50 Years of Victory Arctic Cruises
A powerful icebreaker famously built for trips to the North Pole
A polar cruise on board the 50 Years of Victory
Welcome aboard the 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. Designed with a stainless-steel ice belt 18 feet (5 meters) wide, the ship breaks through ice up to 9.2 feet (2.5 meters) thick! This is the world’s largest, most powerful icebreaker.
Complete with a helicopter for shore excursions, Victory is a ship unlike any other. It has the ability to go where other ships cannot. Enjoy your time onboard by chatting over cocktails at the bar, swimming in the pool or checking out the gym, library, and saunas. All cabins have exterior views and private facilities.
What is life like on an expedition? During days at sea, you’ll enjoy lectures and workshops presented by our Expedition Team, and spend time on deck watching the powerful ship breaking through the ice. Other days are packed full of landings, scenic helicopter flights, and activities. The experience is sure to bring lasting smiles, as will the great meals from your onboard chefs!
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Cabin Categories on board the 50 Years of Victory
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Amenities on board the 50 Years of Victory
Multi-purpose Sports Court
Open Bridge Policy
50 Years of Victory's take on sustainable traveling
Foremost among our sustainability goals are actively reducing the impact and emission of our vessels, investing in new technology, and continuously improving our existing resources. We have also installed a new low-emission engine in our veteran vessel, Ortelius. This engine complies with all the latest environmental legislation. Another of our important commitments to sustainability is our use of low-sulfur marine gas oil (LSMGO), which has a sulfur content of less than 0.1 percent.
We limit onboard waste production by recycling as often as we can as well as banning single-use plastics. This ship does not use straws, plastic cups, or any individually wrapped butter, yogurt, and jam. This vessel has a water treatment system and desalination system that uses reverse osmosis, allowing us to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on board. Rather, guests receive a reusable water bottle they can refill on the vessel. Bathrooms are equipped with biodegradable shampoo and soap in recycled packing, further limiting our use of plastics.
More info about the 50 Years of Victory
Mid Range Ship
Mid-Sized Ship (121-150 Guests)
2 nuclear reactors, 74,000 horsepower
LL1 (the highest rating possible)
Food & Drinks on board the 50 Years of Victory
If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day. Hours of operation will be posted around the ship, and are subject to change based on the activities planned for each day.
Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet style, while dinners are served plated. À la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing the chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top-quality meals during the course of your expedition.
The dress code on the ship is casual, though some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
Assortments of fresh-baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour.
The well-stocked bar on the ship is open to enjoy with your fellow shipmates in the late morning, afternoon, and evening. Soft drinks, juices, and water are available at no cost, and beer and wine are offered with dinner. A selection of liquors, spirits, and premium beer, wine, and champagne is available and can be charged to your shipboard account.