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The Akademik Shokalskiy


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. 



Length: 71.6 m

Breadth: 12.8 m

Draught: 4.5 m

Speed: 12 knots

CRUISE SPEED: 10 knots

Passengers: 48

Electrical Outlets: 220v, European round, two pin plug

Classification: Ice-strengthened expedition vessel

Ice Class: KM

Ship Region:The Akademik Shokalskiy

The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew. Russians are regarded as the world’s best ice navigators, and they work tirelessly to ensure we reach our destinations.

ITINERARIES ABOARD THE The Akademik Shokalskiy

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