Ioffe

Tour Dates

Spitsbergen Explorer
The Northwest Passage
Labrador and Torngat Explorer
Baffin Island – Jewel of the High Arctic
High Arctic Explorer
Pathways to Franklin
Classic Northwest Passage

The Ioffe was built in Finland in 1989 as a state-of-the-art research vessel. The 382 ft., 1A2 Ice Rated, ship has been converted to a very comfortable passenger vessel carrying only 96 passengers, all in outside cabins. The ship is certainly no newcomer when it comes to the Antarctic, having traveled there for many seasons.

Combination Dining room/lecture room, bar, library, lounge, sauna, gift shop, hospital, and laundry, complete the picture. World-class chefs prepare an International menu, and an expert staff from Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and USA make sure passengers have a total experience. There is a fleet of Zodiac inflatables onboard. The Ioffe and her sister ship, the Akademik Vavilov are two of the most stable, advanced vessels in the expedition cruise business.

Overview

Designed for polar research, the Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, the public spaces on board the ship ideally suited for adventure cruising. 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.

Enjoy meals prepared for you by our culinary team in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating. Other facilities include the theater style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, sauna and plunge pool.

Designed and built as a scientific research vessel in Finland, the One Ocean Ioffe is very stable, quiet and comfortable. Refitting and refurbishment over the last five years oriented towards her role as an expedition cruise vessel and has greatly improved the comfort and caliber of the facilities aboard the ship.

There is little if any ambient noise from engines or machinery and with most of the public spaces on a separate deck from the majority of the cabins there is little issue with passenger-generated noise.

Vessel stabilization is gained through a combination of external stabilizers on her hull and a built-in ballast trimming system. The rapid transfer of ballast between special trimming tanks reduces vessel motion and coupled with a modern hull design gives us a stable platform for exploration.

Expert and very experienced staff, Adventure Concierges cater to passengers every need.

A fleet of Zodiac inflatable boats are used to shuttle passengers to landing sites and on scenic cruises through the majestic bays and channels of Antarctica. A true adventure ship, both kayaking and camping is available onboard the Akademik Ioffe.

Ship Specifications

Staff & Crew: 63
Guests: 96
Length: 117m
Breadth: 18 m
Draft: 6m
Propulsion: 5,000 KW diesel twin engine
Ice Class: KM*L1(1)A2, Canadian Type B
Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots in open water

Cabins and Amenities:

* All cabins have exterior views.
* Cabins have either shared, semi-private or private facilities (See deck plan).
* One dining room with unreserved seating.
* Theater-style presentation room.
* Lounge and bar, open late afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits.
* Library with a collection of polar-themed books.
* Ship-to-shore communications via satellite.
* Clinic with licensed doctor.
* Gym, sauna and swimming pool.
* One elevator between passenger deck levels and to the Bridge level.
* Expedition Jacket, Boots and Waterproof Pants loaned for the duration of the voyage 

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Rates Arctic 2017
Main Deck Triple
Twin Semi-Private
Twin Private
Superior
Shackleton Suite
One Ocean Suite
Charter
Air
Photography, Kayak
$1,500 Discount (Prices in Red)
Expires May 31st 2017
$5,495$3,995Limited$6,895$5,395Limited$7,895$6,395$8,995$7,495$9,895$8,395Limited$10,995$9,495 
Photography, Kayak
Special Photography Symposium

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Photography, Kayak
$1,500 Discount (Prices in Red)
Expires May 31st 2017
$6,895$5,395$7,495$5,995Limited$9,695$8,195Limited$10,995$9,495$12,195$10,695$13,495$11,995 
Photography, Kayak
Complimentary pre-voyage Hotel plus $100 shipboard Credit ($250 Value)
Expires May 31st 2017

Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
$3,195Full$4,195Full$5,195Full$6,195Full$7,495Full$8,995Full 
Photography, Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa
$9,195Limited$10,995Full$13,195Limited$14,195Limited$15,495Full$16,495Full$1,995 
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Special pricing available for families & young people traveling with parents:
Children under 18 receive a 25% discount, and young people ages 18-21 & in full-time education receive a 20% discount.

A 5% GST tax applies to all travel on the domestic Canadian voyages and will be calculated on the full voyage cost including charter flights, hotel, and kayaking.

Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin cabins is 1.5 times the twin rate & single supplement for suites is double the suite rate.

All cabins are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Trip cost does not include Mandatory Charter Flights listed in pricing chart.
Airfare to/from destination is not included.

Kayaking option available for $695 per person.
Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.
Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

Only show rates under
$ X
Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
Per Person USD
Rates Arctic 2018
Main Deck Triple
Twin Semi-Private
Twin Private
Superior
Shackleton Suite
One Ocean Suite
Charter
Air
Photography, Kayak
Kayaking Free on this Voyage

Complimentary pre-voyage Hotel plus $150 shipboard Credit ($250 Value)
Expires May 31st 2017
$3,395 $4,395 $5,695 $6,395 $7,795 $9,395  
Photography, Kayak
Kayaking Free on this Voyage

Complimentary pre-voyage Hotel plus $150 shipboard Credit ($250 Value)
Expires May 31st 2017
$3,395 $4,395 $5,695 $6,395 $7,795 $9,395  
Photography, Kayak
Charter Air: Iqaluit/Ottawa

50% Discount on Charter Air
(Prices in Red) Expires May 31st 2017

Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
$3,695Limited$4,695Limited$6,295Full$6,795Full$8,295Full$9,895Full$995$498
Photography, Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Resolute/Edmonton

50% Discount on Charter Air
(Prices in Red) Expires May 31st 2017

Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
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Photography, Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute/Edmonton

50% Discount on Charter Air
(Prices in Red) Expires May 31st 2017

Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
$6,795 $7,795 $9,395 $10,095 $11,395 $12,995 $1,995$998
Photography, Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton

50% Discount on Charter Air
(Prices in Red) Expires May 31st 2017

Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
$6,795 $7,795Limited$9,395Limited$10,095 $11,395 $12,995 $1,995$998
Photography, Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Iqaluit/Ottawa
$9,595 $11,395 $13,695 $14,695 $16,095Limited$17,095 $1,995 
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

A 5% GST tax applies to all travel on the domestic Canadian voyages and will be calculated on the full voyage cost including charter flights, hotel, and kayaking. 

Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin cabins is 1.5 times the twin rate & single supplement for suites is double the suite rate.

All cabins are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Trip cost does not include Mandatory Charter Flights listed in pricing chart.
Airfare to/from destination is not included.

Kayaking option available for $695 per person. Kayaking is complimentary on 'Canada's East Coast' departures.
Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.
Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

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   One Ocean Suite
Located on deck 5 this cabin is separated into two very spacious rooms. A spacious lounge area is perfect for relaxation and features a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, ample storage, plus large picture windows overlooking the bow (forward facing) that can be opened. The separate bedroom features a double bed with upgraded linen/ pillows, night light, and window over the port side of the ship. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower. There is also a region specific iPad, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line and several arms chairs.
   Shackleton Suites
Located on decks 4 and 5 these cabins are separated into two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. A separate private bedroom has a double berth with upgraded linen/pillows, night light, private facilities, a region specific iPad, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line.
   Superior Cabins
These very large cabins are located on deck 6, and feature two lower berths, a loveseat, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. All cabins have a window that can be opened. These cabins provide great access to the outer observation decks and ship’s bridge.
   Twin Private Cabins
Located on decks 4 and 5 these spacious, well-appointed cabins feature two lower berths, with private washroom facilities (sink, shower, toilet and bathroom cabinet). There are tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened.
   Twin Semi-Private Cabins
Located on deck 4 these cabins have two lower berths, one of which can be converted to a sofa during the day. These cabins have tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened. Facilities are semi-private – meaning you share the washroom with the adjacent cabin.
   Main Deck Triple Cabins
Located on deck 3 these cabins feature two lower berths and one upper berth. One lower berth can be converted to a comfortable sofa during the day. Washroom facilities are shared. There is a washbasin in the cabin, a writing desk and chair and ample storage for all cabin occupants. These cabins are efficient and well-appointed with two portholes with the option to open one.

 

Cabin and Voyage Inclusions            
Outside View With Opening Porthole/Window
Complimentary use of Wet Weather Gear
Complimentary use of Wellington Boots
Complimentary use of Waterproof Backpack and Binoculars
Innovative Dream Sleep Package
100% Cotton Bathrobes
Custom Blend Natural Canadian Made Essential Oil Amenities
Custom Color Coordinated Canadian Made Linen Package
Black Out Curtains
Clock Radio with Media Connector
Desk with Chair
Complimentary Water Bottle
In-Room Coffee & Tea Station
In-Room Private Field Guide    
In-Room Private Reference Library      
In-Room Mini Bar        
In-Room iPad Preloaded With Reference And Fictional Content        
In-Room Single Brew Coffee System        
In-Room Mini Stereo        
Complimentary Welcome Package (Wine, Fruit Basket, Natural Snacks)        
Complimentary Field Guide to the High Arctic        
Early Morning Adventure Concierge Coffee Service