Designed and built in Finland as a scientific research vessel, the Akademik Ioffe is very stable, quiet and comfortable. External stabilizers and a built-in trimming system provide exceptional stability while still permitting excellent maneuverability. The 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 in recent years to enhance guests' comfort and the caliber of onboard facilities.
2015/2016 Itineraries, Dates & FeesPlease click on the dates below to see the specific dates, fees, itinerary, map, inclusions, and exclusions.
Antarctica Peninsula Adventure ItineraryJoin us on the ultimate first-time experience to the Antarctic. As the ice recedes from the Antarctic Peninsula, profusions of penguins, flocks of seabirds, pods of whales and rafts of seals overtake the area. We take this opportunity to immerse ourselves by zodiac and on foot in the wildlife of the Antarctic. Experience everything the area has to offer from towering glaciers and massive icebergs, to mountainous landscapes and the natural Antarctic beauty. Come join us as we discover a true Antarctic Peninsula Adventure!
- Dec 10-20, 2015 ($7,495-$13,195)
- Dec 20-30, 2015 ($8,495-$13,995)
- Feb 18-28, 2016 ($8,495-$13,995)
- Feb 28-Mar 9, 2016 ($8,495-$13,995)
- Mar 9-19, 2016 ($7,495-$13,195)
Antarctic Circle Voyage (13 night) ItineraryThe same great itinerary as the 12 night itinerary, but with one more day in the Antarctic Peninsula.
- Jan 18-31, 2016 ($10,895-$17,995)