transports guests to the North Pole in unique style. Fourteen-day, top-of-the-world programs are scheduled for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 summer seasons. The 525-foot 50 Years of Victory, a working vessel, carries 128 passengers in comfortable accommodations, all with exterior views and private facilities. Public spaces include a dining room; aft salon for lectures, presentations and socializing; a bow-facing bar and lounge; library and lounge; plus a gym, two saunas and swimming pool with heated seawater. The ship has a clinic and physician.

All departures feature a series of informative presentations by the expedition staff, excursions onto the sea ice and ashore via Zodiac landing craft in Franz Josef Land, helicopter flightseeing, and other special activities. Being aboard the largest nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world, capable of forcefully driving through Arctic ice nearly ten feet thick, sets these North Pole voyages apart from any other polar expedition ship adventure.

Notable Company Milestones

1999 – Poseidon Arctic Voyages, doing business as Poseidon Expeditions (PEX) and specializing in icebreaker cruises to the North Pole and Russian High Arctic, is founded in the UK with main offices in Limassol, Cyprus. Programs are marketed internationally.

2001 – During the first full season, PEX operates North Pole icebreaker voyages aboard the 100-passenger, nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal.

2003 – PEX operates two expedition cruises to Franz Josef Land and Spitsbergen aboard the 100-passenger icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn.

2004 – PEX operates an inaugural “Transpolar Bridge” expedition cruise through the Northeast Passage, including Franz Josef Land, North Pole, Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago, Taymyr Peninsula, Lena River Delta, New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island aboard Yamal.

2005 – Inaugural “Pearls of the Russian Arctic” expedition cruise in the Russian High Arctic is operated by PEX, including Novaya Zemlya, Oranskie Islands, Vise Island, Severnaya Zemlya and the ruins of Khabarovo Gulag aboard the Kapitan Dranitsyn.

2007 – PEX operates an inaugural expedition cruise to the Russian Far East, including Kamchatka Peninsula, Kuril Islands, Commander Islands and Sakhalin Island aboard 115-passenger Marina Tsvetaeva (nowMV Ortelius).

2008 – PEX markets a sub-chartered expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard the 53-passenger Professor Molchanov.

2008 – PEX operates an icebreaker voyage to the North Pole aboard 128-passenger, nuclear-powered 50 Years of Victory, during its first season in tourism service.

2013-14 – PEX markets four sub-chartered expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, with one voyage including the Falkland Islands & South Georgia aboard the 114-passenger Sea Explorer.

2014 – PEX operate an icebreaker voyage to the North Pole aboard 50 Years of Victory in July 2013, marking the 100th attainment of the Pole in the history of icebreaker navigation.

2014 – PEX announces agreement with Rosatomflot to continue North Pole icebreaker voyages aboard the nuclear-powered 50 Years of Victory through 2018.

2014-15 – PEX markets four sub-chartered expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, with one voyage including the Falkland Islands & South Georgia aboard the114-passenger Sea Explorer.

2015 – PEX operates twelve expedition cruises to Arctic destinations—including Spitsbergen, Franz Josef Land, Iceland, and East Greenland—aboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit.

2015-16 – PEX operates ten expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, with three voyages including the Falkland Islands and South Georgia aboard the Sea Spirit.

Environmental Promise

As a member in good standing of both the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), Poseidon Expeditions pledges its commitment to the further development of Arctic and Antarctic conservation and support of related scientific research.

They actively encourage participation in their expeditions by naturalists and scientists engaged in such research, offering a platform from which they can pursue their important work as well as a forum where they can voice their unique understanding of these fragile and remote ecosystems. Preservation of the Arctic and Antarctic habitats and the polar ice cap are environmental imperatives and the responsibility of all, including tourism operators and their guests. Poseidon Expeditions is honored to be a part of this, and to help passengers understand the importance of preserving Polar Regions for future generations.

International Family of Polar Explorers

What sets Poseidon Expeditions apart from many other cruise operations is its ability to attract an international mixture of cruise participants. Guests come from China,Russia, Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere. While English is the primary language spoken by expedition leaders and staff, Poseidon offers a QuietVox in-ear translation system for non-English-speaking passengers (e.g. German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French, and Swedish). Since the Polar Regions truly hold international status belonging to the world community, it is only fitting that travelers should arrive there with fellow expeditioners from all corners of the globe.

Single Travelers

Poseidon Expeditions will arrange same-gender shares for single travelers who can book at the lowest fare in the triples, or in double-occupancy cabins at the regular per person cost. Single occupancy of cabins is also available for a surcharge.

Affiliations

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Polar Bears International
  • International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
  • Authentic Hotels & Cruises
  • Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators

Poseidon Expeditions donates annually to related polar non-profits: the WWF, Polar Bears International, Russian Arctic National Park, South Georgia Heritage Trust and other organizations. Contributions have totaled more than US$250,000 over the past five years.

Poseidon Expeditions Offices

The company maintains offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany (including Austria and Switzerland), Russia and China.

US Office

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Marketing Director: Steve Wellmeier
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Poseidon Expeditions Offers Family Rate Incentives For Arctic Cruise Reservations

PROVIDENCE, RI, July 25, 2019 – Families can now introduce children to the wonders of the polar ice cap with rate incentives for Arctic cruises on new bookings made by October 31, 2019, aboard Poseidon Expeditions’ Sea Spirit.

Think Norway and the North Pole. Somewhere in between is the Svalbard Archipelago, a High Arctic wilderness that polar bear, reindeer and walrus call home.

The 114-guest Sea Spirit will conduct five 2020 Arctic Wildlife Safaris into this region. Children under age 12 travel at half of the regular per person price in a double-occupancy cabin with an adult. For adults, early booking discounts are from 10 to 15 percent depending on the accommodation. An extra savings of $800 per adult will be applied.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for parents or grandparents wishing to expose their youngster to an amazing environment of diverse wildlife, glaciers and legends from the heroic era of Arctic exploration,” said Steve Wellmeier, managing director of Poseidon’s North America office. “What better way for a child to spend part of their summer break than experiencing firsthand the archipelago’s whales, migrating birds, polar bears, walruses and so much more, while exploring with family aboard a safe and comfortable expedition ship?”

Examples of this family plan include a Main Deck Suite on the May 31-June 8, 2020, where the rate per child is just half of the $8,095 regular fare while the adult pays the discounted rate of $6,486. Similar savings are in effect for Svalbard departures on May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 30. The rate includes:

  • One pre-voyage hotel night;
  • Group transfer from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure;
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation;
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage;
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily;
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions);
  • Experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team;
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka;
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the length of the cruise;
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails;
  • All port fees;
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
  • Pre-departure materials;
  • Digital Voyage Log.

Poseidon Expeditions is a specialist in active adventure cruises in the high latitudes.  West Spitsbergen and the Polar Ice Edge is one of Poseidon’s most popular Arctic cruises, ranging from 9-12 days. See: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/arctic/west-spitsbergen-and-ice-cap/149/

Svalbard itself is a place of precarious beauty and a stronghold of endangered Arctic wildlife. This remarkable expedition departs from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. Guests explore the island’s northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. The itinerary ventures to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears stalking their prey. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, is a rare opportunity to experience raw nature.

Deep fjords and narrow channels are flanked by jagged snowy mountain peaks. Immense tidewater glaciers calve icebergs into turquoise waters. On ice floes and on fast ice several species of seals watch vigilantly for polar bears. Fields of flowering tundra are home to grazing reindeer and playful Arctic fox. Bountiful inshore and offshore waters harbor walrus and a wide variety of whales. The whole area is alive with migratory birds, including numerous rare species, taking advantage of summer’s fecundity in 24-hour daylight.

And over it all presides the polar bear, monarch of the North. This wild corner of Svalbard is one of the best places in the world to observe polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat -- the pack ice. The ship comes as close as is safely possible to the jumbled and broken edge of the polar ice cap where polar bears stalk the frozen sea in search of seals.

Human habitation in this area can be found only at Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now home to an international community of Arctic researchers. This is one of the world’s most northerly settlements, complete with museum, gift shop and post office.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

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About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia, Cyprus and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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Poseidon Expeditions Starts 2019 Season Of North Pole Voyages Aboard Nuclear-Powered 50 Years of Victory

PROVIDENCE, RI, July 8, 2019-- This week as Poseidon Expeditions commences another sold-out season of voyages from Murmansk, Russia to the geographic North Pole, the company announces that reservations are now open for three departures during the summer of 2020.

“Since our first voyage in 2001, we’ve had the great pleasure of providing more than 4,300 guests from all over the globe the singular opportunity to stand at the North Pole,” said Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions. “That’s 42 departures to-date that we’ve operated through the summer of 2018, with 2019 the 12th consecutive season aboard the world’s most powerful icebreaker, the nuclear-powered 50 Years of Victory.” (Before 2008, North Pole programs were operated aboard the similar Arktika-class Yamal.)

Poseidon Expeditions plans to operate three trips to 90º north latitude at the height of the 2020 summer season: July 12, July 23 and Aug. 3. The 13-day program includes a full day of activities on the ice at the North Pole, plus Zodiac landings on Franz Josef Land, an infrequently visited region of 192 islands rich in polar wildlife and stark landscapes in the Russian High Arctic. Rates for the 2020 season – including the early booking savings that are in effect through Oct. 31, 2019 – range from US$29,445 per person for Standard Stateroom to US$42,840 for the 33-square-meter Arktika Suite.

“Human experience as well as the right vessel for the task both play an all-important role in making such a trip successful. So we are pleased that Captain Dmitriy Lobusov will again be at the helm of 50 Years of Victory for the 2019 season,” continued Saveliev.

“Captain Lobusov has worked in the Arctic ice for more than 30 years and participated in North Pole trips for a quarter century, serving as master for more than 100 of them. The technical management of a 23,439-GT vessel, which can break ice up to three meters in thickness, is considerably more than following a compass heading to 90º north latitude through the frozen Arctic Ocean. Significant pressure ridges along the way can pose challenges, even for a ship with 75,000 horsepower, two OK-900A nuclear reactors and a pair of robust steam turbo-generators.

“No other ice-class vessel used for commercial passenger travel has the proven track record, the reliability and sheer power to muscle its way to this unique destination. Where the frozen sea blocks the way for other ice-class expedition ships, the adventure is just beginning aboard 50 Years of Victory. When not used for North Pole tourism, this vessel can be found supporting and clearing the way through the ice for cargo and energy supply vessels in the Russian High Arctic,” said Saveliev.

Experience will also benefit the passengers’ educational enrichment while aboard and ashore in Franz Josef Land. Creating an unforgettable experience will be the task of Poseidon’s 14-member expedition staff, which includes a marine biologist, geologist, glaciologist, historian, geographer, Zodiac master, visual artist, Citizen Science organizer and musician. Leading the team will be Huw Lewis-Jones, historian, author and former curator of art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. He is an authority on Arctic and Antarctic exploration, portraiture, print culture and the history of photography in the polar regions.

If living the adventure of travel to the North Pole itself isn’t enough, guests on the July 29, 2019, departure will enjoy learning about the exploits of Guest Lecturer Fyodor Konyukhov, internationally known aerial and marine explorer, mountaineer and artist. He is the first Russian climber to have completed the Seven Summits, conquering the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. He completed a solo circumnavigation of Antarctica in 102 days by sailboat in 2008, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat in 46 days and the Pacific Ocean by rowboat in just 162 days. And in 2016, he became only the second person to circumnavigate the world in a balloon.

In addition to the regular program of enrichment, guests during the 2019 and 2020 seasons will enjoy Zodiac cruises ashore in Franz Josef Land and other special events and activities at the North Pole and in transit. The program includes one night pre-cruise hotel accommodations in Murmansk, and all transfers to/from the airport and ship.

The 525-foot 50 Years of Victory carries 128 passengers in comfortable accommodations, all with exterior views. Public spaces include a dining room; aft salon for lectures, presentations and socializing; a bow-facing bar and lounge; library and lounge; plus a gym, two saunas and swimming pool with heated seawater. The ship has a clinic, a physician and a massage therapist.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone +49-40-7566-8555. In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone +44-870-068-9142.

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia, Cyprus and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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Poseidon Expeditions Follows Solar Eclipse in Fall of 2021 on 23-Day Voyage to Antarctica

PROVIDENCE, RI, June 25, 2019 – On the morning of Dec. 4, 2021, passengers and crew aboard the M/v Sea Spirit, Poseidon Expeditions’ 114-guest polar expedition ship, will be on deck as a solar eclipse plummets Antarctica into sudden darkness.

This event occurs on Day 14 of a 23-day voyage that departs the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, Argentina, on Nov. 20 and returns there on Dec. 12 after firmly fixing in memory place names from history books – South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula itself. The per person rates are from $16,556 (triple occupancy) and $21,866 (double occupancy).

The complexities of the world’s oceans are also a focus of the itinerary Solar Eclipse in Antarctica as Sea Spirit moves south through Drake’s Passage and crosses what’s known as the Antarctic Convergence, a biological ring around Antarctica marking where warmer sub Antarctic waters meet the colder waters of the Antarctic flowing north.

From this convergence into waters that become the Scotia Sea, and surrounded by the miracle that is the marine life of South Georgia, the captain will navigate Sea Spirit precisely onto the narrow path of totality, the relatively small area from which one can see the sun’s light become totally obscured by the moon, at the precise time of the predicted solar eclipse.

“Our goal is to meet the center of the moon’s shadow as it moves swiftly across the Scotia Sea during its rare and brief appearance in Antarctica. This may well bring the ship within sight of the Weddell Sea pack ice, adding a great polar ambiance to this amazing celestial event. With the advantage of sophisticated charts and meteorological forecasts -- and a little luck -- we will gather on deck in the early morning of Friday, Dec. 4, under hopefully clear skies, to observe a total eclipse of the Antarctic sun in the most pristine wilderness on Earth,” said Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions.

The eclipse will be viewed near the islands of South Georgia, a scenic wilderness and an unrivaled paradise for sub-Antarctic wildlife viewing. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels and terns. On beaches such as those at Salisbury Plain and St. Andrews Bay, over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable stately king and sprightly macaroni penguins. An increasing number of whales are in surrounding waters.

The exploration of South Georgia comes after transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego with a lookout for dolphins and whales enroute to the Falkland Islands, a birders’ paradise. Think colonies of penguins and albatross and Peale’s and Commerson’s dolphins, fur and elephant seals.

For some passengers the eclipse will be the expedition’s highlight. However, the ongoing adventure into the Antarctic Peninsula region may leave others in awe over some of the world’s most impressive scenery, including icebergs of every size and description, and Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. Penguins form large nesting colonies on land.

The South Shetland Islands, the northernmost islands in Antarctica, afford numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Elephant Island, where men from Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent the winter.

Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the gorgeous Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. The famous Lemaire Channel is also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm, iceberg-strewn waters.

Complementing the strong credentials of Poseidon’s team of marine biology, history, geology and ornithology specialists will be Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist, author, speaker, producer and on-air host. He studies the earliest moments of the Big Bang, the emptiest places in the universe, and novel methods for detecting the first stars. His first book, Your Place in the Universe; Understanding Our Big, Messy Existencewas published by Prometheus Books in 2018. He is the author of over 50 articles on astrophysics and serves as Chief Scientist of the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio.

For details on this itinerary see https://poseidonexpeditions.com/antarctica/falklands-south-georgia-antarctica-ultimate-wildlife-expedition/176/

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +49-40-7566-8555. In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44-870-068-9142.

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Cyprus, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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New, State-of-Art Stabilizers Enhance Guest Comfort and Ship Stability On Poseidon Expeditions’ Sea Spirit

PROVIDENCE, RI, June 12, 2019 – Poseidon Expedition’s 114-passenger vessel Sea Spirit embarked earlier this month on a series of summer adventure cruises of the Arctic retooled with new stabilizers installed in late April while in dry dock in Portugal.

Sea Spirit guests booked on a polar adventure to the Arctic this summer or to Antarctica this fall or winter may not be aware of this advanced technology applied to the 4,200-GRT vessel. Sea Spirit has been retrofitted with Rolls Royce Zero Speed Stabilizers that allow safe, stable navigation through icy waters of the Greenland and Barents seas.

The operational benefits of the new retractable fin stabilizers include:

  • Reducing the ship’s roll when anchored, moored or drifting;
  • Reducing dynamic drag when deployed while underway;
  • Eliminating vibration and noise.

“The new system uses a computer-based programmable logic controller (PLC) that develops different algorithms depending on conditions. The result will be a ride for our passengers as comfortable as aboard any new expedition ship currently coming into the market,” said Poseidon Expeditions’ Senior Director of Cruise Operations Nikolay Zakharov. “At the same time, they look to the future with safeguards to protect the polar ecosystems. The stabilizers are fully compatible with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) and feature quad main seals for additional redundancy.”

This new design, when fully housed into the customized fin box, results in no protrusions from the hull form and reduces the ship’s roll. The stabilizer fin also incorporates the tested optimized trailing edge designed to eliminate vibration and noise.

The new reduced fin area and optimized lower fin angle meet performance requirements even as they help reduce operating costs by decreasing the amount of fuel needed. Using less fuel also assists environmental goals. With the environment in mind, the stabilizer machinery is fully compatible with an extensive list of Environmental Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) for Simplex Stern Tube Brushes and Seals that are available worldwide and incorporate a quad seal arrangement for additional integrity of sealing.

Sea Spirithas also been re-certified for new IMO Polar Code requirements. Currently, the vessel has all valid technical and international certificates complying with IMO conventions to provide tourism activities in polar waters. Along with the technical improvements, more than $2.5 million in refurbishments to passenger areas – all cabins and public areas – have been made over the past several years to the Sea Spirit.

For inquires, cruise availability and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, visit https://poseidonexpeditions.com/ or contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +49-40-7566-8555. In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44-870-068-9142

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. In addition to the Sea Spirit, the company provides guests with the unique opportunity to travel to the geographic North Pole aboard the 50 Years of Victory, the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. Fourteen-day, top-of-the-world programs are scheduled for both the 2019 and 2020 summer seasons. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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Polar Cruise Expert Poseidon Expeditions Fills Two New Management Positions

PROVIDENCE, RI, April 17, 2019– Poseidon Expeditions, a leading provider of cruise adventures in Antarctica and the Arctic, filled two newly created management positions on April 1. Ms. Anja Erdmann was named the company’s director of expedition operations/human resources, and Ms. Jennifer Kunath became Poseidon’s North American sales director.

Promoted to the new position of director of expedition operations/human resources, Anja Erdmann will assume many of the duties related to staffing Poseidon’s vessels with top-notch expedition staff and guest lecturers, finding and training new talent, as well as team scheduling, and contractual issues. She will also continue in her role as company representative to both AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) and IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators).

Erdmann came to Poseidon in 2015 from Hurtigruten, where she had served as a project manager and expedition leader since 2006. She has a degree in tourism management from Harz University of Applied Studies and Research in Wernigerode, Germany. She is based near Berlin, Germany.

“Anja has been a super addition to Poseidon, juggling diverse responsibilities and projects, as well as itinerary planning, permit and authorization management, and expedition leading aboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit,” said Senior Vice President Jan Bryde. “It’s a well-deserved promotion, and I look forward to working closely with Anja on the many challenging polar field issues as the expedition cruise segment continues to gather momentum.”

Jennifer Kunath brings 30 years of experience with adventure travel specialists to Poseidon, working for 20 years as a program manager and director of sales for International Expeditions, Inc. In 2007, she joined Safari Legacy, Inc., a destination management safari outfitter based in Tanzania, opening the US office for the company and wearing many hats as director of sales, marketing account management and business development. She is a graduate of international studies from the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and will be based in Birmingham AL.

“We are pleased to find someone of the caliber of Jennifer, with her extensive background in adventure and expedition-style travel worldwide,” said Steve Wellmeier, managing director of Poseidon Expeditions USA. “From a sales perspective, she understands how the travel industry intersects with wildlife conservation and stewardship of the environment, and that’s the same whether it’s the plains of eastern Africa or the icy terrain of the Arctic and Antarctica.”

For information, itineraries, scheduled departures and rates for all of Poseidon Expedition’s programs worldwide, visit online at http://poseidonexpeditions.com/.

For North American inquires and reservations for Poseidon Expedition trips, or to request a catalog, individuals and agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone +49-40-7566-8555. In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone +44-870-068-9142.

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With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Cyprus, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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YouTube Videos Help Poseidon Expeditions Convey Fragile Beauty of Polar Arctic

PROVIDENCE, RI, March 12, 2019– Poseidon Expeditions is the go-to company for cruising into far-flung worlds of snow and ice. Scientists, scholars and filmmakers are often invited on board to share their knowledge of fragile Arctic regions with guests who, on any given cruise, may represent up to 18 different flags.

“By inviting world-renowned specialists to join our Arctic cruises, we’re accomplishing several purposes,” said Poseidon founder Nikolay Saveliev. “First, passengers have a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and receive first-hand answers based on fact and science. Second, these specialists are often working on their own projects which they are happy to share with guests. Third, their presence and enthusiasm boosts our mission of creating ambassadors for the wildlife and ecosystems of the Arctic regions.”

Poseidon Expeditions is also bringing these renowned specialists to an ever-growing audience through YouTube. The first in an ongoing series called “Polar Moments: Arctic Expedition” are already available on YouTube.

While on a cruise to the North Pole, the first in the video series features Don Perovich, a geophysicist whose specialty is the Arctic sea ice cover. This climate change scientist created the Ice Mass Balance Buoy that measures ice thickness and temperature data over time. The central goal of his research is to understand the interaction of sunlight with sea ice. He uses this data to study the changes in Arctic sea ice cover. As he explains on camera, his work measures the depth, water temperatures and salinity of melt ponds in the ice. Information is assimilated into models to help improve predictions about the future of sea ice.

Perovich is a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He has received the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the National Science Foundation Arctic Service Award, the Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal, and the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory lifetime achievement award. To view this video see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SkiO-rndkY

A second video features Huw Lewis-Jones, a gifted polar historian, raconteur and author, who joined a team of naturalist guides on a cruise to the North Pole. He holds a doctoral degree from Cambridge University and has served as Curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute and the National Maritime Museum in London. To view this video see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JNWr1PM4LM

A third video reflects the work of James Balog. Since 2007 he has been reviewing the effects of warming trends on the Arctic. This Emmy Award-winning, National Geographic photographer explores the relationship between humans and nature. Since the early 1980s he has photographed endangered polar ice. In January 2016 he began production on a feature-length documentary film, Life Tectonic (working title), exploring the environmental effects of the Anthropocene. To view this video see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9EOeRnLzJM

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

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With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Cyprus, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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Poseidon Expeditions Announces Rates for 2020 and 2021 Arctic and Antarctic Cruises

PROVIDENCE, RI, Jan. 9, 2019 – One hardy polar expedition ship, Sea Spirit, will carry visitors for the sixth consecutive year to both the Arctic and Antarctic in 2020 and 2021 under the auspices of Poseidon Expeditions, a specialist in active adventure cruises in the high latitudes.

The company has just released the cruise schedule and rates for all of Sea Spirit’s 2020 Arctic and for late 2020 and early 2021 Antarctic departures. Early booking discounts of 10 to 15 percent, depending on cabin categories selected aboard the 114-guest expedition ship, will be in effect for reservations made by July 31, 2019 on all departures.

Poseidon Expeditions Founder and President Nikolay Saveliev said, “We’re extremely pleased with the reception of the Sea Spirit since she entered service under the Poseidon banner in May 2015. In 2020, it will be our sixth year of operating this vessel, and her popularity has only increased during this time among our travel partners, agencies and passengers. She continues to serve a special position in the overall polar expedition ship marketplace.”

New destinations and additional departures of favorite journeys that were added to the 2019 and 2020 seasons will continue into 2020 and 2021. Rates quoted below are per person, double occupancy, and reflect early booking discounts. Even lower triple-share rates, for families or single travelers, are available on all departures.

2020 Arctic

  • West Spitsbergen and the Polar Ice Edge– Five departures of Poseidon’s most popular Arctic cruise, ranging from 9-12 days and all roundtrip from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, are offered between May 31 and June 30, 2020, with rates starting at just $7,286.
  • Arctic Odyssey: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland– One of the company’s most in-demand voyages, a two-week cruise from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik, Iceland, takes place Aug.25-Sept.7, 2020, with rates from $10,976.
  • Franz Josef Land Archipelago– Poseidon’s signature program in the Russian High Arctic and the only cruise of its kind to operate roundtrip from Longyearbyen will include three 14-day departures, July 20, Aug.1 and Aug. 13, 2020, with rates from $12,506.
  • East Greenland: Arctic Sights and Northern Lights– The summer season concludes with two popular, aurora borealis-focused, 11-day journeys to East Greenland, roundtrip from Reykjavik, Iceland, departing Sept. 6 and 15, 2020 with rates from $7,826.

And returning again in 2020 will be two single-departure itineraries that take advantage of Sea Spirit springtime repositioning from Antarctica to the northern climes. These are the May 8, 2020, British Isles: Legendary History and Wild Nature discovery cruise, 13 days from Plymouth, England, to Edinburgh, Scotland, starting at $7,466; and the May 21, 2020, From the Highlands to the High Arctic: Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen, a 12-day journey from Edinburgh to Longyearbyen starting at $5,936.

2020-21 Antarctica

  • Six Antarctic Peninsula departures will be offered aboard Sea Spirit, either 11 or 12 days in length, all roundtrip from Ushuaia: Nov. 29, Dec. 8, Dec. 18 Holiday cruise, Dec. 27 New Year’s cruise, Feb. 7, Feb. 17. Rates start at $8,906.
  • Four Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands/Malvinas cruises, ranging in length from 21 to 24 days, are offered: Oct. 19, Nov. 10, Jan. 6 and Feb. 27, with rates from $15,476. Embarkation and disembarkation ports vary from Montevideo or Ushuaia, depending on the voyage.
  • The popular Antarctic Circle: Crossing 66º South Latitude cruise will again be offered Jan. 25, 2021, a 15-day journey, roundtrip from Ushuaia, starting at just $14,216.

Sea Spirit guests enjoy the freshness of a recent $1 million refurbishment of all 55 guest suites (square footages up to 463) and public areas. There are two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers in one seating, a well-stocked library, and ample outdoor deck space to enjoy the polar landscapes and wildlife. Activities directed by a team of experienced polar guides and educators include Zodiac excursions, hiking and optional kayaking and camping, along with informative presentations aboard.  

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +49-40-7566-8555. In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44-870-068-9142.

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Cyprus, Germany, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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Poseidon Expeditions Doubles Arctic Cruises In September 2019 to Ensure Prime Viewing of Northern Lights

PROVIDENCE, RI, Nov. 1, 2018 – The Arctic provides the perfect canvass for the Northern Lights and prime opportunities for viewing can be found at sea, far from land-based obstructions. One company that helps travelers observe and understand this phenomenon is Poseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic (and Antarctic) expedition cruising.

This company’s annual round-trip cruise from Iceland to East Greenland in September – a time when the northern latitudes are dark enough for excellent sightings – is so popular that it has added a second replica itinerary. Departures in 2019 of Arctic Sights and Northern Lights are scheduled for Sept.15-25 and now Sept. 6-16 where good space is still available. Rates for this 11-day cruise aboard the 54-suite Sea Spirit begin at $8,395 per person, double occupancy. Included in the rates are:

  • 1 pre-voyage night in Reykjavik at the Grand Hotel;
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation;
  • Deluxe shipboard accommodations;
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage;
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily;
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions);
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team;
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka (to keep);
  • Use of waterproof Wellington-style rubber boots for shore landings;
  • Complimentary Welcome and Farewell cocktails;
  • All port fees;
  • Group transfer to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) or centrally located hotel for luggage storage upon disembarkation;
  • Pre-departure materials;
  • Digital Voyage Log

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a bucket-list phenomenon that transforms the Arctic sky with dancing, rainbow-hued ribbons. However, visitors to the region in the summer months may have difficulty seeing a performance because with the sun constantly above the horizon, the sky is too bright. Near the autumnal equinox and as more solar particles interact with the atmosphere and the nights grow longer, the colors explode. This makes September a prime viewing month. The good news is that Arctic temperatures aren't yet as frigid as they are from January to March when, yes, the skies are dark but temperatures and weather conditions are inhospitable above the Arctic Circle.

Areas within the Arctic Circle at 66º North (65th parallel) have the best viewing possibilities. Those living in areas with low light pollution at 55º North (55th parallel) can also glimpse this beauty. On rare occasions New Englanders on the 45th parallel can get flashes of color as well.

As visitors come and go from Reykjavik (on the 64th parallel), and if the skies are dark enough, the Northern Lights may well play for them. But it’s on these September cruises that the magic occurs. Guests cross the Denmark Strait to a true Arctic wilderness, Scoresby Sund in East Greenland, crossing the Arctic Circle on the way.

Scoresby Sund, with some of the Arctic’s most impressive scenery, is the largest and longest fjord system in the world. Deep fjords and narrow channels that are flanked by ice-clad peaks up to 2000 meters high reach deep into the mountainous heart of Greenland. Tidewater glaciers create colossal icebergs that float with wind and tide throughout the fjord system. On shore fields of multicolored tundra are home to musk oxen and Arctic hare. This landscape – vast, open, and seemingly untouched since the beginning of time – is a hiker’s paradise.

Throughout this area are ancient Thule archeological sites, historical trappers’ huts and modern Inuit hunters’ cabins. The Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit (a stop on the cruise) is the only permanent settlement in the region. The community boasts an excellent museum, a gift shop, a post office, an abundance of Greenlandic sled dogs, and of course the opportunity to meet Inuit people.

The days are filled with memorable excursions, presentations by on-board experts and enough stunning scenery to fill cameras and overwhelm emotions. Seabird viewing and whale sightings can be enjoyed from panoramic open decks as well as exterior stateroom windows and balconies. Guests have the option for an extra fee of $655 to participate in the Sea Kayak Club that brings the adventurous right to the rugged coast lines where few people have paddled. Photography is a free option with an expert photographer on board to give tips and answer questions. For a complete itinerary see: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/arctic/east-greenland-arctic-sights-and-northern-lights/.

M/v Sea Spirit guests enjoy the freshness of a recent $1 million refurbishment of all 54 guest suites (square footages up to 463) and public areas. There are two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers in one seating, a well-stocked library, and ample outdoor deck space to enjoy the polar landscapes and wildlife. Activities directed by a team of experienced polar guides and educators include Zodiac excursions, hiking and optional kayaking, along with informative presentations aboard. The ship’s expedition staff-to-passenger ratio of 1:9 is one of the best in the industry.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +49-40-7566-8555. In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44-870-068-9142.

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia, Cyprus and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens “Polar Planet” Featuring Exquisite Photography in a Collaboration Between Filip Kulisev and Poseidon Expeditions

PROVIDENCE, RI, Oct. 9, 2018 – The results of a two-year collaboration between polar region cruise specialist Poseidon Expeditions and a world-renowned photographer, Filip Kulisev, are on display presently in Monaco at Galerie des Pêcheurs.

Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the exhibit, Polar Planet, on Oct. 2. It is scheduled to run 24 hours daily through Nov. 15, 2018. Admission is free to the public.

This is the third time that Filip Kulisev has been honored with an exhibit in Monaco. His large-scale photographs highlight the beauty and some of the most spectacular sites and wildlife of both the Arctic and Antarctic. The exhibit continues many years of cooperation between Kulisev and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which has three priority objectives: to limit climate change, to safeguard biodiversity and to manage water resources.

In his introduction, Prince Albert noted that Kulisev “has such a way, not only rendering species beautiful and attractive, but also depicting incredible places on our planet. His images make you want to go there for a visit. He is also incredibly skilled at capturing the very special kind of light in the polar regions.”

Nikolay Saveliev, president and founder of Poseidon Expeditions, said that the partnership between Kulisev and Poseidon – occurring over the course of more than a dozen voyages including the North Pole – has been rewarding for everyone. “Our guests were thrilled to witness Filip hard at work and saw his resulting images before anyone else in special presentations at the conclusion of each voyage. We all have great memories as well as breathtakingly beautiful photographs of our time together.”

In the 15 years that Kulisev has been traveling to both the Arctic and Antarctica, his images over that period visibly demonstrate the effects of climate change. Glaciers are shrinking and many species are losing their natural habitat.

Kulisev said that despite harsh conditions and cold weather he finds it fascinating to be able to photograph hundreds of thousands of penguins in one place on South Georgia and polar bears floating on icebergs searching for food. “There is so much to admire in the varied landscapes and fauna of Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, Svalbard, Iceland, Franz Josef Land and Greenland. This exhibit is my tribute to Albert II, whom I greatly appreciate for his many good works to save the oceans and persuade politicians to take measures to moderate the effects of the global warming," said Kulisev.

The opening was attended by many distinguished guests from Monaco, Russia, USA, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Japan and Slovakia, the photographer’s home country. It is planned that the exhibition will travel to other major metropolitan centers in Europe, to be announced, over the course of the next two years.

In the past decade, world traveler and photographer Filip Kulisev has been recognized as one of the world’s best landscape photographers. He has had over 200 exhibitions in Slovakia and around the world. He is the author of nine books recording the diversity and beauty of the world's natural wonders and the stories from his trips. He has received the two highest European qualifications, Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP) in Landscape and the British Institute of Professional Photographers (FBIPP) highest title, Fellow. He is an avid naturalist who supports activities aimed at protecting the environment for future generations.

Poseidon Explorations’ 2019-2020 Arctic and Antarctic schedules, rates and special offers can be found at https://poseidonexpeditions.com/. An 80-page catalog detailing the company’s ships and activities is also available, and can be requested online or through any of the Poseidon Expeditions offices.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +49-40-7566-8555. In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44-870-068-9142.

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. In addition to the Sea Spirit, the company provides guests with the unique opportunity to travel to the geographic North Pole aboard the 50 Years of Victory, the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. Fourteen-day, top-of-the-world programs are scheduled for the 2019 summer season. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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Poseidon Expeditions Departs Edinburgh in June 2019 for 12-Day Cruise to Arctic Circle, Sailing 3 Seas to Visit Islands of 3 Countries

PROVIDENCE, RI, August 6, 2018 – A new expedition cruise program cruises from Edinburgh next spring on a 12-day exploration into the frozen north. From the Highlands to the High Arctic, Jun 3-14, 2019, passes over the Arctic Circle while crossing three seas and exploring islands representing three countries.

This cruise and the one that immediately precedes it (British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature May 22-June 3, 2019) represents aregional first for Poseidon Expeditions (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/), the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic cruises. Poseidon Expeditions’ focus is on the geography, flora and fauna inhabiting the ocean landscapes through which they pass. Islands that have been inhabited for thousands of years offer opportunities for passengers to muse about life in Neolithic and Viking days.

If booked by Nov. 1, 2018, guests receive Early Bird discounts of up to 15 percent. A per person double, suite accommodation rate, with discount, is from $5,396; a per person triple rate, with discount, is $4,136. Guests travel on the recently refurbished 114-passenger Sea Spirit.

For details please see https://poseidonexpeditions.com/arctic/iceland-jan-mayen-spitsbergen/139/.

The route of this cruise crosses three seas: The North Sea off of Scotland’s northern coast; the Norwegian Sea just north of the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands (all stops on the itinerary) and the Greenland Sea approaching Spitzbergen, the largest and only populated island in the Svalbard Archipelago. Passengers will also explore the flags of three countries: Scotland, Denmark and Norway. Stops on the Scottish soil of the Orkney and Shetland islands and on the Danish Faroe Islands were key to the Vikings’ logistics as they foraged south to mainland Britain in search of treasures and tillable lands. Farther north, intrepid Norwegians planted flags on Jan Mayen and Spitzbergen.

An award-winning photographer, Rick Sammon, and his wife, Susan, will be on board to host photo workshops and provide tips and advice on how to make the most of the photographic opportunities on this cruise. Rick has been named a Canon Explorer of Light. He is also a Westcott Top Pro Elite for skills in portraiture and lighting. Squarespace recently named him one of the world's best photographers.

With the exception of two days at sea, land excursions will engage guests as follows:   

  • On the Orkney Archipelago they visit the Vikings’ St. Magnus Cathedral, considered the finest medieval building in the north of Scotland; and they wonder at Ring of Brodgar, a huge ceremonial circle of stones, and a Neolithic village, Skara Brae, both circa 5,000 years ago.
  • On Fair Isle in the Shetlands, they find abirders paradise with 345 species recorded here, including northern fulmars, kittiwakes, northern gannets, puffins, and great and arctic skuas.
  • In a visit to Torshavn, capital of the Faroes, they tour Kirkjubøur, in the Middle Ages the ecclesiastical center of the Faroes. On one ancient stone foundation stands a log dwelling occupied by the same Faroese family for 17 generations. The official and native language, Faroese, has Germanic roots with a grammar similar to Icelandic and Old Norse.
  • Jan Mayen hosts landscapes of breathtaking beauty, including steep cliffs favored by bird populations, and the Beerenberg, the northernmost subaerial active volcano on the planet.
  • The Svalbard Archipelago represents the quintessential frozen world of glaciers, reindeer and polar bear.  Deep fjords and narrow channels are flanked by jagged snowy mountain peaks. Immense tidewater glaciers calve icebergs into turquoise waters. Fields of flowering tundra are home to grazing reindeer and playful Arctic fox. Bountiful inshore and offshore waters are home to walrus and a wide variety of whales. The whole area is alive with migratory birds, including numerous rare species, taking advantage of summer’s fecundity in 24-hour daylight. The area of exploration contains historical remnants of whaling camps, coal mining operations, trappers’ cabins, staging areas for historic attempts to discover the North Pole, and even an abandoned polar research station. Guests disembark in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard.

Sea Spirit guests enjoy the freshness of a brand-new $1 million refurbishment of all 55 guest suites (square footages up to 463) and public areas. There are two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers in one seating, a well-stocked library, and ample outdoor deck space to enjoy the polar landscapes and wildlife. Activities directed by a team of experienced polar guides and educators include Zodiac excursions, hiking and optional kayaking, along with informative presentations aboard. The ship’s expedition staff-to-passenger ratio of 1:9 is one of the best in the business.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contact Poseidon’s Hamburg office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone +49-40-7566-8555.

In the UK and elsewhere on the globe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone +44-870-068-9142

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. In addition to the Sea Spirit, the company provides guests with the unique opportunity to travel to the geographic North Pole aboard the 50 Years of Victory, the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. Fourteen-day, top-of-the-world programs are scheduled for both the 2018 and 2019 summer seasons. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

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