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50 Years of Victory

Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is the first Arktika-class icebreaker to have a spoon-shaped bow, capable of breaking through ice up to 2.5 meters (9.2 feet) thick! This is one of the world’s largest, most-powerful nuclear icebreaker.

Complete with a helicopter for shore excursions, Victory is a ship unlike any other, with the ability to go where other ships cannot. Explore the inside of this ship in 360VR:


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  • All cabins have exterior views and private facilities
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Some cabins come with coffee maker and safe
  • Arkitka Suite has a single bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the sitting room


  • All-inclusive bar and beverages
  • Chef prepared meals (all included)
  • One dining room with unreserved seating
  • Aft Saloon for presentations and socializing
  • Victory Bar with exterior views, open from afternoon to late evening
  • Polar library
  • Gym, two saunas, and small swimming pool
  • Passenger elevator
  • Onboard helicopter landing pad
  • Clinic with licensed doctor


  • Helicopter and Zodiacs for sightseeing
  • Champagne toast at 90 degrees north

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 140
  • Guests: 128
  • Length: 150.7 meters
  • Breadth: 30 meters
  • Draft: 11.00 meters
  • Propulsion: 2 nuclear reactors 74,000 horsepower
  • Ice Class: LL1 (the highest rating possible)
  • Cruising Speed: 18 knots in open water
  • Registration: In Russia by Rosatomflot
  • Lifeboats: 4 fully enclosed

Deck Plan

50 Years of Victory

Did You Know?


As lead up to the North Pole voyage, we enter through a high-security nuclear facility, home to some of Russia’s nuclear submarines, prior to boarding the ship 50 Years of Victory. Victory has two nuclear reactors, capable of producing 74,000 horsepower!

What a day in the life of a North Pole expedition like?

“I wasn’t expecting just how much I enjoyed being onboard, and the company of the passengers and crew. Between engine room visits, expert lectures and presentations, sports and games, and celebrations, there was never a dull moment! And anytime the weather allowed, I was out on deck or in the bridge totally hypnotized by the conveyor belt of ice stretching all the way to the horizon.” - Dani Plumb

Read more about a day in the life of a North Pole expedition on our blog post:  Visit the North Pole: Where to Go & What You’ll See