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Akademik Shokalskiy Small Ice-Strengthened Polar Cruise Ship

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Sailing through the Arctic waters 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
A single penguin on Antarctica.
$19,020
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East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson

28 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Enjoy bird watching
  • Watch out for species of penguins
  • Take part in a series of lectures
  • Zodiac cruise
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, 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 28-day itinerary that follows 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.
$23,000
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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: Small Ship Cruise, 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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A polar bear embraces the sunshine
$11,025
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Wrangler Island: Across the Top of the World

15 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Interact with locals of Lavrentiya
  • Search for birdlife
  • Photograph Kolyuchin Island
  • See wildlife across the Chukchi Sea
Activities: Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This unique expedition crosses the Arctic Circle and includes the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands and a significant section of the wild North Eastern Siberian coastline. It is a journey only made possible in recent years by the thawing in the politics of the region and the retreat …
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2018
EmbarksDays 
Dec 1028East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson
2019
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0830In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
Jul 2215Wrangler Island: Across the Top of the World
Passengers: 48
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.

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
-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
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
Have bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Superior cabins have windows.
Twin Private Cabin
Superior Plus
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
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