ABOUT THE SHIP

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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

  • STABLE

    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 

  • QUIET

    Scandinavian-built for use as a research vessel in Finlandyou’ll find there is very little ambient noise while traveling on the Ioffe, which also means minimal disturbance to wildlife.

  • AMENITIES

    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! 

PHOTOS OF THE SHIP

RATES & DATES

Per Person USD Rates
2019
Main Deck
Triple
Twin Semi PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackleton
Suite
One Ocean
Suite
Charter Air
Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic
Jul 22nd - Aug 2nd, 2019 (12 days)
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Resolute/Edmonton
$7,895$8,995
Limited
$10,895
Limited
$11,795$13,495
Limited
$15,495
$1,995
High Arctic Explorer
Aug 2nd - Aug 11th, 2019 (10 days)
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute/Edmonton
$7,095$8,095
Limited
$9,595
Limited
$10,695
Limited
$12,195
$13,895
$1,995
Pathways to Franklin
Aug 11th - Aug 20th , 2019 (10 days)
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton
$7,095$8,095
Limited
$9,595$10,695
Limited
$12,195
Limited
$13,895
Full
$1,995
Classic Northwest Passage
Aug 20th - Sept 1st, 2019 (13 days)
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Iqaluit/Ottawa
$9,995$11,795$13,995
Limited
$15,295
Limited
$16,795
Full
$18,695
Full
$1,995

INSIDER ADVICE

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that - straight from the field - and it's updated in real time if things change.

ANTARCTICA

Everything you need to know about traveling to Antarctica. Including what time of the season is best for what you’re most keen to see.

ARCTIC

Everything you need to know about traveling to the Arctic. Which is a bit like our proverbial backyard/second home (because we’ve lived there).

WHAT TO BRING

Everything you need to know about what to bring on your trip. Including unusual stuff like why you might want goggles in Antarctica, or extra batteries in Svalbard.