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Kapitan Khlebnikov

Ship Overview

Operated by: Heritage Expeditions

This authentic polar-class icebreaker 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 wraps comfortable surrounds in a formidable, ice-reinforced vessel capable of breaking ice as thick as two metres. Powered by 24,000 horsepower diesel-electric engines, she is designed for conquering the harshest conditions and allows the next-level experiential exploration Heritage Expeditions is renowned for.

Recently refurbished, Kapitan Khlebnikov comfortably accommodates up to 110 guests in well-appointed and spacious cabins and suites all featuring large windows that can be opened and 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.

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Key Facts

402 Feet / 122.50 Metres
87 Feet
14 Knots
Passenger Decks
Room Grades

Heritage Suite

SIZE:26.50m2 / 285sqftSLEEPS:21

The four Heritage Suites feature a large lounge area, separate bedroom with double bed and a single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. They have a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin while large, forward and side-facing windows offer fantastic views.

Heritage Suite

Mini Suite

SIZE:18m2 / 193sqftSLEEPS:2

The three Mini Suites have a separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. They feature private bathroom facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin and side-facing windows.

Mini Suite

Superior Plus

SIZE:12.50m2 / 135sqftSLEEPS:2

Superior Plus cabins include two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. They feature private bathroom facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin and side-facing windows.

Superior Plus

Common areas aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov include:

* Dining room with unreserved seating
* Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snacks included)
* Coffee, tea and snacks served around the clock
* Lounge and bar staffed by a professional bartender
* Guest elevator
* Heated indoor plunge pool
* Sauna
* Theatre-style auditorium with state of the art equipment, for daily presentations from the Expedition Team
* Polar Library stocked with books and DVDs
* Polar Boutique
* Clinic with licensed doctor

Equipped with a fleet of 10 Zodiacs manned by Heritage Expeditions' experienced expedition team, guests will enjoy the maximum time engaged in the wildlife encounters and ice exploration that is synonymous with the Heritage Expeditions experience.

Kapitan Khlebnikov Expeditions


Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World

From USD $13125.00 Per Person

DURATION:15 Days/ 14 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:Kapitan Khlebnikov

The wildlife adventure of a lifetime. Explore Wrangel Island - the home of Polar Bears - in the Russian Arctic. Also see Polar Bears, walrus, Snowy Owls, Snow Geese and more.