Akademik Sergey Vavilov

EXPEDITION & FLY-CRUISE (92 GUESTS)

Introduction

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.

DATES AND PRICES

Early Booking Offer:
Save US$1,200 Per Person on voyages departing in Oct & Nov 2019 and Mar 2020.
Save US$800 Per Person on voyages departing in Dec 2019 & Jan & Feb 2020.

Valid on new bookings made by 15 November 2018. Subject to availability. Offer may be amended or withdrawn at any time.

Prices in US$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins).

Cruise ItineraryStart Date End DateDaysStarts/EndsTriple ShareTwin Semi-PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackelton SuiteOne Ocean Suite   
South Georgia In Depth - Photographic Symposium26 Oct 20199 Nov 201915Punta Arenas$10,295$12,495$13,795$14,695$16,695$18,495
Falkand Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula09 Nov 201927 Nov 201919Punta Arenas / Ushuaia$14,195$16,295$18,195$19,295$21,195$23,195
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure27 Nov 20197 Dec 201911Ushuaia$9,095$11,295$12,295$13,395$14,595$16,595
Antarctica In Depth - Extended Peninsula Voyage (Fly North)07 Dec 201918 Dec 201912Ushuaia / Punta Arenas$10,095$12,495$13,295$13,995$15,295$16,695
Christmas in Antarctica - Ultimate Antarctica, Weddell Sea and Falklands (Fly South)17 Dec 201928 Dec 201912Punta Arenas$12,595$14,895$16,695$17,595$19,495$21,195
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula (Fly North)28 Dec 201914 Jan 202018Punta Arenas$16,995$19,395$21,495$22,895$24,795$26,695
Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands (Fly South)20 Jan 202001 Feb 202013Punta Arenas$13,795$16,295$18,195$19,195$21,295$23,095
Quest for the Antarctic Circle (Fly North)01 Feb 202012 Feb 202012Punta Arenas$11,695$13,795$14,895$15,595$17,195$18,895
Antarctica In Depth: Circle Crossing (Fly South)11 Feb 202021 Feb 202011Punta Arenas / Ushuaia$10,095$12,495$13,295$13,995$15,295$16,695
Antarctica Deep South21 Feb 202005 Mar 202014Ushuaia$11,795$14,595$15,995$17,295$18,995$21,495
Marine Mammals of Antarctica05 Mar 202015 Mar 202011Ushuaia$9,095$11,295$12,295$13,395$14,595$16,595

Sea kayaking program is an additional $795 per person – available on all departures.

Voyages commencing/ending in Stanley (Falkland Islands) or King George Island (Antarctica) include flights from Punta Arenas (Chile). The cost of these flights is INCLUDED in the voyage price.
Fly North voyages end on King George Island (Antarctica) and fly back to Punta Arenas. The last night of the itinerary is in a hotel in Punta Arenas.
No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share.
Single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins.
Single supplement is 2 x the published twin rate for suites. Single supplement is not available in triple cabins.

Additional Activities

Camping
Camping One Ocean

Imagine spending a night as the first explorers of Antarctica did, camping on the ice. All the equipment to camp is onboard and all that is needed is a sense of adventure and good weather.

Please note – camping is less likely to happen on the longer voyages to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica itineraries or on March voyages. This activity is not offered on South Georgia in Depth voyages. Camping is always subject to suitable weather and ice conditions. Additional cost: Complementary.

Kayaking

Imagine the swish of water as it passes your hull, or the clack of brash ice against your paddle blade. Sea kayaking in Antarctica allows you to experience another side of this magnificent destination. You will be accompanied by a kayak guide who will take you to interesting locations, many that can only able to be reached by kayaks. This activity is available on all voyages. As spaces are limited kayaking must be booked in advance.
Additional Cost: US$795

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).
Click on Voyage name to view the detailed itinerary

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
$9,695
Chartered
$11,995
Chartered
$12,695
Chartered
$13,395
Chartered
$14,695
Chartered
$15,995
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.

Additional Activities

Camping
Camping One Ocean

Imagine spending a night as the first explorers of Antarctica did, camping on the ice. All the equipment to camp is onboard and all that is needed is a sense of adventure and good weather.

Please note – camping is less likely to happen on the longer voyages to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica itineraries or on March voyages. This activity is not offered on South Georgia in Depth voyages. Camping is always subject to suitable weather and ice conditions. Additional cost: Complementary.

Kayaking

Imagine the swish of water as it passes your hull, or the clack of brash ice against your paddle blade. Sea kayaking in Antarctica allows you to experience another side of this magnificent destination. You will be accompanied by a kayak guide who will take you to interesting locations, many that can only able to be reached by kayaks. This activity is available on all voyages. As spaces are limited kayaking must be booked in advance.
Additional Cost: US$795

2019-20 VOYAGES

Akademik Ioffe 2017-18 / Akademik Ioffe 2018-19 / Akademik Ioffe 2019-20 / Akademik Sergey Vavilov 2017-18 / Akademik Sergey Vavilov 2019-20 / Resolute 2018-19

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

2018-19 VOYAGES

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

Cabins

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

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.