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Kapitan Khlebnikov was built in 1981 by the Finnish industrial group Wärtsilä, one of the world's leading builders of icebreakers. The ship is not only ice-reinforced but can break ice as thick as two meters and is therefore well adapted to navigate in the frozen waters of our polar regions - no other passenger ship has crossed the Northwest Passage more times and it was not only the first ship to circumnavigate Antarctica, it has done it twice!

The ship has been renovated to accommodate passengers in 54 spacious and comfortable cabins and suites, all with private facilities. On board there are two dining rooms, a lecture hall, a small heated pool, gym, sauna, library and lounge. From deck and the bridge you are able to enjoy the magic surroundings. In addition to Zodiacs Kapitan Khlebnikov uses helicopters for ice reconnaissance as well as passenger excursions.


  • Passengers: 110

  • Staff & crew: 70

  • Length: 122.5 meters

  • Breadth: 26.5 meters

  • Draft: 8.5 meters

  • Ice Class: LL3

  • Engine: Diesel-electric engines - 24,000 total horsepower

  • Gross Tonnage: 12,288 tonnes

  • Speed: 15 knots

Accomodation Details

Corner Suite

  • Corner suite comes with one small double bed, one sofa bed, separate suite sitting room, 2 opening windows, 2 desks/chairs, table, refrigerator, TV/DVD player, CD player and private facilities.


  • Suite comes with one small double bed, multi-TV/DVD player, refrigerator, 2 windows, separate living room with table, writing desk and chair, open wardrobe, shelf and sofa bed and private bathroom facilities with shower.


  • The twin cabins come with one lower berth and one sofa bed. All twin cabins feature a large opening window, writing desk and chair, private facilities with shower, as well as wardrobe and storage shelves for your personal belongings. Average cabin size is 15.5 ft X8.9 ft (4.7 m X 2.7 m).


  • Triple cabin equipped with one lower berth, one sofa bed and one pull-down upper berth. Also equipped with opening window, writing desk and chair, private facilities, 2 wardrobes, storage box and shelving. Average cabin size 15.5f X 8.9f (4.7 m X2.7 m).

Deck Plan

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