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Akademik Shokalskiy

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Sailing through the Arctic waters Akademik Shokalskiy ship photos Capitan Dining Room View the stunning aurora borealis from the deck of your expedition cruise ship Lecture hall of the Akademik Shokalskiy Cruising around icebergs in the Arctic Superior Room
Travelers trek across the arctic landscape.
$16,000
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East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson

27 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Explore remote East Antarctica
  • Experience Mawson's Hut
  • See penguins on Macquarie island
  • Zodiac cruise rugged coastlines
  • Pass the Antarctic Circle
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 Science. The Australian Antarctic Expedition of …
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Albatrosses squack at the sky.
$22,300
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In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton

30 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Visit the Ross Sea region
  • Experience nature on a grand scale
  • View relics of early exploration
  • Observe penguins, seals, and whales
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 summer, few people have ever visited this strange …
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Hike along the coastal Russian mountains
$19,800
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Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route

28 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Be part of a history-making voyage
  • Cruise between the Pacific & Arctic
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife
  • View archaeological sites
  • Journey to remote islands
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 Oceans. First transited in 1878-1880 by Swedish …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Jan 1627East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson
Feb 1030In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
Jul 3128Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
Aug 2928Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
Dec 1427East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0827East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson
Feb 0230In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
Passengers: 48
Ship Type: Research Ship

This classic ice-strengthened ship was built in 1984 specifically for research in the polar region. As the sister to the Spirit of Enderby, it is an ideal vessel for Antarctic expeditions. Recently refurbished with capacity for just 48 passengers, it provides comfortable accommodations in an intimate atmosphere.

Cabins
All cabins have either private or shared facilities, ample storage space and portholes or windows that face outside. 

Onboard Amenities
You will also find a lounge area that includes a bar and library and a small lecture hall. In the dining area, you will enjoy meals prepared by some of the best chefs from Australia & New Zealand.

The Shokalskiy Experience
One thing that defines cruises aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy is the focus of onshore exploration. With a team of expert naturalist guides to accompany you, you'll have plenty of time to visit all of the unique Antarctic destinations and maximize your time. Your enthusiastic captain and crew will also make your stay one of a kind.

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
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.
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