Travelers trek across the arctic landscape.
East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson
Board the 48-passenger small ship, the Akademik Shokalskiy, to explore the remote shores of East Antarctica on this 27-day itinerary that follows in the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson. Many consider Sir Douglas Mawson the grandfather of Antarctic …
  • 27 Days
  • $16,000 - $22,000 USD
Ship:
Akademik Shokalskiy
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South Pacific, New Zealand, Macquarie Island, Invercargill, The Snares, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Port of Bluff, Commonwealth Bay Antarctica, …
Level:
Relaxed
Albatrosses squack at the sky.
In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent's human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral …
  • 30 Days
  • $22,300 - $30,200 USD
Ship:
Akademik Shokalskiy
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Antarctica, South Pacific, New Zealand, Macquarie Island, Ross Sea, Invercargill, The Snares, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Christchurch, …
Level:
Relaxed
Hike along the coastal Russian mountains
Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
Embark on a 28-day history-making expedition through the Northern Sea Route/Northeast Passage from Anadyr to Svalbard. Aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy, learn about the development of the commercial shipping route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific …
  • 28 Days
  • $19,800 - $28,200 USD
Ship:
Akademik Shokalskiy
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Russia, Canada, …
Level:
Relaxed
The Akademik Shokalskiy is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby. They were both built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and being fully ice strengthened are perfect for Expedition Travel.

Akademik Shokalskiy carries just 48 passengers and has been recently refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation in twin share cabins, approximately half of which have private facilities. All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space.

On board there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs.

The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew.

Specifications:
-Classification: Russian register KM ice class
-Year built: 1984
-Accommodation: 48 berths expedition
-Shipyard: Finland
-Main engines: power 2x1560 bhp (2x 1147 Kw)
-Register: Russia
-Maximum speed: 12 knots (2 engines),
-Cruising speed: 10 knots(one engine)
-Bunker capacity: 320 tons
Triple Cabin
Triple Main Deck Cabin
Have three beds, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin and porthole. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.
Twin Cabin
Main deck cabins
Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin and porthole. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.
Superior Room
Superior cabins
Have bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Twin Private Cabin
Superior Plus cabins
Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Superior Cabin
Mini Suite
Have a separate bedroom with a double bed and a sofa in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. The Mini Suites have windows.
Capitan
Heritage Suite
Has a large lounge area, a separate bedroom with double bed, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There are large forward and side facing windows to allow great views.
Shokalskiy Deck Plan