Staff & Crew: 140
Length: 159 m
Breadth: 30 m
Draft: 11.08 m
Propulsion: 2 nuclear reactors, 75,000 horsepower
Ice Class: LL1
Range: 4 years
Top Speed: 21.4 knots in open water
by Murmansk Shipping Company
64 cabins all with exterior views and facilities en suite.
Single seating dining room.
Aft Saloon, multipurpose presentation room.
Bar staffed by a professional bartender.
Gym with windows.
Ship to shore satellite communications.
The newest addition to the Quark Expeditions fleet is the largest, most sophisticated, and powerful icebreaker ever constructed. Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is the first Arktika-class icebreaker to have a spoon-shaped bow. Boosting the efficiency is the all-new automated digital control system. The ship, designed with a stainless steel ice belt 5 meters (18 feet) wide, breaks through ice up to 2.5 meters (9.2 feet) thick. The icebreaker is driven by 2 nuclear reactors that produce 75,000 horsepower. In open water, top speed can be as much as 21.4 knots.
50 Years of Victory carries 128 passengers and provides ample public space: featuring an Aft Saloon and Forward Lounge, in addition to a bar and library. The Aft Saloon converts from a presentation room during the day to a place to dance and socialize in the evening. For relaxing, there is an indoor pool and two saunas. The gym has windows. While you exercise you wont miss a moment of passing scenery. A shop and massage services provide other diversions.
The largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ever launched crushes ice up to 3 meters (10 feet) thick and carries a maximum of 128 guests. The ship is equipped with a helicopter and a fleet of Zodiacs for shore transfers and landings.
Onboard you hardly feel a thing. Absolutely unforgettable is the sound of mammoth slabs of ice colliding with the hull! An onboard helicopter extends the vessels ability to reach ice-locked, remote Arctic islands en route from the North Pole.
Standard Twin Cabin: 1 lower berth, 1 sofa bed, private facilities with shower, window that opens, TV and DVD player.
Mini Suite: Sitting area with sofa bed, bed separated from the sitting area, private facilities, with shower, window that opens, TV and DVD player.
Suite: Bedroom and sitting area, sofa bed in sitting room, private facilities with bathtub or shower, refrigerator, window that opens, TV and DVD player, coffee maker, safe.
Victory Suite: Large bedroom and sitting room, sofa bed in sitting room, private facilities with bathtub, refrigerator, window that opens, TV and DVD player, coffee maker, safe.
Arktika Suite: Very spacious bedroom and sitting room, sofa bed in sitting room, private facilities with bathtub, refrigerator, window that opens, TV and DVD player, coffee maker, safe, daily selection of fresh fruit, drinks, and snacks, unique cabin amenities.
Please note: Arktika Suites 46 and 48 have obstructed views from their windows