Akademik Shokalskiy

Heritage Expeditions' Akademik Shokalskiy Ships

Akademik Shokalskiy is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov). 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 provides 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.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Heritage Expeditions
 
Preferred

Ship Profile & Stats

Maiden Voyage
1984
Pass. Cap. (dbl)
48
Ship Reg.
Russia

Ship Amenities

  • Private Washbasin
  • Wardrobe & Drawers
  • Writing Desk

Ship Facilities

  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Lecture Room
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Sauna
Level Name
02 Deck 2
03 Deck 3
04 Deck 4
05 Deck 5

Heritage Suites

Large lounge area, seperate bedroom with double bed and a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Large forward and side facing windows allow great views.

Mini Suites

Separate bedroom with a double bed and a sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Mini Suites have windows.

Superior Plus Cabins

Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathrooom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Superior Cabins

One bunk (one upper and one lower berth), writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Main Deck Cabins

Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.

Main Deck Triple

One bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and one additional lower berth, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.
  • Private Washbasin
  • Wardrobe & Drawers
  • Writing Desk
  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Lecture Room
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Sauna
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