Iconic vessel of power and strength – an extraordinary ship
50 Years of Victory is a nuclear powered polar-class icebreaker and the largest fitted for passenger travel to the North Pole. She sails from Murmansk, Russia and has a steel ice belt enabling her to crush through ice up to 2.5 metres thick.
We don’t have the heart to use “she” when we talk about I/B 50 Years of Victory — it’s not ladylike at all. Elegance doesn’t matter when it comes to the right vessel to take you to the top of the world. The most powerful icebreaker ever built generates 75,000 horsepower and crushes multi-year ice layers three meters thick. After a few days aboard, you’ll feel her (or him?) sharing power as you together battle your way through the Arctic icecap to 90º North.
I/B 50 Years of Victory (Russian translation 50 Let Pobedy) is not a tourist ship. Rather, the icebreaker was purpose-built to pilot scientific and cargo ships to hard-to-reach areas of the Arctic and along the Northeast Passage. It is just during the short summer months when adventurers get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel aboard this real working icebreaker to the geographic North Pole.
Passengers: 124 passengers in 64 en-suite cabins of five categories, all with ocean views
Itineraries: North Pole
Operator: Poseidon Expeditions
Deck plan: See below