Waterproof Cruises

Akademik Shokalskiy

Fully ice-strengthened, built for polar and oceanographic research and only 50 berths! Perfect for expedition travel!

Call us today on +31 (0) 858 771 583

Contact us to book now

Akademik Shokalskiy

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.

There is place for just 50 passengers and provides comfortable accommodation in six different types of cabins. Most of them 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 has a very enthusiastic and experienced Russian Captain and crew which are happy to have you onboard.


Ship Specifications

  • Classification: Russian register KM ice class

  • Year built: 1984

  • Accommodation: 48 berths expedition

  • Shipyard: Finland

  • Main engines: power 2x1560 bhp (2x 1147Kw)

  • Register: Russia

  • Maximum speed: 12 knots (2 engines)

  • Cruising speed: 10 knots (1 engine)

  • Bunker capacity: 320 tons


Call us today on +31 (0) 858 771 583

Dates & Rates

Please for further details on current schedules, rates and special offers.


Call us today on +31 (0) 858 771 583