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Akademik Ioffe

Akademik Ioffe

Overview : This 96-passenger well-equipped research vessel is highly maneuverable and stable. With ice-strengthened hulls and stabilizers, she is one of the most seaworthy vessels traveling to the polar regions. Onboard, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. The interior is bright, clean, and modern. Theater-style seating and the latest in digital technology make the presentation room ideal for group recaps and educational lectures. Large windows provide ample light in the well-appointed library, and a cozy sitting area has comfortable chairs and reading lamps. The onboard wellness program includes yoga instruction (select departures), a registered massage therapist, sauna, refreshing salt-water plunge pool, and healthy meals prepared by a leading culinary team. Viewing decks are available on each passenger level of the ship providing optimal polar views.

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Cabin Description : Each cabin has an outside view with a window or porthole, desk with chair, blackout curtains, clock radio with media connector, 100% cotton bathrobes, custom-blend natural essential oil amenities, a dream sleep package, a hairdryer, and a coffee and tea station. Superior cabins and above feature a private reference library. In addition, the Shackleton Suites and One Ocean Suite include upgraded linens and pillows, a CD player/mini stereo system with a connection for an iPod/mp3 player, use of a selection of CDs, a mini bar with and ice bucket, in-room iPad preloaded with reference and fictional content, single brew coffee system, early morning adventure concierge coffee service, complimentary field guide, private reference library, and a complimentary welcome package of wine, a fruit basket, and natural snacks.

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  • Name: Akademik Ioffe
  • Type: Research Ship
  • Passengers: 96
  • Crew: 65
  • Cabins: 48
  • Length: 384 feet
  • Voltage: 220 volts/European Pin
  • Facilities : Bar, Dining Room, Gift Shop, Fitness Room, Infirmary, Library, Lounge, Mud Room, Presentation Room, Sauna, Pool, Top Deck Observatory
  • Equipment : Zodiacs, Kayaks, Elevator, Bow Thrusters, Stabilizers
  • Main Deck Triple Share Cabin

    Deck 3 – Bunk beds, twin bed, storage drawers, two portholes (one of which opens), sink, writing desk, and a chair. Facilities are shared.




  • Twin Semi-Private Cabin

    Deck 4 – One lower berth and one sofa bed, a writing desk, tall cupboards for storage, and a window that opens. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins).



  • Twin Private Cabin

    Deck 4 and 5 – Two lower berths, a writing desk/chair, ample storage, and window that can be opened. Facilities are private and feature a sink, shower, toilet, and medicine cabinet.



  • Superior Cabin

    Deck 6 – Two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair, ample storage, and a window that can be opened. Facilities are private.




  • Shackleton Suite

    Decks 4 and 5 – One double berth, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, a writing desk/chair, mini bar, iPad loaded with region-specific material, iPod alarm clock with audio line, and a large window that can be opened. Facilities are private.

  • One Ocean Suite

    Deck 5 – Separate bedroom, private facilities with bathtub and shower, living area with sofabed, large table/chairs, writing desk/chair, ample storage, large windows overlooking bow and port side (can be opened), iPad, mini stereo, coffee maker, mini bar, iPod alarm clock.
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  • Shackleton Suite
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