Carrying the highest ice class rating possible, Victory can crush ice up to 3 meters (10 feet) thick, and is the world's largest and most sophisticated nuclear-powered icebreaker.

Onboard you hardly feel a thing. Absolutely unforgettable is the sound of mammoth slabs of ice colliding with the hull! An onboard helicopter extends the vessels ability to reach ice-locked, remote Arctic islands en route from the North Pole and gives you the unique opportunity to view this mighty ship from the air.


Ship Specs

  • Staff and Crew 140
  • Guests 128
  • Length 150.7 metres
  • Breadth 30 metres
  • Draft 11 metres
  • Propulsion 2 nuclear reactors, 74,000 horsepower
  • Ice Class LL1 (the highest rating possible)
  • Cruising speed 18 knots in open water
  • Registered Russia
  • Lifeboats 4 fully enclosed

Ship Amenities

  • Elevator accessing Decks 1, 2 and 3
  • Bar staffed by a professional bar tender
  • 24 hour tea and coffee available
  • Presentation Lounge for lectures
  • Polar library
  • Clinic with licensed Doctor
  • Phone calls may be made from the radio room (charges apply)
  • Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
  • On board laundry service (charges apply)
  • Gym with a selection of fitness equipment
  • Multi-purpose sports court
  • Heated, saltwater plunge pool
  • His and hers saunas
  • Ship safe for storing valuables (Arktika Suites have a safe in the room)

Cabin Amenities

  • All cabins have external views
  • All cabins have ensuite facilities
  • TV and DVD player
  • All cabin categories except Twin cabins have a refrigerator
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • Climate control
  • Electrical current 220 volts.  Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs

Adventure Options

  • Hot Air Ballooning at the North Pole (this must be booked in advance and is very weather dependent.  If successful, the cost will be added to your ship board account and paid on board)

Other Inclusions on the 50 Years of Victory

  • Expedition Parka to keep
  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Downloadable Photographic journal documenting your voyage
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All beverages including a selection of wine, beer and spirits
  • Helicopter flight seeing and excursions
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum of US$100,000 per person