Kapitan Khlebnikov Arctic Cruises
A polar-class icebreaker combining power and technology with comfort
A polar cruise on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
The Kapitan Khlebnikov was launched in 1981 from the Wartsila Company shipyard in Finland. Wartsila is recognized as the world’s leading builder of icebreakers. What does that mean for her passengers? Rather than just having a reinforced hull or retrofit with extra steel plating, the Kapitan Khlebnikov is a purpose-built and powerful working icebreaker. She can therefore handle thicker ice and more demanding conditions than other vessels operating arctic cruises.
While keeping the working heart of the vessel intact, the Khlebnikov was completely refurbished to be able to accommodate passengers in 54 comfortable outside cabins and suites, all with private facilities, and offering excellent space and comfort for those who wish to explore the high arctic in style.
Her public areas are also well-appointed and spacious. These include a lounge, two dining rooms, a lecture room with a complete digital AV system, a well-stocked library, a gym, a sauna, and even a small heated indoor pool!
Remembering that most passengers will be spending plenty of time on deck to witness the arctic’s extraordinary scenery and wildlife, her bridge and large, open public decks provide unobstructed views.
As well as a fleet of sturdy Zodiac boats for iceberg and glacier tours and shore landings, Kapitan Khlebnikov enjoys the privilege of 2 onboard helicopters. As well as one-in-a-lifetime passenger excursions, these are used for ice reconnaissance, allowing the captain to plan routes that can take you deeper into the arctic ice than other vessels.
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Open Bridge Policy
Kapitan Khlebnikov's take on sustainable traveling
Kapitan Khlebnikov is a proud and long-time member of key industry organizations, such as the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). She always adheres to these organizations’ strict guidelines and codes of practice, which are designed to ensure the Polar Regions are protected for future generations.
Kapitan Khlebnikov aims to reduce its carbon emissions per passenger by 10% through technical improvements and operational changes in order to reduce its impact. In terms of waste, this Arctic cruise ship has taken key steps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, including avoiding single-use plastics onboard and partnering in the SeaGreen recycling initiative in Ushuaia, constantly working towards a zero-waste plan for the ship.
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Diesel-Electric Engines, 24,000 horsepower
4 Lifeboats fully enclosed
Food & Drinks on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
There are two dining rooms on Deck 4, with an additional informal dining area in the lounge on Deck 5. Although mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three delicious 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 which can always vary due to the arctic weather, sea, and ice conditions.
There is one seating for all passengers at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining room has an open seating policy, which encourages passengers to mix and share their experiences with like-minded arctic explorers.
An assortment of freshly 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, expedition activities permitting.
The dress code on the ship is casual at all times, although some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome Reception!
The well-stocked bar on board 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.