Scandinavian built for the Russian Academy of Science, this ship was designed to travel quietly, during hydro-acoustic research. The ship is exceptionally stable, yet maneuverable. External stabilizers and a built-in trimming system provide exceptional stability. Akademik Ioffe has an ice-strengthened hull and a cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots.

110 Guests

All prices are per person.

Selected twin cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the published rate.

Learn more about the 2008 fuel surcharge.


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.

Ship Specifications

Staff & Crew: 53
Guests: 110
Length: 117.04m
Breadth: 18.28 m
Draft: 6.09m
Propulsion: 5,000 KW diesel twin engine
Ice Class: KM*L1(1)A2, Canadian Type B
Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots in open water
Registered: Russia

Deck Plans

Triple (shared facilities) 1 upper and 1 lower berth, sofa bed, washbasin in the cabin writing desk and porthole.
Twin (shared facilities) 1 upper and 1 lower berth, washbasin in cabin, writing desk, porthole.
Twin (semi-private facilities) 1 lower berth, 1 sofa bed, writing desk, window
Superior 1 sofa bed, 1 lower berth, writing desk, window
Superior plus 2 lower berths, writing desk, window
Suite 1 double berth in a separate sleeping area, 1 sofa bed
Cook Suite 1 double berth in a separate sleeping area, 1 sofa bed