128Ship Type: Ice Breaker ShipOperated by: Quark Expeditions
Designed for Arctic cruises to the North Pole, the "50 Years of Victory" is the largest, most sophisticated, and powerful icebreaker ever constructed. Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is the first Arktika-class icebreaker to have a spoon-shaped bow. Boosting efficiency is the all-new digital automated control system. The ship, designed with a stainless steel ice belt hull 5 meters (18 feet) wide, breaks through ice up to 2.5 meters (9.2 feet) thick. It is driven by 2 nuclear reactors that produce 75,000 horsepower. In open water, top speed can be as much as 21.4 knots. 50 Years of Victory provides ample public space: featuring an Aft Saloon and Forward Lounge, bar and library.
The Aft Saloon converts from a presentation room during the day to a place to dance and socialize in the evening. For relaxing, there is an indoor pool, multi-purpose sports court, and two saunas. The gym has windows. While you exercise you won’t miss a moment of passing scenery. A Polar boutique and massage services provide other diversions.
The vessel has five cabin categories, all with a window that opens to an ocean view.
- Private bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin
- Shampoo and shower gel
- 220V/50Hz electric current
- Hair dryer
- Climate control
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry services at an additional cost
- Sprinkler system
- SOLAS life jackets
- Staff and Crew: 140
- Guests: 128
- Length: 150.7 meters
- Breadth: 30 meters
- Draft: 11.00 meters
- Propulsion: 2 nuclear reactors 74,000 horsepower
- Ice Class: LL1 (the highest rating possible)
- Cruising Speed: 21 knots in open water
- Registration: In Russia by Rosatomflot
- Lifeboats: 4 fully enclosed