Our North Pole cruises take place aboard the most powerful icebreaker in the world, 50 Let Pobedy, which stands for 50 Years of Victory. This vessel is truly a masterpiece of engineering and an enduring symbol of Arctic shipping. But what is a day aboard an icebreaker like for our passengers? Let’s take a virtual tour!
When you look at 50 Years of Victory, it is hard to imagine it anywhere except in action. Her 75,000-horsepower nuclear engines and revolutionary spoon-shaped bow were designed to crush through sea ice up to three meters thick. But she also packs a punch - comfortable cabins for 124 passengers and everything a modern cruise liner should have, including a restaurant, bar, gym, library, and a pool with two saunas.
The library is a comfortable, cozy space to enjoy a good book and to organize photos. Active team sports such as basketball and volleyball are offered in the sports hall while the gym has exercise machines with breathtaking views of the polar wilderness outside.
Edutainment on board
Comprehensive interpretation of Arctic wildlife and polar exploration is given by our expert naturalists, scientists, and historians during riveting multilingual presentations and informal discussions on board. Our passionate expedition staff is always on hand to make sure the expedition experience is educational as well as entertaining.
During the voyage, we offer an engine room tour where the passengers can see the inner workings of a nuclear-powered icebreaker. Deep inside the ship, atomic fission is harnessed to take guests safely and cleanly through the solid sea ice to the North Pole.
50 Years of Victory is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac boats and a helicopter. With the extremely capable landing crafts, we can experience the Arctic up close during shore excursions and Zodiac cruises. Throughout the icy wilderness of Franz Josef Land and on the frozen seas all the way to the North Pole, we seize every opportunity to observe polar bears, walruses, and whales in their natural habitat.
One of the most memorable highlights of the cruise is the time aboard the helicopter, flying over and alongside the icebreaker while it plows through the frozen Arctic Ocean. The vast and ever-beautiful environment offers endless amazing photographic opportunities.
Now our virtual ship tour is complete! If you are looking to join one of our