Designed and built in Finland for polar research, the ice strengthened Akademic Ioffe, offers comfort and stability on her off the beaten track expeditions into untouched corners of the white realm.
The Akademik Ioffe and her sister ship the Akademik Vavilov offer a focus on exploration and understanding, the itineraries tailored with supreme wilderness immersion in mind. These are the ships for an adventure, safe and spacious space for heading where few people have ever been.
Adventure out on the ice by day, in the evening take in the stunning panoramic views from the outer decks, lounge in the sauna and perhaps take a dip into the polar plunge pool. Watch the wildlife from the top deck with a blanket and a steaming hot chocolate, albatross often follow by the side of the ship crossing the Drake Passage – stunning.
One Ocean Suite
Located on deck 5 this cabin is separated into two very spacious rooms. A spacious lounge areas is perfect for relaxation and features a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, ample storage, plus large pictures windows overlooking the bow (forward facing) that can be opened. The separate bedroom features a double bed with upgraded linen/ pillows, night light, and windows over the port side of the ship. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower. There is also a region specific iPad, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line and several arms chairs.
Located on decks 4 and 5 these cabins are separated into two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. A separate private bedroom has a double berth with upgraded linen/pillows, night light, private facilities, iPad loaded with region specific material, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line.
Onboard Akademik Ioffe these very large cabins are located on deck 6, and feature two lower berths, a sofa, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. All cabins have a window that can be opened. These cabins provide great access to the outer observation decks and ships bridge.
Twin Private Cabins
Located on decks 4 and 5 these spacious. Well-appointed cabins feature two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day), with private washroom facilities (sink, shower, toilet and bathroom cabinet). There are tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened.
Built: 1989, renovated 2011
Ice Class: 1A
Staff and Crew: 65
Passenger Decks: 6
Length: 384 feet / 117 metres
Width: 59 feet / 18 metres
Speed: 14.5 knots