Akademik Ioffe

EXPEDITION & FLY-CRUISE (96 GUESTS)

Introduction

Akademik Ioffe was built in Rauma, Finland in 1988 and was designed for polar research and is now only 1 of 2 scientific vessels still actively participating in marine science. With extensive upgrades and expansions, the Akademik Ioffe is safe and ice-strengthened, and is now a modern, comfortable and very spacious ship. With a maximum of 96 guests (with room for more) everyone can go ashore at one time.

She transits open water crossings with ease due to her mass and integrated internal ballast system, resulting in a tremendous reduction from rolling in heavy seas. Once along the Antarctic Peninsula the technical features of the Ioffe shine for the advantages they offer to the passenger experience. With bow and stern thrusters, it can spin on its axis and the multiple pitch propellers offer immediate reduction in speed when a wildlife opportunity presents itself.

DATES AND PRICES

Early Booking Offer:

Save US$1,200 per person on October, November and March voyages
Save US$800 per person on December, January and February Voyages

Valid on new bookings made by 23 November 2018. Offer is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

Prices in US$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins).

Crusie ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/ EndsTriple ShareTwin Semi-PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackelton SuiteOne Ocean Suite
Antarctica Off the Beaten Track06 Nov 201918 Nov 201913Ushuaia$9,295$11,695$12,795$13,695$15,495$17,395
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica18 Nov 201906 Dec 201919Ushuaia$14,195$16,295$18,195$19,295$21,195$23,195
Antarctica Peninsula Adventure06 Dec 201916 Dec 201911Ushuaia$9,095$11,295$12,295$13,395$14,595$16,595
Christmas in Antarctica & the Weddell Sea16 Dec 201928 Dec 201913Ushuaia$10,895$13,495$14,795$15,595$17,495$19,895
Antarctica In Depth - Circle Crossing (Fly North)28 Dec 201908 Jan 202012Ushuaia / Punta Arenas $11,695$13,795$14,895$15,595$17,195$18,895
Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands (Fly South)07 Jan 202018 Jan 202012Punta Arenas$12,595$14,895$16,695$17,595$19,495$21,195
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica (Fly North)18 Jan 202005 Feb 202019Punta Arenas$18,095$20,595$22,795$24,395$26,295$28,295
Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands (Fly South)04 Feb 202015 Feb 202012Punta Arenas$12,595$14,895$16,695$17,595$19,495$21,195
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica15 Feb 202004 Mar 202019Punta Arenas / Ushuaia$18,995$22,295$24,495$25,895$27,495$28,695
Antarctica Peninsula Adventure04 Mar 202014 Mar 202011Ushuaia$9,095$11,295$12,295$13,395$14,595$16,595

Voyages commencing/ending in Stanley (Falkland Islands) or King George Island (Antarctica) include flights from Punta Arenas (Chile). The cost of these flights is INCLUDED in the voyage price.

On Fly North voyages the cruise ends at King George Island (Antarctica) and you will fly to Punta Arenas in Chile. One night hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas on the last night of the itinerary is included.

No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share. Single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins. Single supplement is 2 x the published twin rate for suites. Single supplement is not available in triple cabins.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Camping
Camping One Ocean

Imagine spending a night as the first explorers of Antarctica did, camping on the ice. All the equipment to camp is onboard and all that is needed is a sense of adventure and good weather.

Please note – camping is less likely to happen on the longer voyages to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica itineraries or on March voyages. This activity is not offered on South Georgia in Depth voyages. Camping is always subject to suitable weather and ice conditions. Additional cost: Complementary.

Kayaking

Imagine the swish of water as it passes your hull, or the clack of brash ice against your paddle blade. Sea kayaking in Antarctica allows you to experience another side of this magnificent destination. You will be accompanied by a kayak guide who will take you to interesting locations, many that can only able to be reached by kayaks. This activity is available on all voyages. As spaces are limited kayaking must be booked in advance.
Additional Cost: US$795

Prices in US$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins). Click on Voyage name to view the detailed itinerary

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/EndsTriple ShareTwin-Semi PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackleton SuiteOne Ocean Suite
Falkland islands, South Georgia & Antarctica
(Fly Cruise)
20 Oct 187 Nov 1819Punta Arenas / UshuaiaOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Antarctica - Off The Beaten Track7 Nov 1819 Nov 1813UshuaiaOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure19 Nov 1829 Nov 1811UshuaiaOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Falkland islands, South Georgia & Antarctica29 Nov 1817 Dec 1819UshuaiaOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Christmas in Antarctica
(Fly Cruise)
17 Dec 1828 Dec 1812Ushuaia / Punta ArenasOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Island
(Fly Cruise)
27 Dec 1812 Jan 1917Punta Arenas$16,295$18,595$20,595$21,995$23,795$25,595
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
(Fly Cruise)
12 Jan 1923 Jan 1912Punta Arenas$11,195$13,295$14,295$14,995$16,495$18,195
Epic Antarctica
(Fly Cruise)
12 Jan 1902 Feb 1922Punta Arenas$19,290$22,490$24,290$25,490$27,890$30,390
Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & Falklands(Fly Cruise)22 Jan 1902 Feb 1912Punta Arenas$12,095$14,295$15,995$16,895$18,695$20,295
Falkland islands, South Georgia & Antarctica
(Fly Cruise)
02 Feb 1919 Feb 1918Punta Arenas$16,295$18,595$20,595$21,995$23,795$25,595
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure4 Mar 1914 Mar 1911Ushuaia$8,695$10,795$11,795$12,795$13,995$15,895
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure24 Mar 1902 Apr 1911Ushuaia$8,695$10,795$11,795$12,795$13,995$15,895

Flights from Punta Arenas (Chile) to/from Stanley (Falkland Islands) and to/from King George Island (Antarctica) are included in the Antarctic voyage price
Single supplement is 1.5 x published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins. Single supplement is 2 x published twin rate for suites
Single supplement is not available in triple cabins. No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share
Expedition sea kayaking program is an additional $795 per person – available on all departures.
Camping is included in the price of your voyage (subject to weather and ice conditions). Please note camping is less likely to happen on longer voyages to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Camping is not offered on South Georgia In Depth voyages.

2018-19 VOYAGES

Akademik Ioffe 2017-18 / Akademik Ioffe 2018-19 / Akademik Ioffe 2019-20 / Akademik Sergey Vavilov 2017-18 / Akademik Sergey Vavilov 2019-20 / Resolute 2018-19

For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 668 112 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

Cabins

Located on deck 5 the One Ocean Suite is separated into two very spacious rooms. The lounge areas is perfect for relaxation and has a sofa, 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 quality linen & pillows, night light and windows over the port side of the ship. The bathroom has a bathtub and a 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 the Shackleton Suites have two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa , large table, writing desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. A separate private bedroom has a double berth with quality 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.

These very large cabins are located on deck 6, and feature two lower berths, a loveseat, 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.

Located on decks 4 and 5 these spacious, well-appointed cabins feature two lower berths, 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.

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.

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, the other is for male guests. Triple cabins can also be booked by groups of three travelling together.

Deck Plan

deck-plan

Ship Details

  • Lounge and separate bar
  • Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs
  • Large dining room
  • Theatre-style presentation room
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness room and massage room
  • Hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool

For the duration of the voyage, choice of loan of:
a) Wet weather gear (waterproof jackets, bib pants, and rubber boots) OR

b) Binoculars, waterproof backpack and rubber boots

Zodiac excursions and landings (guided hikes/walks) with expert expedition team

Accommodation aboard

All meals aboard ship, afternoon teas

Educational programme on board

Emergency Room trained English-speaking doctor

Access to multimedia room and download stations

Complimentary tea and coffee 24 hours

Staff and Crew: 63

Guests: 96

Lifeboats: 2 fully-enclosed & 4 life-rafts

Dimensions: Length: 117m Width: 18.2m Draft: 6m

Propulsion: Twin engine, 5,000kw diesel, twin propeller

Speed: 14.5 knots maximum

Built: 1989

Operator: One Ocean Expeditions

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.
We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.