akademik shokalskiy expedition cruise vessel antarctica and arctic

Akademik Shokalskiy

  • Vessel details

    AKADEMIK SHOKALSKIY

    The Shokalskiy is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby, they were both built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and being fully ice strengthened they are perfect for Expedition Travel. She carries just 48 passengers and has been recently refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation in twin share cabins approximately half of which have private facilities. All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space. On board there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs. The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew.

    Features & Facilities
    • Basic accommodation
    • Small and intimate vessel
    • Bar/Library
    • Lecture room
    • Observation decks
    • Open Bridge
    • Internet
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 48
    Crew #:
    Ice Class: KM
    Speed: 12
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 71m
    Width: 12
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 1764
    Registry: Russia
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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  • Cabin options

    Premier Cabins

    Main Deck Twin

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin public cabins have shared facilities and are the most economic

    Description

    Feature two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin and porthole. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.

    Cabin Features

    Main Deck Twin

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin public cabins have shared facilities and are the most economic
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    Premier Cabins

    Superior Twin

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin cabin with private facilities

    Description

    Feature bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

    Cabin Features

    Superior Twin

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin cabin with private facilities
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    Premier Cabins

    Superior Plus Twin

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin cabin with lower bunks and private facilities

    Description

    Feature two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

    Cabin Features

    Superior Plus Twin

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin cabin with lower bunks and private facilities
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    Premier Cabins

    Mini Suite

    m2 / 0ft2

    Suite cabin with double bed, private facilities and proximity to the bridge

    Description

    Feature a a separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or a sofa in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. The Mini Suites have windows.

    Cabin Features

    Mini Suite

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Suite cabin with double bed, private facilities and proximity to the bridge
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    Premier Cabins

    Heritage Suite

    m2 / 0ft2

    A perfect corner forward facing suite with the closest proximity to the bridge

    Description

    The Heritage Suite has a large lounge area, a separate bedroom with double bed, a single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There are large forward and side facing windows to allow great views.

    Cabin Features

    Heritage Suite

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    A perfect corner forward facing suite with the closest proximity to the bridge
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This Ship's voyages

Available for booking

akademik shokalskiy wrangel island cruise

Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World

Akademik Shokalskiy
48
14 days

Wrangel Island is a treasure trove of Arctic biodiversity.

Available for booking

akademik shokalskiy northeast passage cruise

North East Passage: The Northern Sea Route - Westbound

Akademik Shokalskiy
48
27 days

Only a handful of expedition vessels have ever transited this seaway.

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akademik shokalskiy east antarctica ross sea antarctica cruise

Ross Sea: In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton

Akademik Shokalskiy
48
29 days

Visit Antarctica's Ross Sea on this 30 day expedition, which also includes the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Macquarie Island.