Jessica Meisner wins a trip for two to the North Pole!
The prize is worth USD$45,380!
[03.14.09 - NORWALK, CT] Quark Expeditions' 9-month long contest, with a grand prize of a trip for 2 to the North Pole, has a winner. Jessica Meisner of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, answered the skill-testing question correctly after her name was drawn when the contest closed March 13, 2009.
More than 18,000 people from around the world entered their name in hopes of winning the 15-day expedition aboard the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory. The 15-day expedition begins in Helsinki, Finland. From there guests are flown to Murmansk, Russia, the home port of the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet.
In 2008, the vessel made the fastest ever surface crossing from Murmansk to the North Pole - 4.5 days. Quark Expeditions anticipates the ship will be equally successful in 2009. On the return from the North Pole landings will be made in Franz Josef Land, an archipelago of massive flat topped mountains. An onboard helicopter will be used to transfer guests ashore to hike, beachcomb or sit quietly to watch wildlife on the tundra.
Jessica was thrilled to receive the call informing of her win. She has invited her boyfriend to accompany her on this trip of a life time. They will have their photo taken beside the North Pole marker when they stand at the top of the world.
Quark Expeditions congratulates Jessica on her good fortune and wishes her Bon Voyage!