Akademik Ioffe Expedition Voyages - Antarctica Travel Centre

Akademik Ioffe



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.

Kayaking in Antarctica Expedition Ship Akademik Ioffe


Booking offer:

Save US$1,000 on departures in October 2018, November 2018, March 2019.
Save US$500 per person on departures in December 2018, January 2019 and February 2019.

Valid on new bookings. Offer may be withdrawn or modified at any time. Prices in US$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins).
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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 / Ushuaia$13,595$15,595$17,495$18,495$20,295$22,295
Antarctica - Off The Beaten Track7 Nov 1819 Nov 1813Ushuaia$8,895$11,195$12,295$13,095$14,895$16,695
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure19 Nov 1829 Nov 1811Ushuaia$8,695$10,795$11,795$12,895$13,995$15,995
Falkland islands, South Georgia & Antarctica29 Nov 1817 Dec 1819Ushuaia$14,295$16,395$18,495$19,395$21,395$23,095
Christmas in Antarctica
(Fly Cruise)
17 Dec 1828 Dec 1812Ushuaia / Punta Arenas$11,195$13,395$14,295$15,095$16,495$18,295
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

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

2017-18 VOYAGES

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



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


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.