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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.
$7,795
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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Explore the wildlife-rich shores and waters of remote Antarctica on this 11-day small ship cruise on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov! Your journey takes you to Petermann Island or Wilhelmina Bay, where you encounter colossal icebergs and, of course, the ice landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see. Hardy adventurers or those with a yen for …
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
$10,395
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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
  • Kayaking option available
Begin your journey in Ushuaia and sail across the Drake Passage. Head out on deck to search for whales and view the seabirds flying along side the ship, visit several penguin rookeries, and explore the Antarctic continent on this 12-day cruise onboard the Akademic Sergey Vavilov.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, Antarctic Sound, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Saunders Island, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, West Point Island
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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
Journey up the east cost of Baffin Island on this 12-day expedition cruise. Watch for bird and marine wildlife as you cruise among the fjords and glaciers. Visit Inuit villages and glimpse the culture and heritage of the people there.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Auyuittuq National Park, Beechey Island, Devon Island, Iqaluit, Iqualirtuuq (Isabella Bay), Monumental Island, Pangirtung, Pond Inlet, Prince Leopold Island, Resolute, Sirmilik National Park, Sunshine Fjord
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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
Join a unique 11-day cruise experiencing the culture and wildlife of Canada's Maritime Provinces. Watch for an abundance of wildlife including seabirds, whales, and seals as you cruise. The diverse traditions, music, and cuisine come to life in the small fishing towns and remote ports.
Activities: Adventure Options, Biking, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Atlantic Coast, Canada, North America, Bird Islands, Cape Breton, Charlottetown, Francois, Gros Morne National Park, Ile Bonaventure, Louisbourg, Sable Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$10,095
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Christmas in Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Experience the ultimate ‘White Christmas’ on a memorable voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Towering glaciers, amazing wildlife encounters, snow-covered landscapes, massive icebergs and the option to choose your favorite activities make this voyage the perfect introduction to the white continent. In the waters of the Antarctic …
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, King George Island, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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Take a zodiac tour around glaciers.
$8,895
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Classic Northwest Passage

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, exploring the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic region. This is the home of the polar bear, the barren …
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Beechey Island, Bellot Strait, Cambridge Bay, Dundas Harbor, Kangerlussuaq, Monumental Island, Pangirtung, Pond Inlet, Prince of Wales Island, Victory Point
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Icebergs seen during our zodiac excursion
$14,995
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Epic Antarctica: Combination Voyage

22 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Board the 110-passenger Akademik Sergey Vavilov in Port Stanley for this 22-day epic Antarctic exploration cruise. Spend an unprecedented 16 days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, the spectacular, icy Weddell Sea region and the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands. January and February departures also journey below the Antarctic …
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, Antarctic Sound, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Punta Arenas, Stanley, West Point Island
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An elephant seal peeks out of the water around South Georgia
$13,095
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

18 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Board the well-appointed Akademik Sergey Vavilov as you embark on this far-reaching expedition to the islands of the South Atlantic Ocean and to the Antarctic mainland. Revel in 18 days of awe-inspiring exploration.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, South Georgia, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Sea Lion Island, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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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
Cruise into the heart of the Canadian Arctic. Shore landings in the company of expert guides allow you to explore on foot, observing wildlife, arctic flora, and points of historical interest set against a backdrop of epic mountains, sweeping glaciers, and massive skies. An ideal introduction to small ship expedition cruising in the Canadian Arctic.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Baffin Island, Canada, North America, Northwest Passage, Beechey Island, Bylot Island, Coburg Island, Dundas Harbor, Grise Fiord, Prince Leopold Island, Resolute
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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
This voyage links several fascinating historic locations on Canada’s east coast, including a Viking settlement, a French-built fortress, and isolated fishing ports. Journey northwards from temperate climates into higher Arctic latitudes. This expedition vessel is the perfect platform for exploring many locations that can only be accessed by ship.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Canada, North America, Battle Harbor, Button Islands, Gros Morne National Park, Hebron, Hopedale, Iqaluit, L'Anse aux Meadows, Louisbourg, Monumental Island, Nachvak Fjord, Torngat Mountains National Park
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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
Discover the dramatic history of early polar exploration. Trace the route of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated voyage to find the Northwest Passage. Encounter a multitude of wildlife on this 10-day expedition cruise through the Arctic.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Canada, North America, Northwest Passage, Beechey Island, Coningham Bay, Fort Ross, Prince Leopold Island, Resolute, Somerset Island
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Kayaking close to the seal
$10,095
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
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 cruise, keep your eyes on the horizon for whales and …
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, Gerlache Strait, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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South Georgia Island, Shackleton walk
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South Georgia In-Depth: Photography Symposium

17 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Journey to the jewels of the South Atlantic Ocean on this 17-day South Georgia cruise and Photography Symposium. 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 landscape and ultimate photography opportunities. …
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, South Georgia, Gold Harbor, Grytviken, King Haakon Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Stanley, Stromness
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Mingling with the locals in the Falkland Islands
$13,395
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The Falkland Islands and South Georgia In-Depth

15 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
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 landscape and ultimate photography opportunities. Days …
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, South Georgia, Elsehul Bay, Punta Arenas, Salisbury Plain, Sea Lion Island, Stanley
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Kayaking the polar waters
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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula

20 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
This 20-day Antarctic expedition on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov coincides with the arrival of spring as the region emerges from the long and frigid winter. It is an exceptional time to visit, as it is the beginning of the wildlife migration and commencement of the breeding cycle for many species. The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands are home to a …
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Falkland Islands, South America, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Port of Ushuaia, Scotia Sea, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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Antarctica: Hanging with the Penguins
$10,895
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Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
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 Antarctic Peninsula before turning back north to the beautiful Falkland Islands on this 12-day small ship cruise.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, King George Island, Punta Arenas, Saunders Island, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, Weddell Sea, West Point Island
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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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Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Combination Offer - Double the length of your cruise by booking the return leg back to the Falkland Islands for only $4,000
2016 : Dec 17
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Combination Offer - Book this cruise for only $4,000 when also sailing on the first leg of the Akademik Vavilov's 22 day itinerary.
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Combination Offer - Double the length of your cruise by booking the return leg back to the Falkland Islands for only $4,000
2017 : Jan 7; Feb 11
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