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Designed for polar research, the Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, the public spaces on board the ship ideally suited for adventure cruising. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading. A selection of movies and documentaries can also be watched in the lounge.

Enjoy meals prepared for you by our culinary team in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating. Other facilities include the theater style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, sauna and plunge pool.

Designed and built as a scientific research vessel in Finland, the One Ocean Ioffe is very stable, quiet and comfortable. Refitting and refurbishment over the last five years oriented towards her role as an expedition cruise vessel and has greatly improved the comfort and caliber of the facilities aboard the ship.

There is little if any ambient noise from engines or machinery and with most of the public spaces on a separate deck from the majority of the cabins there is little issue with passenger-generated noise.

Vessel stabilization is gained through a combination of external stabilizers on her hull and a built-in ballast trimming system. The rapid transfer of ballast between special trimming tanks reduces vessel motion and coupled with a modern hull design gives us a stable platform for exploration.

Expert and very experienced staff, Adventure Concierges cater to passengers every need.

A fleet of Zodiac inflatable boats are used to shuttle passengers to landing sites and on scenic cruises through the majestic bays and channels of Antarctica. A true adventure ship, both kayaking and camping is available onboard the Akademik Ioffe.

Ship Specifications

Staff & Crew: 63
Guests: 93 
Length: 117m
Breadth: 18 m
Draft: 6m
Propulsion: 5,000 KW diesel twin engine
Ice Class: KM*L1(1)A2, Canadian Type B
Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots in open water

Cabins and Amenities:

* All cabins have exterior views.
* Cabins have either shared, semi-private or private facilities (See deck plan).
* One dining room with unreserved seating.
* Theater-style presentation room.
* Lounge and bar, open late afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits.
* Library with a collection of polar-themed books.
* Ship-to-shore communications via satellite.
* Clinic with licensed doctor.
* Gym, sauna and swimming pool.
* One elevator between passenger deck levels and to the Bridge level.
* Expedition Jacket, Boots and Waterproof Pants loaned for the duration of the voyage  

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Rates 2015-2016
Main Deck Triple
Twin Semi-Private
Twin Private
Shackleton Suite
One Ocean Suite
Camp, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$750 Discount (Prices in Red)
Camp, XC Ski, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$750 Discount (Prices in Red)
Camp, Photography, Kayak
Photography Symposium

$750 Discount (Prices in Red)

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Camp, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$750 Discount (Prices in Red)
Camp, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
$750 Discount (Prices in Red)
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
$750 Discount (Prices in Red)
Camp, Photography, Kayak
$750 Discount (Prices in Red)
Camp, Photography, Kayak
Whale Watching Trip

$750 Discount (Prices in Red)
Camp, Photography, Kayak
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Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single supplement is 1.5 times the cabin rate except for Suites which are 2 times the cabin rate and is not available in Triple Share Category.

Costs for standard adventure options: Photography - Free of charge, Snowshoeing - Free of charge, Camping - Free of charge, Kayaking (must be pre-booked, maximum 16 participants) – $795

Costs for Off the Beaten Track adventure options (must be pre-booked): Expedition Photography (maximum 18 participants) - $45, Expedition Snowshoeing (maximum 12 participants) - $45, Ski Touring (maximum 12 participants) - $750, Kayaking (maximum 16 participants) – $795, Overnight Kayaking - Additional $300 add-on to regular kayaking program (maximum 6 participants).

Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.