Khlebnikov

This peerless, authentic polar-class icebreaker holds the passenger ship record for the most crossings of the Northwest Passage and has famously circumnavigated Antarctica – twice. Built in 1981 by Finland’s Wärtsilä Company and one of four Kapitan Sorokin-class icebreakers, Kapitan Khlebnikov wraps comfortable surrounds in a formidable, ice-reinforced vessel capable of breaking ice as thick as two meters. Powered by 24,000 horsepower diesel-electric engines, she is designed for conquering the harshest conditions and allows the next-level experiential exploration of the arctic environment.

Recently refurbished, Kapitan Khlebnikov comfortably accommodates up to 110 guests in well-appointed and spacious cabins and suites, all featuring large windows that can be opened and en suite facilities. Common areas include large open decks, two dining rooms, a digitally-equipped theatre-style lecture room, heated indoor pool, sauna, gymnasium, fully-stocked library, bar, lounge and four-person elevator.

A team of world renowned naturalists, botanists, historians and experts are on hand to interpret the natural and human history discovered during your voyage, as well as hosting regular lectures, presentations and opportunities for experiential learning. Voyagers aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov will enjoy our signature, gourmet cuisine alongside a premium selection of New Zealand wines.

Guests can enjoy exceptional views from the bridge deck, via our open bridge policy, and various viewing areas around this remarkable vessel, while a fleet of 10 Zodiacs manned by our experienced expedition team ensures maximum time for ice exploration.

Facilities
• 2 Dining Rooms
• 24 hour Tea/Coffee Station
• Bar  
• Lounge  
• Heated Swimming Pool/Sauna/Exercise Room
• Theatre Style Lecture Room
• Fully stocked Library
• Four person elevator
• Clinic/Hospital  
• Ship to Shore Communications via Satellite

Specifications
• Expedition Staff & Crew: 70
• Guests: 110
• Length: 122.5m
• Beam: 26.5m
• Draft: 8.5m
• Gross Tonnage: 12,288gt
• Engine: 24,000 horsepower
• Ice Class: LL3
• Cruising speed: 12/14 knots
• Zodiacs: 10

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    Heritage Suite
Features a large lounge area, separate bedroom with double bed and a single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Large, forward and side-facing windows offer fantastic views.
    Mini Suite
Features a separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Mini Suites have forward facing windows.
    Superior Plus
Cabins include two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
    Superior Triple
Cabins include one bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and one additional lower berth, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.