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), daily meditation, registered massage therapist, sauna, hot water spa, 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.
Cabin Description : Each cabin has an outside view with a window or porthole and 100% cotton bathrobes. Twin Semi-Private cabins and above feature custom-blend natural essential oil amenities, a toiletry kit, a hairdryer, and a coffee maker. Superior cabins and above feature upgraded linens and duvets. In addition to standard amenities, the Shackleton Suites and One Ocean Suite includes 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, binoculars and a wildlife reference book, and an arrival basket with healthy snacks and a bottle of wine.
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- Name: Akademik Ioffe
- Type: Expedition Ship
- Passengers: 96
- Crew: 63
- Length: 384
- Facilities : Bar, Dining Room, Elevator, Gift Shop, Fitness Room, Infirmary, Library, Lounge, Mud Room, Multimedia Room, Presentation Room, Sauna, Polar Plunge Pool, Top Deck Observatory
- Equipment : Zodiacs, Sea Kayaks
Main Deck Triple Share CabinDeck 3 – Bunk beds with two long drawers that pull out for storage and a sofa bed positioned fore/aft underneath the portholes. There is a washbasin with h/c water in the cabin, a writing desk, and a chair. Featuring two portholes, one of which opens. Facilities are shared.
Twin Semi-Private CabinDeck 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 CabinDeck 4 + 5 – Two lower berths, a writing desk/chair, ample storage, and window. Facilities are private and feature a sink, shower, toilet, and medicine cabinet.
Superior CabinDeck 6 – Two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair, ample storage, and a window. Facilities are private.
Shackleton SuiteDecks 4 + 5 – One double berth, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, a writing desk/chair, TV/DVD Player; iPad with camera connection kit and access to movies/ books; and windows which can be opened. Facilities are private.
One Ocean SuiteDeck 5 – Separated into two spacious rooms. One features a sofa (convertible to bed), a large table, a desk, a chair, ample storage, and large windows overlooking the bow that can be opened. The private bedroom features a double bed with upgraded linens/pillows, a night light, private facilities (with a bathtub and a shower), a region-specific iPad, a mini stereo, a coffee maker, a fully-stocked mini bar, an iPod alarm clock with an audio line, a chair, cupboards, and windows overlooking the port side.