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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Germany

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Poseidon Expeditions Introduces Environmental Initiatives and Suggests Ways Guests Can Help

PROVIDENCE, RI, June 12, 2018 – Poseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruising, is giving a helping hand to marine, bird and animal life through new on-board initiatives.

“We’re all seeing the gut-wrenching photos of sea tortoises, whales and dolphins that have been victimized by the deluge of plastic in our oceans. Freeing ourselves of our dependency on things like plastic drinking straws will go a long way toward improving the health of our oceans,” said Nikolay Saveliev, owner and president of Poseidon Expeditions (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/). “We want our expedition vessels to part of the solution – not the problem.”

To this end, Poseidon Expeditions’ eco-friendly, newly instituted initiatives aboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit include, among others,

  • removing all plastic straws and stirrers; paper straws will be available on request;
  • doing away with individual butter and jelly portions and replacing them with ramekins which eliminate the need for single-use plastics;
  • using eco-friendly laundry detergents;
  • installing bulk body wash, shampoo, and soap dispensers instead of using individual plastic bottles.

Guests planning cruises with Poseidon Expeditions might also consider:

  • bringing a reusable bottle that can be refilled with water, rather than buying disposable plastic bottles of water.
  • placing favorite body and beauty products into reusable silicone bottles and tubes instead of buying mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner or other products.
  • using only personal products that are free of harsh chemicals and micro-beads that can end up in water systems or in the air. Look for organic ingredients in recycled packaging. (Hawaiian lawmakers are considering banning sunscreens with certain chemicals because of the harm being done to coral reefs.)

On Poseidon Expeditions cruises, chefs will adhere to guidelines recommended by the Marine Stewardship Council for sustainability as regards the kinds of seafood to be served.

Saveliev underscored the importance of offering guests off-ship activities that don’t harm the environment. He said that the kayaking, bird watching and photography excursions on Poseidon Expeditions’ cruises leave no mark, just great memories. He underscored the importance of keeping distance from wildlife being observed and photographed and to respect the fragile flora and fauna ecosystems in the frozen worlds.

Poseidon Expeditions is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), which advocates and promotes the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic. These practices will also be adhered to on cruises into Arctic regions.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, 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 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 New 13-Day Cruise Through British Isles Targets Birdwatchers and History Buffs Alike

PROVIDENCE, RI, April 26, 2018 – For travelers who can’t get enough of everything British, Poseidon Expeditions announces a new 13-day cruise, British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature, scheduled for May 22-June 3, 2019.

The cruise departs Plymouth on England’s southwest coast, sailing north on the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. The route wraps around islands off of Scotland’s coast before concluding in Edinburgh. The intent is to explore a diversity of landscapes, wildlife and history that on most mainland visits to the UK are overlooked because accessing these islands is time-consuming. See: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/british-isles/british-isles-cruise/144/

This program is a first for Poseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic cruises. If booked by Nov. 1, 2018, guests receive discounts of up to 15 percent. A per person double, suite accommodation rate, with discount, is from $7,196; a per person triple rate, with discount, is $5,216. Guests travel on the recently refurbished 114-passenger Sea Spirit.

Leading a team of naturalist guides will be historian Huw Lewis-Jones. He holds a doctoral degree from Cambridge University and has served as Curator at the Scott Polar Research Instituteand the National Maritime Museum in London.

Guests investigate a micro-climate (think palm trees) on the Isles of Scilly off Cornwall’s coast, moving on to puffin breeding grounds on the Skellig Islands just off of the Republic of Ireland. Here the trip becomes a feast for birdwatchers on the lookout for the northern gannet,European storm petrel, northern fulmar, Manx shearwater, black-legged kittiwake, common guillemot and razorbill. The rich waters around the islands are home to whales, dolphins and seals.

Snowdonia National Park in Wales offers some of the wildest and most dramatic landscapes in Britain where otters, water voles, wild ponies and rare birds such as dotterel and peregrine falcon thrive. Off of Northern Ireland’s coast is Rathlin Island, with one of Europe’slargest seabird colonies. At the West Light Seabird Centre atop a sea cliff are scenes of cavorting puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills and fulmars.

Next up are Scotland’s Inner and Outer Hebrides including Iona, home of Iona Abbey, founded in 563 AD. On St. Kilda are vestiges of a population that evacuated in the 1900s because of isolation. Today hundreds of thousands of seabirds, two early types of sheep and over 130 species of flowering plants live here. The remote Flannan Islands reveal Leach’s petrel, minke and pilot whales, and several species of dolphin.

Mainland, the largest of the Orkney Islands, is a potpourri of centuries: a well-preserved 5000-year-old village site at Skara Brae, the ancient Ring of Brodgar within the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Heart of Neolithic Orkney” and Saint Magnus Cathedral, built by 12th century Vikings.

Isle of Noss, far north in the Shetlandsdisplays towering sandstone cliffs weathered into horizontal ledges, perfect nesting sites for gannets, puffins, guillemots, shags, black-legged kittiwakes, razorbills and fulmars.

Visitors flock to Fair Isle for the internationally renowned Fair Isle Bird Observatory, and for historic crofts, lighthouses and wildflowers. Seals are common to its bays. Bass Rock, abastion of volcanic rock, hosts the world’s largest colony of northern gannets in the breeding season.

Additional highlights are:

  • Skellig Michael’s well-preserved early Christian monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • The basalt columns of Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway
  • Conwy Castle, a 13th-century fortress in Wales representing castle life in medieval Britain (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Jarlshof, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the British Isles, preserved stone structures spanning 5,000 years of human settlement, including Bronze Age oval houses, Pictish wheelhouses, an Iron Age broch, a Viking longhouse and a medieval farmhouse
  • The Broch of Mousa, the finest preserved Iron Age fortification in the British Isles. This 2,000-year-old round tower is the tallest (40 feet high) broch still standing.
  • Waterford crystal
  • Mount Congreve,a magnificent 18th-century Georgian estate and botanical gardens containing thousands of plant species on 70 acres of intensively planted woodland and a four-acre walled garden
  • Shetland ponies
  • A Highland distillery
  • Tresco Abbey Garden with a collection of 20,000 exotic plants from all corners of the world

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 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.

For details please see https://poseidonexpeditions.com/british-isles/british-isles-cruise/144/

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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Women from Europe and the Middle East To Ski 100km to Geographic North Pole

PROVIDENCE, RI, April 20, 2018 – Eleven women representing both Middle East and European countries began an historic trek earlier this week to the North Pole.

Following an early morning April 15 flight from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost commercial airport in the world, to a floating ice station at 89º north, the group set off immediately on their 100-km adventure on cross-country skis over shifting pack ice of the Arctic Ocean.

The treacherous, overland journey is expected to take 10 days. If successful, many of these women, some of whom are first-time polar explorers, will be the first person from their country to ski the last degree to the top of the world. This team is comprised of women from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Slovenia, Sweden, France, Cyprus, Russia and the UK.

Poseidon Expeditions’ own Ida Olsson, 32, Arctic Wilderness Guide and Kayak Master on its polar cruises, represents Sweden.

The team will be conducting two important science experiments during the expedition and will be sharing their experiences live from the ice with schools and via social media. For updates please see the expedition team’s blog post at: http://www.euroarabianexpedition.com/expeditionlive/

They will sleep in tents on the ice and haul on sledges everything they need to survive in the Arctic. Hazards they may face include the perils of temperatures as low as minus 40C and movements of the pack ice that may split apart to reveal open water or push together to form walls of ice that have to be crossed. There is also the threat of predatory polar bears.

Preparations for the expedition have been ongoing for nearly two years including training expeditions in Iceland and Oman.

“We regularly take guests to the North Pole during the summer months on 50 Years of Victory, a powerful icebreaker,” said Nikolai Saveliev, founder of Poseidon Expeditions, which is sponsoring Olsson to ski to the North Pole. “By doing it the hard way, Ida will inspire ever more people to care about the polar wilderness we cherish.”

Olsson originally trained as a teacher before working as a wilderness and adventure guide in northern Sweden. She now lives and works on Svalbard when she is not acting as kayak master and expedition team member aboard Poseidon’s expedition ship Sea Spirit in Antarctica or the Arctic.

“I’m extremely proud to be part of this exciting expedition that brings together women from all over the world to experience together the challenging yet fragile environment of the Arctic Ocean,” said Olsson. “Having travelled all over the Arctic for many years, I have seen how precious this ecosystem is and the importance of protecting it. Our goal is to bring attention to the conservation and preservation efforts of these polar regions.”

The expedition leader, celebrated British Polar Explorer Felicity Aston MBE, said, “The world is facing global problems – such as climate change – that can only be tackled with global solutions. That requires everyone talking to each other more.”

The expedition is sponsored by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, as well as Engie, Poseidon Expeditions, OmanTel, I Feel Slovenia and others.

About Poseidon Expeditions

With offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia and China, Poseidon Expeditions (http://poseidonexpeditions.com/) is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. The company provides guests with the unique opportunity to travel to the geographic North Pole aboard the 50 Yeas of Victory, the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. The company also offers expedition voyages to Greenland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, as well as Antarctica, aboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit. The company is committed to safe and environmentally responsible polar travel. It is a member of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators.

Interviews with Ida and other team members

Please contact the expedition on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through the Press Room of the expedition website to book a scheduled live-from-the-ice satellite phone call with Ida and the team. Interviews can also be arranged at the conclusion of the expedition. Rights free, high resolution images are available.

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.

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Poseidon Expeditions’ Sea Spirit to be Fitted with New, State-of-the-Art Stabilizers

PROVIDENCE, RI, April 3, 2018 – Polar adventurers aboard Poseidon Expedition’s 114-passenger vessel Sea Spirit will benefit from advanced technology when the ship is equipped with new retractable fin stabilizers next year.

The company announced today that the 4,200-GRT vessel will be retrofitted with Rolls Royce Zero Speed Stabilizers during the scheduled dry dock in May 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, just prior to the commencement of the 2019 Arctic season.

According to Poseidon Expeditions’ Senior Director of Cruise Operations Nikolay Zakharov, “These new stabilizers will provide high-performance roll damping whether the Sea Spirit is underway, while drifting or even at anchor. They incorporate time-tested trailing edge design that eliminates vibration and noise. 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.

“The current Blohm & Voss stabilizers have served us well, but the new Rolls Royce 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 expedition ship currently coming into the market,” he said.

The improvements will be made at the same time that the Sea Spirit will be 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 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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Poseidon Expeditions to Sponsor April 2018 Polar Symposium At Brown University in Providence, RI

PROVIDENCE, RI, March 27, 2018 – Poseidon Expeditions, specialists in expedition cruising in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, has announced its sponsorship of an April 5-6, 2018, symposium at Brown University that will address issues impacting the polar regions.

Polar Opposites: Creative Interventions in the Arctic and Antarcticais under the auspices of The Brown Arts Initiative(BAI). Two days of panel discussions, presentations and exhibitions – all free and open to the public – will be held at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on campus. Advance registration is required.

An exceptional group of innovators and practitioners including artists, scientists, activists, researchers and scholars will address issues impacting the polar regions. Polar Opposites is part of the BAI’s three-year Arts & Environment program addressing a diversity of topics related to natural and man-made issues with a focus on raising awareness of and creatively addressing the impact of climate change. The breadth of the symposium’s topics is designed to highlight collaborative experimentation, scholarship and problem-solving across disciplines.

“We are honored to sponsor this event,” said Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions (http://poseidonexpeditions.com/). “A hallmark of our company is its long-term commitment to science and the arts as they relate specifically to the polar world. Frequently among our cruise guests are citizen scientists and international photographers and artists whose works continue to engage the greater public with these frozen environments.

“Like this symposium’s participants and attendees, we share the environmental imperative and responsibility for conservation of the Arctic and Antarctic habitats. A key part of our mission is to help our guests understand the importance of preserving polar regions for future generations,” he said.

Founded in 1999, Poseidon Expeditions is a recognized leader in icebreaker cruises to the North Pole,and Franz Josef Land, expanding its products and services in recent years to include deluxe expedition cruises to the Arctic destinations of Svalbard and Greenland, and to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. The company operates two vessels, the 114-guest Sea Spirit and the 128-guest 50Years of Victory, purpose-built as an icebreaker for venturing to 90º north latitude – the top of the world.

The company maintains offices in the US, UK, Germany, Russia and China and 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 Schedules Distinguished Scientists and Filmmaker on North Pole Voyages in July 2018

Special $2,500 Per Person Savings on Suites Offered  

PROVIDENCE, RI, Jan. 24, 2018–  Guests on three July 2018 departures aboard a nuclear-powered icebreaker, the most powerful ever built, bound for the North Pole, will reap the advantages of scientific inquiry and out-of-this-world exploration shared by distinguished scientists, scholars and photographic adventurers.

Acclaimed specialists in Arctic and Polar cruising, Poseidon Expeditions (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/), is hosting four renowned scientists, climate change expert and polar filmmaker aboard 50 Years of Victory for roundtrip voyages from Murmansk, Russia, to the geographic North Pole. This icebreaker was purpose-built to pilot scientific and cargo ships to hard-to-reach areas of the Arctic and along the Northeast Passage. The scheduled lecturers and departures are:

July 8-20 James Balog- 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. The film is scheduled to debut in early 2018. See: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/northpole/north-pole-icebreaker-cruise/113/

July 19-31 - Donald Perovich- This climate change scientist created the Ice Mass Balance Buoy that measures ice thickness and temperature data over time. He uses this data to study the changes in Arctic sea ice cover. See: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/northpole/north-pole-icebreaker-cruise/114/

July 30-Aug. 11 - Scott Parazynski and his wife, Meenakshi “Meena” Wadhwa – Scott is a physician and former NASA astronaut. In 2016 he was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.  Wadhwa is Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies and Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. She has worked as a science team member for NASA. See: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/northpole/north-pole-icebreaker-cruise/115/

Each celebrity guest will offer multiple presentations for passengers and be available during the day in public areas as “ambassadors for exploration” for other passengers to meet informally, ask questions and socialize.

To make a great opportunity even better, Poseidon is also offering a special discount; $2,500 per person, double for any suite booked on any of these three expeditions.

For more details on all the North Pole journeys offered by Poseidon Expeditions please see: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/northpole/.

50 Years of Victory

This world-class nuclear icebreaker can smash through 10 feet of ice in the high Arctic latitudes. The 525-foot, working vessel carries 128 passengers in comfortable accommodations, all with exterior views and en suite facilities. Public spaces include a dining room; aft salon for lectures, presentations and socializing; a bow-facing bar and lounge; library; plus a gym, two saunas and swimming pool with heated seawater. The ship is equipped with a modern clinic and physician.

The Journey

From Murmansk the ship moves north via Kola Bay, a fjord in the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean that is off the coasts of Norway and Russia. This biologically diverse region is important for reserves of oil and gas, as well as cod and other fish populations. Enroute a resident helicopter offers passengers rarely seen panoramas of the Arctic world.  Guests disembark at the North Pole where they can straddle the Eastern and Western hemispheres, enjoy a 90º North barbecue and take a plunge into the Arctic Ocean.

Activities center on discovery, history and wildlife. Puffins, gannets, guillemots, humpback, fin and minke whales, walruses and seals are often spotted. Sightings of Ursus maritimus (polar bear) is a highlight in a wonderland of glaciers, fjords and waterfalls, all created by the terrific force of the island’s massive ice cap. Guests explore climate and environmental issues affecting the regions and seasonal ice cover.

The homeward voyage brings guests through Franz Josef Archipelago, a frozen necklace of some 190 islands in the Russian Arctic. Thanks to 24 hours of daylight, photographers are lured to the railing when not in Zodiacs spotting polar bears, walrus and immense sea bird colonies perched overhead on towering cliffs.

All departures feature informative presentations by resident scientists and the multi-lingual, international expedition staff; excursions onto the sea ice and ashore via Zodiac landing craft in Franz Josef Land; helicopter flightseeing, and more.

While Standard Twin cabins are completely sold out for all three departures, Poseidon is offering $5,000 per couple savings on remaining available suites, with rates, after discount, starting at $30,295 per person.Included are one night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Murmansk with breakfast, airport and port transfers, cruise accommodation and all meals, activity-related gear, helicopter sightseeing tours, a barbecue on ice at the North Pole and more.

Please see www.poseidonexpeditions.com for complete 2017-18 Arctic and Antarctic schedules, rates and special offers. 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.

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About Poseidon Expeditions

As a member of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators Poseidon Expeditions is committed to the further development of Arctic and Antarctic conservation and support of related scientific research. With offices in the US, UK, 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.

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Poseidon Expeditions for 2019 Adds New Cruises off Scotland’s Coast, More Arctic and Antarctic Departures

PROVIDENCE, RI, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Poseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic cruises, has a jump on the 2019 and 2020 seasons with new destinations, additional departures of favorite journeys and if booked by Nov. 1, 2018, discounts of up to 15 percent on most itineraries.

The company maintains two vessels, the 114-guest Sea Spirit, recently fully refurbished, and the 128-guest 50Years of Victory, purpose-built as an ice breaker for expedition cruising. Both are in northern climes in the North American summer; Sea Spirit moves south in the winter for explorations of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

New 2019 Sea Spirit Itineraries

A brand-new itinerary launching for 12 days June 3-14, 2019, is From Scotland Highlands to Arctic Glaciers.  Guests depart on Sea Spirit from Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland, and cruise to Norway’s Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), tracking routes of Vikings who invaded Scotland’s (among other) coastlines in search of arable land – and gold. Guests visit:

·         Skara Brae, a 5,000-year-old village and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Orkney Islands

·         a birder’s paradise (over 345 species recorded) on Fair Isle (think sweaters) in the Shetland Islands

·         Denmark’s Faroe Islands (think salmon) that National Geographic Traveler has designated as “Authentic, unspoiled and likely to remain so”

·         Norway’s stunning and wild Jan Mayen

·         and the High Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, with ghosts of whaling camps and trappers’ cabins and very present polar bears, reindeer, walrus, whale and more, all frisky in Nature’s 24-hour days.

The per person double rate is from $5,396 in a Main Deck Suite, after the discount.

A second brand-new Sea Spirit itinerary, a 12-day May 21-June 3, 2019, Best of the British Isles cruise (web link and more details to come), is also a new direction for Poseidon Expeditions because this adventure has nothing to do with either the Arctic or Antarctica. This trip begins in Plymouth, UK, and proceeds along the magical Scottish coast among legendary islands of both Scotland and Ireland, ending in Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland. Many stops will introduce designated birding – including puffin -- habitats. Like all of its journeys, an expedition team that specializes in exploration of the natural world will be aboard to curate the adventure for guests. Also figuring into this journey:

·         the high cliffs of Scotland’s St. Kilda (think sea bird eggs harvested for human fodder)

·         the basalt columns of Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway

·         castles and monasteries (including Iona Abbey)

·         Waterford (crystal)

·         Snowdonia National Park and a 13th century castle in Wales

·         Shetland ponies

·         a Highland distillery

The per person double rate is from $5,795.

Expanded Sea Spirit Departures in 2019

Poseidon Expeditions has added a second departure of East Greenland

Under the Dome of Northern Lights. This 11-day trip departures in 2019 Sept. 6-16 and Sept. 15-25. This cruise – round trip from Reykjavik – has sold out for four consecutive seasons.  The per person double rate inclusive of an early booking discount is from $7,556.

There will also be two departures of the unique Franz Josef Land Archipelago - Russian High Arctic cruise, a 14-day program exploring the Russian High Arctic that is not available through any other expedition ship operator. Departures in 2019 are Aug. 1-14 and Aug. 13-26. The per person double rate inclusive of an early booking discount is from $12,056.  

Sea Spirit in Antarctica

For the 2019-20 Antarctic season, Poseidon Expeditions again offers a variety of classic Antarctic Peninsula programs as well as three longer Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands voyages, all utilizing Sea Spirit. The season begins with the 23-day Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands“Antarctica Awakening” program Oct. 20-Nov.11, 2019, embarking in Montevideo, Uruguay, and ending in Ushuaia, Argentina. The final voyage of the season, also 23 days, includes the same Southern Ocean destinations, February 25-March 18, 20 embarking in Ushuaia and disembarking in Montevideo. Please see: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/antarctica/ for itinerary and information on early booking offers.

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 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.

50 Years of Victory and 2019 at the North Pole

Poseidon Expeditions will offer three prime season departures in 2019 – July 7, July 18 and July 29 – of its signature Expedition to the Top of the World, a 13-day voyage to the North Pole aboard the nuclear-powered 50 Years of Victory. The gateway is Murmansk, Russia. The voyage north includes sightseeing helicopter flights across a frozen land and seascape. After celebrations at the North Pole, on the south-bound voyage Poseidon Expeditions brings passengers through Franz Josef Land, an archipelago of 191 uninhabited, volcanic, mostly glaciated islands (part of the Russian Arctic National Park). The per person double rate inclusive of an early booking discount is from $28,495.

Powered by two nuclear reactors generating 75,000 horsepower and capable of crushing a clear path through multi-year ice up to three meters (10 feet) thick, 50 Years of Victory is the largest and most powerful icebreaker ever built. This 525-foot working vessel offers comfortable accommodations, all with exterior views and en suite facilities; a dining room; aft salon for lectures, presentations and socializing; a bow-facing bar and lounge; library; a gym, two saunas and swimming pool with heated seawater. The ship is equipped with a modern clinic and physician.

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. 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 Enhances Falklands and South Georgia Islands Voyage with Addition of “Antarctic Awakening”

PROVIDENCE, RI, Jan. 10, 2018Poseidon Expeditions just improved upon the already exceptional. Aboard its all-suite, 114-passenger M/v Sea Spiritguests on the 20-day voyage Oct. 20-Nov. 8, 2018, will now visit three destinations heralding the Southern Ocean spring.

The enhanced cruise itinerary which now includes the South Shetland Islands and an early season exploration of the waters of Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctic Awakening - Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands (https://poseidonexpeditions.com/antarctica/falklands-south-georgia-antarctic-islands-antarctic-awakening/), is from $11,966 per person double, with even lower per person rates for triple share accommodations -- $8,996. The cruise begins in Argentina’s Puerto Madryn on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and concludes in Ushuaia, Argentina.

On this comprehensive voyage Poseidon Expeditions explores the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the waters of the Antarctic Peninsula. Each destination is legendary for abundant marine mammals, exceptional sub Antarctic birdlife, spectacular scenery and fascinating history.  Early summer is an extraordinary time of year in Antarctica as the sea ice thaws. Penguins and seabirds are returning to their breeding colonies. Elephant seals are engaging in epic battles. This cruise through early spring also means that guests have the cast of wild characters on assorted islands to themselves, without footprints of other travelers.

The Falkland Islands: The windswept and treeless Falkland Islands are a birder’s paradise. The islands boast a great abundance and diversity of birdlife including five species of penguin, 80 percent of the world’s population of black-browed albatross, and numerous species of waterfowl such as the endemic Falkland steamer duck. The waters here are home to various species of cetacean including the southern right whale, killer whale, and Peale’s dolphin. Breeding populations of South American fur seal, South American sea lion, and southern elephant seal frequent the islands’ many beaches. A day is also set aside for Stanley, the charming capital city of the islands.

South Georgia Island: This is the world’s premier destination for sub Antarctic wildlife viewing. After crossing the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean known as the Antarctic convergence (northward-flowing Antarctic waters meet warmer waters of the sub Antarctic), South Georgia comes into view. Think upwards of 100 million seabirds, 100,000 elephant seals, three million fur seals and innumerable penguins from the stately king to sprightly macaroni. Whales begin to populate more heavily too. The historical whaling station of Grytviken is now home of the South Georgia Museum managed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. This is also the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer.

Antarctic Islands: The Antarctic Peninsula is comprised of a chain of islands – including the South Shetlands – that is the northernmost region of Antarctica. This isthe ultimate polar wilderness. There is nothing else like it on Earth. Lofty serrated mountain ranges, all-encompassing glaciers, icebergs of every size and shape, and nutrient-rich waters define a pristine environment inhabited by robust populations of penguins, seals, and whales.

Plans call for visiting Point Wild on Elephant Island where Earnest Shackleton and his men spent part of their historic odyssey. Also in the South Shetland Islands are the historical remains of a whaling station at Deception Island and a multitude of far-flung research bases operated by various countries. Early season weather and sea ice permitting, the Sea Spirit also plans to spend a day in the vicinity of the Peninsula with the hope of making a landing on the continent.

Once aboard Sea Spirit guests enjoy the freshness of a brand-new $1 million refurbishment of all 55 guest suites. This wasthe final phase of a two-year full ship refurbishment that included public areas. A few years ago she underwent technical improvements for polar cruising; since then she has been providing luxury expedition cruises in both 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.

For details please see https://poseidonexpeditions.com/antarctica/falklands-south-georgia-antarctic-islands-antarctic-awakening/

The complete 2018-19 Arctic and Antarctic schedules, rates and special offers can be found at www.poseidonexpeditions.com. A descriptive 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. Poseidon also has recently announced it 2019 Arctic and 2019-20 Antarctic seasons, with 10%-15% early booking discounts available on reservations made before November 1, 2018.

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 2017 and 2018 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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Poseidon Expeditions’ West Greenland and Disko Bay Cruises In May and June 2018 Come with Savings

PROVIDENCE, RI, Dec. 7, 2017 – Poseidon Expeditions is picking up 70 percent of the costs of roundtrip air from Iceland’s Reykjavik to the port of embarkation in Greenland for its May 30-June 6, 2018, eight-day West Greenland & Disko Bay expedition voyage of the far north.

The value of the roundtrip air is $1,410 per person. Guests booking cabins on Poseidon Expeditions’ polar cruising star, the all-suite, 114-passenger Sea Spirit pay only $499 per person. The roundtrip flight is from Reykjavik to Greenland’s Kangehussuaq where guests are transported to Nuuk, the port of embarkation. This arrangement saves North American clients time and money. Heretofore they flew via Copenhagen, Denmark to access the ship in West Greenland. Limited air seats are available at this $499 price.

The area of exploration encompasses a wealth of natural wonders such as the famous Ilulissat Icefjord, the beautiful Eqip Sermia glacier, the heart-shaped Uummannaq mountain, and breathtaking fjords, such as Nuuk fjord, reaching deep into the mountainous wilderness of Greenland. The per person double rate for this cruise is $5,695. See: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/arctic/disco-bay-birthplace-of-icebergs/.

Another itinerary, this time a 12-day cruise June 6-17, 2018 exploring the glaciers, icebergs, Viking settlements and Inuit culture of Greenland’s west coast, offers fully complimentary airfare from Reykjavik to Kangehussuaq for embarkation. The cruise disembarks in Reykjavik. The value of the one-way air is $617 for guests booking cabins on this voyage along Greenland’s west coast from Cape Farewell, at the southern tip of the country, to Disko Bay, deep inside the Arctic Circle. The regular per person double rate is $7,995, but Poseidon is now offering 10 percent savings from these rates. See: https://poseidonexpeditions.com/arctic/south-west-greenland-disko-bay-home-vikings-icebergs/.

Once aboard Sea Spirit guests enjoy the freshness of a brand-new $1 million refurbishment of all 55 guest suites. This wasthe final phase of a three-year full ship renovation that also included all public areas. 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.

For details on all of the polar and arctic cruises offered by Poseidon Expeditions, please see https://poseidonexpeditions.com/.

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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Successful Start to Poseidon Expeditions’ Third Season of Expedition Cruising To Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, Falkland Islands

PROVIDENCE, RI, Nov. 16, 2017 Poseidon Expeditions’ 2017-18 Antarctic season is off to a successful start with the completion of its first voyage of the austral summer, which explored the Falkland Islands and remote South Georgia.

For the first time, the company has also added packages that allow guests to spend several days in Buenos Aires and the spectacular and world-renowned wine region of Mendoza either before or after their cruise to Antarctica.

Poseidon Expeditions (http://poseidonexpeditions.com/), which focuses on remote polar cruise exploration in the high latitudes, offers cruises from October through February in the Southern Ocean. Since taking over operations of the 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit in May 2015, Poseidon Expeditions have led more than 20 successful expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

“This season is shaping up to be an exceptional one for our company,” said Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions. “We are at 95% occupancy for the current season, with just a few cabins remaining for the late-booking crowd.”

“Our industry travel partners as well as prospective travelers who have done their research recognize the premium level of service and accommodations they will receive aboard the Sea Spirit. Our experienced guides are international and multi-lingual, ready to provide travelers from all over the world an informed and expertly curated experience to the Seventh Continent,” he added.

The Sea Spirit’s expedition staff-to-passenger ratio of 1:9 is one of the most generous in the business.

All staterooms aboard the handsome and well-appointed 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit were renovated in 2017, with all new soft goods – carpeting, draperies, upholstery, bed linens – some furniture and fixtures as well as complete replacement of all bathrooms. The beautiful bathrooms feature all-new tile work throughout, stone vanities, new fixtures and shower modules. The 2017 updates conclude a three-year schedule of overall improvements.

Sea Spiritoffers all-suite accommodations ranging from 215 to 463 square feet (20-43 square meters). There are two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers in one seating, a well-stocked polar library, and ample outdoor deck space to enjoy the Antarctic landscapes and wildlife.

Guests can expect many opportunities for activities while traveling in the Southern Ocean. Shore landings allow them to explore and to partake in guide-led hikes and photography workshops. Sea kayaking and Zodiac cruising are offered, and camping is available for up to 40 guests each trip.

While just a few cabins remain available for the current 2017-18 season, rates and special offers can be found at https://poseidonexpeditions.com/. Prospective travelers are also advised to plan ahead and to consider booking accommodations soon for the 2018-19 season that begins in October 2018. While a number of Antarctic departures are already sold out for the 2018-19 season, the company reports that most departures still have good availability.

The company’s 80-page catalog detailing the company’s Antarctic trips for 2018-19 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 more information about the company’s new pre- and post-cruise Buenos Aires/Mendoza wine country packages, agents can contact Poseidon’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. 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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