Designed for polar research, the Akademik Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading. A selection of movies and documentaries can also be watched in the lounge.
Enjoy the sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating with ample room.
Other facilities include the theatre style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, sauna and plunge pool.
Registered name: Akademik Ioffe
Built: 1989, Rauma, Finland
Breadth: 18.2 m Draft: 6 m
Power: twin engine, 5,000Kw diesel, twin propeller
Max speed: 14.5 kts
Crew and staff: 63
Bridge access available to passengers
An Iridium satellite communication system is in place for both voice and personal email use.
Wellness Centre with massage therapist, fitness trainer, yoga instructor (on select departures) sauna and hot water spa.
Infirmary catering to basic medical needs and an English speaking emergency physician on every voyage
Mud Room for drying expedition clothes and boots
Sauna, Hot Water Spa and Polar Salt Water Plunge Pool
Top Deck and Observatory
Multimedia Room with software for photo management and manipulation