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Akademik Ioffe Antarctica Cruise
Akademik Ioffe Antarctica Cruise
The seemingly unreachable vastness of the area is at your fingertips when you’re experiencing an Antarctica cruise on the Akademik Ioffe. The 117-meter small ship is cozy enough to provide an intimate environment for up to 96 passengers, but it offers an impressive array of amenities to help guests relish every aspect such as ample cabins, private areas and electable dining plus onboard spa and yoga program.
Built in 1989, the Akademik Ioffe was constructed for polar research with safety and manoeuvrability through sea ice a priority to offer a quiet and stable ride for adventurous travellers.
Akademik Ioffe Deck Plan
The main deck houses the bar, lounge and dining room, as well as mud rooms where you can transition from your time on board to an adventurous excursion in the wilderness. On Deck 4, you can catch a glimpse of the wildlife from the observation deck or head up to Deck 5 to visit the wellness centre, infirmary or library.
Your experience on the Akademik Ioffe
You’ll feel as though you’re part of the action on the Akademik Ioffe Antarctica cruise. Meet the captain and crew on the ship’s bridge on deck 6, or get better view of the unique wildlife of the area from the bridge and live video of what’s in front of you. When you’re not exploring Antarctica by land or zodiac, you can stay active in the fitness room or relax in the wellness center, with massage, yoga, a sauna, a hot water spa and a saltwater plunge pool. You can mingle with other guests at the bar and lounge, enjoy a cocktail or smoothie and appreciate the entertainment from the piano, television and games while nestling in front of the fireplace. You can even spend time at the observatory, where you can cozy up under a warm blanket and see the sky like never before over sprawling Antarctica.
Akademik Ioffe Cabins
All cabins onboard the Akademik Ioffe offer bathrobes, writing desks and clock radios with iPod connection. Choose from cabins with private or shared bathroom facilities over ___ decks.
For a more economical stay enjoy the Triple and Twin Semi Private cabins with bunks and sofa beds and portholes.
Twin Private cabins offer lower berth beds, windows and your own bathroom.
Whilst the Superior cabins offer a window, vanity kit and upgraded bed linens.
The Shackleton and One Ocean Suite offer a double bed and sofa bed in a separate living area and larger windows, use of an Ipad, luxury organic bathrobes, binoculars and a wildlife reference book.
Special Activities on your Akademik Ioffe Antarctica Cruise
You’ll have even more choices of how to explore Antarctica with the Akademik Ioffe with a more inclusive program and variety of extra activities. Antarctica Camping and Regular Snowshoeing activities are already included in your cruise price but you can pre-book kayaking, ski touring, expedition photography and expedition snowshoeing activities for an extra fee and unmatched experience of this frozen wonderland. (Activities dependent on departure and weather conditions.)
Akademik Ioffe Cruise Routes & Itineraries
You can explore the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle and Falkland Islands & South Georgia onboard the Akademik Ioffe. There is also a Special Marine Mammals departure and the Antarctica Off the Beaten track program offers extra time in Antarctica as well as different activities such as ski-touring for experienced skiers, expedition hiking and snowshoeing and photography excursions.
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure 11 Days/10 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Quest for the Antarctic Circle 11 Days/10 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Christmas in Antarctica 11 Days/10 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Ultimate Antarctica – Weddell Sea & Falklands 12 Days/11 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Antarctica off the Beaten Track 13 Days/12 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Antarctica & South Georgia 17 Days/16 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica 18 Days/17 Nights Fly Cruise <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica 19 Days/18 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica 20 Days/19 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Epic Antarctica 22 Days/21 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Marine Mammals in Antarctica <Send me the trip day by day details!>
Ice strengthened vessel, originally built in Finland in 1989 for polar research., an expedition vessel with great stability and comfortable onboard facilities.
5000 kw twin propellor engine that can travel up to speeds of 14.5 knots.
Accommodation in an Akademik Ioffe cabin, antarctic camping, snowshoeshin excursions, daily landings and zodiac rides in Antarctica, briefings and lectures led by polar experts, use of facilities onboard, all meals during cruise.
Flights to and from Ushuaia, pre-night accommodation in Ushuaia, polar travel gear, extra optional activities and personal expenses.
Antarctica Camping is included in your price and an effort will be made for this to take place as part of every Akademik Vavilov voyage. (This will be however be subject to weather conditions.)
|Choose the Akademik Ioffe if...|
You want your camping and snowshoeing included as part of your adventure. The Akademik Ioffe does not include the prenight in Antarctica, so more days at sea than other vessels.