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Akademik Sergey Vavilov

Location

ex Ushuaia (Antarctic cruises, Antarctica)

Description

Operator: One Ocean Expeditions. A 348 foot ship built in Scandinavia by the Russian Academy of Science in 1988-89 for hydro-acoustic ocean research and extensively refurbished in 2003. The ship is particularly stable due to a sophisticated stabilisation and trimming system built into the ice-strengthened hull. She is also manoeuvrable, quiet and fast with a maximum cruising speed of 14.5 knots. Although she can up to 110 passengers she will only carry 96. On board there is a theatre-style presentation room, small gym, sauna and swimming pool, a dining room, library, infirmary and also a panoramic observation lounge and bar on the top deck. There is an open-bridge policy.

Capacity

96

Activities

International expedition staff lead shore excursions and give daily lectures on board. Optional sea-kayaking is offered on all departures at an additional cost. Previous experience is necessary and places must be booked in advance. The opportunity for overnight camping is available on all cruises, subject to weather conditions, but is less likely to happen on longer cruises or on late season departures.

Accommodation

Cabins are on 3 decks. They all have an outside view with either a porthole or a window and most have private bathrooms. All cabins also have a writing desk and chair.

When to go

Mid November to mid March.

Client comments and reviews

Open QuoteOur trip to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia was fantastic. The itinerary was great and the staff, both the Russian crew and One Ocean, were good fun, helpful and knowledgeable - our expedition leader was excellent. The safety was also very good. The Russian waiters were brilliant and the food was very good - just the right balance when eating three meals a day! We loved the panoramic observation lounge on the top deck and really liked our cabin.Close Quote - LN (November 2013)
Open QuoteThe trip on Vavilov was wonderful and we had a very nice time. The crew was awesome and the organisation was excellent.Close Quote - IC (January 2016)

Itineraries beginning in Punta Arenas include flights to Stanley (Falkland Islands) where the cruise will commence. Likewise, if the itinerary ends in Punta Arenas, a return flight from King George Island/ Stanley will be included in the price.   

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Day 1: Ushuaia
Days 2-3: Drake Passage
Days 4-7: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8: South Shetland Islands, Deception Island
Days 9-10: Drake Passage, Cape Horn
Day 11: Ushuaia

Marine Mammals of Antarctica

Day 1: Ushuaia
Days 2-3: Drake Passage
Days 4-7: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8: South Shetland Island, Deception Island
Days 9-10: Drake Passage
Day 11: Ushuaia

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Day 1: Punta Arenas, Stanley (Falkland Islands)
Days 2-3: Southern Ocean
Days 4-5: King George Island
Days 6-8: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle
Days 9-10: Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island
Day 11: King George Island, Punta Arenas 

South Georgia 'In Depth'

Day 1: Punta Arenas, Stanley (Falkland Islands)
Days 2-3: Southern Ocean
Days 4-10: South Georgia
Days 11-13: Southern Ocean
Days 14-16: Drake Passage
Day 17: Ushuaia

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands

Day 1: Ushuaia
Days 2-3: Drake Passage
Days 4-7: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8: South Shetland Islands, Deception Island
Day 9: Elephant Island
Days 10-11: Scotia Sea
Days 12-15: South Georgia
Days 16-18: Scotia Sea
Day 19: Falkland Islands
Day 20: Stanley (Falkland Islands), Punta Arenas

 

 

Twin (private bathroom)

20 cabins, located on Decks, 3, 4 and 5. They have twin beds, one of which can be converted into a sofa. All cabins have ample storage, private bathroom and a window.

One Ocean Suite

The 1 One Ocean Suite, on Deck 5, has a queen bed and private bathroom, including a bath tub. There is a separate sitting area, with a sofa that can be converted into a single bed, and an iPad pre-loaded with movies. The windows overlook the bow, and can be opened.

Shackleton Suite

The 5 Shackleton Suites are spread across Deck 4 and Deck 5, each with a double bed and private bathroom. There is a separate sitting area, with a sofa that can be converted into a single bed, an iPad with pre-loaded movies and windows that can be opened.

Superior

There are 3 Superior cabins, all on Deck 3, with twin beds, a sofa, portholes which can be opened, and private bathrooms.

Triple (shared bathroom)

There are 2 Triple cabins on Deck 3 with bunk beds, a sofa bed, 2 portholes (one of which opens), a washbasin, and a bathroom shared with one other cabin.

Twin (shared bathroom)

12 cabins on Deck 4 have a single bed, a sofa bed and a window that opens. Bathrooms are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins).

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Vavilov: South Georgia In Depth
26 Oct 2019 9 Nov 2019 14 Twin (private bathroom) $13,795
Photography symposium
Vavilov: Ultimate Antarctica (Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica)
9 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2019 18 Twin (private bathroom) $18,195
Vavilov: Classic Antarctica (Peninsula Adventure)
27 Nov 2019 7 Dec 2019 10 Twin (private bathroom) $12,295
7 Dec 2019 17 Dec 2019 10 Twin (private bathroom) $13,295
In Depth - extended peninsula voyage
Vavilov: Ultimate Antarctica (Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica)
17 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 11 Twin (private bathroom) $16,695
Christmas in Antarctica, Weddell Sea and Falklands
28 Dec 2019 13 Jan 2020 16 Twin (private bathroom) $21,495
20 Jan 2020 1 Feb 2020 12 Twin (private bathroom) $18,195
Weddell Sea and Falklands
Vavilov: Classic Antarctica (Peninsula Adventure)
1 Feb 2020 11 Feb 2020 10 Twin (private bathroom) $14,895
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
11 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2020 10 Twin (private bathroom) $13,295
In Depth - circle crossing voyage
21 Feb 2020 5 Mar 2020 13 Twin (private bathroom) $15,995
Deep South
5 Mar 2020 15 Mar 2020 10 Twin (private bathroom) $12,295
Marine mammals of Antarctica

Single supplement 50% (100% in suites). There is no single supplement for those willing to share.

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