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Kapitan Khlebnikov

Ship Summary

Staff and Crew
Ice Class
Cruising Speed
15 knots

The Kapitan Khlebnikov is a polar-class icebreaker combining power and technology with comfort. No passenger ship has transited the Northwest Passage more often than the renowned Kapitan Khlebnikov. Originally designed to take on the rigors of northern Siberia, the 24,000 horsepower engine and advanced ice-breaking technology take you places no other ship can.

The ship offers 51 outside cabins and suites, all featuring private facilities, large windows, desk, hair dryer, robes and large closets.

Ship Specifications

Staff and Crew



8.50 meters




Diesel-electric engines - 24,000 total horsepower


122.50 meters

Ice Class



26.50 meters

Cruising Speed

15 knots




During your voyage you may be given access to the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship.


Located on Deck 3, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis.


Deck 3 features a small heated indoor plunge pool for guests to enjoy.


Deck 3 features a sauna located next to the pool for guests to enjoy.

Dining Room

If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day.


On Deck 5 you will find a library of polar books, reference, and general reading materials in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology, and geology. The library is open 24 hours a day and also includes a selection of games for your entertainment.

Polar Boutique

If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on Deck 5 is our onboard gift shop.


The Auditorium on Deck 7 is large enough to accommodate everyone on board and it serves as our main lecture hall where presentations and movies are provided for your education and enjoyment.

Features of the Vessel

Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice

24,000 Horsepower Engine

Not simply an ice-reinforced ship, the Kaptian Khlebnikov is a powerful working icebreaker designed for the challenging conditions of frozen polar seas that has been refurbished to accommodate passengers with en suite facilities.


Helicopters allow us to take you on aerial sightseeing adventures, to bays that are inaccessible to shore landings, as well as glaciers high atop mountains! They also allow us to scout ahead and check ice conditions.

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