ABOUT THE SHIP
Originally built to conduct research in polar waters, the Ioffe is not a luxury vessel but perfect for folks who like a combination of comfort and authentic expeditionary feel. She has one dining room with unreserved seating, a theatre-style presentation room, a Lounge/bar, and a well-stocked Polar Library. She is also ice-strengthened, has a fast open-water speed of 14.5 knots, and as such is a great option for trips to the polar regions.
- Expedition Staff & Crew: 63
- Guests: 93
- Length: 117m
- 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)
- Elevator between passenger deck levels to the Bridge level
WHY WE LIKE HER
Super stable – the Ioffe sports a combination of external stabilizers on her hull and a built-in ballast trimming system so that you stay as comfortable as possible while exploring the polar regions
Scandinavian-built for use as a research vessel in Finland, you’ll find there is very little ambient noise while traveling on the Ioffe, which also means minimal disturbance to wildlife.
Nice amenities – she has a Finnish dry-heat sauna, a plunge pool, a hot water Jacuzzi, a small gymnasium and day spa with massage therapist. Not bad for a research vessel!
RATES & DATES
|Per Person USD Rates|
|Twin Semi Private||Twin Private||Superior||Shackleton|
|Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic|
Jul 22nd - Aug 2nd, 2019 (12 days)
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Resolute/Edmonton
|High Arctic Explorer|
Aug 2nd - Aug 11th, 2019 (10 days)
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute/Edmonton
|Pathways to Franklin|
Aug 11th - Aug 20th , 2019 (10 days)
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton
|Classic Northwest Passage|
Aug 20th - Sept 1st, 2019 (13 days)
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Iqaluit/Ottawa
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