Why We Like This Ship
- Built originally for Russian hydrographic research, The Ioffe’s outstanding strength and stability contributes to a more comfortable voyage
- The highest 1A ice class rating with outstanding manoeuvrability from both bow and stern thrusters, and a captain who has been sailing this vessel for over 20 years
- This is a large ship compared with other Arctic ships, ensuring everyone onboard has plenty of space, particularly during wildlife sightings
- The sauna and hot tub are popular hang-outs after landings
- A full time Photographer-in-residence offering complimentary workshops and 1-2-1 tips and guidance. There’s also a multi-media room with dedicated PCs & Macs
Trips aboard Akademik Ioffe
Traversing the heart of the Northwest Passage this compact trip focuses on the region’s fascinating history and wildlife. Planned visits to numerous locations linked to the Franklin expedition, narrated by onboard historians, combine with renowned wildlife hotspots such as Lancaster…
Photos of the Akademik Ioffe
- Located on Deck 5 with double bed, bathtub and opening windows overlooking the bow
- Separate lounge area with sofa-bed, mini-bar and mini-fridge, and tablet with polar literature and various media
- Up-graded bed linen, tea- and coffee-maker and arrival gift basket with wine and healthy snacks
If whilst in the Arctic you wish to stay in touch, there are a number of options to choose from:
- Telephone: $30/60minutes (satellite phone card)
- Email service: one-time $30 set-up fee. Email can be accessed through wifi using your own device.
Due to the remoteness of the location, the options available are only suitable for light data traffic, meaning that internet access or the uploading of images is not possible. Email access, however, is still available.