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Akademik Shokalskiy Small Ice-Strengthened Polar Cruise Ship

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A single penguin on Antarctica.
$17,880
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East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson

25 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Explore remote East Antarctica
  • Experience Mawson's Hut
  • See penguins on Macquarie island
  • Zodiac cruise rugged coastlines
  • Pass the Antarctic Circle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the 50-passenger small ship, the Akademik Shokalskiy, to explore the remote shores of East Antarctica on this 25-day itinerary that follows in 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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Polar bear and cub
$21,900
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Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route

Westbound - 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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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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2019
EmbarksDays 
Dec 1525East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0830In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
Jul 1315Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World
Jul 2727Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
Aug 2327Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route
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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