The Akademik Ioffe is fast and stable, but what really sets her apart is a high level of personal service and a focus on well-being.
Maximum passengers: 96
In addition to the Expedition Team, the Ioffe also carries a team of Adventure Concierges. They are on board to take care of every small detail, ensuring your individual needs and interests are catered for throughout your voyage. A resident professional photographer is also on every voyage, offering advice and instruction via multimedia presentations, group workshops or on the spot assistance as and when needed. A fitness trainer and a massage therapist complete the Ioffe’s team of specialist staff.
Facilities on board include a Finnish dry-heat sauna, sea water plunge pool, hot tub, small gym and a massage room. A multimedia computer lab with several large screen workstations is available for you to download and back up photos. The ship also features a lecture theatre, observation lounge, bar and library. Guests have the optional use of binoculars, trekking poles, a waterproof backpack and re-usable water bottle throughout the voyage.
A former scientific research vessel, the Ioffe was purpose-built to conduct sensitive hydro-acoustic surveys in the polar regions. As a result she is now one of the most stable and quiet ships in our fleet. The Ioffe is also very fast, reaching 14.5 knots in open water, which means less time cruising and more time available for shore landings, Zodiac explorations and kayaking excursions. The Ioffe is the sister ship of the Akademik Sergey Vavilov.
- Cabins with ocean views, and either shared or ensuite bathrooms
- Observation lounge & bar
- Theatre-style presentation room
- Gift shop
- Massage therapist
- Fitness trainer
- Finnish sauna, hot tub & sea water plunge pool
- Multimedia computer lab
- Resident professional photographer
- Adventure Concierges
- Loan of expedition jacket, waterproof trousers & rubber boots during the voyage
- Complimentary use of binoculars, trekking pole, waterproof backpack & water bottle
- Optional kayaking available on selected departures
- Registered Ice Class 1A
Why choose the Akademik Ioffe?
Like the Vavilov, this ship really stands out for fast, smooth, quiet sailing, as well as having exclusive extras such as Adventure Concierges, resident photographer, computer lab and spa facilities.
Main Deck Triple: two lower single berths and one single upper berth (bunk beds), with two portholes and washbasin, on deck 3. Bathroom facilities are shared, along the corridor.
Twin Semi Private: two lower single berths, with exterior window, on deck 4. Bathroom facilities are shared with the adjacent cabin.
Twin Private: two lower single berths, with exterior window and private bathroom, on decks 4 and 5.
Superior: two lower single berths, with a sofa, exterior window and private bathroom, on deck 6.
Shackleton Suite: one double bed with separate living area, includes an iPad loaded with region-specific material, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line. Exterior windows and a private bathroom, on decks 4 and 5.
One Ocean Suite: one double bed with separate living area, includes an iPad loaded with region-specific material, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line. Exterior windows overlooking the bow and the port side of the ship, and a private bathroom with bath tub, on deck 5.
Triple and twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis). Sole occupancy of a cabin incurs a supplement.
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