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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.

Features

  • Passengers: 48

  • Staff & crew: 30

  • Length: 71.6meters

  • Breadth: 12.8meters

  • Draft: 4.5 meters

  • Ice Class: Russian register KM ice class

  • Engine: power 2x1560 bhp (2x 1147 Kw) 

  • Bunker Capacity: 320 tonnes

  • Speed: 12 knots maximum/10 knots cruising speed

Accomodation Details

Heritage Suite

  • Has a large lounge area, a separate bedroom with double bed, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There are large forward and side facing windows to allow great views.

Mini Suite

  • Have a separate bedroom with a double bed in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. The Mini Suites have windows.

Superior Plus

  • Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Superior

  • Have bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Main Deck

  • Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin and porthole. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.

Deck Plan

Arctic 2021 Departures

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Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

From $5,000 pp

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Antarctica 2021/22 Departures

Security on Campus Starts with You

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

From $5,000 pp

From $5,000 pp

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