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Akademik Ioffe Review

4.0 / 5.0
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6 reviews

Great cruise, but also flawed

Review for Akademik Ioffe to Antarctica
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018

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 stunning. Just like the pictures that we’ve all seen, but it’s very different to actually be there, to know viscerally that Antarctica exists and is as described.

The ship and the crew were in general outstanding, and the hotel manager was particularly good. But make no mistake: this is a working research vessel as opposed to a luxury liner like you would get with Carnival Cruises or some such. If you’re expecting luxury travel, you’re going to be disappointed.

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Cabin superior

fine, spacious, not luxurious but totally fine

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