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Kapitan Khlebnikov icebreaker

Welcoming back an old favourite, Kapitan Khlebnikov has been taking adventurers to inaccessible corners of the globe since 1992.  In 1997 she was the first ship ever to circumnavigate Antarctica with passengers. 

A legendary Russian icebreaker and former research vessel, she holds the passenger ship record for the most crossings of the Northwest Passage and has famously circumnavigated Antarctica - twice.

Built in 1981 by Finland's Wärtsilä Company and one of four Kapitan Sorokin-class icebreakers, Kapitan Khlebnikov is powered by 24,000 horsepower diesel-electric engines. She can take you to regions were no other passenger vessel can sail and is capable of breaking ice two metres thick.

She comfortably accommodates up to 110 guests in well-appointed and spacious cabins and suites (all featuring large windows that can be opened) with en-suite facilities. Common areas include large open decks, two dining rooms, a digitally equipped theatre-style lecture room, heated indoor pool, sauna, gymnasium, fully-stocked library, bar, lounge and four-person elevator.

The ship is crewed by an enthusiastic and experienced Russian Captain and crew and is equipped with two helicopters and zodiacs for inland and shore landings.



Itineraries:Russian Arctic

Operators:Heritage Expeditions

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