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.
Enjoy US$1000 off voyage cost when booked and deposited before 15 November 2018. (offer excludes Golfing Expedition, Fins and Fiddles and Labrador and Torngat voyages)
Golfing Expedition, Fins and Fiddles, and Labrador and Torngat voyage early booking offer:
Enjoy a complimentary pre-voyage Hotel night in Louisbourg + US$150 ship credit.
*Offers are available until 15 November 2018 but may be amended or withdrawn at any time. Normal booking terms and conditions apply.
|Cruise Itinerary||Start Date||End Date||Days||Starts / Ends||Triple Share||Twin-Semi Private||Twin Private||Superior||Shackleton Suite||One Ocean Suite||Charter flights|
|Canada’S East Coast - Fins And Fiddles||2 Jul 19||12 Jul 19||11||Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)||$3,595||$4,595||$5,895||$6,695||$7,795||$9,295||N/A|
|Labrador And Torngat Explorer||12 Jul 19||22 Jul 19||11||Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) / Ottawa||$3,895||$4,895||$6,295||$7,095||$8,295||$10,095||$995|
|Baffin Island -Jewel Of The Arctic||22 Jul 19||2 Aug 19||12||Ottawa / Edmonton||$7,895||$8,995||$10,895||$11,795||$13,495||$15,495||$1,995|
|High Arctic Explorer||2 Aug 19||11 Aug 19||10||Edmonton||$7,095||$8,095||$9,595||$10,695||$12,195||$13,895||$1,995|
|Pathways To Franklin||11 Aug 19||20 Aug 19||10||Edmonton||$7,095||$8,095||$9,595||$10,695||$12,195||$13,895||$1,995|
|Classic Northwest Passage + Baffin Island||20 Aug 19||1 Sep 19||13||Edmonton / Ottawa||$9,995||$11,795||$13,995||$15,295||$16,795||$18,695||$1,995|
All prices are in US$ per person sharing. Voyages start and finish in locations as indicated.
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.
Sea kayaking $695 per person.
(Note: Kayaking is included in the price on the ‘Canada’s East Coast – Fins and Fiddles’ and ‘Golf Expedition’ voyage).
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.
Staff and Crew: 63
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
Operator: One Ocean Expeditions