48Ship Type: Expedition Cruise ShipOperated by: Heritage Expeditions
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.
All cabins have either private or shared facilities, ample storage space and portholes or windows that face outside.
The ship has a lounge area that includes a bar and library and a small lecture hall. In the dining area, you can enjoy meals prepared by some of the best chefs from Australia & New Zealand.
• 2 Dining Rooms
• 24-hour Tea/Coffee Station
• Lecture Room
• Fully-stocked Library
• Ship to Shore Communications via Satellite
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 can enjoy plenty of time to visit all of the unique Antarctic destinations and maximize your time. Your enthusiastic captain and crew make sure to provide your a one of a kind stay.
-Classification: Russian register KM ice class
-Year built: 1984
-Main engines: power 2x1560 bhp (2x 1147 Kw)
-Maximum speed: 12 knots (2 engines),
-Cruising speed: 10 knots(one engine)
-Bunker capacity: 320 tons
-Expedition Staff & Crew: 22
-Gross Tonnage: 1,753gt
-Ice Class: A1A Super