Akademik Ioffe

The Akademik Ioffe
Daisy Gilardini
Enjoy a drink in the bar and lounge.
Daisy Gilardini
Relax in the luxurious sauna.
Daisy Gilardini
Enjoy delicious meals in the dining room.
Daisy Gilardini
Akademik Ioffe
Daisy Gilardini
Relax in the spacious lounge.
Daisy Gilardini
Stay fit on your trip by using the fitness center.
Penguins on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • 13 Days
  • $9295 - $15295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Lemaire Channel
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
Kayaking through the icy waters.
  • 14 Days
  • $10195 - $17995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote coves of Antarctica
  • 11 Days
  • $6795 - $13995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
Skiing down the the unique snowy slopes.
  • 13 Days
  • $7095 - $13895 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
$1000 OFF
A humpback whale surfaces close to the zodiac
Arctic Circle in Focus- Photographic Symposium
Join the Akademik Ioffe for an exploration of the wildlife, culture, and spectacular scenery in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland on this 11-day adventure. Sail through a spectacular wilderness of glaciers, mountains, fjords and breathtaking icebergs. …
  • 11 Days
  • $6995 - $12395 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Iqaluit, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Monumental Island, Sondre Stromfjord, Davis Strait, Disko Island, …
Level:
Easy
$1000 OFF
A beautiful arctic glacier.
Baffin Island & West Greenland - Off the Beaten Track
The Arctic has an allure that grips many adventurers - whether it's the Inuit culture of the Canadian North, the incredible wildlife along the ice fringe, or the riveting history of exploration. Over the course of this 12-day voyage, cross the Arctic …
  • 12 Days
  • $7695 - $13495 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Iqaluit, Evighedsfjorden, Nuuk, Monumental Island, Sondre Stromfjord, Davis Strait, Lower Savage Islands, …
Level:
Easy
$1000 OFF
A humpback whale breaks the surface
East Coast Wildlife Safari
The islands of Canada's Atlantic Provinces offer an abundance of birdlife and marine mammals, in addition to unique fishing and celtic cultures. Beaches and lagoons provide ample viewing opportunities for numerous shorebirds as you cruise towards the …
  • 10 Days
  • $6195 - $10995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Atlantic Coast, Gros Morne National Park, Francois, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sable Island, Ile Bonaventure, Anticosti Island, …
Level:
Easy
A group of walrus rest on the sand.
Marine Mammals of Antarctica
Seasoned guides have noticed year after year that, as the Antarctic summer comes to a close, the marine mammals come to life! Through a collaborative effort with the Marine laboratory of Duke University, Akademik Ioffe is excited to invite you on the …
  • 11 Days
  • $6795 - $11995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
Two humpback whales passing by the ship
Regal Antarctica: Weddell Sea and Falkland Islands
Begin your 13-day expedition at the tip of South America and chart a course across the Drake Passage and into the ice-choked sea made famous by Sir Ernest Shakleton and the men of the Imperial Trans-Atlantic Expedition. Experience this breathtaking and …
  • 13 Days
  • $9295 - $15295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, West Point Island, …
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
A huge colony of king penguins.
  • 19 Days
  • $11995 - $22695 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, …
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
Kayaking the polar waters
  • 20 Days
  • $15895 - $25295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, …
Level:
Easy
$1000 OFF
A remote Arctic Community
The Northwest Passage 2015
This iconic 13-day voyage through the remote Northwest Passage, which follows in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers. Cruise through the archipelago of islands and channels which create Canada's high Arctic region. This is the home of the polar bear, …
  • 13 Days
  • $8395 - $14995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Ottawa, Pond Inlet, Lancaster Sound, Prince Leopold Island, Beechey Island, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, …
Level:
Easy

Designed for polar research, the Akademik Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, she has public spaces onboard ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading. A selection of movies and documentaries can also be watched in the lounge. Enjoy the sumptuous meals prepared for you by the culinary team in the dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating.

Comfort and Stability
Designed and built as a scientific research vessel in Finland, the Akademik Ioffe is very stable, quiet and comfortable. Refitting and refurbishment over the last five years oriented towards her role as an expedition cruise vessel has improved the comfort and caliber of the facilities aboard the ship.

There is little if any ambient noise from engines or machinery and with most of the public spaces on a separate deck from the majority of the cabins there is little issue with passenger-generated noise.

Vessel stabilization is gained through a combination of external stabilizers on her hull and a built-in ballast trimming system. The rapid transfer of ballast between special trimming tanks reduces vessel motion and coupled with a modern hull design gives us a stable platform for science and exploration.

Cabin Accommodations
All cabins are comfortable and well appointed with private or semi-private facilities and a variety of beds (either bunks or double). All cabins have ample storage facilities and a writing desk and chair, as well as bathrobes. Suites feature upgraded linens/duvets, toiletry kits and arrival gift baskets.

Bar
Located aft of the lobby on the main deck and with a seating capacity of about 25 and/or sufficient standing room for many more, the bar becomes one of the activity hubs on the ship. With outside views through portholes and a door out onto the main deck, the bar is a comfortable place to enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie before breakfast, grab a bottle of water before an excursion or enjoy a cocktail before dinner. A stereo with MP3 player dock and a monitor showing live video footage of the view forward from the bridge at all times can be found in the bar.

Bridge
The ship’s bridge is located on Deck 6 and is open to passengers virtually 24-hours a day. The officer on watch and a helmsman can always be found on duty on the bridge and it is also the best place to meet the master of the vessel. The chart room is a fascinating place to visit and expedition staff or ship’s crew are often available to answer questions about the equipment and instruments found on the bridge.

In addition, the bridge is an excellent place to sightsee and view wildlife from. Binoculars and wildlife identification guidebooks can be found on the bridge and during much of the day, an expedition guide will be watching for wildlife from the bridge.

Dining Room
During select breakfasts during your voyage, join the dining room for an omelet bar. With buffet breakfasts, buffet and/or plated lunches and plated dinners, the dining room can seat all passengers in one sitting. Attractively lit and comfortably furnished, it is served by our ship’s stewards. A culinary team includes three chefs as well as up to three culinary students on each journey.

To keep up to date with the view from the bridge, live streaming video can be viewed on a television screen in the dining room during meals. A small lounge can be found in the forward part of the dining room along with a small bar used during meal service.

Other Amenities
Elevator
Gift Shop
Fitness Room
Infirmary
Library
Lounge
Mud Room
Presentation Room
Multimedia Room
Sauna and Polar Plunge Pool
Top Deck and Observatory

Technical Information
Registered name: Akademik Ioffe
Built: 1989, Rama, Finland
Length: 117 m
Breadth: 18.2 m
Draft: 6 m
Power: twin engine, 5,000Kw diesel, twin propeller
Maximum speed: 14.5 knots
Crew and staff: 56
Passengers: 86

The Triple Cabins.
Main Deck Triple
Deck 3, bunk beds and a sofa bed. Shared facilities, in cabin washbasin, writing desk/chair, ample storage, bathrobes & porthole.
Twin Private Cabins.
Twin Semi-Private
Deck 4, one lower berth and one sofa bed, a writing desk and ample storage. Semi-private facilities (one bathroom between two cabins). Opening window.
Twin Private Cabin.
Twin Private
Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have two lower berths, a writing desk/chair and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.
Superior Cabins.
Superior
Deck 6 these cabins have two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.
The Shackelton Suite.
Shackleton Suite
Deck 4 & 5, 1 double berth, 1 sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, writing desk/chair, TV/DVD, IPod alarm clock. Private facilities, window & deluxe amenities.
One Ocean Suite.
One Ocean Suite
Deck 5, 1 double berth, 1 sofa bed & separate sleeping quarters, up-graded bedding, a writing desk/chair, TV/DVD, IPod station. Private facilities with tub. Windows overlooking the bow. Deluxe amenities.
Deck Plan