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Akademik Shokalskiy ship photos Dining Room Lecture hall of the Akademik Shokalskiy View the stunning aurora borealis from the deck of your expedition cruise ship Enjoying the scenery from the bow Twin Cabin Superior Room Capitan
Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$9,300
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Chukotka: Where Russia's Day Begins

15 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Learn about reindeer herding
  • Attend the Beringia Regatta
  • Explore Wrangel Island
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
Activities:
Festivals, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Chukotka region is one of 85 regions which make up the Russian Federation, officially known as the Chukotka Autonomous District.It is rich in natural resources and wildlife is abundant, but like all Arctic fauna, it is under pressure because of significant climate change.North of Chukotka where …
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Travelers photographing the subantarctic landscape.
$8,640
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Kamchatka Coast: Siberia's Forgotten Coast

14 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Travel to an untouched region
  • Monitor endangered bird species
  • Enjoy hiking and zodiac excursions
  • Explore the dynamic coastlines
  • Learn about indigenous culture
  • Search for wildlife and birdlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the crew of theSpirit of Enderby on this very special 14-day cruise along the Kamchatka Coast! Siberia’s eastern coastline is undoubtedly one of the most remote and least visited regions of the globe. It is home to several groups of indigenous people, including the Itelmen, Koryak, Even, …
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Polar bear and cub
$21,900
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Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route

27 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, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 27-day geographical odyssey through the Northern Sea Route/Northeast Passage from Anadyr to Murmansk for an experience of a lifetime. Aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy,learn about the development of the commercial shipping route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. First transited …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$21,900
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Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route

Eastbound - 27 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife
  • Journey to remote islands
  • Cruise between the Pacific & Arctic
  • Be part of a history-making voyage
  • View archaeological sites
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 27-day geographical odyssey through the Northern Sea Route/Northeast Passage from Murmansk to Anadyr for an experience of a lifetime. Aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy, learn about the development of the commercial shipping route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. First transited …
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Kamchatka brown bears lumber by in the Russian Far East
$9,100
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Russia's Ring of Fire: Kamchatka and Kuril Islands

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Explore the Kamchatka Peninsula
  • See abundant wildlife
  • Discover Soviet history and culture
  • Experience unique landscapes
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Nowhere is the Pacific Ring of Fire more dramatic than in Russia's Far East. Along one of the world's most active plate boundaries, the Pacific plate subducts under the North American plate, resulting in volcanic and geothermal activity that has built a unique and amazing landscape. Join …
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Sea Otters play in the water
$7,750
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Sea of Okhotsk

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Zodiac in search of gray whales
  • Interact with friendly locals
  • Visit Tyulenly Island
  • View abundant birdlife
  • Learn about local legacies
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The upper regions of the Sea of Okhotsk remain frozen for much of the year and winter storms make it an inhospitable place. Despite frequent fishing, whaling, and oil drilling - wildlife thrives in this region, including the beautifully-marked ribbon seal. Seabird numbers in the Sea of Okhotsk can …
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Whalebones sprinkle the Russian Arctic coast
$10,000
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Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World

15 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Journey through the Bering Strait
  • Observe wildlife on Wrangel Island
  • Listen to stories of past explorers
  • Visit Herald Island's bird cliffs
  • Encounter abundant flora and fauna
  • Learn about the High Arctic
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique 15-day expedition that crosses the Arctic Circle includes an exclusive overland experience of exploring theinterior of Wrangel Island and the nearby Herald Island by six-wheel Tundra vehicle.The High Arctic environment that few people experience is now accessible on this 3 day- 2 night …
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2020
EmbarksDays 
Jul 1315Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World
Jul 2727Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
Aug 2327Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
2021
EmbarksDays 
May 2513Russia's Ring of Fire: Kamchatka and Kuril Islands
Jun 0612Sea of Okhotsk
Jun 2114Kamchatka Coast: Siberia's Forgotten Coast
Jul 0515Chukotka: Where Russia's Day Begins
Jul 1915Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World
Aug 1615Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World
Max Passengers: 50
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise 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
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
• Bar
• Lounge
• Sauna
• Lecture Room
• Fully-stocked Library
• Clinic/Hospital
• 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.

Ship Specifications
-Classification: Russian register KM ice class
-Year built: 1984
-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
-Expedition Staff & Crew: 22
-Guests: 50
-Length: 69.7m
-Breadth: 12.9m
-Draft: 4.5m
-Gross Tonnage: 1,753gt
-Ice Class: A1A Super
-Zodiacs: 5

 
Twin Cabin
Main Deck
Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.
Superior Room
Superior
One bunk (one upper and one lower berth), writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Twin Private Cabin
Superior Plus
Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Superior Cabin
Mini Suite
Separate bedroom with a double bed and a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Mini Suites have windows.
Capitan
Heritage Suite
Large lounge area, separate bedroom with double bed and a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Large forward and side facing windows allow great views.
Shokalskiy Deck Plan
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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