Akademik Shokalskiy

Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Expeditions was formed in 1985, as a way of increasing awareness and conservation of the natural world through responsible expedition travel. Its founder Rodney Russ was a biologist working for the New Zealand Wildlife Service. Through his work on Kakapo, Black Robin and other endangered species he appreciated that rather than locking wilderness areas away, it was important to share them with people so that they might become "ambassadors" advocating and supporting conservation efforts. He has long held the view that conservation and responsible travel are partners, that together can achieve what might otherwise be unachievable.

From those small beginnings the company, which is still family owned, operates its own Polar Research Vessel, Spirit of Enderby, on expeditions to Antarctica, the Subantarctic, through the Pacific and the Russian Far East. Each expedition is meticulously planned and led ensuring that passengers (maximum of 50) maximize every opportunity they have to learn and experience as much as possible about the region, while at the same time minimising the impact of their visit.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Heritage Expeditions

Ship Profile & Stats

Maiden Voyage
1984
Passenger Capacity (dbl)
48
Ship Registration
Russia

Ship Amenities

  • Private Washbasin
  • Wardrobe & Drawers
  • Writing Desk

Ship Facilities

  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Lecture Room
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Sauna
Akademik Shokalskiy, Forgotten Islands Of The South Pacific Ex Queenstown Return

Departure: 05 Jan 2022 From: Queenstown, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

6 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Bluff aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Queenstown.

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Akademik Shokalskiy, In Wake Of Scott & Shackleton Ex Bluff Return

Departure: 10 Feb 2022 From: Bluff, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

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Akademik Shokalskiy, Chatham Islands Ex Bluff To Christchurch

Departure: 12 Mar 2022 From: Bluff, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

9 Night cruise sailing from Bluff to Christchurch aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

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Akademik Shokalskiy, Western Pacific Odyssey Ex Auckland To Yokohama

Departure: 27 Mar 2022 From: Auckland, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

28 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Yokohama aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

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