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

Length

From USD

Falkland Islands, South Georgia-Antarctic Peninsula 19 Days
Falkland Islands, South Georgia-Antarctic Peninsula 19 Days
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2017-10-18
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2017-11-06
20 days 13695/22495USD
ANTARCTICA OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
IOFFE
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2017-11-06
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2017-11-18
13 days 8495/15995USD
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2017-11-30
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2017-12-18
19 days 13695/22495USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2017-12-18
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2017-04-28
-233 days 9195/15495USD
SOUTH GEORGIA AND ANTARCTIC PENINSULA : PENGUIN SAFARI
OCEAN ENDEAVOUR
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2017-12-28
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2018-01-13
17 days 14795/23795USD
QUEST FOR THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE ( 11 DAYS )
VAVILOV
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2018-01-13
Arribo Arrival: KING GEORGE ISLAND, 2018-01-23
11 days 10695/17395USD
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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
EPIC ANTARCTICA
EPIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2018-01-13
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2018-02-03
22 days 15295/25195USD
ULTIMATE ANTARCTICA: WEDDELL SEA, ANTARCTICA AND THE FALKLANDS
12 DAYS
Salida Departure: KING GEORGE ISLAND, 2018-01-23
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2018-02-03
12 days 11495/19495USD
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2018-02-03
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-02-20
18 days 16395/25995USD
CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
Salida Departure: KING GEORGE ISLAND, 2018-02-20
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-03-03
12 days 11495/19495USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2018-02-20
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-03-02
11 days 9195/15495USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2018-03-02
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-03-12
11 days 8295/15295USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2018-03-22
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-04-01
11 days 8295/15295USD