50 Years of Victory
Operated by: Poseidon Expeditions
The Russian name of the vessel 50 Let Pobedy means 50 Years of Victory. Powered by two nuclear reactors generating 75,000 horsepower and capable of crushing a clear path through multi-year ice up to three metres thick, she is the largest and most powerful icebreaker ever built. Cruising aboard this marvel of engineering is an unforgettable experience in itself. She is a working ship, purpose-built to pilot cargo and research ships through heavy ice.
50 Years of Victory is not a tourist ship. 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. Despite the fact that the 'Victory' was not designed with touristic purposes in mind, it offers comfortable accommodation and gourmet cuisine for its guests. Public spaces create friendly, casual atmosphere for socialising and get-togethers.
The Dining Room features unreserved seating, allowing you to dine with new friends every day. Gourmet European cuisine and superb service is on offer. Seasonal, local products and ingredients are utilised to prepare sumptuous menus.
50 Years of Victory is equipped with the most up-to-date satellite navigation system and communication equipment, including telephone and e-mail. Among public spaces aboard there are an open bridge, dining room (seating is unreserved), aft saloon for lectures, presentations and socialising, bar and lounge with forward view, library and lounge, a gym, two saunas and swimming pool with heated sea water. There is also a clinic on board with passenger doctor (licensed).
The Expedition Team are specialists in travelling into the deep Arctic and they will plan each day to maximise opportunities. Join lectures and briefings in the saloon, zodiac explorations and landings, and take to the skies in the ship's helicopter for bird's eye views over the ice caps.
Ever wondered what the Captain and crew do on a nuclear-powered icebreaker? Go up – the Bridge is open for you. Talk to the Captain and officers. Watch landscapes from this special angle of view. Fix your location at a map of your expedition.