Sergey Dolya took some incredible photos in an expedition to the North Pole on board a Russian Arktika-class nuclear ice breaker. In the words of Buzz Aldrin, "Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation." By the way, did you know that you can get a cabin on board these and other industrial ships?
There are some travel agencies (like this one) that can sell you a passage. There are many trips available all around the world.