"research class of ship to Antarctica" Antarctica Transportation Tip by Ekahau

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The research class of ship is is, a friendly, and interactive ship where as a general rule you can wonder onto the bridge and interface with the crew. The Officers and crew are Russian and the Ships were made for the former Soviet Union by Finland as Ice strengthened research vessels to sail in the treacherous waters of the USSR's Artic Coast and to Support the Research stations of the Soviet Union in Antarctica. They hold from 45 to 55 Passengers. The following are the ones this VTer knows of.

Akademik Shokalskiy
Aleksey Maryshev
Grigoriy Mikheev
Polar Pioneer
Professor Molchanov and
Professor Multanovskiy

The oldest was built in 1985 the newest in 1990.

One can get to Antarctica for as little as $3,995 in a triple room on a research Ship nd this sort of ship has cool stuff to do like Sea Kayaking, Ice Climbing, Ice Scuba Diving and Cross Country Skiing. On the Grigoriy Mikheev for example there is a trip to the Weddell Sea where the Vter can see the Emperor Penguin for under $5,000. (this trip is November 13, 2006)

The website below is to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators web-site which has a list of all the approved operators to Antarctica.

Mode: TO
Type: Ship/Boat
Website: http://www.iaato.org

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2006
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