Akademik Ioffe

Akademik Ioffe

The Akademik Ioffe was built for the Russian Academy of Science to the same specifications as its sister ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. External stabilisers and a built-in trimming system provide exceptional stability and she has an ice-strengthened hull. All cabins have exterior views and she has plenty of open deck space. Facilities on board include a bar, sauna and plunge pool, as well as a library and a presentation room for wildlife talks and briefings.

Deckplan: Akademik Ioffe

Ship Facts:

  • Guest decks: 2
  • Staff & Crew: 63
  • Passengers: 96
  • Length: 117m
  • Breadth: 18.3m
  • Draft: 6m
  • Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed
  • Propulsion: 5,000 KW diesel twin engine
  • 14.5 knots in open water
  • Ice Class: L1
  • Registered: Russia

On board:

  • Expert naturalists and historians
  • Access to bridge available
  • 48 cabins, all with exterior views
  • Cabins have either shared, semi-private or private facilities
  • Theatre style presentation room
  • One dining room with unreserved seating
  • Lounge and bar
  • Polar library
  • Multimedia room
  • Ship-to-shore communication via satellite
  • Clinic with licensed doctor
  • Exercise room, sauna and plunge pool
  • One elevator Deck 3 through to Deck 5

Cabin Class:

All cabins are efficiently designed and well appointed, with ecologically sensitive amenities that are wall mounted for easy access. This includes shampoo, conditioner, body milk, soap and bathrobes.

Main Deck Triple Share: Located on deck 3 these cabins feature two lower berths and one upper berth. One lower berth can be converted to a comfortable sofa during the day. Washroom facilities are shared. There is a washbasin in the cabin, a writing desk and chair and ample storage for all cabin occupants. These cabins are efficient and well-appointed with two portholes with the option to open one. One triple cabin is reserved for female guests and the other for male guests. Triple cabins can also be booked by groups of three travelling together.

Twin Semi-Private: Located on deck 4 these cabins have two lower berths, one of which can be converted to a sofa during the day. These cabins have tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf and a window that can be opened. Facilities are semi-private, meaning you share the washroom with the adjacent cabin.

Twin Private: Located on decks 4 and 5 these spacious and well-appointed cabins feature two lower berths (one of 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.

Superior: 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 ship’s bridge.

Shackleton Suite: 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 a 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, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line.

One Ocean Suite: Located on deck 5 this cabin is separated into two very spacious rooms.
A spacious lounge area is perfect for relaxation and features a sofa (convertible to a bed), large table, writing desk, ample storage, plus large picture 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 an iPad, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line and several armchairs.

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