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The Akademik Sergey Vavilov Vavilov lounge Relax in the ship's hot tub Shared Lounge on the Vavilov The One Ocean Suite. Gym on the Akademik Vavilov Enjoy delicious wines with your meal. Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
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
  • Meet 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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King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
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Antarctica & The Falkland Islands: Sea Birds and Penguins

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Watch for diverse seabirds
  • Encounter several penguin rookeries
  • Learn about Antarctica's history
  • Kayak at Cuverville Island
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the historic White Continent on this 12-day small ship Antarctica cruise. Begin your journey in Ushuaia as you embark Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Set sail for the Drake Passage, Falkland Islands, Elephant Island, and legendary Antarctica itself. As you cruise, keep your eyes on the horizon for …
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Polar bear
$6,995
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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
$3,195
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Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Visit the ponies on Sable Island
  • Celebrate Canada's 150 anniversary
  • Watch for a variety of wildlife
  • Kayak, hike, paddle board and cycle
Activities: Adventure Options, 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 the historical town of Louisburg, on Cape Breton Island. A 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 …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
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Christmas in Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore the Gerlache coastline
  • Zodiac cruise among icebergs
  • Camp on Antarctica's coastline
  • Visit volcanic Deception Island
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Take part in this 11-day memorable Christmas cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.Spend your days exploring the waters and shores of the Antarctic Peninsula by daily land expeditions in the company of expert guides. Discover the 7th continent's remarkable wildlife …
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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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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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The small historic village of Louisbourg
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Epic East Coast and Labrador

21 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore Torngat Mountains NP
  • Enjoy a free day at Cape Breton
  • Visit the PercĂ© fishing community
  • Discover the Button Islands
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy the variety of activities this voyage offers. Stand up paddle boarding and cycling excursions let you explore Canada's Atlantic Coastline from a completely different perspective.Walk down the streets of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and delight yourself with what feels like taking a stroll …
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A polar bear sniffs the Arctic air
$6,495
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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, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, 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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$3,495
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Labrador and Torngat Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore Torngat National Park
  • See viking site L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Visit a Moravian mission at Hebron
  • Watch for whales, walrus & seals
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The coast of Labrador and Torngat Mountains amaze with their wild mountain ranges, rich history of more than three different cultures, and breathtaking wildlife viewings.Numerous wildlife species are found along this coastline, including bears, seals, whales, and migratory and resident birds. A …
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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
  • 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, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography, Trekking & Hiking, 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, 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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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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2016
EmbarksDays 
Dec 1711Christmas in Antarctica
Dec 1722Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage
Dec 2712Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
2017
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0711Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Jan 0722Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage
Jan 1712Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
Jan 2815The Falklands and South Georgia In-Depth
Feb 1122Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage
Feb 1111Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Feb 2112Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
Mar 0611Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
Jul 0521Epic East Coast and Labrador
Jul 0511Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles
Jul 1511Labrador and Torngat Explorer
Jul 2512Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic
Aug 0510High Arctic Explorer
Aug 1410Pathways to Franklin
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 3011Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Dec 3022Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0912Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
Jan 2011Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Jan 2022Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage
Jan 3012Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
Feb 2012Antarctica - 'Deep South' Extended Circle Voyage
Mar 0311Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
Mar 2311Marine Mammals of Antarctica
Passengers: 110
Ship Type: Research Ship

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov (ON) 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.

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.
The Triple Cabins.
Triple Share
Bunk beds and a sofa bed.
Facilities are shared and there is a washbasin in the cabin, writing desk, porthole.
Twin Private Cabins.
Twin Semi-Private
1 lower berth, 1 sofa bed and
semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins) facilities. Writing desk, window.
Twin Private Cabin.
Twin Private
1 sofa bed, 1 lower berth and private facilities. Writing desk, window.
The Superior Cabins.
Superior
2 lower berths, sofa and private
facilities. Writing desk, window.
The Shackelton Suite.
Shackleton Suite
1 double berth, 1 sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters and private facilities, up-graded bedding. Fridge, TV, VCR, writing desk, windows.
One Ocean Suite.
One Ocean Suite
1 double berth, 1 sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters and private facilities, up-graded bedding. Fridge, TV, VCR, writing desk, windows.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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