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Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg
Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg

That's right -- one of the only passenger icebreakers in operation -- the Kapitan Khelbnikov -- has announced it will end its career as an expedition vessel in March 2012. The Kapitan Khelbnikov was built in Finland in 1981, and was originally designed for the rigors of northern Siberia. The ship has sailed to extremely remote corners of the globe with adventurous travelers since 1992. No other expedition vessel has navigated more polar waters than the Kapitan. It was the first ship ever to circumnavigate Antarctica with passengers in 1996-97. This vessel has captured the spirit of many adventurous explorers -- she will definitely be missed by Adventure Lifers.

Accommodating only 112-passengers on only a handful of remaining expeditions, now is the time to bid a found farewell to this legendary ship. Adventure Life's company president and founder, Brian Morgan, will be bidding his own personal adieu to the Kapitan; he is set to join the November 15, 2009, 22-day Emperors and Kings departure. This ultimate penguin expedition explores the habitats of eight different species of penguin.

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