Vessels

Ice Tracks is proud to offer vessels for all types of Polar travellers, covering a wide range of comfort, luxury, adventure and safety at sea.

The expedition luxury vessel M/S Hebridean Sky will emerge from dry dock in March 2016 after a multi-million dollar upgrade which will improve amenities as well as infrastructure. From 2016 she will be offering yet more comfort and luxury and a more environmentally friendly fuel consumption as well as a better stabilising systems. Carrying less than 116 passengers this vessel provides  luxury without sacrificing a spirit of adventure.

The Akademik Ioffe and Akademik Vavilov are small expedition cruise ships with state-of-the-art communication and navigational equipment. They accommodate less than 100 passengers with comfort and are specially designed to navigate in high latitudes with an exceptional ability to manoeuver into the less accessible areas.

No less important is our “Zodiac Fleet”. Each ship carries  10 well appointed inflatable dinghies (Zodiacs) powered by low emissions and silent Yamaha 60HP engines which enable us to maximise our adventure options on all levels.

  • Akademik Ioffe A 348 foot ship built in Scandinavia by the Russian Academy of Science in 1988-89 for hydro-acoustic ocean research and refurbished over the past few years.
  • Akademik Vavilov Designed for polar research, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened.
  • Island Sky Island Sky and Hebridean Sky are truly sisters. Built in the same Italian Shipyard, both boast spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, and redundant core technology that allows them to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging of conditions. The Island Sky is an all-suites, all-inclusive small expedition vessel with touches of elegance throughout. Ship […]
  • Hebridean Sky Beginning in March of 2016 the Hebridean Sky underwent a multi-million dollar refit. Formerly known as Sea Explorer, she has always been known for her effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie.  Hebridean Sky will continue that tradition, while adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, fuel efficiency, […]