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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 Gerlache coastline
  • Enjoy guided hikes on shore
  • Zodiac cruise among the ice
  • Camp on the Antarctic Peninsula
This 11-day voyage visits many of the classic landing locations along the Antarctica Peninsula such as Paradise Harbour, Neko Harbour and the Errera Channel. Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov and enjoy whale watching tours, sea kayaking trips, hiking expeditions to scenic locations, and visits to busy wildlife colonies.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Gerlache Strait, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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Mist from volcanic caldera
$9,695
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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
Discover the pristine and wildlife-rich Antarctic on this 11-day small ship cruise on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. In early December the snow and ice are in their most natural conditions, penguin rookeries are busy with parents guarding precious eggs, and as the ice starts to break up, potential landing locations open for you to explore.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Gerlache Strait, Half Moon Island, King George Island, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Wilhelmina Bay Antarctica
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$11,495
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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
Cross 66° 33' S latitude, which officially marks the position of the Antarctic Circle on the global map, on this 12-day 'Deep South' expedition. Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov for a complete exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula's glaciated coastline, visiting scientific stations, historic sites, and the most spectacular natural locations.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Polar Circle, Drake Passage, King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas
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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
  • Kayak at Cuverville Island
Begin your journey in Ushuaia and sail across the Drake Passage. Head out on deck to search for whales and view the seabirds flying alongside 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, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, 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
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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
This 11-day Christmas voyage aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov is the perfect way to spend the holiday season. Enjoy Zodiac cruising expeditions through towering icebergs, camping and sea kayaking opportunities, amazing wildlife encounters, and visits to historic huts and science bases.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cuverville Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Elephant Island, Half Moon Island, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Petermann Island, Punta Arenas, Stanley, Wilhelmina Bay Antarctica
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Penguin photo opp in Antarctica
$15,295
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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
Celebrate Christmas by discovering one of the world's most pristine locations. This 17-day memorable voyage explores the glaciated coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia's remote southeastern tip and northern coastline, and the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bleaker Island, Cuverville Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, Gold Harbor, Grytviken, King George Island, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Punta Arenas, Salisbury Plain, Sea Lion Island, Stanley, Wilhelmina Bay Antarctica
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Crabeater seal
$14,995
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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
This exciting 22-day small ship cruise is undoubtedly the most comprehensive journey to Antarctica ever offered. Spend sixteen days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, the spectacular Weddell Sea region, and the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Polar Circle, Brown Bluff, Cuverville Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, Half Moon Island, King George Island, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Paulet Island, Petermann Island, Punta Arenas, Saunders Island, Stanley, Wilhelmina Bay Antarctica
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An elephant seal peeks out of the water around South Georgia
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

18 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Land at Sea Lion Island
  • Discover South Georgia´s beaches
  • Zodiac cruise, hike, and kayak
  • Explore the Peninsula´s bays
This 18-day Antarctica cruise includes whale watching, rare wildlife encounters, and outstanding landscapes. Spend your days cruising in inflatable Zodiac boats in the company of expert guides, hiking the shorelines of South Georgia, and kayaking in the Antarctic icy waters.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: 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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An elephant seal trumpets in the midst of King Penguin chicks
$8,295
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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
Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov for this 11-day Antarctic exploration cruise. Relax on board as you sail for the Antarctic peninsula, and be delighted in the abundant wildlife of the region. Prepare yourself for unparalleled encounters with humpback whales, the elusive minke whale, leopard seals, and penguins.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Half Moon Island, Port of Ushuaia
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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
  • Visit snowy King George Island
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore the continent´s coastline
  • Encounter Adelie penguin rookeries
Sail the frozen waters of the Antarctic peninsula to King George Island on this 11-day Antarctica cruise. Begin your journey in Punta Arenas and fly to Port Stanley before embarking Akademik Sergey Vavilov and setting sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle, and South Shetland Islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, 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
  • Navigate into King Haakon Bay
  • Explore Salisbury Plain
  • See Fortuna Bay's wildlife
  • Visit massive penguin colonies
South Georgia hosts the most wildlife per square meter in the world. On this 17-day expedition cruise, you can see 100,000 king penguins, fur seals, whales, and albatrosses. Spend seven days in South Georgia, more than ever before, to immerse yourself in the 'Serengeti of the Southern Ocean'.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Photography Seminars, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Gold Harbor, Grytviken, King Haakon Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Stanley, Stromness
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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
  • Visit rockhopper penguin rookeries
  • Explore the island of South Georgia
  • Kayak and Zodiac along coastlines
  • Take close-up penguin photos
Join this 20-day Antarctic cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctica Peninsula. Spend your days exploring on shore in the company of expert guides and cruising in inflatable Zodiac boats through a myriad of icebergs and outstanding glaciers. For the adventurers, explore on long hikes ashore or by sea kayak.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Scotia Sea, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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Mingling with the locals in the Falkland Islands
$9,495
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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
Sail to the exceptional Falkland Islands and South Georgia on this 15-day small ship cruise. Called the most staggering wildlife show on earth, be dazzled by the abundance of seals, sea lions, penguins, whales, and albatross. Immerse yourself in the 'Serengeti of the Southern Ocean' for an unrivaled expedition.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Gold Harbor, Grytviken, King Haakon Bay, Punta Arenas, Salisbury Plain, Sea Lion Island, Stanley, Stromness
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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
Cross the legendary Drake Passage and explore the White Continent on this 12-day Antarctica cruise. Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov and set sail across the Drake on your way to the south. Explore the South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, and the historic Elephant Island before you reach Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cuverville Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Punta Arenas, Saunders Island, Stanley, Weddell Sea, West Point Island
Cruise Details
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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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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2017 : Jan 7; Feb 11
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2016 : Oct 31
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