The 384-ft M/V Akademik Ioffe, also known as the Navigator, was built in Finland in 1989 as a research vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. The research vessel was later converted to a polar expedition vessel, with a traveler capacity restricted to 96 passengers and is very stable, quiet and comfortable.

The Akademik Ioffe is sister ship to the Akademik Sergey Vavilov and has been designed as a setting for passengers interested in an exploratory educational experience on their Antarctica trips, maximizing wildlife observation by spending as much time ashore as possible.The Akademik Ioffe complies with the latest SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) regulations and flies under the Russian flag. She travels at a maximum speed of 14.5 knots, is ice-strengthened (Lloyds Register 1A, Canadian Type B) with bow and stern thrusters for maneuverability, and a has combination of internal stabilizers and a built-in ballast trimming system for vessel stabilization.

Falklands & South Georgia
Nov 2 - 21, 2015 (20 Days)
Activities: S/H, Z, SKI

Quad Triple Twin Porthole Twin Window Twin Deluxe Superior
$11,950 $13,050 $14,350 $15,150 $16,000 $17,750

Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Adventure
Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2015 (11 Days)
Activities: Z, S/H, P, K, D, C, M

Quad Triple Twin Porthole Twin Window Twin Deluxe Superior
$6,950 $7,850 $8,550 $9,050 $9,550 $10,450


-All prices are PER PERSON

Activities Key
Z – Zodiac Excursions
C - Camping
K - Kayaking 
OK - Overnight Sea Kayaking 
H - Hiking
S - Snowshoeing
ES - Expedition Snowshoeing
P - Photography Program
EP - Expedition Photography Program
SKI - Ski Touring