Akademik Shokalskiy | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

Akademik Shokalskiy | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

The Akademik Shokalskiy II is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby. Both ships were built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and have the same specifications and performance. This fully ice strengthened expedition vessel is ideally suited to Antarctic expeditions due to its strength, manoeuvrability and small passenger numbers. Recently refurbished, the ship carries just 48 passengers in twin or triple 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. Meals are prepared by Australian chefs who provide excellent international cuisine.

The emphasis and focus of every expedition is getting passengers ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. The ship is manned by an extremely experienced Captain and crew, and expeditions are accompanied by a passionate and knowledgeable expedition team.

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Technical Specifications
Length
71.6 m
Breadth
12.8 m
Draught
4.5 m
MaxSpeed
12 knots
CruisingSpeed
10 knots
Passengers
48
ElectricalOutlets
220v, European round, two pin plug
Classification
Ice-strengthened expedition vessel
IceClass
KM