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Kapitan Khlebnikov Review

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Interesting icebreaker ship experience on Russian Arctic islands

Review for Kapitan Khlebnikov to the Arctic
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2016
Breaking the ice of the Laptev sea , and the 2 helicos  on flight
Walruses on Chukchi sea ice
Night on East Siberian sea
Geode on Champ island -Franz Josef land -Russian arctic
Polar bear on Chukchi sea
Polar bear on Laptev sea ice
Our icebreaker on Laptev  sea  - From helicopter
South coast of Wrangel island

Two days delay at the departure , 4 days "lost" because have to go 36 hours in Murmansk for Russian territory check-out (at least what have been said to pax ) Quark staff does best as he can do onboard - Many intesrestind landings on shore by zodiacs or even twice by helicopter -Russian Mi6) Some good and even excellent -2or3-expedition staff -with very professional lectures during sea days - Have really two days of icebreaking thick ice on Laptev sea , and 2 nice days with interesting landings and hélico flight at Franz-Josef land . Restaurant staff was extremely kind and helpful with good service - Food & dining very correct , little bit basic but allways tasty - (Austrian catering company) As 92 pax onboard , nobody is doing such a kind of "expedition" for food, beverage, or night entertainments and dances - Really great experiences with polar bears sightseeing , with walruses on few of the most remote and limited access - and controlled - islands in the world (i.a: Russian arctics islands : Vilkitsky, Bolshevik, Belkovsky,Wrangel ,Novaya Zemlya, Franz-Josef land ) with landings and hélicopters flights - Only an icebreaker can bring us to these parts of the world (Russian North East passage/route on half world circumnavigation -) This was a unique "Icebreaker-expedition" voyage in Russain arctic , permitted only this year , and with no other expecting for next years !

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Cabin Standard Twin

Cabins were originaly designed for high level Soviet Scientists and other - Therefore correct confort but no compare with actual cruise liner ships -Although Quark expedition makes some adjustements for their passagers !

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