The Shokalskiy is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby, they were both built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and being fully ice strengthened they are perfect for Expedition Travel.
She carries just 48 passengers and has been recently refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation in twin 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. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs.
The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew.
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Akademik Shokalskiy, In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Invercargill Return
28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.
- Sailing: 08 Jan 2019, 08 Jan 2020
- Depart port: Bluff, New Zealand
- Arrival port: Bluff, New Zealand
Akademik Shokalskiy, Kermadecs Land of Dreams ex Tauranga Return
10 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.
- Sailing: 25 Jun 2019
- Depart port: Tauranga, New Zealand
- Arrival port: Tauranga, New Zealand
Akademik Shokalskiy, Across the Top of the World ex Anadyr Return
14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.
- Sailing: 22 Jul 2019
- Depart port: Anadyr, Russia
- Arrival port: Anadyr, Russia