Akademik Shokalskiy was originally designed and built in Finland for polar and oceanographic research. The ship is small, nimble, and ice-strengthened, capable of reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that many larger ships cannot. The vessel is equipped with Zodiacs for shuttling passengers to shore and taking scenic cruises through the polar ice.
This expedition ship carries a maximum of 54 travelers in triple, twin and mini suites and suites. All cabins are outside, with a desk, ample storage and portholes or windows. Cabins on Decks 4 and 5 have private facilities and cabins on Deck 3 have shared facilities. Public areas include a lounge and bar, lecture room, small library, infirmary, sauna and two dining rooms. Chefs prepare excellent international cuisine, using high-quality provisions from around the world. The comfortable bar is stocked with a good selection of wine and spirits. Views are excellent from the large, open decks and the Navigation Bridge (where we are almost always welcome).
Staff & Crew: 30
Length: 71.6 m
Breadth: 12.8 m
Draft: 4.5 m
Voltage: 220v, European round, two pin plug
Propulsion: 2 Diesel ME 3,076-horsepower engines
Ice Class: AS
Cruising Speed: 10 knots in open water
Cabins and Amenities:
* 27 outside cabins, all featuring private or shared facilities and outside portholes or windows
* Two dining rooms
* 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.
* Exercise room.
TRAVEL AGENTS: Please note that we cannot take bookings from Travel Agents for voyages on the Shokalskiy.