Akademik Ioffe Turns Around in St. John’s

Mayor Dennis O’Keefe, Chairman of Cruise St. John’s has announced the expedition cruise ship Akademik Ioffe will arrive in St. John’s on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 a.m. and will remain in port until 6 p.m.

The Akademik Ioffe, chartered by One Ocean, will arrive in St. John’s after a nine-day cruise of the Maritimes where it will visit St. John’s, Cape St. Mary’s, Ramea, Gros Morne National Park, Anticosti Island, Bonaventure Island, Magdalen Islands, Louisbourg and Saint-Pierre & Miquelon. The cruise will end in St. John’s where 113 passengers will either stay in the City for post-cruise tours or fly home.

The next cruise will embark 70 passengers Wednesday afternoon and sailing on a 14-day trip to St. John’s, Saint-Pierre & Miquelon, Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows, Mealy Mountains National Park, Hopedale, Okak/Cape Mugford, Torngat Mountains National Park, Nachvak Fjord, Akpatok Island, Monumental Island and concluding in Iqaluit on July 23.

Built as a Russian research ship in 1989, the 6,450-ton Akademik Ioffe can carry 96 guests and a crew of 63.

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