Akademik Ioffe

EXPEDITION (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 Bird Offer:

Book before 30 June 2019 to save $1000 on Ioffe 2020 Arctic voyages. Plus receive a complementary hotel night in Ottawa or Edmonton before your cruise.

*Offers are subject to availability and may be amended or withdrawn at any time.  Normal booking terms and conditions apply.

Cruise Itinerary Start DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsTriple ShareTwin-Semi PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackleton SuiteOne Ocean SuiteCharter Flights
Baffin Island | Jewel Of The High Arctic (Extended Greenland Voyage)27 Jul 208 Aug 2013Iqaluit /Resolute$8,995$10,195$12,395$13,395$15,295$17,595$1,995
High Arctic Explorer 8 Aug 2017 Aug 2010Resolute$7,395$8,395$9,895$11,095$12,695$14,395$1,995
Pathways To Franklin17 Aug 2026 Aug 2010 Resolute / Cambridge Bay$7,395$8,395$9,895$11,095$12,695$14,395$1,995
Classic Northwest Passage & Baffin Island26 Aug 207 Sep 2013Cambridge Bay / Iqaluit$10,395$12,295$14,595$15,895$17,395$19,395$1,995

Please note: 5% GST will be added to the voyage price for domestic Canadian itineraries. This is applicable on the High Arctic Explorer , Pathways to Franklin and Classic Northwest Passage & Baffin Island itineraries.

In the Canadian Arctic, charter flights are required to get to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is our gateway for Iqaluit (Baffin Island). Edmonton is our gateway for Cambridge Bay and Resolute (Nunavut). We have negotiated competitive airfares of $US1995 round-trip/return, The cost of these flights will be added to your voyage price.

 

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.

Special Offer:

East Coast Canada & Labrador Voyages receive 50% off single supplements. Was 1.5x, with the saving pay only 1.25x.

For Canadian Arctic voyages save US$1000 per person.

*Offers are available until 30 April 2019 but may be amended or withdrawn at any time.  Normal booking terms and conditions apply.

All prices are in US$ per person sharing. Voyages start and finish in locations as indicated.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsTriple ShareTwin-Semi PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackleton SuiteOne Ocean SuiteCharter flights
Canada’S East Coast - Fins And Fiddles2 Jul 1912 Jul 1911Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)$3,595$4,595$5,895$6,695$7,795$9,295N/A
Labrador And Torngat Explorer12 Jul 1922 Jul 1911Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) / Ottawa$3,895$4,895$6,295$7,095$8,295$10,095$995
Baffin Island -Jewel Of The Arctic22 Jul 192 Aug 1912Ottawa / Edmonton$7,895$8,995$10,895$11,795$13,495$15,495$1,995
High Arctic Explorer2 Aug 1911 Aug 1910Edmonton$7,095$8,095$9,595$10,695$12,195$13,895$1,995
Pathways To Franklin11 Aug 1920 Aug 1910Edmonton$7,095$8,095$9,595$10,695$12,195$13,895$1,995
Classic Northwest Passage + Baffin Island20 Aug 191 Sep 1913Edmonton / Ottawa$9,995$11,795$13,995$15,295$16,795$18,695$1,995

A 5% GST will be added to the total trip price for domestic Canadian itineraries. These itineraries are: Canada’s East Coast Golf Experience, Labrador and Torngat Explorer, Baffin Island – Jewel of the Arctic, High Arctic Explorer, Pathways to Franklin, Classic NorthWest Passage + Baffin Island.

 

In the Canadian Arctic, charter flights are required to get to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is our gateway for Iqaluit (Baffin Island). Edmonton is our gateway for Cambridge Bay and Resolute (Nunavut). We have negotiated competitive airfares of $US1995 round-trip/return, The cost of these flights will be added to your voyage price.

 

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.

 

(Note: Kayaking is included in the price on the ‘Canada’s East Coast – Fins and Fiddles’ and ‘Golf Expedition’ voyage).

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. Additional features and amenities include: toiletry kit; hairdryer; coffee/tea maker; vanity kit; quality linen and duvet, luxury cotton bathrobes.

There are three Superior cabins, all located on Deck 3. These cabins feature two lower berths, a comfortable sofa, a writing desk and chair and plenty of storage space. Washroom facilities are private and all cabins have a several portholes, which open. Additional features and amenities include: toiletry kit; hairdryer; coffee/tea maker; vanity kit; quality linen and duvet, luxury cotton bathrobes. These cabins provide great access to the outer decks, ship reception and dining room and the expedition mudroom where you prepare for your off-ship excursions.

Twin Private cabin are located on decks 3, 4 and 5. They are spacious and well-appointed and feature two lower berths (one 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.

Located on deck 4. Twin Semi Private 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 bathroom facilities with the adjacent cabin (the door into each cabin can be locked from both sides for privacy).

Located on deck 3 Triple 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 (not en-suite). 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:

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

Accommodation aboard

a) Wet weather gear (waterproof jackets, bib pants, and rubber boots) OR

b) Binoculars, waterproof backpack and rubber boots

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.