MV Akademik Ioffe in Antarctica

384 ft
96 Guests

About This Boat

M/V Akademik Ioffe - Antarctica Cruise

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 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 has combination of internal stabilizers and a built-in ballast trimming system for vessel stabilization. It is manned by a highly experienced, 50 member marine crew.

Cabin Details
The M/V Akademik Ioffe accommodates 96 passengers in 48 passenger cabins with shared, semi-private or private toilet and shower facilities. All cabins are outside cabins with exterior views from windows or portholes.

The M/V Akademic Ioffe offers many open deck spaces, including a top deck with 360 degree views around the ship. The bridge is located on deck six, and is accessible to travelers throughout their journey. She has comfortable staterooms, a restaurant with portholes, a renovated bar/lounge with portholes and access out to the covered main deck viewing/seating area, a library with wonderful forward facing views, a theater style lecture room, a multi-media room, sauna, hot water spa, salt water plunge pool, fitness and massage room, an elevator servicing decks 1-5 and a mudroom!

Well-equipped for a range of adventure activities, the vessel is equipped with 10-11 zodiacs for shore excursions.

Price: Adventure Class - MV Akademik Ioffe – $7,395 

This is the lowest price available for this boat. Please contact Southern Explorations for
more details. Antarctica cruise pricing varies depending on time of year, cruise itinerary,
and cabin type.


  • Type: Trawler
  • Capacity: 96 People
  • Year: 1989
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Length: 384 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Bar
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Center Cockpit
  • Chart Plotter
  • Climate Control
  • Dinghy
  • Generator
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Head

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  • Goudier Island
  • Wiencke Island
  • Antarctica, Antarctica
  • Antarctica
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