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End of an Era - Kapitan Khlebnikov

Kapitan Khlebnikov • Ice Breaker • Passenger Numbers: 112

A polar-class ice breaker, combining power and technology with creature comforts. Originally designed for the rigours of northern Siberia, Kapitan Khlebnikov is one of a few vessels of its kind in the world. In Antarctica the ice breakers crushing power and on board helicopters make visits to the Emperor Penguin rookery possible.

Standard  cabin,Kapitan Khlebnikov

End of an era
Kapitan KhlebnikovThe ice breaker Kapitan Khlebnikov which has achieved so many Polar ‘expedition firsts’ is being taken back into full-time research duties in Spring 2012. Very few people ever embark on these ultimate expeditions in Antarctica and the High Arctic.


 End of an eraThe ship has now departed on its final voyage before it ends its service.

End of Era Antarctica Departures (Call us to book):

Antarctica’s Far East: The Farewell Voyage: Saluting the 100th Anniversary of the Australasia Antarctic Expedition 06 December 2011- 05 January 2012

Read more about the ship and it's final years of service and itineraries in the 3 page flyer


Ship Facts:

  • Passengers: 112 • Staff & Crew: 70
  • Length: 122.5m • Breadth: 26.5m • Draught: 8.5m
  • Lifeboats: 4 fully enclosed, capacity of 184
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric engines – 24,000 total
  • Cruising Speed: 15 knots in open water
  • Ice Class: LL3
  • Registered: In Russia by Far
    Eastern Shipping Company

Kapitan Khlebnikov cabin classes

On board

  • Helicopters for ice exploration
  • Expert naturalists and historians
  • 52 first-class outside cabins and suites
  • All cabins have en suite facilities and large windows
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Dining rooms with unreserved seating
  • Polar library
  • Sauna, exercise room and indoor pool
  • Theatre style auditorium
  • Passenger elevator
  • Ship-to-shore communication via satellite
  • Clinic with licensed doctor

Kapitan Khlebnikov Deckplan

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