MV Akademik Ioffe

Peregrine Adventures Offers Itinerary of Cruises
Former Names:  Peregrine Mariner

Akademik Ioffe was built for polar and oceanographic research and has an ice-strengthened hull and passive stabilizers. Good for tough expedition cruising, it can navigate areas other vessels cannot reach and offer a reasonable level of comfort.  Akademik Ioffe passengers tend to be Adventurous 35-65 and singles and International. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 58.6 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.1 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 46.7 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.6 passengers.
Size Very Small
Built 1988
Refit 2003
Tonnage 6450
Passengers (Min/Max) 110/138
Crew 53
Officers Russian
Total  61
Cabins are all outside, with windows or portholes and limited facilities. Bunk cabins have sharted bathrooms. All are very small except the Cook Suite which also has a bath Other cabins have showers. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  61
Inside  0
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
Pools Out/In  1/0
There is plenty of deck space for observing scenery and wildlife with a small dip pool. There is also a small gym and sauna. The vessel carries a fleet of sturdy Zodiac craft for beach landings.
Jacuzzis  0
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
There large comfortable dining room is single sitting and serves plenty of good quality solid food. Breakfast is buffet while lunch and dinner are served with a choice of main course. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  0
The Lounge/Bar is well used but lectures by the expedition staff will be given in the Dining Room as well as video documentaries and films. There is also an open bridge policy - watch ship operations and maintain a lookout for wildlife.  Show Lounges 0
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino No
Dress is informal. Comfortable, casual clothing for all inside activities, and good footwear. Gentlemen may wish to bring a coat and tie, and ladies a cocktail dress for the Captain's Welcome and Farewell parties but this is certainly not necessary.
Allow the equivalent of $US10 a day for gratuities for the crew and expedition staff. This is usually collected just prior to the end of the cruise. The amount can be paid by Visa or Mastercard if you wish.
Wheelchair cabins 0
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. There are no facilities for disabled passengers on this ship.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 1
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no children's facilities. 

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