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  Akademik Shokalskiy (Aurora Expeditions)

Akademik Shokalskiy | Aurora Expeditions
Cruise ship Akademik Shokalskiy in the port of Ushuaia
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AKADEMIK SHOKALSKIY FACTS

Description
MV Akademik Shokalskiy is a ship with strengthened hull for sailing arctic and Antarctic waters. She is a sister ship to the Polar Pioneer. The ship has a Russian crew. Onboard is a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs for sightseeing and shore access.

Destinations
Cruises include the Russian arctic coast And Antarctica.

History
Akademik Shokalskiy was built in Finland in 1982 and was originally a research ship. In 1998 it was refitted as a cruise ship catering for up to 54 passengers, and cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic.

Dining
There is a dining room aboard providing wholesome food prepared by Western chefs.

Entertainment
The ship has a library, lounge bar and sauna.

Cabins
Cabin accommodation includes twin cabins, triple cabins, quad cabins , mini suite and Captain's suite. All cabins have outside port holes.

Related Cruise Ships
  Polar Pioneer (Aurora Expeditions)

Ship Summary
Operator:Aurora Expeditions
Built by:Oy Laivateollisuus Ab, Turku, Finland
Date Completed:1982
Gross Tonnage:1764
Length:71 m
Width:12.8 m
Passengers:54
Crew:30
IMO:8010336