2014    03 Nov, 28 Dec

2015    31 Jan, 06 Feb


Transfers to/from the ship, cabin accommodation, all meals including daily afternoon tea and complimentary house wine / beverages at lunch and dinner, experienced expedition leader and expedition team, hire of windproof / waterproof jacket / pants and rubber boots, daily shore excursions by Zodiac boat, eucational presentations, professional photographer on board to assist guests, guided hikes and walks ashore, acess to computers, use of onboard sauna / hot water Jacuzzi / plunge pool / fitness centre, use of library, emergency medical attention on board, P&I insurance.


Flights to and from boarding ports, passports and/or visas, taxes or boarding taxes at ports and airports, Travel or health insurance

Vessel: The Akademik Ioffe

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 on-board 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.


Vessel: The Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The sister ship to the Akademik Ioffe; is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. 

With a near identical layout the Akademik Sergey Vavilov offers numerous passenger areas ideal for small group briefings or information sessions, an expansive bar and lounge located on deck six offers widespread views 180 degrees, making it an ideal location for catching up over drinks or writing in your journal.

The library and reading room are well stocked with polar, fiction and non- fiction and is a wonderful spot to enjoy some reading.

The sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team are enjoyed in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating and will keep you feeling healthy and strong for the myriad of activities offered throughout the voyage.

Both ships also include the theatre style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool.