Akademik Ioffe: Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia
Designed and built as a scientific research vessel in Finland, the Akademik Ioffe is very stable, quiet and comfortable. External stabilizers and a built-in trimming system provide exceptional stability while still allowing her to be maneuverable. Akademik Ioffe has an ice-strengthened hull and a maximum cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots. She accommodates 96 guests and has been refitted and refurbished over the last five years to improve her comfort and calibre of facilities.
2013/2014 Itinerary, Dates & Fees
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Itinerary
Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina embarkation
Day 2: At Sea
Days 3 & 4: Falkland Islands
Days 5 & 6: At Sea
Days 7-9: South Georgia
Days 10-12 Sea and South Orkneys
Days 13-16 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Days 17 & 18: Drake Passage
Day 19: Ushuaia disembarkation
Nov 20-Dec 8, 2013
One Ocean Suite: $18,190
Shackleton Suite: $15,990
Twin Private: $14,490
Twin Semi-Private: $12,790
Triple Shared: $11,190
Jan 31-Feb 18, 2014
One Ocean Suite: $21,190
Shackleton Suite: $18,790
Twin Private: $17,090
Twin Semi-Private: $15,490
Triple Shared: $12,990
Deposit: $1500 per person (nonrefundable)
Accommodations on board ship, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, services of Expedition naturalists and resident photographer, transfers on Day 1 from the meeting point in Ushuaia to the pier on Day 1 and transfers from the ship to the meeting point or airport on final day, all Zodiac excursions, on board medical officer, overnight camping (only offered on select voyages), foul-weather gear set to borrow including jacket and boots.
Travel to and from the start and end point of trip, meals ashore pre- and post-expedition, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding coffee, tea, and hot chocolate), gratuities for Expedition staff and crew, passport & visa fees, optional activities including kayaking, items of a personal nature (telecommunications, laundry, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, required medical evacuation insurance.
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One Ocean Suite: One double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters, writing desk/chair, ipad with polar literature and access to various media, IPod Dock Alarm Clock and IPod Speaker System. Facilities are private and have a bathtub. This cabin has windows overlooking the bow, which can be opened.
Shackleton Suite: One double berth, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, writing desk/chair, ipad with polar literature and access to various media, IPod Dock Alarm Clock. Facilities are private and all cabins have windows, which can be opened.
Superior: Two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.
Twin Private: Two lower berths, writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.
Twin Semi-Private: One lower berth and one sofa bed, writing desk,in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins). All cabins have a window which opens.
Main Deck Triple Share: Bunk beds and a sofa bed. Facilities are shared. There is a washbasin with cold/hot water in the cabin, writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit, and ample storage space. All cabins have a porthole.