The nuclear icebreaker Yamal was built in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1992 by Murmansk Shipping Company and is one of five ice-breakers in this class. Not simply an ice-reinforced ship, the Yamal is a powerful and sophisticated icebreaker that has taken adventurous passengers to the North Pole since 1993.
The ship's interior provides passenger facilities necessary for excellent comfort, with accommodations in 50 first class outside cabins and suites, all with private facilities and large windows. The vessel carries a maximum of 100 passengers.
With a displacement of 23,000 tons, 75,000 total horsepower and a 48mm thick icebreaker hull, the Yamal is among the world's most powerful and sophisticated ships. Designed as a working vessel to keep shipping lanes open along Russia's Northern Sea Route, the Yamal meets the challenge of the heaviest ice. The ship is a model of technology - and of passenger comfort. One of five icebreakers in this class operated by Murmansk Shipping Company, the Yamal has taken adventurous travellers to the North Pole since 1993.
Public areas include a large dining room (accommodating all passengers in one seating), library, lounge, theatre style auditorium, basketball court and gymnasium, heated indoor swimming pool and sauna. Views are excellent from the navigation bridge (where we are almost always welcome) and the large open decks on several levels. The Yamal has a good polar library and a small infirmary.
European master chefs present an excellent, varied, international menu with fine provisions from around the world. A combination of European and experienced Russian staff will serve you aboard. The popular bar is stocked with your favorite spirits, wine and champagne.
The atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal!