Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Enjoy delicious wines with your meal.
Relax by the fire in the lounge.
Enjoy a meal and drink on the deck.
The One Ocean Suite.
Relax with a luxurious massage.
Daisy Gilardini
Relax in the spacious lounge.
$750 OFF
An ocean of icebergs.
  • 11 Days
  • $7495 - $13195 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
Anvord Bay-Neko Harbour: This mother dove in the water and swam right underneath our zodiac!
Antarctic Peninsula Explorer & the Falkland Islands
Explore the historic White Continent on this 11-day small ship Antarctica cruise. Begin in Punta Arenas and fly to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands to board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Sail for Sea Lion Island, Elephant Island, and legendary …
  • 11 Days
  • $9795 - $15295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, Sea Lion Island, King George Island, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, …
Level:
Easy
50% Off Flight Package
Take a zodiac tour around glaciers.
Classic Northwest Passage
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 …
  • 13 Days
  • $8895 - $15495 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Iqaluit, Pond Inlet, Beechey Island, Monumental Island, Bellot Strait, Cambridge Bay, Pangirtung, …
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
An elephant seal trumpets in the midst of King Penguin chicks
Marine Mammals of Antarctica
Seasoned guides have noticed year after year that as the Antarctic summer comes to a close, the marine mammals come to life! Through a collaborative effort with the Marine laboratory of Duke University, Akademik Sergey Vavilov is excited to invite you on …
  • 11 Days
  • $7495 - $13195 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
A huge colony of king penguins.
South Georgia In-Depth
Journey to the jewels of the South Atlantic Ocean on this 14-day 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 …
  • 14 Days
  • $9490 - $16890 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, History
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Stanley, Salisbury Plain, Elsehul Bay, …
Level:
Easy
Take a zodiac tour to see polar bears.
Spitsbergen - Off the Beaten Track
Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago offer a tremendous wildlife and birdlife experience, as well as a fascinating lesson in glaciology. Your expedition ship, the renowned Akademik Sergey Vavilov, is perfectly suited for such remote exploration as …
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Trekking & Hiking, Photography, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Hornsund, Bellsund, Smeerenburg, Fuglesangen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Krossfjorden, …
Level:
Easy
A lone polar bear
Spitsbergen Encompassed
Explore the waterways of Svalbard on this 13-day voyage. Enjoy frequent stops at well-known wildlife sites, places of historic interests, and witness glaciers, ice-filled bays, fascinating plant life - all the while soaking up the stunning beauty that …
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Bourbonhamna, Nordaustlandet, …
Level:
Easy
$500 in Air Credit
Polar bears lounge in the sun
Spitsbergen Encounter
Explore Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago - regions rich in wildlife and birdlife, glaciology, and history on this 10-day Arctic cruise aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Beginning in the capital city of this Norwegian Territory, from the moment …
  • 10 Days
  • $4995 - $10495 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Smeerenburg, Fuglesangen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), …
Level:
Easy
Travelers walking around the arctic landscape.
Spitsbergen Encounter - Photographic Symposium
Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago offer a tremendous wildlife and birdlife experience, as well as a fascinating lesson in glaciology. First used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, the islands are now celebrated as a breeding ground …
  • 10 Days
  • $4995 - $10495 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Whale Watching, Photography, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Smeerenburg, Fuglesangen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), …
Level:
Easy
$500 in Air Credit
Zodiac tour to see glacier and the arctic landscape.
Spitsbergen Explorer
Begin your exploration of the Svalbard archipelago in Longyearbyen, capital city of this Norwegian Territory. Following embarkation of the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, your home for the next nine nights, sail out of Isfjorden (Ice Fjord) and begin your polar …
  • 11 Days
  • $5495 - $11495 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Smeerenburg, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Krossfjorden, Alkehornet, …
Level:
Easy
Walrus
Spitsbergen in Focus: Photographic Symposium
Join this 11-day cruise to thoroughly explore the western and northern coasts of Spitsbergen, the largest of the islands that make up the Svalbard archipelago. As you voyage up the coastline, make frequent stops at well-known wildlife sites, places of …
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Nordaustlandet, Krossfjorden, Alkehornet, …
Level:
Easy
Mingling with the locals in the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands and South Georgia In-Depth
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 …
  • 15 Days
  • $12995 - $22295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Punta Arenas, Stanley, Sea Lion Island, Salisbury Plain, Elsehul Bay
Level:
Easy
A polar bear walks on the arctic beach.
The Northwest Passage 2015
This iconic 13-day voyage through the remote Northwest Passage, which follows in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers. Cruise through the archipelago of islands and channels which create Canada's high Arctic region. This is the home of the polar bear, …
  • 13 Days
  • $8395 - $14995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Ottawa, Pond Inlet, Lancaster Sound, Prince Leopold Island, Beechey Island, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, …
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
Mist from volcanic caldera
Ultimate Antarctica - Amongst Emperors and Kings
Explore the South Shetland Islands and the spectacular waters of the Antarctic Peninsula on this 12-day Antarctic cruise. Fly to King George Island, then enter the Weddell Sea, the ice-choked region made famous by the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton and …
  • 12 Days
  • $10595 - $16995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Punta Arenas, Stanley, Saunders Island, King George Island, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, Cuverville Island, …
Level:
Easy
Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
Ultimate Antarctica - Amongst Emperors and Kings - Sail the Drake Passage
On this exceptional voyage, chart a course through the Drake Passage on your way to the Weddell Sea, the ice-choked region made famous by the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men from the Endurance Expedition nearly 100 years ago. Images of massive …
  • 12 Days
  • $10045 - $15645 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound
Level:
Easy
$750 OFF
Neko Harbour: One last picture before heading back to the ship.
Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
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 …
  • 12 Days
  • $10045 - $15645 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Chile, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, …
Level:
Easy

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.
Deck plan