Shokalskiy

Introduction

The Akademik Shokalskiy was designed and built in 1984 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.

Akademik Shokalskiy comfortably accommodates up to 50 guests in well-appointed comfortable cabins and suites all with outside windows or portholes and ample storage. Common areas include large open decks, two dining rooms, a digitally-equipped lecture room, sauna, fully-stocked library, lounge and bar with 24-hour access to complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.

Guests will journey alongside a team of world renowned naturalists, botanists, historians and experts able to interpret the natural and human history discovered during your voyage, as well as hosting regular lectures, presentations and opportunities for experiential learning.

Similarly, voyagers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy will enjoy our delicious cuisine from professional chefs alongside a premium beverage selection with guests able to enjoy exceptional views from the bridge alongside the captain, via our open bridge policy, deck and various viewing areas. A fleet of 5 Zodiacs staffed by our experienced expedition team will ensure maximum time for ice exploration.

Ship Specifications:

• Year built: 1984
• Refurbished: 2008
• Accommodation: 50 berths expedition
• Staff & Crew: 22
• Shipyard: Finland
• Length: 69.7 m
• Breadth: 12.9 m
• Draft: 4.5 m
• Main engines: power 2x1560 bhp (2x 1147 Kw)
• Ice Class: KM
• Register: Russia
• Maximum speed: 12 knots (2 engines)
• Cruising speed: 10 knots(one engine)
• Bunker capacity: 320 tons

 Cabins and Amenities:

• 25 outside cabins, all featuring private or shared facilities and outside portholes or windows
• Two dining rooms
• 24-hour tea/coffee station.
• Lounge and bar with a wide selection of wines and spirits
• Lecture room
• Library with a collection of polar-themed books
• Voltage: 220v, European round, two pin plug
• Ship-to-shore communications via satellite
• Clinic with licensed doctor
• Sauna

DeckPlan_Heritage_Shokalskiy

   Heritage Suite
Large lounge area, separate bedroom with double bed and a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Large forward and side facing windows allow great views.
    Mini Suite
Separate bedroom with a double bed and a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Mini Suites have windows.
  Superior Plus
Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
    Superior
One bunk (one upper and one lower berth), writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
    Main Deck Twin
Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.
    Main Deck Triple
One bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and one additional lower berth, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.