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Akademik Shokalskiy Small Ice-Strengthened Polar Cruise Ship

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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
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Passengers enter narrow waterways, accessible only by zodiac
$5,350
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Chatham Islands: A Land Apart

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Discover Maunganui’s history
  • Observe endemic Forbes’ Parakeet
  • Explore Pitt Island
  • Visit South East Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover amazing endemic wildlife, meet the locals and experience conservation in action as we journey through the incredibly-diverse archipelagos of the Chatham, Antipodes and Bounty Islands.Visiting the Chatham Islands is not difficult, but this expedition is unique and rare, as it includes the …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$8,000
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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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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$13,900
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In the Footsteps of Nordenskiold

19 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Admire unique Arctic natural beauty
  • Visit Isachenko Island
  • Discover Russky Island
  • Look out for Polar Bears
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 19-day expedition will follow Nordenskiöld's route visiting the many islands and locations he discovered and described during his remarkable journey including the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago, New Siberian Islands, Novaya Zemlya (New Land), Cape Chelyuskin and Nordenskiöld …
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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
$7,800
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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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Explore rocky beaches of the Russian Far East
$6,000
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Sea of Okhotsk: Seals, Seabirds and a Legacy of Sorrow

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Visit Iony Island
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • See different types of bird
  • Enjoy the Okhotsk culture
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Seabird numbers in the Sea of Okhotsk can only be described as spectacular. Other birds include guillemots, puffins, auklets and fulmars. But the richness of birdlife is not restricted to pelagic species. The Sea of Okhotsk has one of the highest concentrations of the majestic Steller's sea …
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Whalebones sprinkle the Russian Arctic coast
$9,350
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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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2021
EmbarksDays 
May 2413Russia's Ring of Fire: Kamchatka and Kuril Islands
Jun 1711Sea of Okhotsk: Seals, Seabirds and a Legacy of Sorrow
Jul 0515Chukotka: Where Russia's Day Begins
Aug 0215Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World
Aug 1627Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
Sep 1219In the Footsteps of Nordenskiold
2022
EmbarksDays 
Mar 1210Chatham Islands: A Land Apart
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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

 
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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.
Triple Cabin
Main Deck Triple
One bunk (one upper abd ibe lower berth) and one additional lower berth, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.
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