Akademik Ioffe



  • Expedition Cruises
  • 98 Passengers 10,16 and 21 night itineraries
  • Full Board

The Akademik Ioffe is a modern, comfortable and ice-strengthened vessel designed for polar expeditions. It was originally designed and built as a scientific research vessel in Finland and it is still used by scientists when they are not taking leisure travellers.

There are 46 cabins located in three decks – all cabins have exterior views, with shared, semi-private and private facilities.

There is a separate bar and lounge as well as a library. Other facilities include a theatre style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, sauna and plunge pool.

Guide price per person (2 sharing) £6,345 (10 night cruise inc. domestic flights).

NOTE - Most expedition cruises depart from Ushuaia in Argentina or Punta Arenas in Chile. There are also some fly-cruise options that avoid the Drake passage crossing. Trips range from 10 to 21 day itineraries. Activities include walks to penguin colonies, kayaking amongst icebergs or a dip in thermal pools. Cruises operate from November to March.