Our latest and greatest icebreaker ship crunches through the ice of the Arctic coastlines like a modern-day explorer. Polar travel doesn’t get much more adventurous than this.

From the deck of the nuclear-powered ship, watch as whales breach in the Denmark Strait, glide past the majestic Ilulissat Fjord and, if you’re lucky, stargaze with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. The famous space explorer will be joining us on an Arctic expedition later this year to present his science and technology show Chris Hadfield’s Generator alongside musicians, comedians and photographers; this will be a true bucket-list experience.

Take a joy flight in the ship’s Mi-2 helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of the powerful vessel crashing through northern Siberia’s thick ice floes, jump aboard a Zodiac and zip around glaciers and icebergs, or rug up and enjoy an ice walk with your experienced crew.

Equipped with an indoor heated swimming pool, fully stocked bar, theatre-style auditorium, doctors clinic, en suite facilities in all cabins and a team of skilled leaders, this spectacular icebreaker offers only the best in expedition voyages.

So heed the call of the wild and join us on a life-changing expedition with Kapitan Khlebnikov.

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Ship Specs

  • Staff & Crew: 70
  • Passengers: 110
  • Lifeboats: 4, fully enclosed
  • Length: 122.5 m
  • Breadth: 26.5 m
  • Draft: 8.5 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric engines – 24,000 total horsepower
  • Ice Class: LL3
  • Cruising Speed: 15 knots in open water
  • Registered: In Russia by Far Eastern Shipping Company


  • All cabins with exterior views, hair dryers, robes and large closets
  • Dining room with unreserved seating
  • Passenger elevator
  • Heated indoor plunge pool
  • Sauna
  • Theatre-style auditorium with state of the art equipment
  • Polar library stocked with books and DVD’s
  • Clinic with licensed doctor
  • Helicopter and helipad
  • Zodiacs for shore landings and excursions