Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov, like her sister ship Akademik Ioffe, is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. Its public areas are ideally suited for small group sessions and briefings for all passengers. Sumptuous meals are prepared by an expert culinary team and served in the dining room that can host all passengers on a single seating. Other facilities include the theatre-style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, jacuzzi, sauna and plunge pool. There’s also a dedicated expedition ‘mud-room’ where you can prepare for your off-ship excursions.

  • Shipyard: Rauma, Finland
  • Gross tonnage: 6230
  • Length: 117m
  • Beam: 18.2m
  • Draft: 6m
  • Ice Class: 1A
  • Maximum speed: 14.5 knots
  • Cruising Speed: 13.5 knots
  • Launched: 1988
  • Zodiacs: 10
  • Maximum passengers: 92
  • Electrical supply: 220 volts / European pin

Main Deck Triple

Main Deck Triple

Located on deck 3 these cabins feature two lower berths and one upper berth. One lower berth can be converted to a comfortable sofa during the day. Washroom facilities are shared. There is a washbasin in the cabin, a writing desk and chair and ample storage for all cabin occupants. These cabins are efficient and well-appointed with two portholes with the option to open one.

Twin Semi-Private

Twin Semi-Private

Located on deck 4 these cabins have two lower berths, one of which can be converted to a sofa during the day. These cabins have tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened. Facilities are semi-private — meaning you share the washroom with the adjacent cabin.

Twin Private

Main Deck Triple Share

Located on decks 4 and 5 these spacious, well-appointed cabins feature two lower berths, with private washroom facilities (sink, shower, toilet and bathroom cabinet). There are tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened.

Superior cabin

Superior cabin

These very large cabins are located on deck 6, and feature two lower berths, a loveseat, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. All cabins have a window that can be opened. These cabins provide great access to the outer observation decks and ship’s bridge.

Shackleton Suite

Shackleton Suite

Located on decks 4 and 5 these cabins are separated into two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. A separate private bedroom has a double berth with upgraded linen/pillows, night light, private facilities, iPad loaded with region specific material, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line.

One Ocean Suite

One Ocean Suite

Located on deck 5 this cabin is separated into two very spacious rooms. A spacious lounge areas is perfect for relaxation and features a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, ample storage, plus large pictures windows overlooking the bow (forward facing) that can be opened. The separate bedroom features a double bed with upgraded linen/ pillows, night light, and windows over the port side of the ship. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower. There is also a region specific iPad, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line and several arms chairs.

Onboard Facilities & Services

After extensive renovations in 2011 the bar has become one of the best gathering places onboard – easily accessible to all passengers, it boasts outside views through portholes and a door out onto the main deck. Connected to the bar is the ship’s sitting area with piano, television, board games and puzzles.

Spend time whale watching from the covered viewing and seating area, or enjoy 360 degree views from the deck where a spotting scope and warm blankets are stored in a small observatory. You can also visit the ship’s bridge and chart room on Deck 6 which is open to passengers virtually 24-hours a day.

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Our current trips on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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VoyageStart / EndAccommodationActivitiesPrices fromOffer
Antarctic Circle Quest29/12/2018
Punta Arenas
08/01/2019
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$11,195See more
Antarctic Circle Quest09/02/2019
Punta Arenas
19/02/2019
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$11,195See more
Antarctic Circle Quest19/02/2019
Punta Arenas
03/03/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$13,095See more
Spitsbergen Encounter (Photography Symposium)19/06/2019
Longyearbyen
28/06/2019
Longyearbyen
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$5,895See moreSpecial offers available
Spitsbergen Encounter28/06/2019
Longyearbyen
07/07/2019
Longyearbyen
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$5,895See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Spitsbergen Explorer Signature Voyage 07/07/2019
Longyearbyen
18/07/2019
Longyearbyen
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$8,095See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Spitsbergen Explorer08/06/2019
Longyearbyen
19/06/2019
Longyearbyen
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$8,095See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
South Georgia in Depth26/10/2019
Punta Arenas
09/11/2019
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$10,295See moreSpecial offers available
Ultimate Whale Adventure 03/03/2019
Ushuaia
13/03/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$8,695See more
Ultimate Whale Adventure 23/03/2019
Ushuaia
02/04/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$8,695See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica13/12/2018
Punta Arenas
29/12/2018
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$15,995See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica21/01/2019
Ushuaia
09/02/2019
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$19,095See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica09/11/2019
Punta Arenas
27/11/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$14,195See moreSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica28/12/2019
Punta Arenas
13/01/2020
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$1,699See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctica In Depth03/12/2018
Ushuaia
13/12/2018
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$9,695See more
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition27/11/2019
Ushuaia
07/12/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$9,095See more