Akademik Sergey Vavilov - Antarctic Cruises Expedition Voyages

Akademik Sergey Vavilov



Akademik Sergey Vavilov was built in Rauma, Finland in 1988 and was designed for polar research. With extensive upgrades and expansions, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov is safe and ice-strengthened, and is now a modern, comfortable and very spacious Expedition style cruise ship.  With a maximum of 92 guests (with room for more) everyone can go ashore at one time.

She transits open water crossings with ease due to her mass and integrated internal ballast system, resulting in a tremendous reduction from rolling in heavy seas. Once along the Antarctic Peninsula the technical features of the Akademik Sergey Vavilov shine for the advantages they offer to the passenger experience. With bow and stern thrusters, she can spin on her axis and the multiple pitch propellers offer immediate reduction in speed when a wildlife opportunity presents itself.



Booking offer:

Save US$1,000 on departures in October 2018, November 2018, March 2019.
Save US$500 per person on departures in December 2018, January 2019 and February 2019.

Valid on new bookings. Offer may be withdrawn or modified at any time. Prices in US$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins).
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Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/EndsTriple ShareTwin-Semi PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackleton SuiteOne Ocean Suite
South Georgia - In Depth - Photography Symposium
(Fly Cruise)
3 Nov 1817 Nov 1815Punta Arenas$9,895$11,995$13,195$14,095$15,995$17,695
South Georgia – In Depth (Fly Cruise) 17 Nov 183 Dec 1817Punta Arenas / Ushuaia$10,595$12,895$14,195$15,095$17,095$18,995
Antarctica in Depth (Chartered)3 Dec 1814 Dec 1812Ushuaia / Punta ArenasChartered
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands
(Fly Cruise)
13 Dec 1829 Dec 1817Punta Arenas$15,995$18,195$20,295$21,695$23,395$25,295
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
(Fly Cruise)
29 Dec 189 Jan 1912Punta Arenas$11,195$13,195$14,295$14,995$16,495$18,095
Antarctica Deep South’ - extended Circle voyage
(Fly Cruise)
8 Jan 1921 Jan 1914Punta Arenas / USHUAIACharteredCharteredCharteredCharteredCharteredChartered
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands (Fly Cruise)21 Jan 199 Feb 1920Ushuaia / Punta Arenas$19,095$22,595$24,795$26,195$27,895$29,095
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
(Fly Cruise)
9 Feb 1920 Feb 1912Punta Arenas$11,195$13,195$14,295$14,995$16,495$18,095
Antarctica Deep South - extended circle voyage
(Fly Cruise)
19 Feb 193 Mar 1913Punta Arenas / UshuaiaCharteredCharteredCharteredCharteredCharteredChartered
Marine mammals of Antarctica3 Mar 1913 Mar 1911Ushuaia$8,695$10,795$11,795$12,795$13,995$15,895
Marine mammals of Antarctica23 Mar 192 Apr 1911Ushuaia$8,695$10,795$11,795$12,795$13,995$15,895

On voyages with flights from Punta Arenas (Chile) to/from Stanley (Falkland Islands) and to/from King George Island (Antarctica) the flights are included in the voyage price
Single supplement is 1.5 x published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins. Single supplement is 2 x published twin rate for suites
Single supplement is not available in triple cabins. No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share
Sea kayaking program is an additional $795 per person – available on all departures.
Photography Symposium (03 Nov 2018) has limited availability – interested participants must pre-register at time of booking.
Camping is included in the price of your voyage (subject to weather and ice conditions). Please note camping is less likely to happen on longer voyages to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Camping is not offered on South Georgia In Depth voyages.

2018-19 VOYAGES

For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 668 112 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

2017-18 VOYAGES

For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 668 112 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au



Located on deck 5 the One Ocean Suite is separated into two very spacious rooms. The lounge areas is perfect for relaxation and has a sofa, large table, writing desk, ample storage, plus large picture windows overlooking the bow (forward facing) that can be opened. The separate bedroom features a double bed with quality linen & pillows, night light and windows over the port side of the ship. The bathroom has a bathtub and a 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.


Located on decks 4 and 5 the Shackleton Suites have two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa , large table, writing desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. A separate private bedroom has a double berth with quality 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.


There are three Superior cabins, all located on Deck 3. These cabins feature two lower berths, a comfortable sofa, a writing desk and chair and plenty of storage space. Washroom facilities are private and all cabins have a several portholes, which open. Additional features and amenities include: toiletry kit; hairdryer; coffee/tea maker; vanity kit; quality linen and duvet, luxury cotton bathrobes. These cabins provide great access to the outer decks, ship reception and dining room and the expedition mudroom where you prepare for your off-ship excursions.


Twin Private cabin are located on decks 3, 4 and 5.  They are spacious and well-appointed and feature two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day), 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. Twin Private cabins on deck 3 feature portholes instead of windows.


Located on deck 4. Twin Semi Private 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 bathroom facilities with the adjacent cabin (the door into each cabin can be locked from both sides for privacy).


Located on deck 3 Triple 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 (not en-suite). 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. One triple cabin is reserved for female guests, the other is for male guests. Triple cabins can also be booked by groups of three travelling together.

Deck Plan


Ship Details

  • Lounge and separate bar
  • Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs
  • Large dining room
  • Theatre-style presentation room
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness room and massage room
  • Hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool
  • For the duration of the voyage, choice of loan of:
    a) Wet weather gear (waterproof jackets, bib pants, and rubber boots) OR
    b) Binoculars, waterproof backpack and rubber boot
  • Zodiac excursions and landings (guided hikes/walks) with expert expedition team
  • Accommodation aboard
  • All meals aboard ship, afternoon teas
  • Educational programme on board
  • Emergency Room trained English-speaking doctor
  • Access to multimedia room and download stations
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 24 hours

Staff and Crew: 63

Guests:                92

Lifeboats:            2 fully-enclosed & 4 life-rafts

Dimensions:       Length: 117m Width: 18.2m Draft: 6m

Propulsion:         Twin engine, 5,000kw diesel, twin propeller

Speed:                   14.5 knots maximum

Built:                      1988

Operator:             One Ocean Expeditions

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.