Nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy opens the season of cruises to the North Pole (photo)
On June 16, 2016, nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy of FSUE Atomflot left the port of Murmansk for this year’s first cruise to the North Pole. The world’s largest icebreaker is carrying 132 tourists from Asia and Europe. The voyage will last for 11 days, says the PR Department of Rosatomflot.
The icebreaker will set a course for the Frantz Josef Land Archipelago. 6 employees of the Russian Arctic National Park will be disembarked at the Tihkaya Bay where one of the world’s northernmost points of post service has been operating for three years already. Having reached the North Pole the ship will set sail for Murmansk, her homeport.
This year the icebreaker is chartered by Quark Expedition, Poseidon and Volento.
“As of today, we have agreed on cooperation with the chartering companies up to the year of 2018. We will make five voyages per season,” said Andrei Smirnov, Fleet Operations Deputy to Director General of Rosatomflot.
The 50 Let Pobedy is expected to return from this year's last cruise on August 13.
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