Akademik Shokalskiy

Akademik Shokalskiy

The Akademik Shokalskiy is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby. They were both built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and, being fully ice-strengthened, they are perfect for expedition travel. She carries just 48 passengers and provides comfortable accommodation in twin share cabins approximately half of which have private facilities. All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space. On board there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room.

Ship facts:

  • Staff and Crew: 30
  • Guests: 48
  • Length: 69.7m
  • Breadth: 12.8m
  • Draft: 4.5m
  • Classification: Russian register KM ice class.
  • Main engines: power 2x1560 bhp (2x 1147 Kw)
  • Registration: Russia
  • Maximum speed: 12 knots (2 engines)
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots (1 engine)
  • Bunker capacity: 320 tons

On Board:

  • Expert naturalists and historians
  • Access to bridge available 24 hours
  • 25 cabins, all with exterior views
  • Cabins have either shared or private facilities
  • Theatre style presentation room
  • Two dining rooms with unreserved seating
  • Lounge and bar library area
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours
  • Ship-to-shore communication via satellite
  • Infirmary with Medical Advisor
  • Sauna

Cabin details:

Heritage Suite: Has a large lounge area, a separate bedroom with double bed, a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There are large forward and side facing windows to allow great views.

Mini Suites: Have a separate bedroom with a double bed and a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. The Mini Suites have windows.

Superior Plus Cabins: Have two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers.  There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Superior Cabins: Have bunks (one upper and one lower berth), writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows 

Main Deck Cabins: Have two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.

Main Deck Triple: Has one bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and one additional lower berth, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers.  Private washbasin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.