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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

Medical Services
Helicopter Landings

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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50 Years of Victory Exterior, interior
50 Years of Victory Exterior, interior
50 Years of Victory Exterior, interior

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Amenities on board the 50 Years of Victory

Medical Services
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Observation Deck
Gift Shop
Observation Lounge
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Fitness Center
Zodiac Fleet
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Multi-purpose Sports Court
Open Bridge Policy
Helicopter Landings

50 Years of Victory's take on sustainable traveling

50 Years of Victory is a proud, long-time member in key industry organizations, such as the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). It adheres to these organizations’ stringent guidelines, which are designed to ensure the Polar Regions are protected for future generations.

50 Years of Victory aims to reduce its carbon emissions per passenger by 10% through fleet improvements and changes in order to reduce impact. In terms of waste, this Arctic cruise ship has taken steps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, including avoiding single-use plastics and partnering in the SeaGreen recycling initiative in Ushuaia, constantly working towards a zero-waste plan aboard.

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LL1 (the highest rating possible)


4 lifeboats



Crew members



150.7 m


11 m

Main Engines

2 nuclear reactors, 74,000 horsepower

Cruising speed

18 knots

Food & Drinks on board the 50 Years of Victory

If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals every day! While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, Our chefs will always serve you three excellent 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 in a relaxed 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, the chefs can closely monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top-quality meals during 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.

An assortment of fresh-baked cookies or pastries is 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, premium beer, wine, and champagne is available and can be charged to your shipboard account.

Cabin Categories on board the 50 Years of Victory

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 suite


Located on Bridge Deck 1, and Bridge Deck 2. A suite has a bedroom 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 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
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 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 Arctika suite

Arktika Suite

Located on Bridge Deck 1, Bridge Deck 2, and Bridge Deck 3. This has a very spacious bedroom with a single 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.