Arctic Circle and Antarctica
Experience the ultimate Arctic or Antarctic adventure aboard the Akademik Ioffe with One Ocean Expeditions, an innovative, small ship polar cruise company offering exceptional personalised service and a unique programme of excursions. It will appeal to adventure-seekers wanting a high quality, once-in-a-lifetime experience in some of the most remote areas of the world.
Designed for polar research, the Akademik Ioffe is modern, comfortable and safe. The recently renovated ship is ice-strengthened, stable, quiet and highly maneuverable making it the ideal vessel for tough expedition cruising. Superb facilities include a spacious bar and lounge, library, fitness room and massage room.
The ship can accommodate up to 96 passengers in comfortable, sea-facing cabins. The largest cabin is the One Ocean Suite, which features separate living quarters, a private bathroom with a bathtub and windows overlooking the bow.
Enjoy sumptuous meals in the dining room; unwind in the bar or lounge; admire the views of the spectacular frozen landscape from the deck; or revitalise tired limbs with a massage or in the plunge pool.
The innovative programme of excursions focusses on wildlife, photography and thrilling adventures. Highlights include overnight camping in the wilderness, snowshoeing, expedition photography and sea kayaking through the iceberg-filled waters. There is also a wellness programme available.
Akademik Ioffe Information
The Akademik Ioffe accommodates up 96 guests. The Main Deck Triple Share is located on Deck 3 and comprises of bunk beds and a sofa bed with a shared bathroom, while the Twin Semi-Private is located on Deck 4 and comprises of one lower berth and one sofa bed. A bathroom is shared between 2 cabins. The Twin Privates are located on Deck 4 & 5, comprising of two lower berths and private facilities. The Superior cabin room is located on Deck 6 and comprises of 2 lower berths, a sofa and private facilities. The Shackleton Suite is located on Deck 4 & 5 and has one double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters with private facilities. The One Ocean Suite is the ultimate luxurious suite. Located on Deck 5, it comprises of a double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters, with upgraded bedding. Facilities are private and a bathtub is provided.
-Dining: 1 Bar, 1 Lounge, 1 Dining Room
-Hot water spa, polar salt water plunge pool
Guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as outdoor camping in Antartica, star-gazing and enjoying the night skies. Avid photographers can receive professional guidance from a variety of photography programmes, where at the end, multimedia rooms are provided for photo downloading and optimisation. Guests can also learn more about the marine mammals through the GRUVA, a marine mammal educational access by the specialists or go whale watching. Alternatively, for the adventurous, sea kayaking and even overnight sea kayaking is available. To pamper yourself after a day of activities, indulge in a massage or drink at the bar.
Children are not advised due to safety issues and extreme weather conditions.