Introduction

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 110 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.

Chuck's Comments:

"The Ioffe and it's sister ship, the Vavilov, are 2 of the most advanced research vessels afloat. The Ioffe is impressive and neat as a pin,..which is refered to as 'Bristol Condition' in sailing terms. The ship is operated by one of the largest and oldest shipping companies. Polar Cruises have sailed on this ship many times and are always impressed with the service and the ship."

Ship Specifications

Staff & Crew: 53
Guests: 109
Length: 117.04m
Breadth: 18.28 m
Draft: 6.09m
Propulsion: 5,000 KW diesel twin engine
Ice Class: KM*L1(1)A2, Canadian Type B
Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots in open water

Rates Include:

* 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.

Departures

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CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2016-01-18
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2016-01-31
14 days 10,895USD
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Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica 20 Days
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica 20 Days
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2015-12-30
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2016-01-18
20 days 15,895USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2015-12-10
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2015-12-20
11 days 7,895USD
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Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2016-02-18
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2016-03-03
15 days 8,495USD
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Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D
ANTARCTICA IN DEPTH
ANTARCTICA IN DEPTH
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2015-11-10
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2015-11-22
13 days 7,095USD
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Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2016-03-09
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2016-03-19
11 days 7,895USD
[view cabins]
Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure 11 Days (IOFFE)
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure 11 Days (IOFFE)
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2015-12-20
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2015-12-30
11 days 8,495USD
[view cabins]
Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure 11 Days (IOFFE)
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure 11 Days (IOFFE)
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2016-01-09
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2016-01-19
11 days INQUIREUSD
Falkland Islands, South Georgia-Antarctic Peninsula 19 Days
Falkland Islands, South Georgia-Antarctic Peninsula 19 Days
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2015-10-23
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2015-11-10
19 days 12,695USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2016-02-28
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2016-03-09
11 days 8,495USD
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2016-01-31
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2016-02-18
19 days SOLD OUTUSD
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Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D
Falkland Islands, South Georgia-Antarctic Peninsula 19 Days
Falkland Islands, South Georgia-Antarctic Peninsula 19 Days
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2015-11-22
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2015-12-10
19 days 12,695USD
[view cabins]
Triple Shared
U$D
Twin Shared
U$D
Twin Semi-Private
U$D
Twin Private
U$D
Superior
U$D
Suite
U$D
Owners Suite
U$D