For over 25 years, Zegrahm has taken inquisitive guests to the ends of the Earth. One of the most revered vessels in our fleet during this quarter-century of exploration was Kapitan Khlebnikov, the 110-guest, polar-class icebreaker.
This powerful ship (think: 24,000 horsepower engine and advanced ice-breaking technology) was originally designed to escort scientists and miners in Northern Siberia, but was converted to a passenger ship in 1990. She not only takes explorers to the polar extremes safely, but also in comfort. The Kapitan Khlebnikov is outfitted with 51 outside staterooms and suites, two dining rooms, a lounge, and bar. Facilities include a heated indoor plunge pool, exercise room and sauna, theatre-style auditorium, library, and shop. Plus, she carries a fleet of Zodiacs and helicopter for up-close (and hard-to-reach) exploration.
After completing over 30 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic on this legendary ship, Zegrahm travelers and expedition staff alike were nostalgic to see her taking a break from passenger service in 2012. However, we are happy to share with you that our sister company, Quark Expeditions, is bringing her back for 2016 and is offering a rare, exclusive opportunity for an epic Arctic Circumnavigation, along with four very special individual voyages:
- Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Epic Northeast Passage
July 10, 2016 | 25 Days from $29,995
On this in-depth expedition, you will encounter thick pack ice, unique geological formations, and the fascinating cultures of the Russian Arctic.
- Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Extreme Greenland
August 4, 2016 | 21 Days from $23,495
Visit the remains of Thule camps, explore the majestic “iceberg alley,” and photograph herds of muskoxen along the tundra.
- Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Best of the Canadian Arctic
August 22, 2016 | 18 Days from $19,795
From authentic Inuit communities to the awe-inspiring ice of Ilulissat, this voyage is ideal for those seeking an expedition to the less discovered areas of the Arctic.
- Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Ultimate Northwest Passage
September 6, 2016 | 18 Days from $20,695
See varied arctic wildlife, immerse yourself in northern culture, and visit indigenous communities along this fabled sea route.
Whether taken separately or in combination, these expeditions will expose you to destinations that can only be accessed by the mighty Kapitan Khlebnikov. Don’t miss your chance to cruise aboard this storied expedition vessel! You may contact Quark Expeditions directly at 1.844.561.1849 to learn more about special savings opportunities and to reserve your space.