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50 Years of Victory Exterior, interior

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


Helicopter Landings

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services

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!

Pictures and Deck Plans of the 50 Years of Victory

50 Years of Victory Exterior, interior
50 years of victory deck plan
50 Years of Victory Exterior, interior

Cabin Categories on board the 50 Years of Victory

50 years of victory mini suite
Mini Suite

Located on Bridge Deck 3. Each Mini Suite has a sitting area with a sofa bed, and a twin bed separated from the sitting area. The private facilities have a shower. The window opens. Amenities include and a TV to a CCTV system and a DVD player.

50 years of victory twin cabin
Twin Cabin

Located on Bow Deck, Bridge Deck 1, Bridge Deck 2, and Bridge Deck 3. Standard twin cabins have one lower berth with a curtain and a sofa that is converted to a bed each night. The private facilities are en suite, with a shower. The exterior window opens. The TV is connected to CCTV system. The DVD player is attached to the TV. You may borrow CDs from the ship’s library.

50 years of victory Arctika suite
Arktika Suite

Located on Bridge Deck 1, Bridge Deck 2, and Bridge Deck 3. This has a very spacious bedroom with a double bed and a sitting room with a sofa bed. The private facilities have a bathtub. The exterior windows open. (Views are obstructed in cabins 46 and 48.) Amenities include a TV/DVD combination, coffee maker, safe, and fresh fruit, drinks, and snacks. The TV is connected to a CCTV system.

50 years of victory suite

Located on Bridge Deck 1, and Bridge Deck 2. A suite has a bedroom wiht a double bed and a sitting area with a sofa bed, private facilities with bathtub or shower, refrigerator, window that opens, TV and DVD player, coffee maker, safe.

50 years of victory victory suite
Victory Suite

Located on Bridge Deck 3. There is only one Victory Suite. It has a separate bedroom with a double bed and sitting area, with a sofa bed in the sitting room. The private facilities include a shower. The amenities include a refrigerator, coffee maker, and safe. The window opens. The TV is connected to a CCTV system. You may borrow DVDs from the library to play in the DVD attached to the TV.

All expedition cruises on board the 50 Years of Victory

Amenities on board the 50 Years of Victory


Fitness Center




Observation Deck

swimming pool


zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet


Observation Lounge


Helicopter Landings


Gift Shop


Multi-purpose Sports Court



doctor's suitcase

Medical Services




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



Main Engines

2 nuclear reactors, 74,000 horsepower


LL1 (the highest rating possible)


150.7 m

Crew members


Cruising speed

18 knots


4 lifeboats


11 m



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.

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