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6 reviews
Dundas Harbour, abandoned RCMP post, Nunavut
Kayaking Croker Bay glacier, Nunavut
Devon Island, Nunavut
Pangnirtung, Nunavut
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A real taste of Antarctica on a proper ship

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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

As a ship that was built for acoustic research, Akademik Ioffe is a very quiet vessel that doesn't disturb wildlife, is VERY stable in rough seas, and has an excellent Russian crew who are friendly and helpful, if you speak to them. Was in one of the cheapest cabins and there is an "open cabin" policy which is no problem. The cabin was fine. Altogether it felt like a proper ship with plentiful ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

The most expensive youth hostel I've ever paid

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We have been on the trip Baffin Island - Jewel of the Arctic 03/Aug to 14/Aug/18.There was no other cruise gettable at this time to the region of Baffin Island.The region and the published excursions were looking good. The promise of the brochures and the internet pages sounded great. This tour had big problems with the weather conditions. Nobody could do something against it. But it was not ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Incredible Arctic!

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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

It's so interesting to read reviews about the same trip, written from other perspectives! To me, this was an amazing voyage, with an excellent expedition leader and staff, great food, and impressive attention given to safety and passenger experience. The food was very good, considering that the ship's itinerary took us into one of the most remote areas on Earth. The beds were super comfortable, ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Not very good

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Converted from a scientific ship to cruising. Cabins are small and the doors can't be locked, deck has tarp-covered obstructions, decks have no service or chairs. Often hoses or equipment in walking areas. Not organized for exercise - minimal gym is on floor 2, sauna on 5 (and is often not turned on), hot tub on 6 and massage on 3. Gift shop is just one cabin with a few shirts on hanger, a table ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Great cruise, but also flawed

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I took the One Ocean trip to the Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands from 23 Jan to 3 Feb of 2018. If I had to summarize the trip in a word, I would say that it was good. I would certainly repeat my decision to go with One Ocean on the trip; there were many things that were very good, a few that were not so good, and one that was simply terrible. First, the good. Antarctica itself is ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Incredible expedition for a total Antarctica experience

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We were recommended to One Ocean and Akademik Ioffe for a trip that would maximise the experience of visiting our seventh continent and were not disappointed. If you want to sit in comfort watching the scenery pass by, this is not for you. If you are happy to spend up to 5 hours a day (or longer overnight) either ashore or cruising in the zodiacs, there is probably no better option. We did the ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

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