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An ocean of icebergs.
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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore the Gerlache coastline
  • Enjoy guided hikes on shore
  • Zodiac cruise among the ice
  • Camp on the Antarctic Peninsula
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Over 11 days visit classic landing locations along the Antarctica Peninsula and Gerlache Strait coastline, including Paradise Harbour, Neko Harbour, Cuverville Island and the Errera Channel, as well as gems such as the Melchior Islands, Fournier Bay, or northerly Cierva Cove and Mikkelson Harbour. …
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Mist from volcanic caldera
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Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Kayak in deep bays and coves
  • Encounter seals and whales
  • Zodiac cruise among the ice
  • Camp on a stretch of coastline
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Witness nature at its very best on this 11-day Antarctica cruise aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Save two days on the return sea crossing by flying back from King George Island.Those two days saved are spent exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. Thisequals more time …
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Antarctica - 'Deep South' Extended Circle Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Encounter Antarctica's wildlife
  • Hike and explore Winter Island
  • Visit an Adelie penguin rookery
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This special 12-day journey aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov takes youfurther south than at any othertime in the season. By flying to King George Island in Antarcticaat the start of the voyage, you save two days on the oceancrossing. This allows for a moresubstantial exploration below …
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Polar bear
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Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Visit remote Inuit villages
  • Cross the Arctic Cricle
  • Visit Auyuittuq National Park
  • Watch for walrus, whales and bears
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Journey up the wild east coast of Baffin Island, discovering deep fjords, soaring mountains and immense glacial systems. A variety of birdlife and marine wildlife – including sometimes even polar bears – are daily companions to your voyage. Visits to remote Inuit provide a fascinating …
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Sable Island wild horses
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Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Visit remote fishing ports
  • Indulge in the local cuisine
  • Watch for a variety of wildlife
  • Kayak, hike, paddle board and cycle
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the islands of Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces, starting and ending in Nova Scotia. Rich and diverse culture is found in the small fishing communities and remote out ports, in an area well-known for its Celtic traditions, music, and cuisine. The region also offers a staggering …
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Penguin photo opp in Antarctica
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Christmas in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

17 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Enjoy a full range of shore visits
  • Zodiac cruise among the ice
  • Visit penguin rookeries
  • Explore South Georgia's coastline
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Akademik Sergey Vavilov crew for a memorable Chirstmas celebration in Antarctica. At this time of the season you can enjoyextended daylight hours, busy wildlife colonies, and as the sea ice continues to break up, yourrange of landing sites expands even further. Start your 17-day expedition …
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A polar bear jumps into the arctic water.
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Classic Northwest Passage and Greenland

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore the colorful Sisimuit
  • Discover Jacobshavn Icefjord
  • Visit a remote Inuit community
  • Cross through a wildlife "highway"
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This iconic 13-day voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Follow in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, discovering the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic …
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Polar bears lounge in the sun
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Classic Northwest Passage and Greenland - From Cambridge Bay to Kangerlussuaq

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore remarkable wildlife sites
  • Look for seals and polar bears
  • Visit an migratory bird sanctuary
  • Approach to Jacobshavn Icefjord
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
During this 13-day expedition observe spectacular glacial landscapes, encounter outstanding Arctic wildlife, tour historic locations, visit remote Inuit communities, and explorecolorful Greenlandic villages.This iconic voyage aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov,explores Canada's remote Northwest …
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Crabeater seal
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Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage

22 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Zodiac cruise among ice floes
  • Encounter three species of penguins
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Kayak in sea ice waterways
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This Epic Antarctica 22-day cruise aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov provides you with more than thirty off-ship excursions. Sail south surrounded by the incredible peaks of the Antarctic Continent, visit wildlife colonies, historic sites, and science bases, and search for whales and seals as you …
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A polar bear sniffs the Arctic air
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High Arctic Explorer

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Learn about Franklin's voyage
  • Discover towering bird cliffs
  • Learn the history of Grise Fiord
  • Watch wildlife in Lancaster Sound
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The first vessel to circumnavigate North America was the Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol vessel, the St. Roch. Trace parts of her sovereignty patrols through the High Arctic while taking in some of the wildlife super-spots of the High Arctic. A visit to one of the largest migratory bird …
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An elephant seal trumpets in the midst of King Penguin chicks
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Marine Mammals of Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Cross the Drake Passage by ship
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Observe three species of seals
  • Cruise the Bransfield Strait
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Year after year, as the Antarctic summer comes to a close, the marine mammals come to life! Penguin chicks are almost fully grown and quickly shedding their downy coats in preparation to take to the sea before the long winter. March is a time of great activity in and under the water where you can …
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Take a zodiac tour to see polar bears.
$6,495
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Pathways to Franklin

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Discover Franklin's voyage
  • Observe the multitude of wildlife
  • Land at historic maritime sites
  • View polar bears in Conningham Bay
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This voyage appeals to both lovers of wildlife and the dramatic history of early polar exploration. Trace the routes of the early explorers who sailed – and perished – in these waters as they sought a way through the fabled Northwest Passage. Your itinerary includes a visit to one of …
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Kayaking close to the seal
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Visit snowy King George Island
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore the continent´s coastline
  • Encounter Adelie penguin rookeries
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the historic White Continent on this 11-day small ship Antarctica cruise. Begin your journey in Punta Arenas and fly to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands to embark Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Set sail for the Drake Passage, King George Island, and legendary Antarctica, itself. As you …
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A baby cub follows its mother across the Arctic ice
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Spitsbergen Encounter

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore stunning historic locations
  • Admire the sublime Arctic scenery
  • Sail along the polar pack ice edge
  • Visit a walrus colony
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov for a 10-day expedition exploring Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago - regions rich in wildlife and birdlife, glaciology, and history. From the moment the ship's lines are thrown, enter into the land of the polar bear, beluga whale, walrus, and reindeer. …
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Mingling with the locals in the Falkland Islands
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The Falklands and South Georgia In-Depth

15 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Begin your adventure in Stanley
  • Explore Salisbury Plain
  • Visit king penguin rookeries
  • Discover old whaling stations
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Journey to the jewels of the South Atlantic Ocean on this 15-day Falkand Islands and South Georgia cruise. Incredibly remote and wild, the islands are home to an abundance of wildlife. Called 'the most staggering wildlife show on earth,' the islands delight their guests with pristine …
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Antarctica: Hanging with the Penguins
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Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore the Gerlache coastline
  • Cruise the Errera Channel
  • Navigate in to the Weddell Sea
  • Visit a chinstrap penguin colony
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Chart a course through the Drake Passage on your way across the Weddell Sea, the ice-choked region made famous by the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men from the Endurance Expedition. Spend several days exploring the South Shetland Islands, the western and northern sections of the Antarctic …
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Kayaking through the icy waters.
$6,695
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West Greenland and Baffin Island Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • See spectacular glacial landscapes
  • Discover Ilulissat icefjord
  • Enjoy the unique Arctic wildlife
  • Visit remote Inuit communities
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This outstanding voyage explores the icy landscapes and colorful fishing villages of western Greenland before crossing the Davis Strait to witness the stunning fjords and soaring peaks of Baffin Island. Throughout your journey be constantly on the lookout for wildlife - including a variety of bird …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Aug 0510High Arctic Explorer
Aug 1410Pathways to Franklin
Sep 1011Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles
Oct 2115The Falklands and South Georgia In-Depth
Nov 0415The Falklands and South Georgia In-Depth
Dec 0411Antarctic Peninsula Explorer
Dec 1417Christmas in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Dec 3022Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage
Dec 3011Quest for the Antarctic Circle
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0912Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
Jan 2022Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage
Jan 2011Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Jan 3012Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
Feb 2012Antarctica - 'Deep South' Extended Circle Voyage
Mar 0311Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
Jun 1910Spitsbergen Encounter
Jun 2810Spitsbergen Encounter
Aug 1213Classic Northwest Passage and Greenland
Aug 2413Classic Northwest Passage and Greenland - From Cambridge Bay to Kangerlussuaq
Sep 0511West Greenland and Baffin Island Explorer
Nov 0315The Falklands and South Georgia In-Depth
Dec 2911Quest for the Antarctic Circle
2019
EmbarksDays 
Feb 0911Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Feb 1912Antarctica - 'Deep South' Extended Circle Voyage
Mar 0311Marine Mammals of Antarctica
Mar 2311Marine Mammals of Antarctica
Passengers: 110
Ship Type: Research Ship

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov is widely recognized as the best expedition-style cruise vessel operating in Polar waters. She's a well-equipped, ice-rated ship capable of carrying up to 118 passengers, although normally carrying no more than 110 for extra comfort.

In terms of stability and speed, she is 'state of the art' and, while not luxurious, she's very comfortable and kept in top condition.

As a working scientific research vessel, the ship is the ideal platform from Antarctica travel and Arctic cruises. All the equipment needed for exploring, from zodiac landing craft to kayaks and camping gear is provided on board. Your expedition ship even carries snowshoes.

Cabin Accommodations
All cabins feature outside windows allowing ample natural light to filter in. Cabins all have lower berths (triple share cabins have one upper/lower bunk scenario and feature port holes). The Akademik Sergey Vavilov carries a maximum of just 92 guests – making for true, small-ship expedition cruising. This is particularly important in Antarctica where visitor guidelines dictate that no more than 100 people can be on shore at any one time. 

The ship's facilities include a bar, gift shop, gymnasium, infirmary, library, lounge, presentation room, sauna and swimming pool. Also included onboard is an elevator for easy access between all decks.

For communications, the ship carries an Immarsat telephone and fax equipment as well as a variety of shortwave, SSB, and VHF radio systems. She has fully current GMDSS (Global Marine Distress and Safety System) equipment. You will be in good hands aboard with your crew.

Technical Information
Launched :1988 — at Hollming Shipyards, Rauma, Finland
Length :117 metres
Beam :18.2 metres
Draught :6 metres
Gross Tonnage: 6230
Speed (Max): 14.5 knots
Cruise Speed: 13.5 knots
Passengers: 92
Staff & Crew: 65
Zodiac Boats: 10 Zodiacs onboard
Electrical Supply: 220 Volts/European Pin
Hull Classification: Ice Strengthened
Ice Class: Lloyds 1A
Vessel Stability: Internal 450t water ballasted stabilizer system
Bow Thrust: Bow thrusters + multi-directional stern thruster
Main Deck Triple Cabins
Triple Share
Deck 3. Two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day) and one upper berth. Shared facilities, in cabin washbasin, writing desk/chair, ample storage, and two portholes.
Twin Semi Private Cabins
Twin Semi-Private
Deck 4. Two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day), a writing desk/chair, bookshelf and tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins) and all cabins have a window that can be opened.
Twin Private Cabins
Twin Private
Deck 3, 4 and 5. Two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day), a writing desk/chair, bookshelf and tall wardrobes with internal shelving storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window that can be opened.
The Superior Cabins.
Superior
Deck 3. Two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have portholes that can be opened.
Shackleton Suites
Shackleton Suite
Deck 4 & 5. One double bed, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, up-graded bedding, a writing desk/chair, IPod alarm clock, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, mini bar. Private facilities. Large window that can be opened.
One Ocean Suite
One Ocean Suite
Deck 5. One double bed, one sofa bed & separate sleeping quarters, up-graded bedding, a writing desk/chair, IPod alarm clock, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, mini bar. Private facilities with tub. Windows overlooking the bow.
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