Polar Cruise Ships
There’s only one way to cruise to the North Pole and that’s aboard the world’s most powerful, most sophisticated and fastest expedition ship—the 50 Years of Victory. No other vessel on Earth compares to the 50 Years of Victory!
It’s hard to write about the 50 Years of Victory without throwing out some statistics on her immense size and power. Longer than a football field, the 50 Years of Victory creates 75,000 horsepower through two nuclear reactors—three times the power of any other passenger ship in service today. The ship’s spoon-shaped bow is unique among ships of its class and it can crush through ice that is 2.5 meters thick. In open water, she can easily make 20 knots and witnessing her icebreaking capability—from a helicopter, the bridge or standing on her bow—takes your breath away. This is one impressive machine!
The 50 Years of Victory is not simply one of the most powerful ships around, she is also comfortably rich in amenities. The meals are sumptuous, the service is professional yet friendly and the atmosphere is convivial. As you make your way to and from the North Pole, you will definitely not be lacking in creature comforts. Onboard there’s a heated swimming pool, a sauna, gym, volley ball court and a theater-style auditorium for lecture presentations and feature-length movies.
All cabins and suites are outside with private facilities, windows that open, closed-circuit television, desks, hair dryers, robes and ample storage space.
The ship's library is stocked with books and DVDs. Passengers often congregate in the ship’s lounge where they can grab a snack and a drink, and visit with fellow passengers and expedition leaders. The atmosphere on the ship is relaxed and informal.
The very capable crew will teach you about the types of ice, the egg code, ice navigation, how global warming is effecting the arctic, history of exploration and clandestine submarine operations and more.
This is truly the world’s most powerful, sophisticated and fastest passenger expedition ship. No matter why you joined this ship, just to see her in action is awe-inspiring!
Staff and Crew: 140
Length: 117.04 meters
Breadth: 30 meters
Draft: 11.08 meters
Propulsion: 2 nuclear-powered steam turbines, 75,000 total horsepower
Ice class: LL1 (the highest possible rating)
Open water cruising speed: 21.4 knots
Large bedroom and sitting room, sofa bed in sitting room, private facilities with bathtub, refrigerator, window that opens, TV and DVD player, coffee maker, safe.
Very spacious bedroom and sitting room, sofa bed in sitting room, private facilities with bathtub, refrigerator, window that opens, TV and DVD player, coffee maker, safe, daily selection of fresh fruit, drinks, and snacks, unique cabin amenities.