The Kapitan Khlebnikov was constructed in 1981 by the Warstsila Company, Finland, the world’s leading builder of icebreakers. Not simply an ice-reinforced ship, the Khlebnikov is a powerful working icebreaker designed for the challenging conditions of frozen polar seas. The Khlebnikov was refurbished to accommodate passengers in 54 outside cabins and suites, all with en suite facilities. Cabins are spacious and comfortable. Public areas include a lounge, two dining rooms, digitally equipped lecture room, a small heated indoor pool and gymnasium, library, and sauna. Views are excellent from the bridge and large open decks. In addition to its fleet of Zodiacs, the Khlebnikov uses two helicopters for ice reconnaissance and passenger excursions.
Averaging 138 sq. ft. (12.5 sq. m), a Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds (two lower berths and one upper berth). Located on Decks 5, 6, 7, and 8, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 138 sq. ft. (12.5 sq. m), a Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Decks 5, 6, 7, and 8, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 346 sq. ft. (32 sq. m), a Suite is equipped with one double bed and one sofa bed. Located on Decks 6, 7, and 8, it has exterior views and private facilities. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each suite.
Averaging 323 sq. ft. (30 sq. m), a Corner Suite is equipped with one double bed and one sofa bed. Located on Deck 6, it has exterior views and private facilities. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each suite.
On Deck 5, you will find a small library of polar books, reference materials and general reading material. Whatever your personal interests are, we’re sure you’ll find something worth reading. The collection includes books in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. A selection of field guides, picture books and reference books is also at your disposal.
The Kapitan Khlebnikov provides an expedition adventure above that of many other ships – by taking you on helicopter excursions. Helicopters allow us to take you on aerial sightseeing adventures, to bays that are inaccessible to shore landings, as well as glaciers high atop mountains! They also allow us to scout ahead and check ice conditions.