50 Years of Victory

In order to combat the vast amounts of ice it is faced with on a daily basis, this ingenious ship has a trick up her sleeve. With the use of a spoon-shaped bow that is robust enough to break through chunks of ice which are over nine feet thick and two nuclear reactors to propel her forward, she has no problem making her way through the tough terrain. All of this means that the ship can travel to places that most others cannot. And with an on-board helicopter which is used for shore-based excursions, you’ll be able to explore even deeper into the wilderness. If you want to go all the way to the North Pole then 50 Years of Victory is the best way to travel.

The mighty 50 Years of Victory was due to retire after the 2015 season, but a contract has been agreed between Quark and Atomflot (the company that own her) to keep her on board until at least 2018.


Outward views and private facilities for every cabin.
Television and DVD services in each cabin.
Cabins available with tea and coffee making facilities.
Cabins available with a safe.
The Arktika suite has one single bed and an additional sofa bed.

On Board Facilities

All-inclusive, fully-stocked bar.
Meals are prepared by the chef and are also included in the price.
Polar library.
Swimming pool, gym facilities and two saunas.
Dining with unreserved seating.
Aft Saloon room which is perfect for larger meetings, socialising or educational presentations.
Victory bar which offers stunning exterior views (open from the afternoon to late evening).
Lift for passenger use.
Doctor’s clinic and qualified doctor.


Sightseeing via a helicopter or Zodiac.
Champagne toast at 90 degrees north.
Optional hot air balloon ride.


Staff and Crew: 140
Guests: 128
Length: 150.7 meters
Breadth: 30 meters
Draft: 11.00 meters
Propulsion: 2 nuclear reactors 74,000 horsepower
Ice Class: LL1 (the highest rating possible)
Cruising Speed: 21 knots in open water
Registration: In Russia by Rosatomflot
Lifeboats: 4 fully enclosed

50 Years of Victory Expedition Cruises