50 Let Pobedy icebreaker

50 Let Pobedy icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker

Flag state Russia
Builder Baltiysky Zavod / Baltic Shipyard (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Year built 2007
Owner Russian Federation
Speed 21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA) 151 m / 495 ft
Beam (width) 30 m / 98 ft
Gross Tonnage 23440 gt
Passengers 64 - 128
Crew 140
Decks 5
Cabins 64
Decks with cabins 4

Review of 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker

NS 50 Let Pobedy ("50 лет Победы" in Russian, translated as "50 Years of Victory") is a nuclear-powered icebreaker owned by the Russian Federation. It was the largest nuclear-powered icebreaking vessel in the world - until surpassed by the launched in 2016 LK-60Ya-class Arktika icebreaker.50 Let Pobedy icebreaker cruise ship (50 Years of Victory)

October 4, 1989 was the launch date of project no.10521 at Baltic Works, Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). Originally the vessel was named NS Ural. In 1994 work was halted due to lack of funds, so the actual 50th anniversary of Victory Day (1995), found the icebreaker in abandoned state. However, in 2003 construction was restarted.

On November 30, 2004 a fire broke out aboard the ship and all workers had to be evacuated. The fire crews had to battle the fire for about 20 hours before they got it under control and one worker had to be sent to the hospital.

In the beginning of 2007, 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker was finally completed after the 60th Anniversary. On February 1, 2007 the vessel sailed into Gulf of Finland for 2 weeks of sea trials. Upon completing sea trials, 50 Let Pobedy returned to Saint Petersburg Baltic shipyard and began preparations for her maiden cruise to Murmansk. The newbuild showed superior icebreaker characteristics, such as top speed of 21.4 knots (40 km/h; 25 mph) and exceptional maneuverability. On April 11, 2007 50 Let Pobedy arrived at her homeport Murmansk.

The icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy is an upgrade of Arktika-class. The 524-feet long and 98-feet wide vessel, featuring a displacement of 25840 metric tons, was designed to break through ice up to 5 m (16.4 ft) thick.50 Let Pobedy icebreaker (50 Years of Victory)

50th Anniversary of Victory is an experimental project as for the first time in Russian icebreakers' history it featured spoon-shaped bow. The ship's designers predicted that such a shape increased the efficiency of vessel's efforts in breaking ice. 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker is equipped with new digital automated control system. Her biological shielding complex was modernized and re-certified by State Commission. A brand new ecological compartment was also created.50 Let Pobedy icebreaker (50 Years of Victory)

The ship boasts an exercise/athletic facility, restaurant, library, swimming pool, massage facility, and music salon at the disposal of the crew.

  • Since 1989, Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers have been used for cruise tourist purposes, carrying wealthy travelers to the North Pole. The participant pay as fares up to USD 35,000 per person for a cruise lasting 3 weeks. The 50 Years of Victory ship has a dedicated for passenger accommodations deck specifically customised for tourists.
  • In 2008 Quark Expeditions chartered the vessel for expeditions to the North Pole. The maiden voyage of 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker to the North Pole embarked on June 24, 2008 in Murmansk. The ship carried 128 passengers in 64 cabins in 5 categories. In 2008 the vessel completed a total of 3 expeditions to the North Pole for the polar adventure company.
  • Besides Quark Expeditions, the ship is also regularly chartered by the UK-based travel companies Noble Caledonia, and Poseidon Expeditions. Poseidon Expeditions specializes in polar cruises to European Arctic destinations, such as the North Pole and the Russian Arctic territories. The company charters exclusively Russian icebreakers, but also ice-strengthened cruise ships.
  • A group of eclipse chasers used the icebreaker to observe the August 1, 2008 eclipse. On July 21, 2008 they departed out of Murmansk and reached the North Pole 4 days later, which set a speed record for the ship.
  • As of February 2013, the company of Quark Expeditions was listing 50 Years of Victory in its fleet and offering it for North Pole cruises along with Russian company Poseidon Expeditions.
  • 50 Years of Victory icebreaker reached the North Pole on July 30, 2013 for the 100th time in icebreaker navigation history.
  • In October 2013,  in the runup to 2014 Winter Olympics, 50 Let Pobedy carried the Olympic Flame to the North Pole.

Note: The list of all icebreaker ships (plus various info on ice-breaking vessels as designs and specifications) you can see at CruiseShipPosition.com

50 Let Pobedy icebreaker wiki

This is an examplary cruise itinerary of the icebreaker, leaving out of Helsinki. The 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip cruise is themed "North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure". Its prices start from around USD 34,300 PP.

22 Jul        Departing from Helsinki, Finland
22 Jul        Departing from Murmansk, Arctic Russia
23 Jul        Barents Sea
24 Jul        Pack Ice
25 Jul        Pack Ice
26 Jul        Pack Ice
27 Jul        North Pole
28 Jul        Pack Ice
29 Jul        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
30 Jul        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
31 Jul        Pack Ice
01 Aug        Barents Sea
02 Aug        Murmansk, Arctic Russia
02 Aug        Arriving in Helsinki, Finland

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50 Let Pobedy icebreaker Itineraries 2017

The below listed 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
10 July 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure
Prices starting
from $34322
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11 Jul        Departing from Helsinki, Finland
01 Jan 02:00 - 01 Jan        Murmansk, Arctic Russia
12 Jul        Barents Sea
13 Jul        Pack Ice
14 Jul        Pack Ice
15 Jul        Pack Ice
16 Jul        North Pole
17 Jul        Pack Ice
18 Jul        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
19 Jul        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
20 Jul        Pack Ice
21 Jul        Barents Sea
22 Jul        Murmansk, Arctic Russia
22 Jul        Arriving in Helsinki, Finland
21 July 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure
Prices starting
from $34322
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22 Jul        Departing from Helsinki, Finland
01 Jan 02:00 - 01 Jan        Murmansk, Arctic Russia
23 Jul        Barents Sea
24 Jul        Pack Ice
25 Jul        Pack Ice
26 Jul        Pack Ice
27 Jul        North Pole
28 Jul        Pack Ice
29 Jul        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
30 Jul        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
31 Jul        Pack Ice
01 Aug        Barents Sea
02 Aug        Murmansk, Arctic Russia
02 Aug        Arriving in Helsinki, Finland
01 August 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure
Prices starting
from $34322
show itinerary map
02 Aug        Departing from Helsinki, Finland
01 Jan 02:00 - 01 Jan        Murmansk, Arctic Russia
03 Aug        Barents Sea
04 Aug        Pack Ice
05 Aug        Pack Ice
06 Aug        Pack Ice
07 Aug        North Pole
08 Aug        Pack Ice
09 Aug        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
10 Aug        Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia (Exploring)
11 Aug        Pack Ice
12 Aug        Barents Sea
13 Aug        Murmansk, Arctic Russia
13 Aug        Arriving in Helsinki, Finland