Designed initially for polar research; the Akademik Ioffe is modern and comfortable accommodating up to 110 guests, but carrying 96 to ensure a spacious feel. There are 6 cabin types to choose from depending on your budget. There is theatre-style seating in the presentation room featuring the latest digital technology, ideal for a recap of the day and educational presentations. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library provide places to sit and relax. Sumptuous meals are enjoyed in the dining room. Other facilities include a gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa as well as a sauna and plunge pool.