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The Kapitan Khlebnikov is a polar-class icebreaker (Ice Class LL3), combining power and technology with creature comforts. It was originally designed for the rigors of northern Siberia and is one of the few vessels of its kind. It is propelled by diesel-electric engines with 24,000 total horsepower and can cruise at 15 knots in open water. The Khlebnikov can carry 110 guests and 70 staff and crew. It has four fully enclosed lifeboats with a capacity of 184 people and a clinic with licensed doctor on board.
The Khlebnikov is equipped with two helicopters that hold approximately 8 passengers each and are used for ice reconnaissance, transfers to the emperor penguin rookery, and aerial sightseeing. Depending on operational constraints and at the discretion of the ship, charter flights for individual passengers may be possible at additional cost. The ship is also equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs for cruising and landings at other possible stops in the Antarctic.
All cabins and suites have private en-suite facilities, large windows, desk, and wardrobes. Days at sea are enhanced by the ship’s onboard amenities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, exercise room, and sauna. The theater-style auditorium is perfect for staff presentations. In the lounge, you will find a well-stocked bar, open late afternoon and evenings, plus a 24-hour self-serve station for coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Meals are served in two comfortable dining rooms and moving around the ship is made easier by the passenger elevator.
|Triple occupancy, with one lower berth, one sofa bed, and one pull-down upper berth. Features a large window, desk, wardrobes, a storage box, and shelving.
|Double occupancy, with one lower berth and one sofa bed. Features a large window, desk, wardrobes, and storage shelves.
|Double occupancy, one double bed and separate sitting room with sofa bed and table. Features TV and DVD player, refrigerator, two windows, desk, wardrobes, and shelving.
|Double occupancy, one double bed and separate sitting room with sofa bed and table. Features TV and DVD player, refrigerator, two windows, two desks, wardrobe, and CD player.
Note: Deck plan, cabin arrangements, and cabin amenities are subject to change by ship operator. Deck plan diagrams are not drawn to scale.